2016 Joint Conference

 2016 MSAWWA MWEA Joint Conference LOGO

Where: Holiday Inn & Best Western Gran Tree–Bozeman, MT.
When: April 26-28, 2016

Hotel info: When making hotel reservations, please reference that you are attending the MSAWWA-MWEA Conference.  Rooms must be reserved by March 24th in order to receive the discounted group rate.
Holiday Inn: 406-587-4561
Best Western Gran Tree: 406-567-5261

The theme for the 2016 Joint Conference is: “Working Together To Protect Montana’s Water Resources”
MSAWWA will be hosting the 2016 Preconference: “Water Conservation”

Conference Information and Form



          Click here to view the 2016 Exhibitor Booth layout map

  • Don’t forget the Best Tap Water Taste Test & Operator Trivia Challenge that will take place on Thursday morning of the conference!  Bring a sample of your city/community water to enter in the Taste Test and get your team of 4 to 5 ready for the Trivia Challenge!  Contact Robin Barnes at info@montanawater.org for more information.

Overview of the 2016 Preconference/Conference Schedule:

2016 MSAWWA Preconference

Tuesday–April 26, 2016
Theme: Water Conservation
Educational sessions 8 am to 5 pm.
Ice Breaker Reception 5:00–6:30 pm

2016 Joint Conference

Wednesday April 27th through Thursday April 28th
“Working Together To Protect Montana’s Water Resources”

AWWA Guests: Gene Koontz (2015-2016 AWWA President) and David LaFrance (AWWA CEO)
WEF Guest: Tom Kunetz (2015-2016 WEF Board of Trustees)

Wednesday Schedule:
Registration desk open 7 am to 5 pm
Educational sessions 8 am to 5 pm. Lunch provided.
Beer and wine reception 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Banquet 6:30 pm
Entertainment tbd

Thursday Schedule:
Joint General Membership Meeting 7 am
Registration desk open 8 am to 5 pm
Best Tap Water Taste Test & Operator Trivia Challenge during the break
Educational sessions 8 am to 12 noon. Lunch provided.
Water/Wastewater Facility tours

Water For People Silent Auction:

Every year at the annual conference a silent auction fundraiser is held for the benefit of WFP. Please consider dontaing an item–big or small–it all helps!

Joint Scholarship Fund Raffle

The Scholarship Committee will be heading up a raffle again at the conference to benefit the MSAWWA-MWEA Joint Scholarship Fund. Up to (2) $1000 Scholarships can be awarded each year to qualified recipients furthering their education in the water or wastewater fields of study.

Members wishing to obtain copies of presentations should contact the presenter directly, or contact Robin Matthews-Barnes for presenter contact information.

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