60th Annual KWWOA Conference

60TH ANNUAL WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATORS CONFERENCE - Sorry, but we are sold out of Exhibitor Booths!  

April 9 - 13, 2017

Crowne Plaza

Louisville, Kentucky

Who Should Attend:   This is a "must attend" event for individuals requiring up-to-date information for the operation of municipal and industrial drinking water and wastewater systems and labs.  The training provided will target drinking water and wastewater treatment, collection, and distribution system operators, lab analyst and engineers.  

The 60th Annual Water & Wastewater Operators Conference program has been approved by the Kentucky and Ohio and is currently under review by the Indiana regulatory authorities.  Training hours earned during the Conference will be provided to the regulatory authority designated by the certified operator.

Conference Program Agenda

Lab Analyst - It is our understanding that US EPA will be holding a webinar from 9:00 - 4:00 on April 12th, 2017 regarding the UCMR4 Rule.  We haved contacted US EPA to obtain the agenda for this class.  If possible, we are going to identify the most pertinent parts of the agenda and may try and join in the webinar.  If so, the Lab Series to be held on April 12th will be altered to accomodate a portion of the webinar.  If and when we obtain this information, we will post a revised schedule for this series.

What Can the Conference Attendee Expect:

- Access to over 70 technical sessions,

- Ability to earn up to 18 hours of continuing education hours for license renewal purposes.  The technical program will be posted on this page upon submittal to the regulatory agencies referenced above,

- Networking opportunities, and

- Access to vendor information.

What Is The Attendee Registration Rate*:

Rate thru Feb. 28, 2017 - Members -   $175    Nonmembers - $215

Rate on March 1, 2017 - Members - $225    Nonmembers - $265


What can Exhibitors Expect:

- An opportunity to interact with a large number of water and wastewater professionals/clients, in a short amount of time.  The central mechanism for doing this is by purchasing, at a very low price, an exhibit booth for the Exhibit Show to be held April 10 & 11th.

- Exhibit/Provide information on new and existing products/services,

- The ability to showcase your staff's technical knowledge through participation in the 3-day training program.  If you have staff or company's that you rep for that are interested in making a technical presentation, contact Lisa Detherage, Member Services Director, via email at Lisa@kwwoa.org or by calling 502-352-0510.

- Social activities that allow you to talk with attendees in a relaxed atmosphere, and

- Increased exposure for your Company through KWWOA sponsorships. 

What is the Vendor Booth Rate*:

Rate thru Feb. 28, 2017 - One booth - $600.00

Rate on March 1, 2017 - $650.00

Each booth includes pipe & drape, a table, two chairs, signage (company name & booth number) and waste basket.  There is carpet in the Exhibit Hall and hallway.  If you need additional furnishings for your booth, to ship in items and/or need assistance unloading heavy equipment, these services may be purchased from our pipe & drape company, Excel Decorators.  The packet below provides their contact information and pricing.

Exhibitor Service Packet


Conference Hotel & Reservations: 

The Conference is being held at the Crowne Plaza, located at 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville.  The room rate of $125.00 within our room block expired March 21, 2017 and is no longer available.  Reservations can still be made by calling 1-888-233-9527 or selecting the link below.   There is no fee for parking and the room rate includes high speed wireless, and complimentary access to the fitness room, indoor pool and business center. Check in for the hotel is 3:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM.

 Crowne Plaza Room Reservation Link

The Springhill Suite Marriott Louisville Airport. 820 Phillips Lane (across the Crowne Parking lot), Louisville, is also offering rooms for the KWWOA Conference.  The rates are $119.00 for a King Suite or $129.00 plus tax for a suite with two double beds from April 9-14, 2017.  You may make a reservation by callings 502-361-9009.  This rate includes the following:

  •          Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  •          All Suites, with microwave & refrigerator
  •          Next door to the Crowne Plaza Hotel
  •          Free Wi-Fi
  •          Free Parking
  •          Business Center
  •          Indoor Pool, Fitness Center

Guests that are tax exempt are welcome to use their exempt certificate, provided that the method of payment is by the same exempt organization - by check or organization credit card.   They  require a valid personal credit or debit card at check in to guarantee personal incidental charges for everyone.  

Tentative Conference Agenda: 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

4:00 - 6:00 PM          Registration Open


Monday, April 10, 2017

6:30 AM - 5:45 PM    Registration Open

7:00 - 8:30 AM           Breakfast, Opening Session, KWWOA Meeting & Awards Ceremony

8:50 - 9:50 AM           Keynote/Tech. Session 1 - Crowne "Exhibit Hall"                                       

9:00 AM-12:00 PM    Vendor Set-up

9:55 AM-12:00 PM   Technical Sessions 2 & 3

12:00 - 1:30 PM         Lunch on Your Own

1:00 - 5:45 PM           Exhibit Hall Open - Crowne Ballroom

1:30 - 2:30 PM          Technical Session 4

2:30 - 3:30 PM          Ice Cream Social - Crowne Ballroom

3:30 - 5:35 PM          Technical Sessions 5 & 6

8:00 PM                   Bowling Tournament - Executive Stike & Spare (Across from the Crowne Plaza) - Sign-up to play at the Conference Registration Desk.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017    

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM    Registration Open

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Exhibit Hall Open - Crowne Ballroom

8:00 AM - 12:15 PM    Technical Sessions 1 - 4

12:15 - 2:00 PM         Lunch - Exhibit Hall - Crowne Ballroom

2:00 - 4:05 PM           Technical Sessions 5 & 6


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM    Registration Open

8:00 - 9:00 AM           Coffee Available - Across from the Registration Desk

8:30 - 11:40 AM         Technical Sessions 1 - 3

11:40 - 1:00 PM         Lunch On Your Own

1:00 - 4:10 PM           Technical Sessions 4 - 6


Thursday, April 13, 2017

8:00 AM                     Certification Exams - Wastewater & Surface Water Treatment


By selecting the links on the top right of the page, you may register online as an attendee or exhibitor for the 60th Annual Water & Wastewater Operators Conference.  When registering online, you may register multiple people on the same order and pay with a credit or debit card or elect to mail in a check.   If you prefer, you may download the printable version of the registration form below and mail it in with your payment to the address noted on the form.  One check may be submitted for multiple registrations.  If registering online, please note the order number on the check.

If you want to attend the Wastewater or Surface Water Treatment operator certification training and testing, register through the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA).  Even though you register through DCA, you will receive a partial registration to attend KWWOA sponsored events during the Conference.


*Conference registration fees will not be refunded after March 9, 2017 for cancellations.


2017 Conference Attendee Registration Form

2017 Exhibitor Registration Form

Booth Space: 
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