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2020 Call for Proposals

Play a part in the upcoming CWEA Annual Conference 2020 (AC20) to be held in Reno, Nevada from March 31 - April 3, 2020 by submitting proposals for our Educational Sessions and/or a guided Exhibit Hall Tour. The AC20 Education Program Team looks forward to working with you to design and develop meaningful presentations where participants can engage, connect and learn.

Over 1,000 professionals in the water and wastewater profession attend this highly regarded Annual Conference. Individual presentations generally attract 40-100 people and as a presenter, you will be able to share ideas and experience case studies to help our industry succeed and establish yourself as a thought leader in the water industry.

CWEA’s mission is to create an industry-leading conference that helps our future leaders leave our industry in a better place when they retire. Through this Annual Conference, CWEA will empower attendees to:

  • Create a Utility/Agency of the future
  • Grow their leadership, technical skills and capacity
  • Network with one another and share lessons learned
  • Have fun

We surveyed our members, local section leaders, technical committee leaders and top agency leaders to uncover the challenges our membership faces.  For more info on the challenge or topic areas that we have identified for this conference, please check out this document

There is no limit to the number of session proposals that may be submitted by an individual, company, organization or institute. Please do consider partnering with others to submit one or more proposals – a collaborative approach to developing sessions is encouraged.  Session types include Workshops, Technical Sessions and Panel Discussion Sessions, as well as Mobile Exhibit Hall Tours.  For more information on these session types, please check out the last portion of this document.   Sample proposals are also available to help get you started. 

Invited Speaker proposals must be submitted online by 11:50 pm PST on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Since proposals are collected using this online system, we suggest that you first collect your thoughts before starting the online process. More information on what you will need to provide in the online proposal system can be found here.

IMPORTANT LOGIN INFORMATION: Due to newly implemented GDPR data privacy regulations, CadmiumCD can no longer store your login information from past years. For this reason, you will need to create a New User account for the first proposal you submit this year, by clicking on "Join Now" in the "New Users" section below. Once you have created your new account, started or completed a proposal, and logged out, you may log back in using the "Already a User?" section below (for updates or additional proposals).

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Questions? Call for Proposals CWEA Contact: Heidi Wandell -