62nd Annual KWWOA Conference

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 technical program has been reviewed and approved for use as continuing education by the following: KY Drinking Water & Wastewater Certification Boards, Ohio & Indiana for both drinking water and wastewater, and the Kentucky Lab Certification Program.  

62nd Annual KWWOA Conference Technical Program

Ohio DW Session Coding

Ohio WW Session Coding

Once approval is granted from the respective certifying authority, it will be noted on this page.

Lab Analyst wanting to test for KWWOA’s voluntary lab certification and/or gain continuing education for Lab Certification may also attend.

If you wish to test for the  Lab Analyst Certification, you must be registered and qualified by March 4, 2019.   You may find the KLA certification application on the KLA tab of this website.

The Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) will also be offering surface water and wastewater treatment certification review sessions and exams during the Conference.  All operators attending this class must register through DCA and be prequalified.  Attendees approved for this class will also receive a partial Conference registration. 

What Conference Attendees  can Expect:

  • Access to over 50 technical presentations April 15 – 17
  • Ability to earn 18 hours of continuing education for license renewal purposes. The technical program will be posted on this page once it is submitted to the certifying authorities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio for approval.
  • Six hours of training for Kentucky Lab Analyst on April 16th. The program will be submitted to the KY Division of Water for approval.
  • Training and testing for KWWOA’s voluntary lab analyst certification. Training will occur April 15 – 17th, with testing April 18th
  • Exhibit Show, April 14 – 16,
  • Registration & Exhibit Hall Open April 14 from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • Social events April 15th 
  • Networking opportunities with your peers and industry representatives.

What DCA Certification Attendees can Expect:

  • Besides the training provided by DCA, attendees will also be offered access to the exhibit hall and social event on Monday, April 15th.

Attendee Registration Rate*:

  • Rate thru Feb. 28, 2019*
    • Member – $180
    • Operator Nonmember – $220
    • Associate Nonmember – $300
    • KLA Member Training & Testing – $255
    • KLA Nonmember Training & Testing – $305
  • Rate on/after March 1, 2019*
    • Member – $230
    • Operator Nonmember – $270
    • Associate Nonmember – $350
    • KLA Member Training & Testing – $305
    • KLA Nonmember Training & Testing – $355

*These rates include training, two meals, social events, access to the exhibit hall and a two day pass on the Southbank Shuttle (set route through Covington, Newport and Cincinnati), Airporter & TANK. Nonmembers will received a KWWOA 2019 membership. For KLA certification registrants, it also includes your test fee. KLA applications must be submitted and approved by March 16, 2019.

Fees will not be refunded after March 14, 2019.

Parking options near the Northern KY Convention Center can be found on the attached link and range from $5 to $10 each day, depending upon when you arrive:  http://www.nkycc.com/directions/parking

What can Exhibitors Expect:

  • Opportunity to interact with and/or showcase new equipment and/or services to a large number of water and wastewater professionals/clients, in a short amount of time.  The central mechanism for doing this is to purchase, at a very low price, a 10 x 10 or 30 x 40 booth for the April 14-16 Exhibit Show.
  • Opportunity to expand your advertising reach through a variety of sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
  • The ability to showcase your staff’s technical knowledge through participation in the 3-day training program or 15 minute mobile technical sessions in the Exhibit Hall.  If you have staff or represent companies that are interested in making a technical presentation, contact Lisa Detherage, via email at Lisa@kwwoa.org, or complete the KWWOA Conference Presentation form, and
  • 4 separate Social Events within the Exhibit Hall that allow you to talk with attendees in a relaxed atmosphere.

Booth and Sponsorship Rates:

  • 10 x 10 booth
    • Rate thru Feb. 28, 2019 – $610.00
    • March 1 & after – $660.00
  • 30 x 40′ booth
    • Rate thru Feb. 28, 2019 – $1,400.00
    • March 1 & after – $1,500.00
  • 2+ booths (10 x 10)
    • $385.00 for each
  • Electric (10 amp) – $85

Each booth includes two attendees, pipe & drape, table, two chairs, signage (company name & booth number), waste basket, and for each attendee, two meals, social event, and a two-day pass on the Southbank Shuttle (set route through Covington, Newport and Cincinnati), Airporter & TANK.  There is carpet in the Exhibit Hall.  Special provisions may be required for the 30 x 40′ booths, based on the equipment displayed. Arrival of the equipment may have to be scheduled.  Please check with KWWOA.

Exhibitors that register online, may select their own booth.  If you elect to submit a hard copy application, KWWOA will assign your booth number, but accepts no responsibility for your placement.

If you need to ship in booth equipment and/or need additional services, please utilize the form below from Excel Decorators, Inc.

