2024 Annual Convention

October 1- 3, 2024

Vancouver, Washington

As our most popular event of the year, the PNWA Annual Convention provides the perfect opportunity to meet with key regional and federal partners and nearly 150 PNWA colleagues from the Northwest. This is the ideal time to touch base as the calendar year winds down, and we kick off preparations for the coming year’s vital advocacy efforts. In addition to giving, you the opportunity to connect with your colleagues, our goal is to always provide you with the most timely and relevant information. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with and hear from experts from our region’s working waterways, transportation corridors, economic development industries and regulatory community. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!


  • Early Registration till Sept 10, 2024 ($470)
  • Registration after Sept 10, 2024 ($520)
  • Congressional Staff: Complimentary (Free)


Off I-5, the Vancouver Hilton is across the street from Esther Short Park. Vancouver Waterfront and its pier, shops, and restaurants are nine minutes’ walk from our door. The Amtrak Station is a five-minute drive, and Portland International Airport is 15 minutes away. Enjoy our indoor pool, fitness center, and Grays, our restaurant and bar that supports sustainability. Be sure to ask for the PNWA 2024 Conference Rate.

Draft Agenda

Tues, Oct 1

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting 

12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
General Session with Featured Speakers

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Honor Reception

WED, Oct 2

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
General Session with Featured Speakers

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
General Session with Featured Speakers

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
IPNG Meeting

Thurs, Oct 3

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
PNWA Member Meeting
All Attendees Welcome

Become a sponsor

Sponsorship increases your visibility with over 150 PNWA member organizations including Northwest ports, shippers, grain growers, and public utilities. We welcome contributions at any level, offering sponsors recognition at events and exposure on our website, distribution to over 1,500 members and industry partners, and over 3,000 social media followers. Click here to learn more.

If you need more information, please contact Mary Wiley at mary.wiley@pnwa.net.