2019 PNWA Annual Convention
Date(s) - 10/09/2019 - 10/11/2019
PNWA is 85 years old and stronger than ever! Come join us at our most popular event of the year, the PNWA Annual Convention, which 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. As part of the Annual Convention, we will elect our Board of Directors, approve the PNWA Polices & Projects document and celebrate the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award, the Walter H. Evans Memorial Award and our Distinguished Service Award recipients at the PNWA Gala Reception. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! A draft agenda will be released in the coming weeks! Online registration begins Monday, August 5th.
Early registration is $415 (register on or before September 17th)
Regular registration is $450 (after September 17th)
The Heathman Lodge
PNWA has reserved a block of rooms at the discounted rates of $139 for a deluxe guest room or $154 for an executive level guest room if you make your reservations by September 18th. To make a hotel reservation, please call 360-254-3100 and reference Pacific Northwest Waterways Association. Heathman Lodge
Snapshot of Schedule
Wednesday, October 9th
1:00 – 4:45 pm General Session with featured speakers
5:00 – 7:00 pm Gala Reception
Thursday, October 10th
8:00 am – 3:00 pm General Session with featured speakers (Breakfast and Lunch will be provided)
3:30 – 5:00 pm Inland Ports & Navigation Group (IPNG) – all PNWA members are welcome
Friday, October 11th
8:00 – 11:00 am Breakfast and PNWA Board Meeting, all PNWA members are encouraged to attend (Breakfast will be provided)
Are you looking to increase your participation? One way you can do this is to become a sponsor! Sponsors gain exposure on our website, in the Nor’wester newsletter, in printed meeting materials and recognition from the podium. You can show your support by signing up to be a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level Sponsor. Contact Randi Besser by email or by telephone at (503) 234-8550 or sign up online when you register for the convention.
PNWA offers the opportunity to reserve a complimentary display table for PNWA members who are registered to attend the conference and have provided a sponsorship. We encourage sponsors to reserve a display table as soon as possible, as space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested, email Randi by Friday, September 27th.
Refund and Cancellation Policy:
• Full refund, less $50 processing fee until September 18th
• 50% refund by September 25th
• No refund after September 25th
• Substitutions are welcome