The Midyear Meeting primarily provides an opportunity for key volunteer committees to meet face-to-face and develop programming for WEFTEC®, WEF’s annual Technical Exhibition and Conference.
2014 Midyear Meeting | January 29 - February 1, 2014
Preliminary Schedule of Events (pdf)
As of November 1, 2013; subject to change.
#2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70140
Main Telephone: (504) 561-0500 | Guest Fax: (504) 584-3989
Reservation Deadline: January 6, 2014
Room rates exclusive of nightly 13% city tax & $3.00 occupancy tax (subject to change):
Standard Room = $206+/night, single/double occupancy
Executive Level Room = $246+/night, single/double occupancy
By Telephone: 1-800-445-8667 (toll free)
Reference Group Code “WEF” when speaking with the live agent.
Online Reservation Portal
The discounted group rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until January 6th or until the room block sells out, whichever occurs first. Neither WEF nor the Hotel can guarantee availability or the special group rates for rooms after the January 6th deadline.
An advance deposit equaling one night’s room/tax fee ($235.78 Standard or $280.98 Executive) will be billed to the credit card used to guarantee your reservation. Ultimately, the deposit will be applied as payment for the first night of your stay. Should you cancel your reservation prior to 72-hours before your reserved check-in date, the deposit will be refunded to your credit card. If you cancel your reservation within the 72-hour window, the one night’s room/tax deposit will be forfeited.
Advance Deadline: January 10, 2014
There is no cost to register for the Midyear Meeting. Please note that participation in some meetings & events is by invitation only, as noted on the schedule of events.
Meeting/Event Registration Form (pdf)
Return completed forms to Melissa Rose, Conference Coordinator:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: (703) 684-2475
By mail: WEF, 601 Wythe St, Alexandria VA 22314-1994
Online Registration Portal (hyperlink to WEF's e-Commerce site)
How to Register Online
1. Check off the meetings/events that you wish to attend in the radial boxes next to each.
2. Select Add Meeting to Cart.
3. If done shopping, access your Shopping Cart by using the main menu navigation at the top of the webpage.
4. From your shopping cart, review your selections. If all are correct, select Checkout.
5. Once you checkout, you will be asked for your WEF e-commerce Single Sign On (SSO) information. Your user name is the e-mail address tied to your WEF Membership. You created your own password. If you need to reset your password either follow the on-screen instructions or call 1-800-666-0206 for assistance.
6. After you successfully log-in, bypass Manage Shipping by selecting Continue at the bottom of the webpage.
7. Last but not least, select Process My Order from the Order Payment/Complete Checkout webpage.
8. You are done! If completed correctly, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
9th Annual WERF Research Forum
January 28 – 29, 2014 | Hilton Riverside | New Orleans, LA
Join the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), leading researchers, and industry experts immediately preceding WEF’s Midyear Meeting as they explore Implementing the Next Generation Water Resource Recovery Facility. Engaging discussions will focus on emerging water quality issues and research, as well as new technologies and practical applications. Throughout the 1 ½ day event, researchers and WERF leaders will be available in the Collaboration Center to delve deeper into topics highlighted during the Research Forum, to brainstorm collaborative opportunities for expanding research or pilot tests under WERF’s targeted collaborative program, and to discuss the applicability of their research through the LIFT program.
To ensure 90% of WERF expenditures continue to vest in research, a nominal registration fee is assessed to cover meal expenses and to supplement the generous support of Research Forum sponsors:
Early Bird (by 27-Nov): $199 | Full (after 27-Nov): $275
Early Bird (by 27-Nov): $750 | Full (after 27-Nov): $950
Early Bird (by 27-Nov): $1,250 | Full (after 27-Nov): $1,500
View the complete agenda, register for the 9th Annual WERF Research Forum, and learn more about sponsorship opportunities by visiting WERF's website.
WEF/WERF Innovation Luncheon
January 29, 2013 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Hilton Riverside
The Water Environment Federation and the Water Environment Research Foundation will co-host a complimentary luncheon and session at the conclusion of WERF’s 9th Annual Research Forum. The featured speaker will be announced later this year.
An invitation to the luncheon will be e-mailed to all attendees that pre-register for either WERF’s 9th Annual Research Forum and/or WEF’s Midyear Meeting. Seating will be available on a first-to-respond basis. Attendance is limited to 90 guests.
Getting To and Around New Orleans
The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is located approximately 13 miles/25 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).
Taxis run on meters. Anticipate paying approximately $33/total one-way between the airport and the hotel for one-to-two people; the fare is approximately $14/person one-way for groups of three-to-five people. Taxis are available outside of the baggage claim area on the lower level of the airport. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.
Airport Shuttle New Orleans offers shuttle service from the airport to the hotels in the Central Business District for $20.00 per person, one-way or $38.00 per person, round-trip. Three bags maximum per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. Ticket desks are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.
2015: February 4 - 7 | Chicago, Illinois | Hilton Chicago
2016: January 27 - 30 | Coral Gables, Florida | Westin Colonnade
2017: January 25 - 28 | Coral Gables, Florida | Westin Colonnade