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2020 Virtual AWA Conference
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the 2020 AWA Conference was rescheduled for 2021. However, to keep interest going for Conference attendees and others interested in the event’s presentations, a series of virtual events have been arranged.
2020 People’s Choice Contest
2020 Virtual Conference Presentations
A significant portion of each year’s AWA Conference are the presentations on many aspects of communications history and technology. A number of the schedule presentation have been recorded and are available for viewing on the AWA YouTube channel. Below are a listing of the presentations if you wish to view any specific one click on that line, or utilized the button below to watch all current AWA YouTube videos.
Click on the button to the right to access the AWA YouTube Channel where the presentations are hosted.
2019 AWA Conference Review
The Annual AWA Conference was held August 13 to 17, 2019 with 164 guests attending. This was just about the same number as last year. Based on the positive comments received, the attendees had a wonderful time. Imagine enjoying 4 ½ days of great company talking “communications”, 16 wonderful and informative presentations over 3 days, great food events every day, a book sale, a small but active flea market, contest entries that were spectacular including a live audio demonstration, and a very large auction. The flea market continues to be small (eBay continues to reduce the number of sellers at most multi-day flea markets), but there were bargains to be had. The auction this year was very large totaling nearly $15,000 in sales for almost 400 lots.
During the Conference, William Hopkins made a presentation about spy radio operators, ““B2” British Spy Radio and SOE Operations in WWII. A bibliography of that talk is available on a separate page, button to the right.
The 2020 AWA Annual Conference will be held August 11 to 15, 2020 with the theme “The Evolution of Amateur Radio”. It is not too early to put those dates on your calendar.