McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Conference: September 30 - October 4, 2017
Exhibition: October 2 - 4, 2017
Core Program Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

WEFTEC® is recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition, providing extensive educational opportunities and unparalleled access to the field’s most cutting-edge technologies and services.

Join the Water Environment Federation, the not-for-profit group that produces WEFTEC, to take advantage of Member benefits.

WEF Members save as much as $370 on 2017 Full Conference registration beginning April 18 through the Best Rate deadline July 14.

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The WEFTEC Exhibtion is filling up already. More than 80% of the Exhibition space has been reserved.

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Why Attend WEFTEC?

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.

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Facility Tours are an opportunity to observe construction, special projects, and/or operations at sites within the local host community.

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  • This year's kick-off event will feature an exciting new format that combines the traditional opening program with the popular Great Water Cities Session. Featuring a keynote address from nationally-acclaimed STEM educator, Fredi Lajvardi and a series of informal, engaging WEFTalks from your water sector colleagues, the program will spotlight mentorship with ties to workforce development, leadership, and innovation. Join us as we celebrate 90 years of WEFTEC and the accomplishments of the water sector while challenging and inspiring you to be creative, adaptable, and influential water leaders of the future. Your Potential Is Limitless.

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  • Celebrate the work of stormwater professionals with Christine Zimmer, P.Eng., MSc, of Credit Valley Conservation (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). She will speak about "Moving Beyond Stormwater: Changing Climate, Changing Minds." Extreme events such as drought and intense rainfall have exposed the vulnerability of North American stormwater infrastructure and highlighted the impact on public health, agriculture, transportation, world economies, water and wastewater infrastructure, and the natural environment.

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Why Exhibit?

Coinciding with the technical conference is WEFTEC’s expansive exhibition — the largest in the world — which draws buyers and representatives of leading water and wastewater companies from around the globe.

In all, over 22,000 registrants and exhibitors come to WEFTEC to gain practical knowledge, share ideas, and conduct business.

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Want to Speak?

There are many opporutunites to speak at WEFTEC.

Visit the Call for Abstracts page to find out all the detials on when the Program Committee is accepting submissions.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor and reinforce your brand image with more than 20,000 water quality professionals from around the world.

Onsite, online, or print advertising options can increase visibility, build brands, and increase booth traffic.

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