2015 Annual Convention



Join us in the Heart of America as AWCI celebrates the rebirth of the American Watchmaking Spirit!


This year’s convention of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute will be held in the heart of America at the elegant Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Missouri. The Hotel Phillips was voted Best Hotel of Kansas City in 2014 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. If you have never been to Kansas City it is a cosmopolitan urban wonder in the middle of the great plains! The weather in October will be fantastic. You might consider arriving early and staying some extra days so you can venture out into the City of Fountains and enjoy:

  • A plate of Famous Kansas City BBQ Ribs
  • The air of inspiration at dozens of world class museums
  • The spray of more fountains than any other city in the world (except Rome)
  • A sense of duty at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
  • The hustle and bustle of the fully functional and fully restored Union Station
  • A hallmark moment at Crowne Center Shops & the Hallmark Visitor’s Center and Museum
  • The sweet echo of jazz in the Power & Lights District
  • A day of shopping at City Plaza
  • A four-story Tour of Jules Borel & Co.
  • Vendor Fair & American Watch Brand Exhibition
  • The enlightenment of Continuing Education Classes
  • The AWCI Annual Awards Banquet
Photo courtesy of VisitKC

Kansas City Skyline – Photo courtesy of VisitKC


PHoto Courtesy of VisitKC

PHoto Courtesy of VisitKC



JC Nichols Fountain City Plaza – Photo Courtesy of VisitKC



Kemper Musuem of Art – Photo Courtesy of VisitKC



National World War I Muserum at Liberty Memorial – Photo Courtesy of VisitKC



Nelson Atkins Museum – Photo Courtesy of VisitKC



Union Station – Photo Courtesy of VisitKC

Hotel Phillips Lobby

Hotel Phillips Lobby

Hotel Phillips

Hotel Phillips


Wednesday September 30, 2015

Chronometer Club Seminar



Thursday October 1, 2015

Keynote Address

Affiliate Chapter Meeting

Industry Advisory Board Meeting

Tour of Jules Borel


Friday October 2, 2015

Vendor Fair &

American Watch Brands Exhibition


Saturday October 3, 2015

Watchmaker Education

Clockmaker Education

Awards Banquet


 Plan now for this year’s annual convention

Just $499


Kansas City, Missouri

October 1-3, 2015

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Hotel Information

Click here to book at the Hotel Phillips with our special convention rate.