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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

12:00pm Board Meeting
3:00pm-8:00pm Info Desk Open / On-Site Registration
3:00pm-8:00pm Exhibitor Set-Up
6:00pm-8:00pm Pre-Conference Hospitality Event Sponsored by Carson Law

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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Thursday, October 27, 2022
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Thank You to Our 2022 Conference Sponsor, Covalen!

 

 

 

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2022 Fall Conference

October 26 & 27, 2022

Grand Wayne Convention Center - 120 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Make your plans now to attend the 2022 Annual Fall Conference! Our event offers great networking and educational opportunities for water and wastewater professionals - in addition to earning up to 10 contact hours for Water & Wastewater licenses. The Fall Conference also provides vendors the perfect venue to showcase their products and services to a variety of utility professionals from operations specialists to managers and board / council members.
 

 

 

Hotel Accommodations 

 

HOST HOTEL
Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center  - 1020 S. Calhoun St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
Rate: $139/night   Cut-Off Date: October 4, 2022

Reservations Website   Reservations Phone: 260-420-1100  

 

 

OVERFLOW HOTELS
Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown at Grand Wayne Convention Center - 1150 South Harrison Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Rate: $149/night Reservations Website   

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Wayne Downtown - 223 West Jefferson Boulevard Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
Rate: $152/night Reservations Website   

 

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Continuing Education Hours / Sessions

This conference offers three tracks to meet your needs - water, wastewater & administrative. You can, however, choose to go to classes in different tracks. In order to receive credit for attending classes, you will need to have your name badge scanned prior to each class and at the end of each class. You will be able to earn up to 10 continuing education hours for both water & wastewater licenses. Partial credit will not be given if you come into a class that's already in progress.

Event Schedule Coming Soon!

 

Additional Admin Classes

In addition to our water and wastewater sessions, utility managers, board members, clerks and office personnel will have several administration sessions from which to choose. 
Event Schedule Coming Soon!

 

Name Badges / Registration Packets

This year, we will be mailing your name badges in advance of the conference in an effort to cut down on congregation at the information desk. CEU forms will be available in the classrooms. Also, a limited number of printed programs will be available on-site throughout the venue. So, make sure to download the conference mobile app & bring your name tag with you to the event.

 

Mobile App

We are getting a new mobile app! More info coming soon!

Make sure you download the Conference App! The app has become very important over the years. It will provide you with the latest updates about our event, keeping you informed and connected. Use this app to access resources, network with other attendees, and share your experience at our event. 

 

Prizes & Gifts

Included with your name badge will be several tickets. One will be for you to claim your free conference t-shirt in the Exhibit Hall during breaks at the Alliance booth. Another will be a free ticket you can use for the Sportsman's Raffle. The third one will be for a drawing for a Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire ticket should be deposited in the marked bins Thursday morning during breakfast.

 

Sportman's Raffle

The Sportsman's Raffle will take place in the exhibit hall. These will be the same amazing prizes that you have become accustomed to at our conferences for the WaterPAC Sportsman's Raffle. Make sure to redeem your free ticket from your registration packet! Because you need to be present to claim the grand prize, we will draw another entry if it's not claimed.

 

Best Tasting Water in Indiana Taste Test

Regional taste test winners will compete for the Best Tasting Water in Indiana during the luncheon on Wednesday, October 26th. A panel of judges will be selected to rate samples based on taste, odor, and clarity. The winner will receive a news release to appear in the Hoosier Pipeline Magazine, as well as an all-inclusive trip to Washington, DC to compete in the NRWA Great American Water Taste Test 2023 - not to mention some pretty awesome bragging rights!

 

Tuesday's Hospitality Night Sponsored by Carson Law

Don't miss the pre-conference hospitality night on Tuesday evening, October 25 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the Carson Law Office gathering space, which has beautiful downtown views and overlooks the Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Field. Please join us for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and friends, thanks to Carson Law!

 

Wednesday Night Events

Wind down after a full day of learning by joining us in the Exhibit Hall for a reception, complete with appetizers, drinks and fun! Later, join us for a night cap in the Hilton Hotel lobby, from 8:00 - 10:00pm.

 

Annual Membership Meeting

Our Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for 7:30am on Wednesday, October 26 in the Exhibit Hall. More info to come!
 

 ALL for Only $195!

REGISTER NOW!

 

Vendor Sponsorships

We have put some great sponsorship packages together to make sure your company gets maximum exposure. Each package includes a booth and at least 2 representatives. We've been listening to you and are confident you will find a package that will meet your marketing needs, but if you don't or you have any questions - contact Kristin Bean. (kbean@inh2o.org)

View Vendor Sponsorship Packages

 

Mobile App Sponsorships

For only $300, get your logo and a short message in the mobile app. We will schedule your advertisement to refresh in the activity feed multiple times throughout each day of the event. The mobile app continues to become more important to attendees at these events for staying updated.

 

Exhibit Service Kit

Grand Wayne Convention Center is the official decorator for our event and will be providing all the pipe and drape set up, as well as all shipping services & any additional exhibitor services you might need. Each booth comes with a skirted table, 2 chairs, a wastebasket, and an ID sign. (The exhibit hall is carpeted.) If you need any additional items or equipment for your booth you can refer to the service order form below.
Form coming soon!

 

Exhibit Hall Hours 

More information coming soon!

 

Set-Up / Tear-Down Times

Set-up: Tuesday, October 25 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tear-down: Thursday October 27 - 11:15am - 2:30pm

 

Name Badges / Registration Packets

To reduce traffic and congregating at the information / registration desk your company's registration packet with name badges will be in your exhibit booth. We will send you a map and a booth number prior to the conference. Also, a map & staff will be outside of the exhibit hall as well.

 

Sportsman's Raffle 

The Sportsman's Raffle will take place in the exhibit hall. These will be the same amazing prizes that you have become accustomed to at our conferences for the WaterPAC Sportsman's Raffle. We are accepting donations to assist with purchasing these prizes & the grand prize. We are counting on your contribution of $100 or more. You'll get recognition for your donation via signage at the raffle tables. Every attendee will receive one free raffle ticket upon registration and can purchase additional tickets in the exhibit hall. Vendors are welcomed to participate in the raffles as well!

 

Tuesday's Hospitality Night Sponsored by Carson Law

Don't miss the pre-conference hospitality event on Tuesday evening, October 25 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the Carson Law Office gathering space, which has beautiful downtown views and overlooks the Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Field. Please join us for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and friends, thanks to Carson Law!

 

Wednesday Night Events

Wind down after a full day by joining us in the Exhibit Hall for a reception, complete with appetizers, drinks and fun! Later, join us for a night cap in the Hilton Hotel lobby, from 8:00 - 10:00pm.

 

Starting As Low as $625!

Vendor Registration

 

 

Thank you to our 2022 Platinum & Gold Sponsors Sponsors!