2020 AWSA Virtual Conference and Golden Scrolls

This is our BIG year. The year we turn 20! The year we sound the call for us and for the women of the church to arise with Arise Esther!
And this year, it will be easier than ever to attend our conference – from your own home, phone, or computer!
Yep, this year, due to the Munce Christian Product Show changing dates, we are staying home, but staying together – via our first VIRTUAL CONFERENCE.
You will even have 48 hours to watch the conference after it ends.
IN FACT, YOU CAN CONTINUE TO WATCH AT YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE!
And besides our program, you can get 9 wonderful pre-recorded workshops! Now, you won’t miss a thing!
BTW, our new schedule is below!

WHEN: AUGUST 14 – 15.
WITH OUR VIRTUAL GOLDEN SCROLL AWARDS 
THE EVENING OF THE 15TH.
Be sure and put the conference on your calendar.

2020 AWSA Virtual Schedule

August 14 – 15

Schedule is to EASTERN TIME

Theme: Fresh Call –
“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” 1 Thess. 5:24

Virtual AWSA CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2020

REGISTER FOR AWSA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

FRIDAY 14 – Conference Starts at 10:00 ET/9:00 CT/8:00 MT/7:00 PT
10:00            Prayer Warrior Class —­­­Linda Evans Shepherd
11:00             For Such a Time as This Panel – To discuss the times, and our
response. And, how to continue to answer our call.
12:00 –12:05  Five-minute break
12:05 – 1:05  Your Media Presence Seminar – Monica Schmelter
1:05 – 1:30     25-minute LUNCH BREAK
1:30 – 3.00    State of Industry Expert Panel led by Kathy Collard Miller
3:00 – 3:05    Five-minute break.
3:05 – 4:30    The Latest in Social Media – Bethany Jett
5:00 – 5:55 – Fellowship dinner groups.  Eat together in small groups,
virtually! Pass the potatoes anyone?
5:55-6:00       Five-minute break before evening program starts.
6:00—FRIDAY DINNER
                       Worship —Cheri Keaggy
                       Keynote —Carol Kent
7:30 –              10 minute BREAK
7:40 – 8:30   Small Fellowship Groups. – Break into small virtual groups –
and introduce yourself and get to know one another.
SATURDAY 15  (all times ET.)
10:00            Worship – Sharon Tedford may intro our new Arise Esther Theme
Song! ; )
10:30             Devotional —Saundra Dalton-Smith
11:00             Special AWSA Prayer Time – Karen Porter with small virtual
prayer groups.
12:00 –12:10 Ten-Minute BREAK
12:10 – 1:30   Counseling PANEL with Tina Yeager
1:30 – 1:45    15-minute BREAK
1:45—2:55    SATURDAY LUNCH
Speaker; plus Linda Evans Shepherd with Cheri with Surprise
Announcements
2:55 – 3:00    Five Minute BREAK
3:00 – 4:00    Promotion, Publicity & Platform – Michelle Adams
4:05 – 5:00     Final Charge – Carole Lewis; Plus Announcements
5:00 – 5:10     Ten-Minute Break
5:10 – 6:15     Dinner Fellowship Small Groups
6:15 – 7:00     45 Minute Break.
7:00                Golden Scroll Awards live on FB page!
8:00 p.m.      Story Time! Fuzzy Slippers Optional – FUN OPEN MIKE – and
celebrate and share your funny ministry stories.

Prerecorded Workshops Available to watch at your convenience.

Nine more bonus hours of learning from the sisters with pre-recorded workshops you can watch when you want!
1.      Podcasting – Misty Phillip
2.      Fiction Writers Seminar I & 2– Lynette Eason
3.      Writing Bible Studies that Sell – Kathy Howard
4.      Screenwriting Panel – Dianne Butts
5.      What I Learned as an Independent Children’s Book Publisher -Lee Ann Mancini
6.      The Business Side of Writing – Pam Christian
7.      Using Self Publishing to Land a Traditional Contract – Athena Dean
and more.
Click the LINK  below to see what’s available to you through AWSA and register for our virtual AWSA Conference:

DON’T BE LEFT OUT!

(Because we’re going to do this again, nationally – for the women of the church, soon!
What a great practice run.)


What’s happening at CPE Expo Aug 23 – 25 in Wilmington, DE?

Yes, we will host the Munce Worship service, Sunday morning, Aug 23rd.
We will meet in the living room attached to my room for lunch and fellowship.
We will participate in the personality party Sunday afternoon.
And we will show off our books with book signings at our AWSA booth on the Expo floor show Aug 24 – 25.

You can see the Munce CPE page HERE.

You can see more information about AWSA at Munce at link below and scroll to bottom of page.

If you have a hotel room on the old dates, don’t forget to cancel or change it.

If you need a hotel room, please click on the link below.
The hotel address is:
Wilmington Westin
818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801
You can fly into the Philadelphia Airport.
Book your Stay at The Westin:
Start Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
NOW $159 per night (plus tax)
Last Day to Book: Monday, July 13, 2020

Book your group rate for AWSA at CPE

 

We are planning another print issue of Leading Hearts that will be distributed to every attendee at the CPE conference, and exclusive Christian Book Buzz Facebook Live interview opportunities for AWSA attendees!

See you in Wilmington!

 

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

You are heading for the Wilmington Westin in Delaware 30 minutes from Philadelphia.

The hotel address is:

Wilmington Westin

818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE  19801

You can fly into the Philadelphia Airport

Click here for a very helpful guide with travel options and estimated travel time between the airport and Wilmington. Some of the ladies last year booked a limo and split the cost to Murfreesboro last year and it was even less expensive so check that option, too!

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington – 8 ways to travel

HOTEL INFORMATION for 2020 

We are staying at THE WESTIN

Book your Stay at The Westin:
Start Date: Thursday, August 23, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2020
$169 per night (plus tax)
Last Day to Book: Monday, July 13, 2020

Book your group rate for AWSA AND CPE 

818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE  19801
Most of us will be staying at the Wilmington Westin, but if that sells out, or if you prefer, you can also stay at:

HOMEWOOD SUITES

Book Your Stay at the Homewood Suites – Wilmington, DE

$169 per night (plus tax)

Last Day to Book: Monday, July 13, 2020

Click Here to Book your group rate for CPE at Homewood Suites

 

SHIPPING BOOKS 2020

Read carefully, there are 3 ways to send the books, depending on what they are for…

For example, if they are for the

AWSA BOOK SIGNING TABLES ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
Your mailing label should read:
HOLD FOR:  YOUR NAME
THE WESTIN, WILMINGTON
818 Shipyard Drive,
Wilmington, DE  19801

Then when you check-in, you can ask the bell-folks for your boxes.

IF YOU ARE SENDING BOOKS AHEAD FOR SUNDAY’S PERSONALITY PARTY 

Please label your book boxes like this:

ATTN:  YOUR NAME
DELIVER TO:  Munce for Personality Party

THE REST OF THIS ADDRESS TO BE ANNOUNCED

The books will then be delivered to the Munce storage room for set up for the Sunday personality party.

IF YOU ARE SENDING BOOKS AHEAD FOR MONDAY and TUESDAY AWSA BOOK SIGNING BOOTH 

Your mailing label should read:

ATTN:  YOUR NAME

DELIVER TO:  MUNCE EXPO; AWSA BOOTH #??  Booth number TBA

ADDRESS TBA

WORD OF WARNING:  Do not fail to put your name on the boxes or they may be hard to connect with you.

Linda

PS.  One more word of caution.  WEIGHT FEE (TBA)