Schedule at a Glance

Saturday,
Oct. 5
Sunday,
Oct. 6
Monday,
Oct. 7
Tuesday,
Oct. 8
Wednesday,
Oct. 9

Updated May 17, 2024, 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)

NEW! Travel to New Orleans before the conference starts to experience the city’s culture, architecture, and impressive food scene. Signature Destination Management is offering five custom-made experiences for WEFTEC participants on Saturday, October 5. Don’t miss out on the fun – buy tickets online.

1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Hands-On Cooking Class – $200.00/person
2.30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. French Quarter and Beyond Bike Tour – $90.00/person
2.30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. French Quarter Walking Cocktail and Appetizer Tour - $90.00/person
2.30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Garden District Walking Tour - $105.00/person
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Spirited Cocktail Tour - $95.00/person

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

NEW! Travel to New Orleans before the conference starts to experience the city’s culture, architecture, and impressive food scene. Signature Destination Management is offering five custom-made experiences for WEFTEC participants on Sunday, October 6. Don’t miss out on the fun – buy tickets online.

9 a.m. 12 p.m. French Quarter and Beyond Bike Tour – $90.00/person
1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Hands-On Cooking Class – $200.00/person
2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. French Quarter Walking Cocktail and Appetizer Tour - $90.00/person
2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Garden District Walking Tour - $105.00/person
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Spirited Cocktail Tour - $95.00/person

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
Working toward life free of water challenges requires us to address four major concerns around water: quality, quantity, variability, and accessibility. Hear from storytellers affected by each of these factors and learn from their insights on how to move forward
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

4 p.m. 4:45 p.m. WEF Awards Blue Carpet Reception
5 p.m. 5:45 p.m. WEF Awards and Presidential Celebration Ceremony

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

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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