2017 AWPA Committee Meetings:
Key West, Florida - September 17-21, 2017
Key West, the southernmost point in the continental U.S., offers
a tropical blend of azure waters, exotic foliage, and four-star
restaurants, with a history of some notorious and notable
figures. Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams made
their homes in Key West, while former president Harry Truman
once wrote: "I've a notion to move the capital to Key West and
just stay." Significant research on marine borers has been
done around the piers of this quaint coastal town. For
more information on what to do in Key West, go to the Key West
Chamber of Commerce website:
Note: The deadline for all standardization proposals
(new standards, revisions to or reaffirmation of existing standards,
or withdrawal of standards) is 75 days prior to the commencement of
the meetings. For the Fall 2017 Standardization Cycle, the
deadline for all proposals is Wednesday, July
5, 2017, at 11:59 pm
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. Please
remember: "All written materials to be
distributed to Technical Committee members
before or during the meeting and/or any visual
presentations to be made at the meeting shall
be submitted to AWPA, the proponent, and the
Technical Committee members at least 20 days
prior to the commencement of the meeting" (TCR
which is Tuesday, August 29, 2016.
The meetings will take place at the
Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina
at 245 Front Street, which has ferry access to the beach at
Sunset Key. The location of the resort is ideal
for the 2017 Committee Meetings due to its close proximity to
many restaurants, attractions, and nightlife activities. The
hotel is about a 15 minute ride from Key West International
Airport. The group rate for a traditional room is $199 and
is only available to registered attendees.
Larger rooms and suites are available at higher rates.
deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate is 5:00 pm EDT
(US) on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, but please note that some room
types may sell out before then. Questions? Please call the resort at +1
NOTE: The hotel is nearly sold out and the AWPA room block
only has a limited selection of rooms on some, but not all of
the nights during the meeting. It may be necessary to make
reservations at other hotels if you are unable to obtain
reservations at the host hotel.
Meeting Registration (Early registration
ends on July 31.)
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 committee
meetings, task group meetings, and the evening receptions.
(Your spouse and/or guests must register at the special spouse/guest
rate to attend the 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
(ends July 31): $275 (members), $375
(August 1-31): $350 (members), $450
- On-site Registration
(September 17-21): $400 (members), $500
Registration (ends August 31): $50
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
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 are posted when they
are received by AWPA.
Sunday, September 17: Task Group Meetings
Task Group Meetings will be scheduled as requests are received.
12:00 noon to 1:30pm
1:30pm to 3:00pm
T-1 Residential Products Task Group
3:00pm to 4:00pm
P-6 Minimum Preservative Retention Task Group
4:00pm to 5:00pm
T-7 M1/M2/M3 Task Group
12:00 noon to 5:00pm
Monday, September 18 to Thursday, September 21: Technical
and Special Committee Meetings
Please note that the final committee meeting schedule cannot be
determined until after all proposals have been finalized and
committee chairs have determined the expected duration of each
meeting. We plan to post the final schedule by the end of July.