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SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 Annual Professional of the Year Awards Dinner

The Huntsville Association of Technical Societies is proud to present:

The 2018 Professional of the Year Awards Dinner

Theme: Advancing Huntsville Technology

WHAT: 2018 HATS Awards Dinner

WHEN: Thursday, June 21st 2018, 5:30 – 8:30 pm (registration and cocktails begin at 5:30, dinner at 6:30)

WHERE: The new Grand Hall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Speakers: Mayor Tommy Battle, Lee Marshall, Jeff Gronberg

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We are highlighting the contributions that our member societies and members of our community have made to the Huntsville community. We want to honor and celebrate all of the work our members do to promote education, mentoring, training, and sharing valuable knowledge and skills to make the next generation successful and able to continue moving our society forward in all fields of study, including space, defense, biomedical, cyber, and many others.

HATS (The Huntsville Association of Technical Societies) has supported the Huntsville community since 1969 and is proud to host The 13th Annual Professional of the Year Awards Dinner. HATS invites all of The Huntsville Association of Technical Societies affiliated organizations to recognize their "best of the best" members for their contributions to their respective organizations and the community.

For 2018, we are excited to host the dinner at the new Grand Hall at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. The doors will open at 5:30, with cocktails available for an hour, and dinner starting at 6:30. The fun-filled evening will include:
  • Honoring each member society’s “Professional of the Year” nominee
  • Honoring the Society of the Year
  • Honoring each member society’s “Young Professional of the Year” with an award for members 35 years old and under

5:30 – Registration (cash bar available)
6:30 - Dinner Program Begins (cash bar available throughout night)
7:30 - Young Professional of the Year
8:00 - Society of the Year
8:30 - Professional of the Year
Music and dancing will close the evening

Dress: Business Attire Please

Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite. They will be $60 for an individual ticket to include meal. More information to follow on ticket sales. Tickets are also available by providing a check to our HATS Board of Directors by contacting HATS Board.

Nomination Forms:
Nomination forms can be downloaded here:
DUE May 31 - POY 2018 Professional of the Year Nomination Form
DUE May 31 - POY 2018 YOUNG Professional of the Year Nomination Form
DUE May 31 - POY 2018 Society of the Year Nomination Form
Our three award categories are 2018 Professional of the Year; 2018 Young Professional of the Year; and 2018 Society of the Year. Please read the award criteria and instructions and submit the forms to the HATS Board by May 31st!!

POY Sponsorships Available!

Since this is a dinner that recognizes professionals in various engineering and technology related disciplines including systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, quality, system safety, test and evaluation, contract management, education, and small businesses, we are encouraging sponsorships from companies that will benefit from exposure to these key individuals.

For more info on sponsorship of the HATS Professional of the Year Awards Dinner, HATS POY Sponsorship Flyer 2018.

Please contact Catherine Twilley for sponsorship (