Leadership Conference

UPDATE Area 15 Leadership Conference Postponed

Due to the current rise in COVID cases here in Washington, and the growing uncertainty in preparing for in-person events, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone the Area 15 Leadership Conference scheduled for Sept. 23 and 24 in Vancouver, Washington. While we are greatly disappointed, we hope you can understand our primary concern is to help keep our attendees and staff safe.


Although we can’t meet in-person, we are offering TWO FREE ONLINE SESSIONS hosted by Donna Franza, NAHB Senior Consultant, Advisory Services. Attend one or both!

  • “Crafting Mutually Beneficial Volunteer Opportunities”
    • Thursday, Sept. 23 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)
    • 70% of members never volunteer. A mutually beneficial system is defined as a system in which the volunteer
      makes a meaningful contribution to the association. Mutually beneficial volunteer activities benefit the volunteer’s
      professional development and credibility and provide a benefit to the association. This session will explore ways to
      get members to raise their hands to volunteer.
    • To register for the free session, contact QuincyR@biaw.com
  • “Culture by Design”
    • Friday, Sept. 24 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m (PDT)
    • Culture is not something you are—it’s something you do: beliefs, values, and behaviors. This session will focus
      on how to be intentional in building a better culture, with a focus on strategies that trigger change, spark
      collaboration, build trust and drive a positive HBA culture.
    • To register for the free session, contact QuincyR@biaw.com

Attendee Registration Refunds

For those attendees who have registered for the conference, we have begun processing full refunds. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brenda Kwieciak at (360) 352-7800, ext. 113 or Brendak@biaw.com, or Quincy Romero, ext. 100 or QuincyR@biaw.com.

For those with hotel reservations at The Heathman Lodge, the hotel will contact you directly, or you can contact them at (360) 254-3100.


Thank You for Your Patience

We appreciate your interest in attending the Area 15 Leadership Conference and look forward to your attendance in 2022!