June 19-22, 2020

Marriott Hotel

Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

Connect, Inspire, Nurture, Empower, Create


The Armenian International Women’s Association is thrilled to host this year’s conference in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia in June.

Armenian women from all over the world are increasingly expressing their preparedness and eagerness to be involved in new conversations that will lead to healthy and productive social change. Armenian women also express their hope for a strengthened network that will equally support their need to access the resources necessary to thrive.

AIWA 2020 Connect will honor these wishes by creating a three-day experience that will take each participant on a journey toward the creation of a more unified, connected and thriving community. Get ready to join with women from Armenia and the Diaspora for breakthroughs, interactive workshops, brainstorming, problem-solving, and ideating.

We look forward to your joining us for this relevant and purposeful gathering in Tsaghkadzor.


What Others Are Saying

“This is a unique opportunity to connect with amazing Armenian women from all over the world and to make great lifelong connections. I very much look forward to great conversations and to learning from each other.

Zela Astarjian

Boston, MA

“As soon as I learned about the conference I immediately put it on my calendar. Armenian women from around the world together for 3-4 days — sounds like a life-changing gathering and I can’t wait to be a part of it!”

Kim Bardakian

San Francisco, CA

“2020 Connect promises to be a groundbreaking event for Armenian women worldwide who have been yearning for open and educating conversations transcending all sorts of diversities. A unique chance to network, share, empower and get empowered!”

Hasmik Khalapyan


Event Schedule

Arrival and Welcome
  • Starting the connections
  • Expressing intentions



Reset of the Mindset
  • Creating self-awareness
  • Learning through conversation
  • Building relationships
Starting Creation
  • Brainstorming together about future possibilities
  • Ideating solutions
Paving the Way and Send-Off
  • Reflecting on the learning
  • Preparing for what’s next


Registration includes:

  • Full access to the 3-day event
  • Hotel accommodations at Marriott Tsaghkadzor
  • All meals and beverages while at 2020 Connect
  • Ground transportation to and from Zvartnots Airport or Marriott Yerevan

Registration does not include transportation to and from the country of Armenia.

Early Rate

Register now until March 1, 2020 to receive the discounted rate:

AIWA Members: $595
Non-AIWA Members: $645 

(includes one-year AIWA Membership!)

Reduced rates for residents of host country will be available.

After March 1, 2020 rates will increase to $695 for AIWA Members and $795 for non-members


Why Tsaghkadzor?
AIWA is excited to create an experience for Armenian women to connect and inspire each other to work together toward positive change. Creating this experience in a calmer area outside the hustle and bustle of Yerevan is an important part of the process – free from distractions and in a peaceful setting within Armenia’s breathtaking landscape.

No other guests will inhabit the Marriott Tsaghkadzor during 2020 Connect other than the participants. Those who attend 2020 Connect will have access to all Marriott amenities during the conference including gym, spa, indoor pool, and tea/lounge areas.

Where is Tsaghkadzor?
Tsaghadzor is a ski resort area roughly 40 kilometeres outside Yerevan. During the Soviet era, Tsaghadzor was the Olympic training ground for winter competitors then and has undergone significant renovation since early 2000s. Today, Tsaghkadzor boasts four ski-lifts and continues to grow as a destination for visitors all year round.

About AIWA

The Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) is focused on connecting, inspiring and empowering Armenian women throughout the world to bring about positive change in their lives and in their communities. We are a membership organization that provides both an online and offline engagement platform for Armenian women to access each other as well as resources and information to support their growth – in their local communities and across borders. Our stories, our passions, and our meet-ups inform our goals and activities. Together, we build awareness and drive development and change. To learn more and to become a supporter of AIWA’s 2020 conference in Armenia, please contact us at 2020Connect@aiwainternational.org