GAWDA 2020 Virtual Annual Convention

September 25th, Friday
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern

The first GAWDA Virtual Annual Convention and 75th Anniversary Celebration is here!

Join your peers GAWDA 75th Anniversary Logoand industry leaders on this hour and a half virtual session as we connect and learn about the current strategies of the association and our future.  We appreciate your commitment and support, and look forward to your virtual presence!

Registration is now open! Click here to sign up today.


(Subject to change, updated 8/13/2020; click here to download.)
11:00 am President’s Welcome
Abydee Moore, GAWDA President
11:10 am Executive Director Welcome
John Ospina, GAWDA Executive Director
11:15 am Association Updates
Abydee Moore, Bob Ewing and Gary Halter, Executive Committee Members
11:45 am Volunteer Awards
Brad Peterson, GAWDA First Past President
11:46 am 2020 – 2021 Slate of Officers
Brad Peterson, GAWDA First Past President
11:48 am WEMCO: Excellence in Welding Award Update
11:55 am CGA Distributors Program and Award Update
Rich Gottwald, CGA President and CEO
12:05 pm 2022 & 2023 Future Meetings Announcement
Robert Anders, GAWDA Second Vice President
12:10 pm Final Thoughts
Abydee Moore, GAWDA President
12:15 pm GAWDA 75th Anniversary Video Replay
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