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Attendee Registration

Attendee Registration!

Register utilizing the appropriate link below. If you are unsure if your utility is a member, please click on the link to view current AIRW members then proceed with your registration accordingly.

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Vendor Registration

Vendor Registration!

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Agenda At A Glance


Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Noon Board Meeting

3pm-8pm Info Desk Open / On-Site Registration
3pm-8pm Exhibitor Set-Up
6pm-8:00pm Pre-Conference Hospitality Dinner


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

7:00am-5:30pm Info Desk Open (closed for lunch 12:15pm- 1:00pm)
7:30am Opening Remarks
7:30am-11:30am Exhibit Hall Open
8am-12:15pm Staggered Training Sessions
9-11:15am Staggered Breaks in Exhibit Hall
12:15pm-1pm Water Taste Test Luncheon
1-3pm Staggered Breaks in Exhibit Hall
1:15-4pm Staggered Sessionsin Exhibit Hall
3:45-5:15pmReception in Exhibit Hall
8-10pmHospitality Event

Thursday, October 21, 2021
7am-3pm Info Desk Open closed for lunch 12:15-1:15pm)
7-8:30am Hot Breakfast Buffet
7:30am Annual Membership Meeting
7-11:15am Exhibit Hall Open
8am-12:15pm Staggered Training Sessions
9-11:15am Staggered Breaks in Exhibit Hall
11:15am-2:30pm Exhibitor Tear Down
12:15pm Grand Prize Drawing
12:15-1:15pm Lunch on Your Own
1:15-2:15pm Concurrent Training Sessions
2:15pm-2:30pm Break - Shotgun Raffle
2:30pm-3:30pm General Session

2021 Fall Conference

October 20th & 21st, 2021

Make your plans now to attend the 2021 Annual Fall Conference; with last year's conference being held virtually, we are more excited than ever to see you in Fort Wayne! Our event offers great networking and educational opportunities for water and wastewater professionals - in addition to earning up to 10 contact hours for Water & Wastewater licenses. The Fall Conference also provides vendors the perfect venue to showcase their products and services to a variety of utility professionals from operations specialists to managers and board / council members.


Hotel Accommodations 

HOST HOTEL
Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center  - 1020 S. Calhoun St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
Rate: $134/night   Group Code: AOI  Cut-Off Date: September 28, 2021

Reservations Website   Reservations Phone: 260-420-1100  


Overflow Hotels
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown -  - 1150 S. Harrison St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802 
Rate: $148/night - Must mention you are with the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water Group
Cut-Off Date:  October 1, 2021
Reservations Website     Reservations Phone: 260-490-3629

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Wayne Downtown223 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Rate: $155/night - Must mention you are with the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water 2020 Fall Conference
Cut-Off Date:  October 1, 2021
Reservations Website     Reservations Phone: 260-247-6915

  • Attendee Info
  • Vendor Info

Continuing Education Hours / Sessions
All sessions will this year will be staggered by track (water, wastewater & administrative).  What this means is if you need the maximum number of contact hours you'll need to choose a track. Yes, you can still chose to go to classes in different tracks, however with the staggered times you'll cut down of the maximum number of hours you can receive.  (Partial credit will not be given if you come into a class that's already in progress.) In order to receive credit for attending classes, you will need to have your name badge scanned prior to each class and at the end of each class. You will be able to earn up to 10 continuing education hours for both water & wastewater licenses.
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Additional Admin Classes / IFA Regional Meeting
In addition to our water and wastewater sessions, utility managers, board members, clerks and office personnel will have several administration sessions from which to choose. IFA will be offering a regional meeting opportunity as well on Thursday, October 21st; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
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Name Badges / Registration Packets
This year we will be mailing your name badges in advance of the conference in an effort to cut down on congregation at the information desk.  CEU forms will be available in the classrooms. Also a limited number of printed programs will be available on-site throughout the venue.  So, make sure to download the conference mobile app & bring your name tag with you to the event.

Mobile App
Make sure you download the Conference App - Coming Soon! The app has become extra important over the years. It will provide you with the latest updates about our event, keeping you informed and connected. Use this app to access resources, network with other attendees, and share your experience at our event. BONUS! When you are active on the app - by posting pictures, commenting, etc., you'll rack up points. The attendee with the most points at 3:00 pm on Thursday will win $100!* (Points will begin accumulating 10/19/2021 at noon.)


Prizes & Gifts
Included with your name badge will be several tickets.  One will be for you to claim your free conference t-shirts in the Exhibit hall during breaks at the Alliance booth.  Another will be a free ticket you can use for the Sportsman's Raffle. The third one will be for a drawing for a Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire ticket should be deposited in the marked bins Thursday morning during breakfast. 

