Learn, network, share -- but don't move a muscle
Okay, maybe you’ll have to move one muscle — the one required to operate your mouse.
Okay, maybe you’ll have to move one muscle — the one required to operate your mouse. Otherwise, a new virtual water-industry tradeshow promises to provide you with all the educational benefit of a live, physical event, but without the travel, cost, or hassle associated with getting there.
Virtual H2O, taking place April 20-21, 2010, will combine virtual tradeshow exhibits and conference presentations to deliver attendees an innovative — and convenient — opportunity to network with and learn from leaders in the water and wastewater industries.
From the publishers of WaterWorld magazine, this free (yes, free!) online event will focus on municipal and industrial water, wastewater, and stormwater issues. Presentations will address important, timely topics such as membrane treatment, pumping systems, water reuse, energy efficiency, metering, SCADA & automation, odor control, cooling water, stormwater treatment & management, green infrastructure, low impact development, and much more.
Conference sessions will be delivered as pre-recorded webcasts, with instructors on-hand for a live Q&A session after their presentations.
The event also features a virtual exhibit floor where vendors will be available in virtual booths to share information about their latest water and wastewater products and network with attendees. You can learn about their offerings through demonstration videos and literature downloads. With this format, you can learn about and evaluate products that interest you — without traveling to a physical tradeshow or walking an exhibit hall.
The show format also allows you to interact with vendors and other attendees in the form of live chat and email exchanges. There’s even a virtual lounge where you can relax and socialize with peers.
The event will take place over the course of two days, April 20 and 21. But it will also be archived for three full months following the live broadcast, allowing you the opportunity to revisit booths and presentations at your convenience.
Anyone who has been to a tradeshow over the past year has noticed the toll strapped travel budgets have taken on attendance. With that in mind, Virtual H2O aims to provide the same benefits of a physical event but without the prohibitive expense.
Intrigued? To find out more, visit www.virtualh2oevent.com. There you can check out a video demo of a virtual event, get conference information, and register for the show.
I hope to see you there!