To prioritizes the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors, and vendors WEF has decided that the Collection Systems 2021 Conference will be a virtual event.  The importance of minimizing the spread of the illness was a key factor in this decision.  

As always WEF plans to offer a great experience virtually that will include innovative topics, virtual peer to peer networking opportunities, and informative sessions from forward-thinking leaders in the water sector.   Participants will be able to plan a learning experience that fits their life schedule, while earning PDHs at home from developed online programming that will be available in March 2021.

To receive more information about this event as it comes available, use the button below to register for updates.

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We hope you will join us for this virtual event.

The official Collection Systems Conference hashtag is #WEFCollections. Be sure to use it in your social media posts, and RSVP to the Facebook event!



This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Michigan Water Environment Association.

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. More information on the technical program is coming in December.

More info on Speaking at a WEF Specialty Conference


Interested in what WEF Collection Systems offered in 2020? Find out more here


Questions? Please contact:
[email protected]
703-684-2400 x7450


More information on the technical program is coming in November! 


Interested in what WEF Collection Systems offered in 2020? Find out more here


Questions? Please contact:
[email protected]
703-684-2400 x7450


Save the Date – Registration for Collection Systems 2021 will open December 2020!

More information about 2021 registration is coming soon.

Questions? Please contact: 
[email protected]



Collection Systems Hotel/Destination

Housing will open Winter 2020

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

400 Renaissance Drive West

Detroit, MI 48243 USA

Group Rate (nightly): US$177.00

Occupancy Fees/Taxes (nightly; subject to change): 15.0%


Situated downtown along the RiverWalk near the TCF Center (15-minute walk), Ford Field, and other attractions, the Marriott at the Renaissance Center welcomes you to Detroit with contemporary design, extraordinary dining and impeccable service. Recharge in thoughtfully appointed accommodations featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable bedding. Guests that book through WEF’s group block receive complimentary guestroom Wi-Fi.




Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is approximately 23-miles from the Renaissance Center.


  • Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at DTW.


  • Taxis cost approximately US$50.00 one-way to/from downtown Detroit (cost subject to change).


Travel Alternatives:


Amtrak – the train station is in New Center, northwest of downtown and the cultural district, approximately 5-miles from the Marriott at the Renaissance Center.


Hotel Parking Information




Exhibition & Sponsorship

WEF Specialty Conferences offer exhibitors the chance to directly reach their targeted audience and provide sponsors with the opportunity to receive unparalleled exposure beyond the exhibition and technical sessions.

Save the date and plan to become a sponsor, or exhibitor, at the Collection Systems 2021 conference for an opportunity to network with key professionals in the wastewater collection systems sector.

More information about exhibit and sponsorship offerings will be available December 2020. 

Questions about Reserving Space or Sponsoring? 
    Exhibition Sales 
    phone: 703-684-2423 
    email: [email protected]

Already an Exhibitor or Sponsor? 
    Jessica (LaFever) Dexter, CEM
    Manager, Exhibition Operations  
    phone: 703-684-2446 
    email: [email protected]