GAWDA's 2019 Annual Convention takes place Saturday, Sept. 28 – Tuesday, Oct.1, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, DC. Register now to reserve your spot at this unmissable industry event. Speakers include:

  • Brian Beaulieu, CEO & Principal of ITR Economics
  • Don McMillan, Futurist and Engineer
  • Phil Kornbluth, President of Kornbluth Helium Consulting
  • William McRaven, Retired U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral and former Chancellor of the University of Texas System

Read more about the speakers here . Download the agenda for the entire Annual Convention here .

*Please note that the attire for the President's Farewell Gala is semi-formal/cocktail . Jackets are required but ties are optional.*

Things to Do Before the Annual Convention

  • There is no shortage of things to do in Washington, D.C. Be sure to bring your family to share this incredible opportunity to visit the nation's most spectacular museums and monuments. See the White House, stand in the halls of history in the Capitol Building, visit one (or more) of the many Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo, view Ford's Theater, marvel at the scale of the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, visit the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court, pay your respects at Arlington, and much, much more! For more information about things to do and see in our nation's capital, click here.
  • Make sure to download the GAWDA event app (called Attendee Hub in the app store) and search for the GAWDA 2019 Annual Convention. The app is live now, so make sure to start planning out your schedule directly in the app!
  • Get social! Use #GAWDAAC2019 in the run up to and during the GAWDA Annual Convention to make sure that other attendees and social media users in the industry can see your posts. The Convention hashtag is a place where all social content surrounding the AC can be seen in one place!