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Leadership Symposium

Leadership Symposium

Jul 24, 2022 - Jul 27, 2022 AWS Headquarters, Miami, Florida
Jul 24 - Jul 27, 2022
Aug 7 - Aug 10, 2022


In 2022, two events will be held, the first July 24-27, and the second August 7-10. A representative from each District will be selected to attend each event.

In 1999, the American Welding Society held its first Leadership Symposium to develop the leadership capabilities of its less experienced members. During their annual District Conferences, each of the 22 Districts selects one individual to represent their District at the Symposium held in Miami (Doral), Florida at AWS headquarters. Attendees gain valuable training in leadership and get the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other and AWS Staff. To date, well over 500 AWS volunteers have participated in this annual event, and many have held prominent committee roles within AWS and have served on the AWS Board of Directors.

Learn more about the Leadership Symposium by taking a look at these materials from past events.

Student Attendee Applications

AWS is seeking applications from students who wish to attend the Leadership Symposium in 2022 at AWS Headquarters, in Miami, FL.

In 2022 two events will be held, the first July 24-27, and the second August 7-10. Up to five students will be selected to attend each event.

The application deadline is February 11, 2022

Qualification / Eligibility Requirements for Student Applicants:

  • Active AWS Member (Student, Early Career or Individual)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the AWS Leadership Symposium
  • Must be a student at the time of the AWS Leadership Symposium
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Outstanding school and community achievements
  • Exhibits potential of becoming a future AWS Section Leader
  • Must submit an AWS Leadership Symposium Student Application by February 11, 2022

If you know of a student whose activities have produced outstanding school and community achievements and who exhibits exceptional leadership skills, the AWS Leadership Symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for him or her to grow these qualities and become a future AWS Section leader.

2022 AWS Leadership Symposium Student Application:
Apply online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YK32D2H

Student applications received by February 21, 2022 will be forwarded to the AWS District Director associated with the student applicant’s AWS Section or AWS Student Chapter assignment for District selection. The National AWS Membership Committee will review applications of all District student candidate selections and will make a final selection of up to five students per event at their Spring meeting. AWS HQ will communicate the results to all student applicants no later than May 1, 2022.

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