Annual Conference

A highlight of each year is the annual gathering in the Rochester, NY area for a multi-day event of fellowship, information exchange, flea marketing and the sharing of communications history and technology.  In addition to a series of presentations and the flea market each year an AWA Museum open house provides all to explore changes to the collection displays over the past year.

2021 Annual Conference

AWA is planning to resume the “in-person” annual AWA conferences in 2021. In order to give as much time for the distribution of COVID vaccines into the general population and thereby increase the probability that we can have an in-person conference, the 2021 AWA Annual Conference has been rescheduled to October 5 to 9, 2021 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. The dual themes will be “100 Years of Radio Broadcasting” and “The Evolution of Amateur Radio”. Hopefully a rapid distribution of the COVID vaccines will make the world safer and an in-person Conference possible.

Previous Year’s Review

For those not familiar with our Annual Conference (or if you would like to review what happened in the past) click on the button to the right to take a look at the past.

2020 Annual Conference Update

AWA Virtual Conference Sessions

Conference sessions are now releasing on the AWA YouTube channel. 

Scheduled sessions include:

– 126 Years of HF Amateur Radio Innovation (3 parts)

– AWA “On Air” Events

– The History of the Amateur Radio Novice Class

– The History of Westinghouse Radio and Television Manufacturing and Broadcasting on the 100th Anniversary of KDKA

– The Influence of Hiram Percy Maxim on Amateur Radio

– Moonlight Restorations

– Pre-1912 Wireless & Electrical Show & Tell

– The Radios (and Filming) of “Across the Pacific

– Spy Radios, The Enigma and CIA Bugs

Virtual People’s Choice Contest

Since a physical equipment contest isn’t possible, many have entered our Virtual People’s Choice contest.  You may review these by clicking the Virtual People’s Choice Page link.

Voting will begin on 8/15 and the deadline of submissions for voting on the People’s Choice will be 10/1.  Voting will be by e-mail to: voting [at]  (Only votes received between 8/15 and 10/1 will count.  One vote per email address please.)

The top vote getter will be announced on 10/5 on our web, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter sites.

AWA Conference Chair

You can contact the Conference Chair by US mail or utilized the e-mail form below.

Joe Fell, W3GMS
5 Somerset Drive
East Fallowfield, PA 19320-4209

or utilize this e-mail contact from.