A conference focused on the technical and business challenges of industrial water treatment, the International Water Conference (IWC) will be held November 6-10 in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014, when the IWC was last in San Antonio, more than 1,000 attendees from 43 states and 23 countries attended the conference.
IWC attendees can learn the latest about new applications available in the industrial water treatment industry. The IWC brings together end users, researchers, practicing engineers, managers, educators, suppliers and contractors to share information on the latest in scientific advances and practical applications in industrial water treatment across a range of industries, technologies and functional areas. Attendees can learn unbiased details about the latest applications available in the industry, get educated on current technology and hold wide-ranging discussions with their peers active in water treatment.
The IWC continuing education workshop program is designed to provide practical information from basic to advanced training as well as detailed case studies. Workshops are presented by experts in the field and are focused on technical content. Workshops will start on Sunday, November 6 at 1 p.m. Each session will provide an opportunity for a technical exchange between the attendees, the instructor and other participants. Once the workshops finish on Sunday, a welcome reception will be held in the exhibition hall at 5 p.m.
Throughout the event, exhibit hall will host networking events such as luncheons and receptions and offers a chance to meet with suppliers and manufacturing companies during the conference. The IWC exhibition will have more than 100 opportunities to learn from industry leaders about practical, innovative solutions for industrial water treatment. Attendees can participate in exhibit hall bingo as they network. Each attendee that visits all booths on their bingo card will be eligible for a prize drawing. Networking breaks also afford exhibitors an opportunity to attend technical sessions along with other attendees.
The IWC keynote session is the official start to the 2016 conference on Monday, November 7, at 11 a.m. Bill Kennedy of Duke Energy Corp. is the 2016 keynote speaker. In addition, during the keynote session, annual awards, including the IWC award of merit, the Paul Cohen Award and the Joseph A. Levendusky Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Epicor Inc. and the International Water Conference), will be presented. The awards are given to an outstanding individual in the field of industrial water technology, an author from the most recent IWC and an undergraduate student in mechanical or chemical engineering, respectively. This program would not be possible without sponsors that show their commitment to the advancement of the water industry.
For the first time, attendees and exhibitors can use the new IWC App for Android, Apple and the web. It will include banner ads from companies sponsoring the IWC app.
Overall, the IWC has always been a strong educational conference. Attendees come to learn about the latest applications available in the industrial water treatment industry, educate themselves in current technology and applications through attendance in IWC workshops, and network with their peers active in water treatment in the IWC exhibit hall. This year, more than 75 technical papers and 24 continuing education workshops are scheduled. All are carefully peer-reviewed for quality and to ensure no commercial aspect is evident. Each paper presentation at the IWC is followed by a prepared discussion – a thoroughly considered, different perspective on the topic – and an open floor discussion, when all audience members and presenters can ask questions, seek clarification and raise alternative viewpoints.
Sponsorships are available in platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels, plus additional ala carte opportunities. These include recognition at the sponsored event, acknowledgment at the opening session, discounts for multiple sponsorships and advertising opportunities.