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FAQs

What is the WQA Convention & Exposition?

The WQA Convention & Exposition is the most comprehensive annual gathering of water treatment professionals in North America. The event connects industry professionals with technologies, know-how, education, training, networking and business opportunities in one convenient location. 

Where and when is the show being held?

The 2023 WQA Convention and Exposition is being held April 18-20 in a brand-new venue, the Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Education sessions are offered April 18-20; the Expo is April 19 and 20.  In addition, Pre-Convention programming – the sixth annual WQA Business Boot Camp, the new PFAS Symposium and the RO Sizing Workshop – will be held Tuesday, April 17, also at the Caesars Forum.

How much does the convention cost?

See our pricing and registration information at Pricing page.

How do I book my hotel room?

WQA offers a fantastic rate at the Harrah’s Las Vegas and The LINQ hotels, which are both directly connected to the Caesars Forum. See our hotel information and book your room today.

What is WQA’s Convention COVID policy?

You can find the latest information on the COVID policy on our COVID-19 information page.

Do I have to be a member of WQA to attend the conference and exposition? 

You can attend the WQA Convention & Exposition without being a member of the Water Quality Association (WQA). However, WQA members pay a reduced registration fee, and new members get free convention registration in their first year of membership. For WQA membership information, visit wqa.org/membership.

I am not a resident of the United States; can I attend the show? 

International visitors are welcome. You can register through our online registration portal.  Letters of Invitation are no longer required to obtain a U.S. Visitor Visa. For information on the visa process and required documentation, visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html#documentation.

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Can you help me with conference/trade show accessibility?

Information on Caesars Forum and hotel room accessibility, scooter rentals and service animals is available on our website.

What are the trade show hours? 

The exposition hall will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, April 19, and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, April 20. 

Can I take a professional certification exam at Convention? 

Yes, if you’ve met the qualifications to take the exam you can register to do so while at Convention. Advance registration is required, and you must bring a laptop computer with you for the test. More information is available by contacting education@wqa.org.

Is there a separate fee to attend the education sessions?

No, your registration fee includes the exposition and entrance into posted educational sessions. Pre-Convention programming separate fees, most of which can be paid during your registration process.

Is there a separate fee to attend the Networking Reception? 

No. Admission to the Networking Reception, which is from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, is included with your convention badge. 

What is the WQA Business Boot Camp all about? 

Back for a sixth great year, WQA Business Boot Camp is a one-day intensive workshop that gives you the tools to help run your business. It will be held on April 17, 2023, the day before the convention starts, at Caesars Forum. The separate registration fee can be paid during the convention registration.  

What is the PFAS Symposium?

The PFAS Symposium is an educational event to bring together scientific experts for shared strategies and solutions to PFAS contamination in drinking water. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 17 at Caesars Forum. Separate registration is required.

What is the RO Workshop?

The Commercial/Industrial RO Sizing workshop is a half-day problem-solving workshop for understanding and practicing sizing of RO systems for commercial and industrial applications. It is held the afternoon of April 17; The separate registration fee can be paid during the convention registration.

When is the 2024 Convention?

The 2024 WQA Convention and Exposition is being held March 5-7 in Orlando, Florida. Education sessions are offered March 5-7; the Expo is March 6-7.

What is 2023 cancellation policy?

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing on or before March 16, 2023 to waterquality@xpressreg.net. All refunds will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee ($100 fee will apply to Boot Camp). Substitution of registration is permitted without penalty.
Note: Don’t forget your badge – the reprint fee is $25.00.