ISWM 2018 CONFERENCE & EXPO
February 20-23, 2018, Tuscany Suites & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Join us February 20-23, 2018 for the ISWM 2018 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada for three days of new products, knowledge and networking. The 2018 Conference & Expo will be held at the Tuscany Suites & Casino, a beautiful, family friendly hotel within walking distance of the Las Vegas Strip and monorail.
The 2018 Conference will focus on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Development with speakers on a wide range of topics to help you streamline, grow and build your business and bring you up to date on the latest changes affecting weighing industry professionals. Over three days, you'll see the latest in product offerings from some of the world's leading weighing industry manufacturers. All this plus plenty of opportunities to network with clients, suppliers and old industry friends.
Exhibiting at the ISWM 2018 Expo
Join the best in the weighing industry at the ISWM 2018 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. For complete information on exhibiting, download the 2018 Exhibitor Prospectus here.
Important 2017-2018 Exhibitor Dates:
Monday, November 20, 2017 - Priority Point Advance Application Deadline
Friday, December 15, 2017 - Exhibitor Application Deadline
Monday, January 22, 2018 - First Day Freight can be accepted at LV Expo
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Exhibitor Move-In
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2018 Expo Opens at 12:00 p.m.
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2018 Expo Closes at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, February 23, 2018 - Exhibitor Tear-Down
ISWM 2018 Conference Awards - Nominations Welcome!
The ISWM 2018 Conference and Expo is coming up quickly, and it’s time for everyone to start thinking about candidates for each of these awards.
WOODY WOODLAND MEMORIAL AWARD
Purpose: The award is intended to honor a person who, by his/her own efforts and services, has contributed in an outstanding manner in the scale and weighing industry.
Selection Committee and Nominations: The selection committee is composed of all past Presidents of the NSMA/ISWM, with the person who preceded the immediate past President in office serving as the Chairperson. The committee meets during the Society Conference at a time and date scheduled by the conference committee.
Eligibility Requirements: In submitting nominations, the Divisions are asked to provide complete biographical information and supporting evidence of the nominee’s contributions to the weighing industry. The Division must be able to convince the selection committee, through its nomination presentation, that its candidate is truly deserving to be recognized as the outstanding person of his time in the weighing industry. Nominations must be limited to two (2) typewritten pages. Nominations may be sent to the ISWM by email (Karen@iswm.org), fax (866-285-3512) or mail. Nominations must be received no later than February 2, 2018. The award may be given posthumously and the committee reserves the right not to select a winner in a given year, if in the committee’s judgment no nominee is deserving of this recognition.
MARK PICKELL AWARD
Purpose: The Mark Pickell award was created to recognize and honor that member whose outstanding activities and efforts during the preceding year or years has contributed greatly to strengthening the effectiveness, benefits and growth of his/her local Division of ISWM.
How to Nominate: Each Division is asked to submit its nomination to the headquarters office in writing no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Society Conference. Nominations should be limited to two type-written pages and should include supporting evidence and background and biographical material on the candidate. Keeping in mind that the members of the Selection Committee may never have had the opportunity to meet the nominee, it is up to the Division to introduce its candidate to the committee and to point out all of the reasons the candidate is the Division’s choice for the award. Nominations must be received no later than January 18, 2018.
Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must be a member in good standing of the Division placing the nomination for at least one year. The candidate must be active in his/her Division affairs during the year in which nominated, regularly attending meetings and helping when asked. The winner need not be in attendance at the conference to receive the award.
LADY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Purpose: To encourage active participation in the Society on the part of wives of members and the women in the industry; and to recognize their valuable contributions to the Society and the industry.
How to Nominate: Each Division may submit at least one nomination for the award, and more than one may be submitted. Nominations should be sent to the ISWM headquarters office no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Society Conference and shall be no more than two pages in length. Nominations shall include pertinent information on the activities and achievements of the candidate in ISWM, in her community, church, and other outside organizations. Nominations must be received no later than January 18, 2018.
Eligibility Requirements: The candidate should be a member in good standing of the ISWM or the wife of a member in good standing. The candidate should be in attendance at the Society Conference and registered as a Guest or Full Registrant. The candidate shall have been active in ISWM Division activities; consideration also will be given for participation in activities of her church, community and other outside organizations.
EARL CURL AWARD (Outstanding Division)
Purpose: Originally intended as a membership incentive award to be won by the local Division, which had the largest percentage of increase in membership from one annual meeting to the next, the award has evolved into one, which recognizes the outstanding division of ISWM.
How to Nominate: Each eligible Division may submit to the Selection Committee a presentation showing why it should be awarded the Earl Curl Award. Only one division will be awarded the Earl Curl Award during a year.
Eligibility Requirements: The Division must meet both eligibility requirements as limited below: 1) increase in membership an average of 5% or more in the last two (2) years; and 2) two or more meetings during each of the last two (2) years. The Selection Committee will make the selection based on the following considerations: a) additional meetings held during the last two (2) years; b) quality of special programs during meetings; c) quality of speakers at meetings; d) educational classes at meetings; and e) programs to benefit other Divisions of ISWM.
ISWM OUTSTANDING YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize an ISWM member, 45 years or younger, who has contributed in a meaningful way to the ISWM and the weighing industry.
How to Nominate: Nominations must be made for the award by an ISWM member in good standing. ISWM members wishing to make nominations for the ISWM Outstanding Young Professional Award should present in writing a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, along with a discussion of the person’s contributions to the ISWM and the weighing industry. Presentations should be limited to two (2) pages. Particular attention should be devoted to explaining why the nominee qualifies for the award and to making certain that nominee meets the selection criteria. The award will be based entirely on merit and will not necessarily be presented each year. Nominations should be sent to ISWM Headquarters at least 60 days prior to the start of the ISWM Conference and Expo. Nominations must be received no later than December 18, 2017.
Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must be: under the age of 45; must have worked in some facet of the scale industry or weights and measures for at least five years; must have made an outstanding contribution in one or more of the following fields: the scale industry, weights and measures, ISWM; must be a member in good standing of the ISWM; and must be recommended for the award by an ISWM member in good standing.