2018 Symposium

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2018: The Year to Make a Difference

The 2018 AWESOME Symposium is for senior-level women in supply chain who want to have a greater impact on their organization, company and community. By bringing together thought leaders and executives with experience in diverse leadership roles, we’ll focus on how leaders are making a difference and what more we can do.

Please join us in beautiful Orlando, Florida, on May 9 and 10 to interact with other AWESOME leaders and share lessons of powerful, successful leadership — AND, on May 11, enjoy continued networking with your choice of special Disney World experiences organized by AWESOME and Disney. Learn more and Sign Up.

If you’ve received your invitation, REGISTER now or learn more

Registration Fee: $995

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Leaders invited to the Symposium are encouraged to recommend a high-potential women in their company who is not at the AWESOME level, but on her way. How to recommend

    JDA Software is our Host Partner for the 2018 Symposium.

    Learn more about JDA and their mission to grow women leaders in the supply chain field.


    Reserve your room at the Orlando World Center Marriott by April 24 to receive the special Symposium rate.

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    AWESOME Options for Day 3 — Friday, May 11

    Special AWESOME experiences at Disney World
    All tours will return to the Orlando World Center Marriott no later than 12:30 pm.

    If you’re registered for the Symposium, please use this special link to SIGN UP for Day 3.

    The sign-up is first come/first served for limited spots, so don’t delay in securing your place to enjoy the experience of your choice.

    The fee for each experience is $90. (Fee is non-refundable.)

    Option 1: Tour of Disney’s Automated Textile Supply Chain
    The Textile Supply Chain tour has been filled. Please select one of the other two options.

      Most of the 20 million visitors to the Magic Kingdom each year see only what is out in front. AWESOME has arranged a special tour to see the backstage secrets, technology, and mechanical marvels of one of the world’s largest laundry facilities. This unique behind-the-scenes look at an important aspect of the Disney supply chain in action will show you the real magic.

    Option 2: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

      The 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, held February 28 through May 28, 2018, offers an array of attractions, breathtaking garden spaces and dozens of world-renowned Disney-themed topiaries. With this self-guided option, you can enjoy it all as you prefer – with a small group of your peers or on your own.

    Option 3: The Inside Story of Epcot Gardens of the World

      In conjunction with the Flower & Garden Festival, this behind-the-scenes tour will explore and explain the role of landscaping at Walt Disney World Resort and how Disney uses various plant materials and gardening techniques to develop a theme. You’ll also come away with ideas shared by experts of how to apply Disney landscaping techniques at home.

    Enjoy video highlights of 2017 Symposium.

    In case of cancellation on or before April 15, an administrative fee of $95 will be deducted from your Symposium registration fee refund and applied to AWESOME’s scholarship fund. After April 17, the registration fee is non-refundable.

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