Our Volunteers powerrunarethe 2023 CWA Summit.

— Apply For the CWA Summit Service Crew

The Climbing Wall Association is seeking service crew members for the 2023 CWA Summit. The CWA Summit will be held May 15-19, 2023 at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa.

The service crew is responsible for providing logistical and operational support to the CWA during the conference in a variety of ways such as working the registration desk, supporting conference sessions, making classroom announcements, and assisting wherever is needed. Selection will be based on skills and experience, membership status, and professional development considerations. 

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on skills and experience, membership status, and professional development considerations. Service crew members must be available to attend a virtual training in advance of the conference as well as an onsite training on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Upon selection, crew members will be required to work full days during the conference.

Benefits & Restrictions

Service crew members will have the conference registration fee waived and will be allowed to attend pre-conference workshops as the schedule permits. Service crew benefits do not fund travel, food, lodging, pre-conference workshops or other incidental expenses associated with attending the conference. Conference assignments are delegated on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply early to receive the best chance to be assigned to a portion of the conference that will best serve your professional development needs. 

— Apply For the CWA Summit Scholarship Fund

CWA Summit Scholarship
CWA Summit Scholarship
The Monument Sports Group generously sponsors two types of scholarships to the 2023 CWA Summit to those who otherwise might not be able to attend the conference. The scholarships to be awarded are:
  • (3) Three individual conference scholarships
  • (3) Three individual pre-conference scholarships.

Selection Criteria

Scholarship awards are based on financial need, CWA membership status, professional development considerations, and potential to impact the climbing public’s safety. There will be a limit of one scholarship award per organization per year. 


Attendees who have already registered may not apply. No registration refunds will be provided to those who are awarded a scholarship. Scholarships do not fund travel, food, lodging, or other expenses associated with the conference. Scholarships cover either the conference registration fee or the pre-conference fee. You cannot be awarded both.  Attendees who have already been awarded a conference scholarship in the past are not eligible. Eligible applicants not selected will be provided a code to register at the Regular Registration rate.

How to Apply

The scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2023. Applicants who have been awarded a scholarship must accept the scholarship via e-mail within three (3) business days.

Good luck! We hope to see you all in Pittsburgh in May!