This year, AWCI offers several seminars that will benefit all attendees. W&C outlines those seminars that happen from March 15-16. From the keynote speakers to those seminars that happen pre-BUILD23 Expo, the following are a rundown of these shows.

March 15

“State of the Association and Pinnacle Award Breakfast”
Room: Champagne Ballroom (Paris, Casino Level), 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast and hear from AWCI CEO Mike Stark about AWCI initiatives and the association’s work to advance the industry.
Sponsored by Hilti

“Creating a Safety Culture”
Room: Champagne Ballroom (Paris, Casino Level), 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Join this panel for an enlightening discussion and debate about establishing an effective safety culture in the wall and ceiling construction industry. Panelists include AWCI Vice President Travis Winsor, Immediate Past President Shawn Burnum and AWCI 2015–2016 President John Hinson. The session will be moderated by AWCI CEO Mike Stark.

“Leadership Remarks and USG Presentation of Presidential Portrait”
Room: Champagne Ballroom (Paris, Casino Level), 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Retired Navy SEAL Chad Williams will draw from his experience in the military to provide a perspective on issues related to effective leadership, resilience, teamwork, motivation and overcoming adversity. Also hear from AWCI President Travis Vap and AWCI President-elect Travis Winsor as they share their perspective visions for AWCI and the industry.
The first 50 people visiting USG’s booth #503 will receive a free, autographed copy of Williams’s book, SEAL of God.
Sponsored by USG