2013 AWPA Technical Committee
Charleston, South Carolina - September 15-19, 2013
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Note: The deadline for all standardization proposals
(new standards, revisions to or reaffirmation of existing standards,
or withdrawal of standards) is 60 days prior to the commencement of
the meetings. For the Fall 2013 Standardization Cycle,
the deadline for all proposals was Thursday, 18 July 2013.
Comments or suggested modifications of proposals shall be sent to
the proponent of the proposal as soon as possible after proposals
are posted to the appropriate committee pages. Any
presentations or written materials to be discussed at the meetings
shall be distributed to the proponent, the Technical Committee, and
AWPA at least 20 days prior to the commencement of the meetings,
which was Tuesday, 27 August 2013.
The meetings will take place at
The Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street in
Downtown Charleston. Named for General Francis Marion, the
hotel opened in 1924 as the largest and grandest in the
Carolinas. An extensive restoration has added to the modern day
comforts and enhanced the hotel's historic ambiance with sleek
room decor reminiscent of the early grandeur. The group rates
for the meeting are as follows:
The reservations deadline was August 14,
The hotel may continue to offer the group rate based on hotel
occupancy. To determine rates and availability, call the hotel toll-free at
+1-877-756-2121 or at +1-843-722-0600 if you have difficulties
with the toll-free number. Be sure to mention that you are attending the AWPA meetings.
State and Federal government rates may be available to those
who qualify. Each person is responsible for making his or
her own hotel reservations. The cut-off date for hotel
reservations was Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Please note
that AWPA receives facility discounts and complimentary meeting
room space if our attendees stay at the host hotel, which
enables AWPA to keep its registration fees at relatively low
rates. For this reason, we encourage you to stay at the Francis
Marion Hotel if at all possible.
Registration is open to any person who wishes to attend the
meetings and abide by the
AWPA Technical Committee
Regulations. AWPA members, however, may register at deeply
discounted rates. If you are a non-member and wish to join
AWPA so that you may take advantage of the member rate, please
for more information on applying for AWPA membership.
Registration entitles one to attend all technical committee
meetings, task group meetings, and the evening receptions.
Meals and lodging are not included. Please note that
registering for the meeting does not reserve a room for you at the
hotel. You must make your hotel reservations individually.
Registration Fees are as follows:
- Early Registration (ended
August 12): $180 (members), $260
(August 13-September 3): $220 (members),
- On-site Registration
(September 15-19): $260 (members), $340
Please note that no refunds will be issued for cancellations.
(non-member rates are indeed higher
than member rates...if you're not a member,
please consider applying for AWPA membership -
if approved, you will qualify for the member
Click here for online registration
Click here to download
a form to register by mail or fax
Meeting Schedule NOTE:
Meetings will NOT begin prior to their posted time.
Please click the appropriate committee link below (a members-only
feature) for agendas, minutes, reports, proposals, membership
listings, and committee instructions which will be posted as they
are received by AWPA.