AWESOME SUMMIT 2024

October 25-27, 2024 in Westminster, MD, USA





 Join in awesome conversations, celebrate small-town life with a big-world vision, and much more. Get your ticket today!

The 2024 Awesome Summit will be hosted by the Hey Westminster! Awesome Foundation chapter, on the weekend of October 25th. 


Just three years old, their chapter has given away nearly $60k in grants, with robust media storytelling that has reached tens of thousands and had a transformative impact in their community. Come explore their small Maryland town (outside of Baltimore and DC), join in conversations about community-driven impact, and celebrate all you do creating a more awesome future.

It'll be an-almost-Halloween weekend that celebrates small-town life, as the leaves change up and down one of the longest, walkable Main Streets on the east coast. Plans are in place to enjoy conversations at a local distillery, join breakout groups to brainstorm at a local historic college, visit the local farmers' market in its autumn splendor, sit with trustees from around the world around a campfire, and much more.



Snag your ticket by August 11, 2024. Earlier confirmation is appreciated, as hotel and homestay availability is limited; the chapter wants to ensure housing for all that plan to join


+ Make the event more awesome: volunteer! We are looking for a half-dozen activities (ranging from small group discussion to presentations) that range from 30 minutes to an hour to compliment the growing schedule. Everyone can do it!


If you need additional information, feel free to reach out to our summit coordinators. 


We look forward to seeing you this fall and working together to continue the Awesome Foundation’s great work.

2024 AGENDA


Note: calendar below is tentative and subject to change. Questions? Want to help sponsor the summit? Email heywestminster@gmail.com.

DAY 1: FRIDAY oCT 25

Hey Westminster (HW) helps pick people up from the airport/train station. Lodging is at a mix of local hotels + trustees. Kickoff event at trustee-owned https://covalentspirits.com

Day 2: Saturday Oct 26

Farmers' market + local event visit in the morning, then lunch/retreat/workshop. That evening, bonfire and hangout!

Day 3: Sunday Oct 27

Debrief brunch, workshop, and transport back to airport/train station

where to stay

To help you make your travel plans, we wanted to share the following lodging options: 


Hotel

We’ve secured a large block of rooms at the local Best Western; you can contact them at (410) 857-1900 (or frontdesk@bestwesternwestminster.com) and mention Hey Westminster/Awesome Summit for a special rate of $132/night. This rate will be good until September 10, 2024.


Vacation rental

Drop us a line if you would like help connecting with others and/or have secured a space that has extra room for a new friend!


Camping

There are a few local camping options on Hipcamp. Alternatively, Codorus State Park is about 30 minutes away. 


Homestay

Our trustees are excited to host and get to know our friends from around the world! While supply is limited, we’ll send a separate email to those of you who requested a homestay to coordinate details.

FAQ

How much does it cost?

The AweSummit is entirely free to attend. The only cost to you is: travelling to Westminster if you prefer to stay in paid accommodation; and some food/drinks during the weekend.

Where can I stay?

Click the dropdown link above!

Do I have to attend all the events?

No - come to some or all of the weekend. If you're attending the main Summit day on Saturday, we encourage you to attend the entire day's events.

Can I bring a +1 to the Friday community drinks or the Saturday party?

Bringing a guest should be fine - please reach out to coordinate.