National Convention

Each year in November, American Agri-Women hosts a National Convention to bring all its members and affiliate members together for tours, leadership and professional development sessions, speakers, and to host our annual business meeting.

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2018 AAW National Convention – November 14-18th

In 2018, AAW’s National Convention will be in Springfield, Illinois at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre on November 14-18, 2018.

Hotel Information

    • Wyndham Springfield City Centre in Springfield, Illinois.
      – Convention Headquarters: We are excited that our convention headquarters will be undergoing a complete makeover in the convention and meeting room space before we arrive next November.
    • Address: 700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701
    • Phone: (217) 789-1530
    • The room rates start at $115 per night for a single or double room. The hotel block cut-off date is November 1, 2018! This rate is good for the nights of November 14-18, 2018. If you need additional assistance, call 217-789-1530 and reference American Agri-Women Annual Convention. 
    • The room rate does not include sales tax, currently 13%.
    • Complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms.
    • Complimentary self-parking.
    • Complimentary breakfast for two mornings.
    • Complimentary airport shuttle to the Springfield, IL Airport.  Please call the hotel at 217-789-1530 to arrange your shuttle pick up upon arriving to the airport.
    • Reservations made after November 1 will be booked based on availability with the hotel.
    • The hotel check in time is 4pm and check out time is 11am.
    • The hotel requires a room and incidental deposit in the amount which can be paid by cash or credit card. The deposit will be returned after 7-10 business days.
    • There is a 72 hour cancellation policy with the hotel to avoid extra charges.
    • If you need to ship anything to the hotel, please send to Wyndham Springfield City Centre,  ATTN: Guest (Your Name), AAW, November 14-18, 2018, 700 E Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701.

    Plan Your Visit

      • Fly:
        Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois (SPI) – share your flight times in your registration to arrange airport pickup. Taxis and Uber also run from the airport.
      • Fly and Drive:
        Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington, Illinois (BMI) – plan to rent a car for the 1.5 hour drive from the nice regional airport to downtown Springfield
        St. Louis Lambert International Airport at St. Louis, Missouri (STL) – Lambert International Airport has car rental options and about 1.5 hours (heavier traffic than Bloomington) from downtown Springfield
        Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW) – if you plan to make an extended trip, Chicago has world class museums (Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, comedy clubs and theater, great shopping on the Magnificent Mile, State Street and the western suburbs)
      • Drive:
        – From the northwest – I-74 to 155 to 55 – will bring you past the Quad-Cities with John Deere Commons, Bishop Hill, Thrushwood Farms at Galesburg
        – From the west – I-72 (or Hwy36) – will bring you past Hannibal, Missouri home to Mark Twain and several Illinois deer outfitters in Pike, Morgan and Scott counties [note: it should be white tail deer shotgun season and permits are obtained through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources].
        – From the southwest – I-70 or I-55 – will bring you past St. Louis, Missouri Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, National River Museum at Lock and Dam 26 at Alton, Ft. Dubois historical site, historic Rte. 66 and regional Museum at Litchfield, Illinois
        – From the south – I-24 to I-57 to I-72 – will bring you past the National Quilt Museum at Paducah, Kentucky; Metropolis, Illinois home to Superman statue and Museum, Effingham area is home to Hodgson Mills, Mid-America Corvette and VW Beetle Museum, Tuscan Hills Winery and more; Champaign-Urbana home to University of Illinois and then west past Monticello’s Train Museum and Allerton Park, then Decatur home to Archer Daniels Midland, Tate and Lyle, Rock Springs Nature Center
        – From the east – I-70 – will bring you past Casey, Illinois home to many Guinness World Record holding objects like the world’s largest mailbox, rocking chair and knitting needles! From there, you’ll come to Effingham and the ‘from the south’ travel options.
        – If you are entering Illinois from the northwest and enjoy two-lane roads, then you’ll want to meander through Galena, Illinois for its charm and timeless bed and breakfasts and niche shops.

      Thank you for your interest in American Agri-Women! If you would like more information please feel free to contact us anytime at aaw@americanagriwomen.org

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