The 2020 AWI convention was the 1st Virtual Convention in AWI’s history. The AWI staff not only made it special but it went off with little technical difficulties. Strata Design’s very own, Tyler Cerny, has been the AWI President for 2020. He had the opportunity to give the State of the Association speech and handed the presidential gavel to the 2021 in coming president during the convention. As President and First Lady we were able to shape the convention a little and requested speakers who address perseverance, marriage and mental illness. All the speakers were Amazing! Not your typical woodworking sessions yet undoubtedly Timely!!
Although this convention was supposed to be at Lake Tahoe and went virtual, a handful of us were able to attend in person so we could check out next year’s venue. We are happy to announce it will be North of Houston at Margaritaville Resort in Lake Conroe. This venue was surprisingly very cool and will be a perfect spot for fall of 2021!
Although this convention was not what we planned or imagined, like so many disappointments this year, we found the silver linings and were thankful we were able to attend and include our family!! This whole experience has been humbling, exciting and unforgettable. As Tyler’s wife and business partner, I am very proud of how Tyler was able to juggle being president of our company and president of AWI in a year that experienced a global pandemic and a very uncertain economy. A true testament to his determination and leadership. Well Done! Praying continued success as we finish out the year!