WEFTEC 2015 registration, housing now officially open
Now featuring a new registration interface, the Water Environment Federation has announced that registration and housing are now officially open for its 88th annual technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC 2015), taking place September 26-30, in Chicago, Ill.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, April 8, 2015 -- Now featuring a new registration interface, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced that registration and housing are now officially open for its 88th annual technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC 2015). Scheduled for September 26-30, at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., WEFTEC provides a place for water professionals to learn, connect and explore new, transformative ways to manage water.
This year, WEFTEC will include 135 technical sessions, 29 workshops, seven local facility tours, numerous events, and more than 1,000 exhibitors who will showcase their latest developments, research, solutions, and cutting-edge technologies. A wide range of topics within more than 30 focus areas will allow attendees to design their own, unique learning experience with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Attendees will also find increased opportunities to interact directly with global water experts through mobile sessions, product demonstrations, the Innovation Showcase, and more than a dozen specially designed pavilions.
"WEFTEC is the central meeting place for water professionals and leading experts from around the world to gather, learn and share their innovative ideas, technologies and expertise," said WEF Executive Director Eileen O'Neill. "We're very proud to consistently receive record numbers of abstracts, which represents the very best in field and lends to the credibility and strength of WEFTEC's exemplary reputation. What we did was design a more compact, intensely focused program that increases efficiency and accessibility without compromising WEFTEC's integrity, value and depth."
Providing the best of both worlds for stormwater professionals will be the Stormwater Congress. Once again co-located with WEFTEC, it will feature focused programming and provide access to all conference exhibitors, including those in the 5,000-square-foot Stormwater Pavilion. Other conference highlights will include the Water Leaders session; a brand new Mix with Members reception; the annual community outreach project; special sessions for the oil and gas industry; a session featuring the new video-based educational format (Interactive Knowledge Exchange - IKE); poster sessions; the design competition; the 28th annual Operations Challenge competition; and more.
The Opening General Session also will generate excitement and set an inspirational tone with remarks from WEF President Ed McCormick and keynote speaker Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, filmmaker, and author. Stewart will discuss his film, Revolution, and his efforts to raise awareness about the greatest evolutionary journey in human history and the awe-inspiring revolution that's underway to save life on Earth. His thought-provoking presentation will tie into the water sector's own revolutionary efforts to transform the way we manage and sustain water.
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. For more information, visit www.wef.org.