At the conclusion of the 2016 Symposium, held in Portland, Oregon, on April 22-29, Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics and founder of AWESOME announced the fifth annual Symposium will take place on May 3-5, 2017. The location is tentatively set for Chicago.
Drake also invited companies in the Chicago area or elsewhere to participate as hosts or sponsors of the event. DSC Logistics hosted the Symposium in 2013 and 2014; Johnson & Johnson served as Host Partner in 2015; and NIKE, Inc. was Host Partner of the 2016 Symposium.
Participants in the 2016 Symposium represented more than 125 companies and individuals hold diverse leadership positions in a wide range of companies and organizations.