2023 AWMAC National Convention
June 8-10, 2023 | Toronto, Ontario


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All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

DAY 1 | Thursday, June 8, 2023

Golf at Glen Abbey Golf Club

6:30 am - 3:30 pm | Thursday, June 8, 2023

Meet in Hilton Lobby at 6:00 am | Depart Hilton at 6:30 am

Meet at Glen Abbey at 2:30 pm | Depart at 3:00 pm

Glen Abbey Golf Course is one of Canada's most famous golf courses and has been a grand stage for golf history since its opening. It was designed by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus and has hosted the RBC Canadian Open, a PGA Tour event and Canada's National Open Championship 28 times – more than any other course. It is also home to Golf Canada and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. This is where, in 2000, Tiger Woods hit the shot of the year out of a fairway bunker on the 72nd hole of the Canadian Open to win by a single stroke!

Join us on June 8th and experience the history of this spectacular and famous golf course.

Location: Glen Abbey Golf Club | Toronto

Optional at an additional cost ($260)


Eat. Shop. ROM

9:30 am - 3:30 pm | Thursday, June 8, 2023

Meet in Hilton Lobby at 9:30 am | Depart Hilton at 9:45 am

Meet at ROM at 3:30 pm | Depart at 3:45 pm

Enjoy a day of World Class food, fashion and culture in Yorkville, a unique luxury village in the heart of downtown Toronto. Included in this excursion is a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum to peruse one of the worlds great museums where you can explore everything from the origins of life on Earth, to awe-inspiring works of contemporary art. Following your visit to the ROM dine at the CIBO Wine Bar where you will enjoy an ‘old world rustic’ Italian fare including freshly made gnocchi!! CIBO boasts a wine list almost as vast as the museum’s collections! Once your have finished lunch, it is time to stroll the chic neighbourhood and shops of Yorkville – Bloor Village , Canada’s premier shopping and luxury lifestyle district where you can enjoy eye-popping murals and instagramable art installations, explore world renowned ultra-hip boutiques and discover the latest in upscale fashion.

Location: Royal Ontario Museum | Toronto

Optional at an additional cost

Plenary for Architects & Designers: The NAAWS. Saving you time and money

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Thursday, June 8, 2023

Location: Varley Room | Hilton Toronto

1st Time Delegate Reception

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Thursday, June 8, 2023

First-time Convention Delegates are invited to meet AWMAC and AWMAC Chapter Board Members and connect with other first-time attendees at this informal reception.

Location: Carmichael Room | Hilton Toronto

Open to first-time delegates and invited guests only.

Companion Meet & Greet

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Thursday, June 8, 2023

Registered companions are invited to this informal meet and greet to see past friends and meet new ones.

Location: Jackson Room | Hilton Toronto

Open to companions only

Welcome Reception & Industry Showcase

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Thursday, June 8, 2023

The Welcome Reception and Industry Showcase kicks off the 2023 AWMAC National Convention.

Location: Toronto II & III | Hilton Toronto


DAY 2 | Friday, June 9, 2023

Networking Breakfast

7:30 am - 8:30 am | Friday, June 9, 2023

Location: Toronto III | Hilton Toronto


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023

Wendel Clark, former Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, will speak about Leadership and what he learned from playing with and against some of the greatest leaders in the game. From being drafted 1st Overall as an 18-year-old and what the experience was for him coming from a very small town in Western Canada to Toronto, and all the ‘Firsts’, he had in his 1st NHL season.

Wendel Clark was one of the most beloved players ever to wear the Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. The former team captain, his rambunctious playing style, and exceptional talent on the ice endeared him to fans. Now an ambassador for the team and a spokesperson for a number of corporations, Clark’s star power continues to shine. Clark retired from the NHL in 2000. His last season brought his career full circle from its beginnings in 1985 with the Leafs. Overall in his career, Clark recorded 330 goals, 234 assists, 564 points, and 1,690 penalty minutes. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and was second in voting for the Calder Trophy. He was selected to the NHL All-Star Game in 1986 and 1999.

Wendel had his number ‘17’ retired by the Maple Leafs, and in 2017, he was honoured once again with his statue unveiled on Legends Row outside of Scotiabank Arena. Wendel is an active entrepreneur with four Wendel Clark Classic Grill restaurants in Ontario and Saskatchewan. He lends his name to various charity endeavours across Canada, including his own Wendel Clark Charity Golf Classic, now in its 20th year, and the Wendel Clark Muskoka Ice Cup, new in 2022.  Wendel and his wife spend their time between their home in Toronto and their summer home in Muskoka, Ontario.

ALAN MALLORY | Reaching New Heights in Safety and Risk Management

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023

Alan’s safety programs are not about avoiding risk; they are about studying and thoroughly understanding the safety challenges to identify, minimize, and control risks for safe and successful results. Learning Objectives:

- Safety planning, preparation and establishing procedures
- Agile practices in risk identification and management
- Incorporating lessons learned from the past in your industry
- Contingency planning and developing response strategies
- Root cause analysis and preventative action

Alan is an international speaker, author and performance coach passionate about leadership and reaching new heights in all we do! His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and results. By understanding what drives and motivates us, we can cultivate more innovative and effective ways of thinking and taking action. Alan holds a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a masters in psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. Alan has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager, developing patents and solutions to complex mining and metals industry challenges. Living and working abroad has given him the opportunity to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity, and successfully adapt to different organizational structures.

Lunch - Piano Piano (Companions only)

11:45 am - 3:00 pm | Friday, June 9, 2023

Depart Hilton on foot at 11:45 am

Enjoy a delicious Italian lunch at Piano Piano Restaurant.

Piano Piano is the Italian restaurant you always wished was just around the corner, and now it is.

Location: Piano Piano

AWMAC Awards & Recognition Luncheon

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Friday, June 9, 2023

This premier event will bring together AWMAC’s members and supporters to celebrate the architectural woodwork industry and the generosity, expertise, and commitment of those who dedicate themselves to AWMAC’s mission and vision.

This event will feature a delicious lunch, an opportunity to make connections, and awards and recognition presentations.

Location: Toronto I & II | Hilton Toronto

Roundtable: Industry Standards

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm | Friday, June 9, 2023

Location: Carmichael/Jackson | Hilton Toronto

Leadership Meeting - Chapter Presidents and Management
2:00 - 4:30 pm | Friday, June 9, 2023 (previously scheduled for Saturday)

Location:  | Opus Room, 3rd Floor - Hilton Toronto

Invites are extended to 1 board member (who is not a national director) and 1 manager from each chapter. 

DAY 3 | Saturday, June 10, 2023

AWMAC AGM & Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:30 am | Saturday, June 10, 2023

The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and Members’ Breakfast portion of the Convention are exclusively for AWMAC members and invited guests.
The AGM provides the membership with an update on the Board’s accomplishments throughout the past fiscal year, presents the
financials, and holds elections for the open positions on the AWMAC Board of Directors.

Location: Toronto I & II | Hilton Toronto

Open to all AWMAC Members and invited Guests.

Companion Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:30 am | Saturday, June 10, 2023


The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and Members’ Breakfast portion of the Convention are exclusively for AWMAC members and invited guests.

Location: Toronto III | Hilton Toronto

Lightning Round: New Products & Trends

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Saturday, June 10, 2023

Learn about new products and trends from AWMAC's Partners!

Location: Varley Room | Hilton Toronto


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023

Did you know Canada is experiencing a significant skills shortage, affecting businesses nationwide? According to recent reports, over 1,000,000 job vacancies still need to be filled in Canada because more qualified workers are needed. As we emerge from the pandemic, the competition for top talent will become even more challenging, with an aging population and an accelerated shortage of skilled workers. The skills shortages will continue for several years forcing employers to find new ways to attract and retain employees. In this session, participants will discover the following:

- the latest trends in the labour market
- how to increase capacity with your current team
- the importance of employee engagement for attraction, retention, and productivity
- the role of AI, automation and technology in enhancing the workplace and home and work-life balance
- the reasons why people join, stay, and leave their employers
- leading a multigenerational workforce
- the leadership characteristics that are necessary for navigating today’s challenging times
Location: Carmichael/Jackson | Hilton Toronto

Distillery District Excursion (Companions only)

11:30 am - 4:00 pm | Saturday, June 10, 2023

Tour one of Toronto's newest and oldest landmark locations. The Distillery District's Victorian buildings and cobblestone streets are steeped in history and are today lined with hip indie restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries, outdoor sculptures and theatres.

Begin your visit with a journey with one of Toronto’s top 10 walking tours who will share the story of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. You will be shown some of the best hidden Distillery District spots and photo locations along the way. After the tour enjoy lunch at Toronto’s iconic Mill St. Brewery.

Location: Distillery District | Toronto

Networking Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Saturday, June 10, 2023

Location: Toronto III| Hilton Toronto


*The convention program is subject to change without notice.

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