Schedule at a Glance

October 6 October 7 October 8October 9

As of December 2023, subject to change. Activities occur at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise indicated. Times listed reflect U.S. Central Time Zone for New Orleans.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

8 a.m. 2 p.m. WEF House of Delegates Meetings at the Hilton Riverside
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Workshops
9 a.m. 4 p.m.

WEF Community Service Project (site TBD)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

8 a.m. 6:15 p.m.   University Student Design Competitions and Awards Ceremony
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Workshops

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

Exhibition open – “Power Hours” 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Opening General Session
9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Operations Challenge Competition – Laboratory and Process Control events

10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. WEFTEC 101: First Timers’ Orientation
1 p.m. 4 p.m.

Career Fair for Students and Young Professionals

1:30 p.m. 3 p.m. Technical Sessions and Learning Exchanges
3:30 p.m. 5 p.m.

Technical Sessions and Learning Exchanges

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

Exhibition open – “Power Hours” 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

8:30 a.m. 10 a.m.

Technical Sessions & Learning Exchanges

9 a.m. 4 p.m.

Operations Challenge Competition – Collections, Vaughan Maintenance and Safety events

1 p.m. 4:15 p.m. Utility Leaders Afternoon, including the Utility of the Future Today Awards
This event is co-hosted by the Water Environment Federation, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, US Water Alliance, Water Research Foundation, and WateReuse Association.
1:30 p.m. 3 p.m.

Technical Sessions and Learning Exchanges

3:30 p.m. 5 p.m.

Technical Sessions and Learning Exchanges

3:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

WEF Awards Blue Carpet Reception

5 p.m. 5:45 p.m. WEF Awards and Presidential Celebration Ceremony
5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Operations Challenge Awards Reception at the Hilton Riverside

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Exhibition open

8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Technical Sessions and Learning Exchanges
10:30 a.m. 12 p.m.

Technical Sessions and Learning Exchanges

1:30 p.m. 3 p.m.

Technical Sessions and Learning Exchanges

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