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Regional Conferences

The 2015 Regional AMWA-MAC Conference will be Friday, March 13, 2015 at the same location as last year, the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, MD.

Interested in teaching a class or roundtable at the MAC Regional Conference March 13, 2015? Download the Request for Proposal form here and email it to Jill Roberts by October 31, 2014.

We are seeking members from our chapter to share their knowledge and lead a roundtable, 1.5-hour noncredit class, or 3-hour noncredit class. Do you have a niche of expertise that others can benefit from, whether it be for medical writing, editing, career development, technology, or anything in between? If so, please download the Request for Proposals form and submit it for consideration.

Instructors get $100 discounted off of their conference registration and they are paid $300 for a 3-hour class or $150 for a 1.5 hour class. Roundtable leaders receive $20 off their registration. Feel free to partner with other members if you'd prefer to split the responsibilities.

Past classes by our members have been about:

  • Editing
  • Style manuals
  • White papers
  • Workplace expertise (FDA, regulatory writing)
  • Federal hiring
  • Business plans
  • Panel discussions about freelancing

Chapter Leadership Opportunities

Are you thinking about becoming more involved in AMWA? To maintain an active, vibrant chapter, we rely on our members to volunteer to serve in leadership positions. We have openings on our Board of Directors and hope you will consider volunteering.

What's in it for you? Each position offers opportunities for career, professional, and personal growth, for example, as a Chapter leader you can:

  • Become more visible among your peers and potential clients/employers.
  • Build a network of professional contacts who can refer business to you or recommend you for a position.
  • Learn new skills or hone your current skills.
  • Make new friends.

Is prior experience needed? No, just willingness and enthusiasm. All of these open positions come with advice and support from other board members, from retiring members who can (and are happy to!) answer questions and provide guidance, and from AMWA national resources such as the Chapter Conference Handbook.

The Board meets several times a year via conference call. That means you can participate no matter where you live in the region. Board members also periodically use e-mail to share and discuss relevant information.

More details are available here. If you think you might be interested in volunteering, please contact Cherie Dewar. We will be happy to answer any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you!