Banner – 5 x 16’ 2-sided polyester banner -$1,000 – Hung in the Lobby of the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter, one of the host hotels, from April 14 – 18, 2019.  Purchase and banner layout must be received in Adobe Illustrator Art format by March 1, 2019.

Training Room Advertisements – 9 x 8’ advertisement  – $1,000 – Placed on one of the three training rooms located in the Exhibit Hall April 14 – 16.  Purchase and banner design must be provided in press quality .PDF, .EPS, packaged .AI or .INDD, .PSD or .TIF format by March 16, 2019.  Additional design specifications will be provided upon purchase.

Level I Sponsorship – $500.00 (Does not include a booth)

  • Recognition in conference program (text)
  • Level I Sponsor Banner
  • One free conference registration
  • Company name on conference signage
  • Opportunity to submit a H2Outlook article, with final KWWOA approval
  • Recognition at the Opening Breakfast
  • Shuttle pass for attendee

Level II Sponsorship -$1,500.00 (Does not include a booth)

  • Additional items from the Level I sponsorship
  • One additional conference registration (total of 2)
  • Recognition in the July newsletter (Business Card size)
  • Recognition in the conference materials
  • Level II Sponsor Banner
  • Conference signage
  • Exhibit Hall announcements recognizing the sponsorship
  • 2-day shuttle pass for all attendees

Level III Sponsorship – $3,000.00

  • Additional items from the Level I & II sponsorships
  • Double Booth in a prime location, including electricity and seven conference registrations.
  • ¼ page Program advertisement
  • One year KWWOA website banner (sponsor provides)
  • Conference banner
  • Recognition in July newsletter (logo)
  • 2-day shuttle pass for all attendees

Level IV Sponsorship – $5,000.00

  • Plus additional items from the Level I – III sponsorships
  • Associate membership
  • Double Booth in a prime location, including electricity and eight conference registrations.
  • Full page Conference Program & July KWWOA Newsletter advertisements (vendor provides)
  • 2-day shuttle pass for all attendees
  • 3 Panel Advertisement (9 X 8’) on an Exhibit Hall training room (vendor provides design)

Refunds will not be granted after March 14, 2019.

The Host Hotels, listed below, are located across the street from the Convention Center.  Our room block deadline has expired, but you may contact the hotels directly, tell them you are with the KWWOA Conference and ask if they will honor the $139/night plus tax Conference rate.  This rate includes internet and self-parking (with no in/out privileges).  The reservation contact for each hotel is listed below.

Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter
10 West RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY

The Marriott has advised that they will not honor the $139 Conference rate, but availability still exists and you can call 1-888-519-6568 or go online at www.marriott.com to make a reservation.  If you do make a reservation this way, please reference that you are with the KWWOA Conference.

Embassy Suites Cinncinnati
10 East RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY

To make a reservation at the Embassy, contact Katie Moermond at 859-655-4664 or via email at Katie.moermond@hilton.comcan

Sunday, April 14, 2019

1:00 – 4:00 PM – Vendor Set-up

5:00 –  7:00 PM  –  Registration & Exhibit Hall Open – Northern KY Convention Center

Monday, April 15, 2019

6:30 AM –  5:45 PM – Registration – Northern KY Convention Center

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

8:30 AM –  9:30 AM  – Keynote/Technical Session 1

9:30 AM – 5:45 PM – Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 AM – 5:35 PM – KLA certification training.

9:45 AM – 11:50 AM – Technical Sessions 2 & 3

11:50 – 1:30 PM – Lunch on Your Own

1:30 – 2:30 PM – Technical Session 4 

2:30 – 3:30 – Ice Cream Social – Exhibit Hall

3:30 – 5:35 – Technical Sessions 5 & 6

8:00 – 11:00 PM – Casino Night & Cornhole – Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

7:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Registration – Northern KY Convention Center

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Exhibit Hall Open 

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

8:00 AM – 4:05 PM – KLA certification training.

11:00 AM – Wastewater Certification Board Meeting

12:15 – 2:00 PM – Lunch – Exhibit Hall 

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

2:00 PM – Drinking Water Certification Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Registration – Northern KY Convention Center

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

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

8:30 AM – 4:10 PM – KLA certification training.

11:40 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch On Your Own

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

8:00 AM – KLA Certification, Surface Water & Wastewater Treatment Exams – Marriott RiverCenter

By selecting the links on the top right of the page, you may register online as an attendee or exhibitor for the 62nd Annual KWWOA Conference. When registering online, you may make multiple purchases on the same order and pay via credit/debit card or check. If you prefer, you may download a printable registration form below, and mail it with your payment. One check may be submitted for multiple registrations. If registering online, please note the order number on the check. All payments for online orders must be submitted within 30 days.

*Conference registration fees will not be refunded after March 14, 2019.