Innovations in Treatment Technology Conference 2024

May 21-24, 2024 | Virginia Beach, Virginia

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This conference is hosted by the Water Environment Federation, in cooperation with the Virginia Water Environment Association.

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WEF is delighted to welcome you to Virginia Beach for an exciting event focused on innovations in process engineering and wastewater treatment technologies.

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Reserve by April 29 to get the conference hotel rate before they sell out.

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Position your brand among water sector leaders and technical experts by sponsoring the 2024 Innovations in Treatment Technology Conference. Our prospectus offers a gateway to engage with a dedicated audience of professionals passionate about advancing water treatment technologies.

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Network with VWEA

Join VWEA for an evening of networking at Back Bay Brew House's Beach House  on Thursday, May 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and include two drink tickets and sandwiches from Taste.

UPP utility members participating in ITT 2024

UPP Special Extension for ITT 2024!

Participants in the Utility Partnership Program (UPP) now enjoy an exclusive 20% registration discount to ITT 2024!

Already a UPP participant? Need to become one?

UPP is designed for any utility with five or more individual WEF members. If your company pays employee membership, the UPP consolidates all individuals into one convenient annual invoice.

Plus, UPP participants unlock exclusive benefits that are not offered to other members. Join the UPP community today!

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Early Bird Registration Fee

Standard Registration Fee
  By April 12, 2024 On/After April 13, 2024
  Member* Nonmember Member* Nonmember
Full Conference  $715 $1,025 $925 $1,335
Full Conference Student $0 $225** $0 $290**
One Day Conference $415 $550 $535 $685

*You must be an active WEF Member to qualify for these rates. Join or renew today.
**Student Nonmember: To qualify for the Student Non-Member rate, you must provide proof of enrollment in a minimum of six (6) credit hours at an accredited college or university and provide written documentation on school letterhead, verifying your student status.

This conference is hosted by the Water Environment Federation, in cooperation with the Virginia Water Environment Association.


Optional Workshop and Tour Rates

Item Description Date & Time *Member *Non-Member
Workshop A On Suspension Separation  May 21
$195.00 $225.00
Workshop B Biofarming: A New Approach to Wastewater Process Intensification  May 21
8:30 -5:00 
$195.00 $225.00
**Workshop C Exploring the application and interpretation of ‘omics data in Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR)
May 21
$100.00 $125.00
**Workshop D Evolution of Treatment Process Optimization Utilizing Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning May 21
1:30- 5:00 
$100.00 $125.00
**Tour A HRSD’s Nansemond Treatment Plant and SWIFT Research Center  May 20
$50.00 $50.00

*You must be an active WEF Member to qualify for these rates. Join or renew today.
** Lunch is not included.

To Register, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Register Now link.
  • Use WEF Account Lookup to see if you have an existing account or WEF membership.
  • Nonmembers, choose "Continue as a Nonmember" or join/renew your membership 

For step-by-step instructions on the registration process, view the registration tutorial pdf.

Registration Fee Includes

  • Access to Technical Sessions
  • Networking events
  • Digital conference proceedings
  • Lunch & Reception – Wednesday, May 22
  • Lunch – Thursday, May 23

Workshops are not included with conference registration.

Member Rate Qualifications
In order to qualify for member rates, you must have a current individual WEF membership, valid through the date of the event you are attending. You should have your own individual member ID number. Though your institution may be a member of WEF, you must maintain an individual WEF membership to be eligible to receive the member rate.

If you are not a WEF member or your membership lapses and is not renewed by the time of the event, you will either have to join/renew your membership or pay the non-member rate for the event.

Students who are not members of WEF must pay the student nonmember rate and provide proof of student status, during the registration process.

Online registration payments are by credit card only (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express).

Cancellation and Substitution
A written request for cancellation/refund must be submitted by May 10, 2024. WEF will charge a 25% cancellation fee and refund 75%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations requested after May 10, 2024. Rather than canceling, consider sending a substitute. An organization may submit a request to substitute one person for another in writing by May 10, 2024.

Important Note
All attendees must have a unique email address registered. If you are registering for someone else, please enter their email address.

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Conference Headquarters Hotel:
DoubleTree by Hilton Virginia Beach

Next to the Virginia Beach Convention Center (a 2-block walk outdoors), across the street from the Virginia Beach Sports Center, and approximately one mile from the Virginia Beach boardwalk/oceanfront. Enjoy amenities like free parking and complimentary guestroom WiFi, a heated indoor pool, and a warm DoubleTree cookie when you arrive.

Conference Rate: $120.00/night plus 15% nightly occupancy tax and $2.00 nightly occupancy fee (taxes and fees subject to change)

Conference Rate Deadline: April 29, 2024
Hotel rooms at the conference rate are not guaranteed. They will be offered until they either sell out or until the April 29, 2024, deadline (whichever occurs first).

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