2023 Annual MAWD Conference

     April 26-28 in Branson, Mo

Download The Conference At-A-Glance HERE

Attention Conference Attendees!

MAWD is excited to announce the kick-off of our 1st ever Scholarship Campaign.   We will be holding a Silent Auction and 50/50 drawing in an effort to raise funds to put towards our scholarship fund.  MAWD will match the amount of funds collected.  Each year, MAWD awards at least one scholarship to a member or one of their dependents, and we want to ensure we have the opportunity to continue to provide this to our membership.  Please stop by the MAWD exhibit booth to sign up for one of the Silent Auction items, purchase a 50/50 ticket, or see what FREE MAWD swag you can get your hands on.  Auction items will be on display, and bids will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Thursday.  Winners will be selected and notified at that time.  The cost for 50/50 tickets will be $1 for one ticket, $5 for six tickets and $20 for an arm’s length.  Please be sure to bring cash; however, we will have venmo and square options available.   

Conference Registration and Attendees

The 2023 Annual Conference will be held April 26-28, 2023 in Branson, Missouri at the Hilton Branson Convention Center located on the beautiful Landing in downtown Branson, Missouri.  We look forward to having each and every one of you join us for this exciting time featuring keynote speakers, relevant break-out sessions, networking opportunities with other professionals, great food and evening entertainment at the Landing.  The Hilton Branson will serve as the host hotel, which is adjacent to the Convention Center with the Hilton Promenade as an overflow location across the street. 

2023 Annual Conference Sponsorships

 Platinum Sponsors


 Gold Sponsors

 Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Click on the link below to register to attend the conference. Additional guest meal tickets will be available for purchase at the conference registration desk.  Please note:  If registering and paying on-line, there will be a processing fee charged.  If you wish to avoid the service fee, checks can be made payable to MAWD and mailed to Jeanie Griffin at 912 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683. 

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations must be received prior to April 15, 2023.  Any cancellations after this date will incur a $75 cancellation fee.

Special Note to DHEWD staff:  The Division handles registrations and payments in bulk from Central Office.  Please do not complete this section and make payment unless otherwise instructed.

Dietary needs: Special dietary needs are available.  PLEASE make note of such when completing the registration fields or contact Tracy Polk at tpolk@springfieldmo.go



Follow the links below when making LODGING reservations:

Please Note:  *To secure the group rate please select the conference dates of arrival and departure.  This will ease the reservation process and allow you to obtain the group rate.  Check-in is not available until 4:00 pm. You may want to consider checking in to the Conference Registration at the Convention Center first to avoid missing lunch and the opening keynote OR download the Hilton Honors app as noted below. 

To expedite your reservation – BE SURE TO:

  1. Click on the web page address in purple font below to access the Hotel Reservation Link (The link pre-populates your group code)
  2. Click “Book a Room” Link
  3. To edit your stay for the conference, click the “Edit Stay” hyperlink
  4. Make reservations as soon as possible.  The special room rate will be available until Friday, March 31st, 2023, or until room block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

If you would like to spend additional days in Branson either before or after the meeting, the group rate could be offered and is BASED ON AVAILBILITY.  Select “Edit Stay” hyperlink to check availability.

The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing Hotel:

Reservation Link:  www.my-event.hilton.com/hrobchh-mawd23-acd64211-2da2-4ee1-9eb7-d9418be80292/

Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing

3 Branson Landing, Branson, Missouri 65616


The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel: Fully booked!

Reservation Link: www.my-event.hilton.com/hrobchh-mawd23-acd64211-2da2-4ee1-9eb7-d9418be80292/

Hilton Branson Convention Center

200 East Main Street, Branson, Missouri 65616


Reservation guidelines:  To secure a guest room reservation, a major credit card will be required. Reservations cancelled within (48) hours of arrival will incur a charge for the first night’s Room/Tax charge.

Check-In/Out Time:  Our check-in time is 4:00 PM; check-out time is 11:00 AM.  All guests arriving before 4:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available. Hotel bellmen can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.

Early Departure Fee:  If a guest checks out prior to the guest's reserved checkout date, the Hotel will add an early check-out fee to that guest's individual account (currently, one night’s Room/Tax).   Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Hotel (48) hours prior to day of arrival. 

Parking Options/Fees:  Guests of the hotel can either park at our Self-Parking Garage for $15/Day for unlimited in & out privileges, or Valet Park for $25/Day for unlimited in & out privileges.  Guests will check into the Hotel prior to selecting their parking options.  Prevailing Rates Apply. View Convention Center Parking HERE.

Incidental Hold on Credit Card:  Guests that provide their own credit card for Incidentals, will have an authorized hold of $50/day on their credit card account.  If no Incidental charges are made during time of stay, anticipate 3 – 5 days post check-out before authorization hold is released.  Discourage use of debit cards, as release of funds may take longer.

Branson Landing – Dinner/Attractions:  Refer to the maps below to make plans for dinner and/or entertainment Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

View the Branson Landing Map HERE

View the Branson Historic Downtown Map HERE


Exhibitor Pricing:

  • $500.00 to include:
    • Registration for one attendee to all conference sessions, meals and activities
    • One 8 foot table, two chairs, waste paper basket, draped skirt and name plate to display marketing materials
    • Company logo on conference mobile app and projection screen during general sessions 
  • Additional representatives will register as a single attendee at a cost of $400 
  • Electricity is available at an additional cost and is payable to the convention center separately.
  • Storage, shipping, labor is available through the convention center and handled separately.  
  • Exhibitors will be able to set-up beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 26th and tear down on Thursday, April 27th at 4:00.  
Exhibitors are welcome to continue to display until after the closing session on Friday, April 28th at 11:30. 


Sponsors enhance our conference in ways that add value to attendees while presenting a great venue to connect with workforce professionals.  We have 4 different levels of sponsorship.  Each level is listed below.  Complete the on-line registration fields above and mark the designated level you wish to sponsor.

  • Platinum Level - $1,000  - includes 6 second ad and listed on conference App, business logo shown on big screen during all general sessions, break sponsorship, and complimentary inclusion of your information in the conference registration packet.
  • Gold Level - $750  - includes 3 second ad and listed on conference App, business logo shown on big screen during all general sessions, and break sponsorship.
  • Silver Level - $500  - includes 3 second listed on conference App and business logo shown on big screen during all general sessions.
  • Bronze Level - $250  - includes listed on conference App and business logo shown on big screen during all general sessions.


Missouri Association for Workforce Development is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 912 Main Street, Trenton, Missouri 64683

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