2020 AWSA Conference-Wilmington, DE – OPEN!

AWSA – August 14 -16

Expo – August 16-18, 2020
Wilmington, DE
Flying in?  Cheapest/Closest airport is Philadelphia

Our Special Musical Guest for the weekend is recording artist Cheri Keaggy!

DATES:  August 14-16, 2020

NOTE:  You can stay for the Christian Product Expo book-signings – August 16-18

WHERE: Chase Center on the Riverfront in  Wilmington, DE

 

AWSA Conference Events 

Thursday Events – Aug 13

Girl’s Night Out –  Try to arrive by Thursday night then join us in at riverfront restaurant TBA!  It starts at 7:00 pm.  Drop-in and join us when you can.

Friday Events – Aug 14

(Conference Officially Starts in AM)

Friday Morning: Prayer Time, Seminar 1

Friday Lunch: Lunch on your own!  Join us in the hotel restaurant.

Friday Afternoon: Seminar 2 and 3. 

Friday Late Afternoon: Welcome new members and protege session

Friday Night Banquet: Special Music, Keynote and Meet the Girls!

Saturday Events – Aug 15 –

Saturday Morning:  Worship, Devotional, Seminars, Our FAMOUS prayer time – praying for one another.

Saturday Lunch:  Banquet – Speaker – Announcements!

Saturday Afternoon:  Seminars, Panels, and more!

Saturday Night:  The AWSAs sponsor Girls Night Out  followed by panel on the Helping to Meet the Emotional Needs of Your Audience with Tina Yeager.

 

Sunday Events – Aug 16 –

9:00 am Sunday Morning Worship: We are expecting hundreds of industry professionals to join us, booksellers, authors, venders and of course our special musical guest and keynote as this is now an official Munce event, part of the Munce Expo package.

11:30 am Sunday Golden Scroll Banquet– Special Musical Guests – Book Awards – Life Time Achievement Award – Recording Artist, Celebrity Speaker TBA.  The bookstores will be in attendance too as part of their Expo package.

AWSA Conference Officially Over at 2:30 – however most of us are not leaving yet, because of these exciting opportunities as you’ll see below.

4:00 Book Signing Party – Sign up to Sign Your books to booksellers! More Info Soon

6:00 Christian Product Expo Banquet.  Scroll down below to register for Munce Banquets and Events. Register for CPO/Munce here–This event is a separate event

MONDAY and TUESDAY– Aug 17 – 18

The Christian Product Expo

AWSA booth at the ALL NEW Christian Product Expo.  Stay and book your book signing spot.  Come the the Monday night banquet.  Enjoy evening movie premieres with popcorn and AWSA sisters.  See below on how to register for the Christian Product Expo.  You must register and have an MUNCE badge to come onto the floor and be a part of the AWSA booth.  Your badge also reserved a place a the Munce lunchtime buffets.  Munce – is not the same as the AWSA Conference.  Registration for Munce Banquets and Events 

How to Register for the AWSA Conference:

Register Early Bird Rates for AWSA Friday thru Sunday Events CLICK HERE.

(Note:   Our rates go up on May 15th, then again July 15th)

 

For EARLY BIRD RATES for SINGLE DAYS or Events – SEE BELOW

(Mix and Match)

  • Friday Only (with/without seminars AND dinner)
  • Saturday Only (all day; with/without seminars.  Includes lunch.
  • Sunday Golden Scroll Only included in price of full conference.
  • (note, you can purchase GS tickets for your guests, friends, family, others at link above.)

Register for Book-signing Events

  • 4:00 Sunday Afternoon Book-signing Party.  SIGN UP COMING SOON
  • AWSA Book-signing Booth Monday and Tuesday (You get 1 book-signing spot, either Monday or Tuesday, August 17 or 18)    Link Coming
  • NOTE:  If you want to be a part of the AWSA book, Monday or Tuesday, you must have a MUNCE badge/be registered for Munce.  See details below.

MUNCE EVENTS – Immediately Following Our Conference:

You are invited to stay and participate in the Munce Banquets, Sunday Afternoon Book-signing Party and the AWSA Booth for the Christian  Product Expo, August 17 – 18.  

(Note:  You must register for Munce to participate in the AWSA Monday and Tuesday Book-signing.  Details coming soon.)


Stay for the Christian Product Expo

August 17-18 – (Chase Center at the Riverfront)

You are invited to stay over and participate in Munce’s Christian Product Expo, banquets, book signings, the AWSA book-signing booth, and meeting  book buyers.

Here’s what you get when you register for Munce:

  1.  Your Christian Expo Conference Badge.  Otherwise, you cannot come on to the Expo floor.
  2.  Lunch buffet on both Monday and Tuesday.
  3.  Monday and Tuesday workshops for writers for social media, email marketing, and branding.

You can also sign up for additional Munce events:

Munce Event 1:  Book-signing party at Munce Sun. August 16 at 4:00 pm.  (AWSA PRO MEMBERS ONLY, no Proteges.)  *You do not need to be registered for Munce to participate in this event.  Sign Up Coming Soon.

Munce Event 2: AWSA Booth at the Christian Product Expo. Mon. August 17 – Tues. August 18 (sign your books to retailers at the Munce Christian Book Expo!)   *You do need to be registered for Munce to participate in this event.

Munce Event 3: The Munce CPE Expo (Banquets and more!) Sun. Aug 16 – 18.  All Invited but you must be registered for Munce.  (see below)

MUNCE INFORMATION BELOW

To register for Munce Retail Show and events,  August 16 – 18,  please fill out the registration form.  

SIGN UP COMING SOON

Note, this is an event which is entirely separate from AWSAand if you wish to attend their banquets or the Christian Product Book Expo, you must be registered with Munce. 

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 THE WESTIN

Book your Stay at The Westin:
Start Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, August 19, 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)