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National AWS Conference

  • 1 Nov 2018
  • (UTC-05:00)
  • 3 Nov 2018
  • (UTC-05:00)
  • Buffalo, NY

Discover wine with hundreds of wine friends

We are planning fun pre-conference events and knock-your-socks-off conference sessions. Oh, yeah, and a TON of amazing wine.

Also at the conference, you will find judging of our Commercial Wine CompetitionAmateur Wine Competition, Super Tasting Series Certification Class and Wine Judge Certification Training.

The AWSNational Conference is only for members, but you can join any time!


Never been to an AWS National Conference?

Check out our more than 50 sessions and speakers from 2017.

Conference registration is $499 per person.  



Our conference hotel for 2018 is the beautiful Hyatt Regency Buffalo.  Enjoy your stay in one of the 396 contemporary hotel rooms in downtown Buffalo, NY, featuring a chic mix of both modern and classic elements that pay homage to Buffalo’s history. Wake up to sweeping views of the downtown area. 

We have secured a rate of $139.00 a night for a California king-size bed or two double beds. You will be charged the rate of one night, which is nonrefundable, when you make your reservation.

(Guest room rates are subject to prevailing state and local occupancy taxes, currently 13.75%.)

Reserve your room online at:


Or call: 888-421-1442 and refer to the AWS conference.

The cutoff date to receive our room block rate is October 16, 2018.


All guestrooms include:

  • 32” flat-screen televisions featured with remote control and complimentary HBO, CNN and ESPN, which also includes a pay-per-view video library of the latest movies.
  • iHome stereo with iPod® docking system.
  • Free, high-speed Internet access is available in all guestrooms.
  • Plush Hyatt Grand Beds®, an oversized workstation, tech-savvy enhancements, dual telephones, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, refrigerators, and room service during regular hours. Cribs and roll-away beds are available upon request.

Check-In Time: 3:00 pm

Check-Out Time: Noon

The hotel is located 12 miles from the Buffalo / Niagara International Airport in the heart of the Theatre and Financial Districts and connected to the Buffalo Convention Center. Hyatt Regency Buffalo is accessible to all-major highways and expressways, making Niagara Falls and Casino Niagara a 20-minute drive.

Have questions? Want to sponsor or present? Contact Conference Chair Diane Meyer or Executive Director David Falchek.

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