The Number One Training Program in the West... Started in 2003, Academy is a three-day (three-year) high quality summer program on chamber management “essentials” geared for today’s chamber executives and professional staff. It has become the leading training program totally devoted to chamber professional in the West.
We are planning Academy as if it will take place in Sacramento, CA. However, if we are forced to move the event to another location, city or state, we will alert our registrants and W.A.C.E members as soon as possible.
We strongly suggest you wait to purchase airfare, and when you do, make sure it is refundable. Hotel reservations at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel can be cancelled without liability until 48 hours prior to check-in.
Registration Fees Tuition includes opening reception, networking event, continental breakfast and all materials, but does not include meals, transportation, hotel accommodations, meeting room Wi-Fi, or parking. $575 W.A.C.E. Members $800 Non-Members Registration deadline: July 16, 2021 View full event details including lodging and a detailed schedule and list of classes on the event website
ACADEMY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of three years of Academy curriculum. All three years of classes must be completed within a five year period in order to graduate. After attending first year of Academy, participants must attend (as a full delegate) two of the next three W.A.C.E. Annual Conferences. Earn 10 additional credits by providing documentation of attendance/participation in any of the following: * W.A.C.E. Webinars - 1 credit each. Maximum of 6 credits allowed. * Regional or other state chamber executive conferences (2 credits each). * Other conferences or programs must be approved by the Academy Steering Committee (2 credits maximum).
TUITION $300.00 includes Monday and Tuesday’s workshops, materials, and the networking event on Monday evening. Tuition does not include meals, transportation, hotel accommodations, meeting room Wi-Fi, or parking. *** Only W.A.C.E. members who have graduated from W.A.C.E.'s Academy are eligible to participate in this event.
Tuition is fully refundable should the event have to be rescheduled, moved to another county or state, or cancelled due to uncontrollable circumstances surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic.