Conference links

What is the dress code?

The dress code at conference is business or business casual attire.

How can I request disability accommodations?

The AWC Annual Conference strives to provide accessible educational opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities. Please contact Gina Abram at AWC, (360) 753-4137, at least seven business days prior to the Conference if any disability accommodations are needed. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, 800-833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.

Is there a registration deadline?

You may register through June 21, 2019. After June 21, attendees are asked to register onsite in Spokane. The early bird rate ends on May 10, 2019.

What does my registration fee include?

  • Name badge
  • Conference bag
  • All conference sessions
  • Tuesday evening reception
  • Wednesday breakfast, lunch, reception
  • Thursday breakfast, lunch, reception
  • AWC Fun Run & Walk registration
  • Friday breakfast
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Annual business meeting

What is the registration fee?


Early bird
until May 10

until June 21


Member registration




Member registration – one day only (Wednesday or Thursday)




Member registration – Friday only




Non-member registration




Non-member registration – one day only (Wednesday or Thursday)




Non-member registration – Friday only




Guest (all meals & receptions)*

$185 (a $195 savings)

Guest (Wednesday Reception at Riverfront Park)*


Will my fee be refunded if I have to cancel my registration?

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by May 24, 2019. A refund of the full fee, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after May 24, 2019 and full payment is expected. Submit all requests to AWC regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted! The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Badge sharing or splitting is strictly prohibited. View our terms & conditions.


If you have special dietary needs, please inform the staff at the registration kiosk at least two hours prior to a meal event. You will receive a special meal ticket to present to your server at the event. Unless prior arrangements are made, the serving staff will not be able to accommodate special requests. Menus for specific meals or events are posted near the AWC Registration Kiosk.

How do I make my hotel reservations?

Check out the Annual Conference housing page for locations and information on reservations.

Please direct questions regarding hotel reservations to Gina Abram at 360-753-4137 or

Parking at the Spokane Convention Center

The most convenient parking option at the Spokane Convention Center is at the covered parking garage, located below the exhibit halls. Entrance to the garage is located on West Spokane Falls Blvd. For additional parking information, please visit Spokane Convention Center directions and parking.

Continuing education credits

Mayors and councilmembers that attend AWC’s Annual Conference can earn up to 10 credits for AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) program. For more information on recording or tracking your CML credits contact Karen Tanner.

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