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Interested in becoming a member? AWC Springfield is Worth Every Penny!
Our Springfield chapter was recently named "Overall Outstanding Chapter" by the National Association of AWC, recognizing us as the top chapter in the nation! Now is the BEST time to Invest in Yourself!

Benefits of Membership

The Springfield, Illinois Area Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications
is a professional organization of women and men in the communications fields, located in central Illinois. Our members are represented in professions including advertising, association communications, community relations, corporate communications, government communications, freelance, graphic design, health care communications, marketing, public relations, social media and many others

Learn more about our history as we celebrate 35 years of communication excellence.

Programs and events



Sep 10

How the Beatles Went Viral: Lessons from 50 Years Ago

When the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, the group quickly went viral in the United States.  However, behind that rapid rise to success and influence were a number of contributing factors.  This program will explore what contributed to that reaction and whether that same reaction might happen today.


Presenter Michael R. Cheney is a professor of Communication and an Associate Professor of Economics.  His course on the Beatles was recognized with the Sloan C Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and the podcast associated with that course was the second most downloaded podcast on iTunesU. He is the author of nine books including The Fifth Beatle (2012) and Beatle Movies (forthcoming).


RSVP to programs@awcspringfield.org


Registration and Networking begins at 11:30

Program and Luncheon from 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Members: $17

Guests $22

Students: $11


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News updates


7-14-14 - Summer Newsletter


6-26-14 - We Need You!

As a new program year begins and the new board begins its term, we need you to volunteer as a member of one of our committees! Please contact any of the current board members for more information.


6-25-14 - New Board Meets

The torch was passed to the new board members of the Springfield Chapter on June 25, 2014 in a meeting held at the Illinois Association of School Boards. Photos will be updated soon on the About Us page of our website.


4-10-14 - Call for Award Nominations:
Springfield AWC Members, we are asking for nominations for the Professional Communicator and Chapter Star Awards. Learn more here. Nominations are due May 2, 2014.


4-10-14 - Slate open for the 2014-2015 AWC Springfield Board and Commitee members: Are you ready to become more involved in your AWC chapter? Please respond by April 30, 2014.


2013 AWC National Conference a resounding success!


Summer 2014

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