Washington DC

3 days / 15 talks
The Definitive Discussion for Awards

June 21 – 23, 2016
Meet the

Conference Leaders

The most respected thought leaders in the world of awards


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ICDA

Dr. Larry E. Tise, PhD

Historian & founding President of the International Congress of Distinguished Awards, Philadelphia, PA

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National Academy of Engineering

Deborah M. Young, CAE

Awards Administrator, National Academy of Engineering

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ICDA/Events Plus

Kathleen DeLuca, CMP, CSEP

President, Events Plus, Inc., and co-founder of ICDA

Meet the

Distinguished Speakers

The most respected thought leaders in the world of awards


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Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation

Patricia Gruber

President, Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation

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The Gruber Foundation

Sarah Hreha

Executive Director, The Gruber Foundation

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American Chemical Society

Felicia F. Dixon

Awards Manager, American Chemical Society

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The Franklin Institute

Beth Scheraga

Director of Awards, Beth Scheraga

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National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

Andrew Rathmann-Noonan

Executive Director, Andrew Rathmann-Noonan

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US Department of Energy

Dr. James Glownia

Senior Science Advisor, US Department of Energy

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Hanley Wood

Nickie Denick

Product Director at Hanley Wood

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Stevie Awards

Michael Gallagher

President, Stevie Awards

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American Society of Military Comptrollers

Jennifer Sizemore

Awards Consultant, American Society of Military Comptrollers

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National Association of Broadcasters

Melek Demir

Director Radio Services & Awards, National Association of Broadcasters

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MIT School of Engineering

Marlena Martinez Love

Awards Program Officer, Lemelson-MIT Program

The 2016 World of Awards Conference

The 2016 World of Awards Conference presented by ICDA and OpenWater is specifically designed to provide both experienced and new awards directors, administrators, and aficionados with an intensive introduction to achieving excellence in the three basic realms of awards development and management. A day of the conference will be devoted to each of these foundational topics.

The principles, standards, and accepted practices in the world of awards

Sound methods of strategic planning and management for awards programs; and

Innovative methods of marketing awards in a digital world

3 Day Schedule

Full agenda available for download here in Word format (updated 6/19/2016).



Day 1: Tuesday, June 21

Standards and Practices in the World of Awards

Eye on the Prize 1: A Concise History, Minor Upheavals, and a Current Profile of the World of Awards—Larry Tise

Establishing Goals for participants: A Panoply of Possibilities

Roundtable Discussions among participants

Reporting Discussion Outcomes from Roundtables

Eye on the Prize 2: Accepted methods, practices, and standards in presenting awards—the Awards Praxis“–Dr. Tise

Establishing Priorities for participants: Most Critical Methodologies & Standards

Roundtable Discussions

Eye on the Prize 3: The Profession of Managing Awards: Certification–Ms. DeLuca




Day 2: Wednesday June 22

Managing Awards Programs: Principles & Practices

Eye on the Prize 4: “Award Programs Don’t Manage Themselves–Some Pitfalls“–Larry E. Tise

Elements of preparing a Strategic Plan for an Awards Program: A Case Study—Deborah M. Young, CAE, Awards Administrator, National Academy of Engineering

Case Studies of Strategic Plans:
American Chemical Society Awards: Felicia F. Dixon, Manager of ACS National Awards Office, Washington, DC

Enrico Fermi Award: Dr. James Glownia, Senior Science Advisor, US Department of Energy

National Medals of Science and Technology Awards: Andrew Rathmann-Noonan, National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

Case Study: “Embracing Legacy in the 21st Century“: Beth Scheraga, Director of Awards, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Eye on the Prize 5: “The Best Kept Secret in the World of Awards: What does it Cost to Run an Awards Program?“–Dr. Tise

Eye on the Prize 6: Establishing Awards for the Ages–Nobel, Pulitzer, and Peter Gruber–Dr. Tise

Case Study: “Guaranteeing Succession & Continuity for the Gruber Awards in Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Justice, & Women’s Rights“
–Patricia Gruber, Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, St. Thomas & Yale University
–Sarah Hreha, The Gruber Foundation

Open Discussions on Managing Awards & Award Programs




Day 3: Thursday, June 23

Marketing Awards in a Digital World

Eye on the Prize 7: “Promoting and Marketing Awards–At Last, the Nut Has Been Cracked!“–Dr. Tise

Session: Creating a Toolkit for Effective Marketing: “The Art of the Call for Entry“–Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards Jennifer Sizemore, American Society of Military Comptrollers

Session: Effective Communication for Awards–20 Years of Growing an Association Awards Program–Jennifer Sizemore, American Society of Military Comptrollers

Session: Social Marketing Through the Power of Award Recipients–Nickie Denick, Hanley Wood

Formulating a Marketing Plan – Timothy Spell CEO

Eye on the Prize 8: “The Master Plan–Articulating the Program,“ Dr. Tise

Conference Participant Reports

Open Discussions:
– The Power & Promise of Awards
– The Responsibilities of Awards


Sponsors

Please email Theresa Delgado at theresa@getopenwater.com for more information about sponsorship opportunities.


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