Washington DC

3 days / 15 talks
The Definitive Discussion for Awards

June 21 – 23, 2016
Standards of Practice, Management, and Marketing

World of Awards

By the International Congress of Distinguished Awards
in affiliation with OpenWater of Washington, DC


The 2016 World of Awards Conference 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:

  1. the principles, standards, and accepted practices in the world of awards;
  2. sound methods of strategic planning and management for awards programs; and
  3. innovative methods of marketing awards in a digital world

A day of the conference will be devoted to each of these foundational topics.

18 Credits

CAE Credit

Earn 18 CAE Credits from ASAE

OpenWater is a CAE Approved Provider.  The 2016 World of Awards Conference meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.

As an educational program related to the CAE examination content outline, full participation in the 2016 World of Awards Conference is eligible for 18 CAE credits.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit https://www.asaecenter.org/en/programs/professional-development/cae-certification.


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1776 is a global incubator and seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives every day

The conference will take place at the classrooms of 1776 in Crystal City, VA, conveniently located off of the blue line metro stop near Washington DC’s Ronald Reagan Airport.  Attendees travelling will want to find accomodation in Crystal City or learn more about where to stay in Washington DC.

2231 Crystal Dr #1000
Arlington, VA 22202


OpenWater a software company based in Washington DC provides an awards management software platform that automates and helps to grow your awards and recognition programs. Visit http://www.getopenwater.com for more information.


The International Congress of Distinguished Awards was established in 1994 as a not-for-profit corporation in Philadelphia, PA, to serve as an educational, membership, and data collection organization for the international world of awards. It has organized and sponsored world of awards conferences on a periodic basis since its inception.


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

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