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Agenda At A Glance*

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Noon Board Meeting

3pm-8pm Info Desk Open / On-Site Registration (if space permits)
3pm-8pm Exhibitor Set-Up
6pm-11:00pm Pre-Conference Hospitality Event @ Legendz Sports Bar

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

7:00am-5:30pm Info Desk Open (closed for lunch noon - 1pm)
7:30am-11:15am Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am-12:15pm Staggered Training Sessions
9:00am-11:15am Staggered Breaks in Exhibit Hall
12:15-1:00pm Awards Luncheon
1:00-3:00pm Staggered Breaks in Exhibit Hall
1:15-4:00pm Staggered Training Sessions
3:45-5:15pm Reception in Exhibit Hall
7:00-9:00pm Hospitality Bowling Event

 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

7:00am-3:45pm Info Desk Open closed for lunch 12:15-1:15pm)
7:00am-8:30am Hot Breakfast Buffet
7:00am-12:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am-12:15pm Staggered Training Sessions
9:00am-11:15amStaggered Breaks in Exhibit Hall
12:15-12:30pmSportsman's Raffle in Exhibit Hall
12:30-2:30pm Exhibitor Tear Down
12:15-1:15pm Lunch - On Your Own
1:15-2:15pm Concurrent Training Sessions
2:15pm-2:30pm Break - Shotgun Raffle
2:30pm-3:30pm Concurrent Training Sessions

*With COVID-19 restrictions changing all the time, please keep in mind we may have to update the configurations of the conference to allow for proper social distancing measures.

2022 Spring Conference

March 16 & 17, 2022

French Lick Resort

Make your plans now to attend the 2022 Annual Spring Conference! After what we've been through the last few years we don't take for granted being able to meet in person and we are more excited than ever to see you in French Lick! 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 Spring Conference also provides vendors the perfect venue to showcase their products and services to a variety of utility professionals from operations specialist to managers and board / council members. 


Please keep in mind we may have to update the configurations of the conference due to COVID-19 restrictions*.

 

Hotel Accommodations 

 
Host Hotel
Rate: $130/night   Group Code: 0322AIR   Cut-Off Date: February 14, 2022

Reservations Website   Reservations Phone: 888-936-9360  

 

OVERFLOW Hotel

Best Western Plus613 South Arnold F Habig Blvd French Lick, IN 47432 

Rate: $105/night - Must call & mention you are with the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water Group

Cut-Off Date:  March 1, 2022     Reservations Phone: 812-936-0520
 
  • Attendee Info
  • Vendor Info
 
Continuing Education Hours / Sessions
All sessions will this year will be staggered by track (water, wastewater & administrative).  What this means is if you need the maximum number of contact hours you'll need to choose a track. Yes, you can still chose to go to classes in different tracks, however with the staggered times you'll cut down of the maximum number of hours you can receive.  (Partial credit will not be given if you come into a class that's already in progress.) 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. View classes

 
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. View Classes

 
Name Badges / Registration Packets
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! - Coming soon... 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. BONUS! When you are active on the app - by posting pictures, commenting, etc., you'll rack up points. The attendee with the most points at 2:15 pm on Thursday will win $100!* (Points will begin accumulating 3/15/2022 at noon.)

 
Prizes & Gifts
Included with your name badge will be several tickets.  One will be for you to claim your free conference t-shirts 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. 
 
Sportsman's Raffle - Benefiting WaterPAC
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 12:15pm 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 WaterPAC fund to make sure rural water and wastewater is represented in Washington DC. 
 
Awards of Excellence Luncheon
We will honor the best in our industry on Wednesday at our Awards of Excellence Luncheon. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate all the hard work your peers have been doing throughout the state, while enjoying a delicious plated lunch.
 
Regional Water Taste Test
Our first regional taste test will be held at the Spring Conference. Systems may choose to compete in ANY of the regional competitions. Submissions MUST NOT have any major violations of bacteriological testing or chemical monitoring for two years prior to the Taste Test. Winners from each region will advance to compete in the “Best Tasting Water in Indiana” at our annual Fall Conference, October 26th, 2022 in Fort Wayne, IN. (regional winners will receive one free fall conference registration.)
More Info / Register...
 
Tuesday's Hospitality Night
Don't miss the pre-conference hospitality gathering on Tuesday evening across the street at Legendz! National Water Services is sponsoring a night to remember!! Please join us for an evening of FUN, FOOD, DRINKS and LIVE MUSIC!
TIME: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
PLACE: Legendz Sports Bar & Grill
(across the street from French Lick Resort - shuttles are available if needed! Contact Kristin Bean.)
 
Wednesday Night Hospitality Bowling Event
We are excited to see you for a fun night of bowling on Wednesday night. We'll have some pizza, drinks and free bowling with some great friends! 
 

 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 has become a staple for our attendees to keep track of their schedule and to find information. 
 
Exhibit Service Kit - https://bit.ly/3LXy7Vo
Smith Expo 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 6' table, 2 chairs, a wastebasket and an ID sign. (The exhibit hall is carpeted.)

 
Exhibit Hall Hours 
We are planning to allow attendees to enter the exhibit hall before their first classes on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Staggering the classroom sessions allows for longer stretches of time you'll see attendees are in the exhibit hall!
Wednesday - 7:30am - 11:15am & 1:00pm - 5:15pm
Thursday - 7:00am - 12:30pm

 
Set-Up / Tear-Down Times
Set-up: Tuesday, March 15th - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tear-down: Thursday March 17th - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
 
Name Badges / Registration Packets
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 
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 12:15pm 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 WaterPAC fund to make sure rural water and wastewater is represented in Washington DC.
 
Tuesday's Hospitality Night
Don't miss the pre-conference hospitality gathering on Tuesday evening across the street at Legendz! National Water Services is sponsoring a night to remember!! Please join us for an evening of FUN, FOOD, DRINKS and LIVE MUSIC!
TIME: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
PLACE: Legendz Sports Bar & Grill
(across the street from French Lick Resort - shuttles are available if needed! Contact Kristin Bean.)
*Tentative based on COVID-19 Restrictions
 
Wednesday Night Events
We are excited to see you for a fun night of bowling on Wednesday night. We'll have some pizza, drinks and free bowling with some great friends! 
 

Starting As Low as $625!

Register Now!

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsor

Thank You to Our Platinum & Gold Sponsors!