Award Guild 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: For over a year, we have been planning for a physical convening of our Award Coordinators and Leaders in Chicago for our biennial Award Guild, where we would come together to network, share best practices, and activate growth of the Award in the United States. We have made the decision to cancel our upcoming Award Guild in Chicago from April 23-24. Your safety is our number one priority, and we cannot advise travel or group meetings at this time. We plan to host an in-person Award Guild in Spring 2021. Refunds will be provided later this month to those that registered. 

We will be hosting an Online Award Guild on April 23 for all our Award Coordinators and Leaders to participate in remotely and free of charge! The agenda will be shortened but we hope to still provide a meaningful opportunity to achieve many of our original goals with focused sessions. We will be in touch with more information soon and hope to see you there.


We’re excited to invite you to join us at the Award Guild Conference in Chicago on April 23-24, 2020!

The event is a wonderful opportunity for Award Leaders across the country to come together to network, share experiences and best practices, and add to the conversation on growing the Award locally and nationally.

To encourage access for all, the Award Guild registration fee will cover not only the event itself, but also accommodation costs for attendees (excluding incidentals, parking, etc.) during the conference (nights of April 23rd and 24th), in addition to social events and meals as detailed in the conference agenda. Please note there are a limited number of rooms and they cannot be guaranteed after the registration date listed below.

Conference Goals

Networking Among Award Centers
The Award Guild is an opportunity for our Award Coordinators across the country to come together and connect in person. These connections help to build a sense of community and can be leveraged for ongoing support and collaboration.

Activate Growth of Award Centers
Award Guild workshops will facilitate reflection, provide tangible strategies, and inspire action aimed at growing Award Centers in terms size, as well as increasing efficacy and efficiency.

Collectively Promote Award USA Expansion
Our current Award Centers have a crucial role to play in Award USA’s expansion. At the Award Guild, we will build their investment in our strategic plan and provide them with resources and ideas to promote the Award in their local communities and online.

Connect to the Global Award Community
Our international presence is one of our greatest strengths, and we want to ensure that our Award Coordinators leave the event feeling closer to the global Award community and aware of the opportunities and resources available to them and their participants through this connection.


Dates: Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th
Location: Hotel Chicago, 333 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654
Registration Deadline: March 25th
Registration Fee: $200 per attendee

NOTE: We recommend that all attendees from out of town arrive the night before in order to attend all of our Thursday morning sessions.

Award Guild 2020 Registration


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