Conference Theme – This Is Why
No doubt this has been a challenging year for many of us, especially those serving in new roles as essential workers. CWEA members typically spend time together at conferences and events talking about what we do as wastewater professionals and how we do it—and there will be plenty of that at AC20 in our new virtual conference format. This year, with This Is Why, we want to give some thought to why we do what we do.
People in wastewater are among the smartest, most motivated, most capable people in the world. Our conference theme this year, This Is Why, is our way of reminding us to think about why we work so hard, and to celebrate your successes. Just think of all the ways water is used in California. Without you, none of that is possible.
Technical Sessions and Featured Tracks
We hope to see more members than ever on our new virtual conference platform. The Program Team has assembled a wide range of technical sessions and training that will cover collection systems, operations and maintenance, advanced treatment technologies, engineering and research, laboratory, State regulations and more.
Thank you to our expert speakers for leading conversations online with AC20 attendees and sharing your knowledge and experience with peers. The majority of presentations this year are “Curated Tracks,” tailored to cover hot-button issues within the sector. Be sure to check them out for deep dives into critical current topics. Session content will be recorded for future access, and depending on the registration option you’ve selected, you can have access to all on-demand content for up to 90 days after the event. The online conference training will be more accessible than ever without the added cost or burdens of traveling.
AC20 Virtual Expo
CWEA’s dynamic virtual conference platform provides a fully interactive expo hall, featuring exhibitors from across California. We’ve included plentiful opportunities for exhibitor and sponsorship networking, all while attendees connect from the comfort and safety of their home or office.
One of the cornerstones of CWEA’s Annual Conference is networking, allowing attendees to get together to see old friends and make new ones. While we will be unable to gather in person for the foreseeable future, we’re designing AC20 to capitalize on the best of what online delivery affords and building numerous opportunities to safely participate in meaningful collaboration with colleagues near and far.
Join us on the AC virtual platform for:
- Four live channels each day featuring multiple presentation topics and Q&As with speakers
- Daily networking lunches with California’s top wastewater leaders plus small group video chats
- Meet the presenter in small group video chats so you can talk with a speaker
- Chat and video meeting options in the expo to ask questions of the vendors
- Return of the ever-popular Women in Water Networking Lunch on Tuesday, October 20th
- And don’t miss AC20’s line-up of fun competitions with fantastic prizes
See You Online!
It’s going to be an amazing, first of its kind conference. Join 1,000 or more wastewater professionals to help celebrate This Is Why! We hope you can also benefit from the new conference format. Get registered today.
Special thanks to all the volunteers and staff contributing to make this event and online format an amazing success.
Kevin Calderwood Gary Warren
CWEA President AC20 Co-Chair