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Agenda At A Glance

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

1:00pm Board Meeting

1:00pm-2:30pm IFA Regional Meeting
2:00pm-6:00pm Info Desk Open / On-Site Registration
2:00pm-6:00pm Exhibitor Set-Up
4:00pm-5:00pm AIRW Panel
6:00pm-8:00pm Pre-Conference Hospitality Event Sponsored by Carson Law

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

7:00am-5:30pm Info Desk Open (closed 12:30pm-1:30pm)
7:30am Exhibit Hall Open & Continental Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:30am-12:30pm Staggered Training Sessions
12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch & Best Tasting Water in Indiana Taste Test - Exhibit Hall
2:00pm-4:15pm Training Sessions
4:15pm-5:45pm Reception in Exhibit Hall
8:00pm-10:00pm Hospitality Event in Hilton Lobby

 

Thursday, October 19, 2023

7:00am-3:00pm Info Desk Open (closed 12:00pm-1:00pm)
7:00am-8:30am Hot Breakfast Buffet in Exhibit Hall
7:15am Annual Membership Meeting in Exhibit Hall
8:00am-11:45am Training Sessions
11:45am-1:15pm Lunch on your own
11:45am Sportman's Raffle Drawings
12:00pm-2:00pm Exhibitor Tear Down
1:15pm-3:30pm Training Sessions
3:30pm Shotgun Raffle

 

 

 

Thank You to Our 2023 Conference Sponsor, Covalen!

 

 

 

2023 Fall Conference

October 17 - 19, 2023

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

Make your plans now to attend the 2023 Annual Fall Conference! Our event offers great networking and educational opportunities for water and wastewater professionals - in addition to earning up to 11 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  SOLD OUT!

Rate: $139/night   Cut-Off Date: September 22, 2023

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: $152/night   Cut-Off Date: September 17, 2023

Reservations Website   Reservations Phone: 260-490-3629

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Wayne Downtown - 223 West Jefferson Boulevard Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
Rate: $155/night   Cut-Off Date: September 17, 2023

Reservations Website   Reservations Phone: 260-247-6915

 

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 11 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.

Full Event Schedule will be out in the near future.

 

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. 

 

Name Badges / Registration Packets

If you register by Friday, September 29, we will be mailing your name badges in advance of the conference. 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

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, share your experience at our event & participate in giveaways! To download the app, search "Alliance Conference" in the App Store or in the Google Play Store. App will be available soon! 

 

Prizes & Gifts

Included with your registration packet 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 the latest Amazon Fire HD! Fire ticket should be deposited in the marked bins Thursday morning during breakfast. 

 

Sportsman's Raffle - Benefiting Water PAC

The Sportsman's Raffle will be in the exhibit hall; featuring amazing prizes you don't want to miss out on! Make sure to redeem your free ticket from your registration packet! The raffle drawings will begin at 11:45am on Thursday in the Exhibit Hall. You must be present to win the Grand Prize only. Raffle proceeds go to the National Water PAC fund to make sure rural water and wastewater is represented in Washington DC. 

 

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 18. 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 2024 - 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 17 from 6:00 - 8:00pm 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 7:15am on Thursday, October 19 in the Exhibit Hall. We will be voting on new Board Members and there will be an opportunity to win the latest Amazon Fire tablet!
 

Register NOW to lock in Early Bird Pricing - Only $225! 

Early Bird Pricing for attendees is good through September 19. Registrations after this date will increase $50.

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're confident you will find a package that will meet your marketing needs, but if you don't or you have any questions - contact Kristen Henley, Event & Marketing Assistant at khenley@inh2o.org.

View Vendor Sponsorship Packages

 

Mobile App Sponsorships

For only $400, get your logo or an ad and a link through to your website in the mobile app. Your company logo or an ad you design will pop up on each attendee's app screen throughout the conference. The mobile app has become a staple for our attendees to keep track of their schedule and find information.

 

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 listed under "Quick Links" on this page.

 

Exhibit Hall Hours 

Wednesday, October 18: 7:30am-5:30pm (closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm)

Thursday, October 197:00am-12:00pm

 

Set-Up / Tear-Down Times

Set-up: Tuesday, October 17 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tear-down: Thursday, October 19 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

 

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. Staff will be assisting in the Exhibit Hall as well.

 

Sportsman's Raffle - Benefiting Water PAC

YES, we are once again planning to have the Sportsman's Raffle in the Exhibit Hall!  This is a huge traffic driver through and to the Exhibit Hall. 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! The raffle drawings will begin at 11:45am on Thursday in the Exhibit Hall. You must be present to win the Grand Prize only. A portion of the raffle proceeds go to the National Water PAC fund to make sure rural water and wastewater is represented in Washington DC.  We also welcome vendors to donate prizes! Please email Kristen Henley at khenley@inh2o.org with your interest in this.

 

Tuesday's Hospitality Night Sponsored by Carson Law

Don't miss the pre-conference hospitality event on Tuesday evening, October 17 from 6:00 - 8:00pm 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 $700!

 

Thank you to our 2023 Platinum & Gold Sponsors!