Sportsman's Raffle
YES! We are planning to have the Sportsman's Raffle this year in the exhibit hall.  These will be the same amazing prizes that you have become accustomed to at our  conferences for the WaterPAC Sportsman's Raffle. Make sure to redeem your free ticket from your registration packet!  Because you need to be present to claim the grand prize, we will draw another entry if it's not claimed. 

Best Tasting Water in Indiana Taste Test
Regional taste test winners will compete for the Best Tasting Water in Indiana during the luncheon on Wednesday, October 20th. A panel of judges will be selected to rate samples based on taste, odor, and clarity. The winner will receive a news release to appear in the Hoosier Pipeline magazine, as well as an all-inclusive trip to Washington, DC to compete in the NRWA Great American Water Taste Test 2022 - not to mention some pretty awesome bragging rights!

Tuesday's Hospitality Night
Don't miss the pre-conference hospitality gathering on Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in the lobby area! Please join us for dinner, drinks and friends!

Wednesday Night Events
Wind down after a full day of learning by joining us in the Exhibit Hall for a reception complete with appetizers, drinks and fun! Later join us for a night cap in the Hilton hotel lobby, from 8pm - 10pm.

Annual Membership Meeting
Our annual membership meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20th in the Exhibit Hall During this meeting, three (3) members of the Alliance Board of Directors will be elected to fill three open Director seats. These positions are currently held by Tim Doersam - District 3, Brad Colter - At-Large, and Currently Vacant - District 4,
Only registered voters will be permitted to cast a ballot. 

Board Nomination Form - Due by Thursday, October 7, 2020 
Voting Registration Form - Due by Wednesday, October 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m



 ALL for Only $195!

REGISTER NOW!

Attendee Registration!

Register utilizing the appropriate link below. If you are unsure if your utility is a member, please click on the link to view current AIRW members then proceed with your registration accordingly.

Register / Sign in as a Member

View Current AIRW Members

Register as Non-Member


Vendor Sponsorships
We have put some great sponsorship packages together to make sure your company gets maximum exposure. Each package includes a booth and at least 2 representatives.  We've been listening to you and are confident you will find a package that will meet your marketing needs, but if you don't or you have any questions - contact Laura Vidal (lvidal@inh2o.org)
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Mobile App Sponsorships
For only $300 get your logo and a short message in the mobile app. We will schedule your advertisement to refresh in the activity feed multiple times throughout each day of the event. The mobile app continues to become more important to attendees at these events for announcements and so forth because of staggered class times. 

Exhibit Service Kit
Grand Wayne Convention Center is the official decorator for our event and will be providing all the pipe and drape set up, as well as all shipping services & any additional exhibitor services you might need. Each booth comes with a skirted table, 2 chairs, a wastebasket, and an ID sign. (The exhibit hall is carpeted.) If you need any additional items or equipment for your booth you can refer to the service order form below.
Additional Service Order Form...
Shipping & Handling Instructions...

Exhibit Hall Hours 
Because we are staggering classroom sessions, Exhibit Hall Hours have been adjusted.  We are planning to allow attendees to enter the exhibit hall before their first classes on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Staggering the classroom sessions will also allow for be longer stretches of time you'll see attendees are in the exhibit hall.
Wednesday - 7:30am - 11:15am & 1:00pm - 5:15pm
Thursday - 7:00am - 11:15am


Set-Up / Tear-Down Times
Set-up: Tuesday, October 19th - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tear-down: Thursday October 21st - 11:15am - 2:30pm


Name Badges / Registration Packets
To reduce traffic and congregating at the information / registration desk your company's registration packet with name badges will be in your exhibit booth. We will send you a map and a booth number prior to the conference. Also, a map & staff will be outside of the exhibit hall as well.

Sportsman's Raffle 
YES! We are planning to have the Sportsman's Raffle this year in the exhibit hall still! These will be the same amazing prizes that everyone has become accustomed to at our  conferences for the WaterPAC Sportsman's Raffle. We are accepting donations to assist with purchasing these prizes & the grand prize. We are counting on your contribution of $100 or more. You’ll get recognition for your donation via signage at the raffle tables. Every attendee will receive one free raffle ticket upon registration, and can purchase additional tickets in the exhibit hall.  Vendors are welcomed to participate in the raffles as well!

Tuesday's Hospitality Night
Don't miss the pre-conference hospitality gathering on Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in the lobby area! Please join us for dinner, drinks and friends!

Wednesday Night Events
Wind down after a full day of learning by joining us in the Exhibit Hall for a reception complete with appetizers, drinks and fun! Later join us for a night cap in the Hilton hotel lobby, from 8pm - 10pm.

 Starting As Low as $600!

REGISTER NOW!

Vendor Registration!

Register utilizing the appropriate link below. If you are unsure if your organization is a member, please click on the link to view current AIRW members then proceed with your registration accordingly.

Register / Sign in as a Member

View Current AIRW Members

Register as Non-Member