2021 Grant Conference

2021 Grant Conference

July 28-29-30, 2021

July 28-29-30, 2021

Avanti Palms Resort on I-Drive

Avanti Palms Resort on I-Drive

Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL


The 2021 Grant Conference will be an in-person event.  Conference attendees will learn industry trends, meet grant-makers, and network with fellow professionals at the 2021 Grant Conference.  Presentations will be given by Government Agencies, Foundations, Grant Consultants, Resource Librarians, and Evaluators. 

Who should attend?     Experienced Grant Writers who work as staff at Nonprofit Organizations, Local Government Agencies, for For-Profit Business as well as independent Grant Writing Consultants.  Please note that the conference is not suitable for persons who are just now learning to write grants.  Instead, we recommend taking one of our Online Courses on Grant Writing (Link)

CGW Renewal Credits.  Certified Grant Writers®can earn up to 15 CGW Renewal Credits by attending sessions.  One credit is award for each session attended and documented.  

Hotel Accommodations:

  • You may want to stay at the Avanti Palms Resort where the conference will be held. 
    • The hotel address 6515 International Drive in Orlando.
    • We recommend a Premium or Superior room in the Tower Building. 
    • Book online or call 856-994-3157.
  • Other hotels nearby are the Crowne Plaza, Doubletree by Hilton, Hyatt, Holiday Inn Express and Hilton Hotel.
What to Pack:
  • Attire for the Conference is Business Casual.  Afternoon temperatures will be in the 90's and humid.
  • Bring a sweater or jacket since meeting rooms and restaurants often feel chilly.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes to stroll on International Drive (I-Drive) in the evening.
  • Remember to bring a swimming suit for the hotel's swimming pool.
  • In July it rains (or pours) almost daily so we recommend an umbrella or rain poncho.
Conference Schedule

Wed July 28, 2021
Registration and
Light Refreshments
12 Noon
Conference Opens 1:00 PM
Conference Sessions 1:10-5:00 PM
Evening on your own
Thu July 29, 2021 Morning Sessions 8:00 to 11:50 AM
Group Luncheon 12 Noon 
Afternoon Sessions 1:30 to 5:30 PM
Fri July 30, 2021 Morning Sessions 8:00 to 11:50 AM
Closing Session 11:50 AM to 12 Noon

Speakers and topics will be published as soon as they are confirmed.
Travel Arrangements
  • Conference attendees may want to fly into Orlando Airport.  Transportation to the Avanti Palms Resort ( by taxi or shared shuttle van) will be available outside of the baggage claim area.  Note that there is more than one Avanti hotel on International Drive.  Be sure to tell the taxi driver that our hotel address is 6500 International Drive.
  • The conference concludes at 12 noon.  Your airline flight should depart no earlier than 3:00 PM. The local traffic on International Drive is quite heavy, so plan plenty of time for the drive to the airport.
  • For those planning to drive to Orlando the hotel provides complimentary parking for hotel guests.
I-Drive Trolley Service  (click here)
Conference Registration
  • Only active members of AGWA may register for the 2021 Grant Conference. 
  • Registration will be available online on 4/1/21 or  click on the Mail Registration Form on the right side of this page
  • Early Registration 4/1/21 thru 6/30/21:
    • Member Early Registration is $350.00
    • Members with valid CGW Credential Early Registration is $325.00  (expired CGWs are not eligible for the discount rate)
  • Late Registration 7/1/21 thru 7/16/21
    • Member Late Registration is $400.00
    • Members with valid CGW Credential Late Registration is $375.00 (expired CGWs are not eligible for the discount rate)
  • Online Registration Procedure
    • Login to Members Only (click here) after 4/1/2021
    • Click on the title "2021 Grant Conference Registration"
    • Select the registration type and click on "add to cart" on the right-hand side of the page
    • Your confirmation will be sent to you by e-mail within 2-3 business days.

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