Sponsored by The International Congress of Distinguished Awards
Hosted by The Franklin Institute
The Landscape for Awards in a Changing World
The world's political landscape is in the process of undergoing a fundamental change in 2017--perhaps the most seismic shift since the world wars of the 20th century and the onset of arevolution in atomic, cosmological, and genetics research and communications technology. The world of awards has mirrored and celebrated the scientific, technological, literary, and artistic achievements with its own geometric explosion in the number, range, and size of awards.
How will changes in the world's political landscape affect awards?
How can awards maintain standards of quality and objectivity in a new political environment?
How can awards operate in a world of new communications technologies?
How can awards streamline their management procedures in the face of growing demands?
How can awards expand and improve their marketing capabilities?
The World of Awards 2017, Philadelphia--14-16 June
a three day conference organized by and held for those executives and professionals who are responsible for managing the world's most important awards programs.
Note:All activities, unless otherwise specified, will be in conference facilities ofThe Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
14 June, Wednesday:Awards Professionals Look at a Changing World
3 pmRoundtable:What's on our minds in managing, presenting Awards?
Brainstorming explorations on the conference theme--"TheLandscape for Awards in a changing World"
5-6 pmSocial hour
15 June, Thursday: Awards Professionals Look at Their Primary Challenges and How They Are Confronting Them
8:30Registration and coffee
9 amSession 1:Established Awards--How do you make the great establishedaward programs conceived in other eras (25 years plus) relevant in the current world?
10:30Session 2:Professional Association Awards--How do you manage award programs for membership organizations with dozens of awards, fellows programs, and other ever growing responsibilities
12 noonLunch and group discussions
2 pmSession 3:New Awards--How do you go about establishingnew award programs in a world where so many awards already exist?
3:30Session 4:Award Environments--How do award programs survive and thrive in a variety of challenging environments--in a university setting, a governmental realm, a foundation, a corporation, and perhaps others?
5-6 pmSocial hour
16 June, Friday:Awards Professionals Share Technologies, Winning Methodologies, and Victories
8:30Registration and Coffee
9 amSession 5:Awards Technologies and Methodologies--What technologies and techniques are proving to be most beneficial in the management of diverse and complex awards programs
10:30Session 6:Awards Victories--What are the greatest challenges you have faced as awards director when strategies you devised brought a joyous victory?
Open mike for all conference participants
12 noonConcluding lunch and remarks
Note:Conference registration includes entry to all conference sessions and discussions, morning and afternoon breaks, lunches, social hours, and materials distributed at the conference.Membership includes discounts to ICDA conferences and complimentary consultations on awards issues with ICDA
General Registration for Conference (ICDA members)$450
General Registration forConference(non-members)$650 ($250 applied to membership)
General Registration for Invited Speaker/Participants$350
Conference Accommodations: Union League of Philadelphia (established 1865)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 215.587.5570 Guaranteed rates for 14 & 15 June 2017 @ $189 Reference "World of Awards Conference"
Go to ICDA.orgWorld of Awards 2017 for current program
Direct other inquiries to ICDA@icda.org.Program and sponsorship proposals are welcome.
Sponsored by ICDA (chartered 1994), the 2017 conference will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the world's first gathering of awards administrators at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago in 1992.The Franklin Institute (chartered 1824) is one of the oldest and most comprehensive awards presenting organizations in the world.