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96th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
Conference: September 30 - October 4, 2023
Exhibition: October 2 - 4, 2023
McCormick Place | Chicago, IL
Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just starting out in the industry, WEFTEC is an essential gathering of water quality professionals and is the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities the water sector faces.
Join the global water community in Chicago to explore the future of water quality, and discover new ways to create a more equitable, sustainable future!
Opening General Session
Monday, October 2 at 8:30 a.m. CT
Creating a life free of water challenges for all requires us to expand our ideas around who is part of the water community, how we connect with and engage in our communities, how we create and deliver solutions, and to reimagine what we leave behind. This year’s Opening General Session (OGS) will combine culture, music, and storytelling to celebrate water, people, and community, and will inspire us to think differently about our work and our world.
Explore the Program and Exhibitors
Learn from the brightest, most innovative minds and strengthen your skillset through WEFTEC's world-class education. WEFTEC delivers everything you need about water quality through many different learning styles.
In the exhibition, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with more than 800 leading manufacturers and product developers to discover cutting-edge advancements in water technology.
You can exchange ideas, knowledge, and experiences that will broaden your perspectives and deepen your understanding of the water sector.
Sustainability & Social Impact
WEF aspires to make positive contributions to the communities where we host WEFTEC and is committed to providing the best experience possible for all WEFTEC participants.
Code of Conduct
WEF respects and takes the broadest view of human diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment at its events for all water professionals and their guests.
Papers presented during WEFTEC Connect and past WEFTECs are available through WEF’s digital library for the water sector, Access Water. Discover over 20,000 items of technical content from past conferences’ proceedings; fact sheets; books; technical reports; articles; and more!
The water sector's premier skills competition for water resource recovery facility personnel.
Unrivaled skill, exceptional professionalism, and limitless energy are always on display during Operations Challenge, where teams of four compete in five events: Process Control; Laboratory; Safety; Collections Systems; and Vaughan Maintenance.
The official news source of WEFTEC
WEFTEC Now features timely coverage of major events leading up to, during, and after WEFTEC. This resource will become an enduring record of past WEFTEC conferences as well as provide notice of upcoming events and opportunities.