Get Acquainted Party
Sunday, August 29
During our planning process it became clear that we needed to make the 2021 Get Acquainted Party at PWX a ticketed event due to the public health crisis. This has allowed us to clearly report to our venue the expected number of guests for the party. Historically, anyone with a badge has been allowed access, but with the current health crisis, that could have exceeded capacity limitations. Tickets for this event have always been included with attendee "Full" and "Sunday One-Day" registration types, and others who arrive with a badge have also been given access as capacity allows. This year capacity does allow for additional attendance beyond our projected attendee numbers, so an allotment of additional tickets have been made available to other registration categories. The cut-off date for ticket sales is August 20, 2021 so the venue can begin to prepare for our final guaranteed number of guests.
The APWA Missouri Chapter welcomes you to St. Louis and PWX with a fantastic opening night party at Ballpark Village, where sports and entertainment meet! This dynamic sports-themed complex is the premiere dining and entertainment district in the region. Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, next to Busch Stadium and within walking distance of all PWX hotels, Ballpark Village includes multiple dining and entertainment venues and is always buzzing with excitement. APWA guests will be rockin’ all evening with the best party band in St. Louis – That 80’s Band, the ultimate 80’s experience! Come join your public works friends as you enjoy great local food, drink, and entertainment at the PWX Get Acquainted Party.
Transportation: Convention center and hotels are within walking distance. Shuttle bus transportation will also be available, beginning at the convention center, and running between Ballpark Village and official PWX hotels until 7:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Tickets: Please visit the registration portal. Your booth contact has received an email with registration instructions from Custom Registration Inc. You are now able to add Get Acquainted Party tickets to representative registrations. A limited number of tickets are available until August 20, 2021 or until they sell out.
Tickets and Badges: This is a ticketed event. Wear your PWX badge and bring your ticket to gain access to the party.
The Little Bit Foundation
Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
701 Convention Plaza – MO Hospitality area in the Plaza Lobby
Join us in supporting The Little Bit Foundation! The Little Bit Foundation is an organization that focuses on serving the most under-resourced school communities, supporting students’ individual needs and goals, and celebrating their successes. They are committed to breaking down barriers to learning for students living in poverty and aim to empower students to achieve their academic goals and dreams for the future. We will be supporting The Little Bit Foundation during PWX by collecting school supplies and monetary donations. Please bring your donations to the MO Hospitality area in the Plaza Lobby to show your support.
If you cannot bring your donations to the center, you can still support The Little Bit Foundation by purchasing items from their Amazon Wish List.
Blood Drive – American Red Cross
Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Share your good health—please donate blood! Appointments to donate are not required. Please remember to hydrate and eat a good meal before donating, and bring your ID.
Young Professionals Networking Reception
Monday, August 30
Brewhouse at Ballpark Village
All APWA members age 35 and younger are invited to attend this year’s Young Professionals Networking Reception. Come meet and socialize with other young public works professionals. Learn more about how APWA is attracting young people to the industry and keeping them engaged.
5K Fun Run and Walk
Tuesday, August 31
The Missouri Chapter is proud to host the 2021 PWX Fun Run & Walk. Join us for a non-competitive, untimed run and walk! The run will take you along the Mississippi Riverfront and through the beautiful Gateway Arch National Park and along the edge of historic Laclede's Landing, finishing back at the southeast corner of America's Center.
Registration includes a T-shirt. Packets can be picked up from 3:00–5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30. Participants will meet at the southeast entrance to America's Center at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31.
Please contact Lori Daiber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-558-6315 for availability.
Tuesday, August 31
Ticketed event. Advance registration required.
Speaker: Dr. Norris L Roberts, Jr. EdD, CISA, CISM, Security+
Boeing Senior Project Manager and President of Diversity & Inclusion for St. Louis office
Please join us for brunch and a speech on diversity and inclusion issues by Senior Project Manager and President of Diversity & Inclusion for Boeing St. Louis Dr. Norris L. Roberts, Jr. More information will be available soon.
Dr. Roberts is currently the DFARS (Defense Federal Agency Regulatory Supplement) Cybersecurity Program Management Office Senior Manager for the Boeing Company. Because cybersecurity “touches” all facets of the aerospace industry, Dr. Roberts enjoys collaborating with individuals at various levels of the Boeing Company to problem solve. His day includes communicating, educating, and problem-solving with executives, scientists, engineers, cybersecurity professionals, lawyers, IT professionals, and manufacturing. He is a member of the Boeing Black Employee Association (BBEA), ISACA, the Alzheimer’s Association, and he serves as president of the Boeing St. Louis Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Most chapter dinners will be on Tuesday evening, August 31. Chapter Dinner information (that APWA has received) can be found by accessing the Chapter Dinner icon in the PWX app.