Annual SummiT 2018


Annual Summit Registration

Registration for Annual Summit 2018 opens November 15!

AMC's 142ND Annual Summit

Saturday January 27th, 2018

You are AMC

Annual Summit is our thanks to the people who make AMC’s mission a reality every day: our members and dedicated volunteers.

Whether you’re a lifelong member or a newcomer interested in discovering all AMC has to offer, Summit is for you!

Come on out for:

  • More than two dozen interactive workshops and presentations with outdoor pros and AMC experts
  • Organization-wide committee meetings
  • AMC’s annual volunteer service award
  • A delicious buffet lunch
  • The 142nd Annual Business Meeting
  • The latest news on AMC’s work in conservation, recreation and education
  • An early evening Celebration Reception, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres


Registration is all inclusive.

Attend any combination of presentations, workshops and meetings that you like. Over lunch, hear from President & CEO John Judge about what AMC’s 2017 accomplishments and where our plans for 2018. Later, at the 142st Business Meeting, receive the club’s latest business reports, meet the board—including incoming and outgoing members—and help us applaud our volunteer award recipients. Then toast the day with your AMC community at our festive evening reception!

Pay $35 when you register before January 1, 2018
After, January 1, the regular rate is $45.
Registration includes all workshops, presentations, a buffet lunch and the evening reception.


This year we will reconvene at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, in Norwood, MA. Directions for the hotel can be found here.

Hotel Accommodations

For those interested in staying over Friday and/or Saturday night, AMC has arranged for special group rates at the Four Points by Sheraton.

The rates include full buffet breakfast, wifi, a fitness room and parking.

The AMC group rates are, before taxes:

Standard Queen (1 bed): $115/nt (single occupancy)
King or (2 beds) Double Queen: $135/nt (single occupancy) or $145/nt (double occupancy)

To book your reservation, please call the hotel’s reservation line directly, at 781-769-7900, or email Mention the AMC Annual Summit to receive your discounted rate. (After January 3, the rate is subject to hotel availability and not guaranteed.)

Workshops and Presentations

Whatever your interests—from photography to trail work, conservation to risk management, history to backcountry navigation—Annual Summit has workshops you won’t want to miss.

2018 will feature our biggest lineup yet, with programming led by a range of AMC experts and outdoor pros.

Come back on November 15 for the full schedule and online registration!


142nd Annual Business Meeting January 27, 2018

The 142nd Annual Business Meeting will start at 5 pm, January 27, 2018 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA. Included in this meeting:

  • Introduction of new board members
  • Recognition of retiring board members
  • Introduction of new chairs of chapters, camps, and clubwide committees
  • Presentation of club-wide volunteer awards
  • Other club business as needed

All are invited to attend.

Open Club-wide Committee Meetings

The following meetings also will take place on Saturday, January 27. These committee and other volunteer meetings are open to all, though only committee members may vote. Please include the meetings you plan to attend in your registration choices.

  • Adventure Travel Committee
  • Chapters Committee
  • Interchapter Trails Committee
  • Clubwide Conservation Committee
  • Volunteer-led Camps & Cabins Committee
  • Membership Chairs – non-voting
  • Outdoor Leadership Development Committee


The Appalachian Mountain Club's Annual Summit is a time of celebration!

Each year, AMC presents awards to some of our club's most dedicated volunteers. AMC has thousands of amazing volunteers that deserve to be recognized for their commitment and hard work. Please take a moment to nominate a volunteer that you think should be considered.

For more information, nomination forms, and lists of past award recipients, go to