Event Highlights

Golf Tournament

Wednesday, September 7
The golf tournament will be held at Maderas Golf Club, one of only two San Diego courses named to the 2016 GOLF DIGEST Top 100 Courses in the U.S. The course offers beauty and challenge as it winds through the cliffs, rock outcroppings, creeks, and forests of the inland hill country of north San Diego. This Johnny Miller and Robert Muir Graves designed course takes the concept of upscale golf to exhilarating levels. You won't want to miss the chance to play at this incredible location.

Maderas Golf Club
17750 Old Coach Road
Poway, California 92064
(858) 451-8100
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Carlsbad Desalination Plant Tour SOLD OUT

Wednesday, September 7
AWT has coordinated with the Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant to offer convention attendees a special tour. You will have the opportunity to observe the state-of-the-art process of turning salt water from the Pacific Ocean into high-quality drinking water for nearly a half a million San Diegans.

Women of Water Reception

Wednesday, September 7
Join the Women of Water (WOW) for a casual networking reception. This is your opportunity to speak with others in the industry and hear about Non-Academic Career Options from our speaker, Claressa Lucas, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control.

CWT and New Member Reception (by invitation only)

Wednesday, September 7
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.

Young Professionals Happy Hour

Thursday, September 8
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 a happy hour and meet your peers in the industry.

Personalized Benchmarking Appointments* NEW!

Thursday, September 8
Looking for ways to maximize your company's performance? Scott Hackworth, CPA, of Industry Insights, will be available for ten 50-minute private one-on-one discussions to confidentially discuss your company's performance and show how you can understand and utilize the AWT Benchmarking Survey results.
*Available only to those companies that participate in the AWT Benchmarking Survey. Appointments must be made in advance and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Industry Insights will contact survey participants directly to schedule appointment times.

AWT Annual Reception and Awards Dinner

Friday, September 9
This year, the Annual Reception and Awards Dinner will be held aboard the USS Midway, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier commissioned after the end of World War II that was the largest ship in the world until 1955. In addition to learning about the carrier’s history, attendees will be able to explore the more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 29 restored aircrafts. Exhibits range from the crew's sleeping quarters to a massive galley, the engine room, the ship's jail, officers’ country, the post office, machine shops, and pilots' ready rooms, as well as primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck. And, after we celebrate our annual award winners, we’ll finish the evening with our very own fireworks display!

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 in booth 531. The Portrait Lounge will be open Wednesday through Friday, located across from the Chillers/Bookstore Lounge.

Learning Lounge

Learning Lounge sessions are a way for attendees to share their own experiences and ideas in an informal setting. Be sure to stop by!

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Additional Speaker

AWT 2016 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.

Association of Water Technologies
1300 Piccard Drive, #LL-14
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 740-1421
Fax: (301) 990-9771