Keynote Speaker

Creating Cultures of Leadership and the Power of (Lollipop Moments)

Called one of the most dynamic speakers in the world, Drew Dudley is on a mission to help people unlearn some dangerous lessons about leadership.  As the founder and chief catalyst of Day One Leadership, he has helped top organizations around the world increase their leadership capacity. His clients have included McDonald’s, American Express, JP Morgan Chase, the United Way, and more than 100 colleges and universities. Prior to this, Drew spent eight years as the lead of one of Canada’s largest leadership development programs at the University of Toronto.  Drew is also the bestselling author of This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters. It debuted at #6 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

As a speaker, Drew has delivered keynotes to more than 250,000 people across five continents. His TED talk “Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment)” was voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time”. 


AWT/Pure Water for the World Charity Auction

Visit AWT’s Silent Auction in the Exhibit Hall! A wide variety of donated items are available, and all proceeds will go directly to AWT’s charity partner, Pure Water for the World (PWW).


Women of Water Reception

Join the Women of Water (WOW) for a networking reception. This is your opportunity to speak with other women in the industry.


CWT and New Member Reception (by invitation only)

Two celebrations in one! AWT will be hosting a reception recognizing the significant accomplishments of those who have achieved the status of Certified Water Technologist (CWT) and welcoming our new AWT members.


Executive Portrait Lounge

Need to update your picture for your website, business card, or marketing materials? Take advantage of having a professional head shot taken by the convention photographer. The Portrait Lounge will be open Wednesday through Friday in the Expo Hall.


Young Professionals Happy Hour

The AWT Young Professionals Group was created to provide a place for young professionals within the water treatment industry to learn, mingle, and grow. Join us for happy hour to meet with your peers in the industry.


Chillers Bookstore

Don't forget to stop by Chillers Bookstore and Lounge in the Exhibit Hall, where you can speak with staff and AWT leadership, purchase bookstore items (shipping charges waived), and more!


Safety Guidelines

AWT is committed to hosting a safe in-person meeting and will follow all safety measures based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local government requirements and guidance. In order to attend this in-person event, there may be mandatory conditions in place which you must comply with for the safety and well-being of all attendees. Non-compliance may result in your removal from the event. Your registration fee would not be refunded due to non-compliance of guidelines. Safety measures may include:

  • Wearing a mask (correctly to cover your nose and mouth) at all times within the public space of the Convention Center, hotel and in the meeting rooms.
  • Meeting room seating may be arranged in a socially distance set.
  • Maintaining six feet of personal space.
  • Washing your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the meeting. There will be hand sanitizer stations in the meeting space.
  • Acting responsible outside of the AWT meeting space.
  • All meeting spaces will be cleaned and disinfected at least once a day, if not more.
  • If you have not been vaccinated, we encourage you to get a COVID test, and know the result, a few days prior to traveling.
  • If you feel sick prior to or on the day of travel, stay home. You will receive a full refund.
  • If you have not been vaccinated and have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or has clear COVID symptoms prior to the event, stay home. You will receive a full refund.
  • If at any time during the event you begin to feel unwell, please exit the meeting space right away. Return directly to your hotel room and immediately alert hotel and AWT staff by calling the front desk; we will get you the care you need. Please do not enter the AWT meeting space if you are not feeling well.


Annual Convention & Exposition Etiquette

AWT has conducted the Annual Convention & Exposition since 1988. The event has grown steadily in size, professionalism, and importance since that time. We seek to create a professional, well-managed, and upscale environment that is conducive to engaging in the business of water treatment by:

  • Refraining from discussions that may violate antitrust policies.
  • Avoiding slanderous statements or activities.
  • Refraining from hosting hospitality suites.
  • Avoiding religious or political discussions.



AWT adheres to strict antitrust guidelines. Our aim is to conduct ourselves in such a way as to avoid any potential antitrust exposure. Full compliance with antitrust laws rests with each member of AWT. To comply with antitrust laws, members who compete should not discuss certain subjects when they are together—whether at formal or informal AWT meetings or during informal or social contacts with other AWT or industry members. Topics to avoid discussing with competitors include proprietary prices, price trends, timing of price changes, terms of sale, advertised prices, promotional programs, business strategies, proposed new ventures, and the like.


AWT 2022 Convention and Exposition

The AWT Annual Convention and Exposition is the place to get the tools, skills, and connections that will have an immediate effect on the future direction of your business — and impact your bottom line.

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