2018 Joint Conference

2018 Joint Conference: “Working Together To Protect Montana’s Water Resources”
2018 Preconference (sponsored by MSAWWA): “Invasive Mussels: What To Expect And How To Prepare”

When: May 15th (Preconference)/May 16th-17th (Conference)
 Hilton Garden Inn-Missoula, MT

Hotel info: Please contact the Hilton Garden Inn directly for reservations. Room rates are $119.00/night + tax.  Reservations must by made by April 11, 2018 to guarantee this rate. 
Online:   www.missoula.stayhgi.com

By phone:
1-877-STAY-HGI, or directly at 406-532-5300


Conference Information and Forms:

  • Click here for 2018 Joint Conference Abstract submission information
    Deadline for submission is December 15, 2017

  • Click here for the 2018-SYP Poster Competition Call for Abstracts
    Deadline for submission is January 31, 2018

  • Attendee registration for the 2018 Joint Conference is not yet open. Please check back in early winter 2018.

  • Exhibitor booth registration for the 2018 Joint Conference is not yet open. Please check back later. Sponsorship opportunity information will be included on the exhibitor registration forms for those that wish to help sponsor the conference but may not want to exhibit.

    • Exhibitor set up will take place on Tuesday May 15th from 2pm to 5pm, followed by an Exhibitor sponsored Ice Breaker for all Exhibitors, Attendees and Speakers.
    • Exhibitors are asked to remain on-site until 6:30 pm on Wednesday May 16th
    • Exhibitors are welcome to remain on-site through the conclusion of the conference at 1 pm on Thursday May 17th.

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 Matthews-Barnes at info@montanawater.org for more information.

Overview of the 2018 Preconference/Conference Schedule:

2018 MSAWWA Preconference

Tuesday–May 15, 2018
Theme: Invasive Mussels: What To Expect and How To Prepare
Educational sessions 8 am to 5 pm.
Ice Breaker Reception 5:00–6:30 pm

2018 Joint Conference

Wednesday May 16 through Thursday May 17, 2018
“Working Together To Protect Montana’s Water Resources”

AWWA Guest: tbd
WEF Guest: tbd

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 & Awards 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! Contact Robin Matthews-Barnes for information on making a donation: mailto:info@montanawater.org

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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