The 2024 Arkansas WEA Specialty Conference will be held on August 27th and 28th at Fort Smith Convention Center.

This Specialty Conference will allow you to network with water professionals, learn about cutting edge technologies, explore AWEA and WEF committees, expand your knowledge and value, and allow you to earn up to 16 credit hours.

Cost
1 Day: $100
2 Day: $175

August 29 & 30, 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fort Smith Convention Center
55 S 7th St.
Fort Smith, AR
72901

Group Rate Reservations
900 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901

RESERVE YOUR ROOM

 

AWEA Specialty Conference Agenda
(Subject to change)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2023

  • 7:00 AM: Check In / Register – Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM: Welcome & Housekeeping – AWEA Vice President Megan House
    • AWEA Business Meeting – AWEA President Jerry Martin
    • Committee Reports – Awards &B Recognition
  • 8:30 AM: Keynote Address – Positronic & WEF Scott Foley “Engagement & Participation Within Your Member Association & WEF”
  • 9:15 AM: BREAK
  • 9:30 AM:
    • TRACK 1: Chad Matthewsom, Xylem Wedco
    • TRACK 2: Greg Bannon, Jack Tyler Engineering – Bypass Pumping
  • 10:15 AM:
    • TRACK 1: INVENTJackie Lauer – Creative Design Improves Process Control and Reduces Energy Consumption
    • TRACK 2: Greg Bannon, Jack Tyler Engineering – Bypass Pumping (Continued)
  • 11:00 AM:
    • TRACK 1: Parkson – “Screening”
    • TRACK 2: Greg Bannon, Jack Tyler Engineering – Bypass Pumping
  • 11:45 AM: LUNCH
  • 12:45 AM:
    • TRACK 1: Debra Dickson, ANRC – “Emerging Contaminants”
    • TRACK 2: Andrew Mosely McIntire Management Group – Complete Tracer Wire
  • 1:30 PM:
    • TRACK 1: Ryan Bennefield, ANRC/ARPA – “Cybersecurity or Other Special Funding”
    • TRACK 2: Andrew Mosely McIntire Management Group – Complete Tracer Wire
  • 2:15 PM: BREAK
  • 2:30 PM:
    • TRACK 1: Dr. Richard McMullen, Arkansas Department of Health – “On-Site Septic
    • TRACK 2: ProMinent – “Chemical Feed Pumps”
  • 3:15 PM:
    • TRACK 1: Chris MacDonald, Acquaint Aquarius – “In-Line Inspection Tool for Pressure Pipes”
    • TRACK 2: ProMinent – “Chemical Feed Pumps”
  • 4:30 PM: Young Professionals Happy Hour – Fort Smith Conventions Center Rotunda Sponsored by: Garver & INVENT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2023

  • 7:30 AM: Check In / Register – Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM:
    • TRACK 1: Steve Stanish, Aqua-Aerobic System, Inc. – “AquaNereda Aerobic Granule Sludge, Breakthrough Technology of the Decade”
    • TRACK 2: Jamie Kissinger, Nexgen – “Pump Station Controls Troubleshooting”
  • 9:15 AM:
    • TRACK 1: Josh Clayberg, Rexel – “Drive to the Future with Variable Frequency Drives”
    • TRACK 2: Jamie Kissinger, Nexgen – “Pump Station Controls Troubleshooting”
  • 10:00 AM: BREAK
  • 10:15 AM:
    • TRACK 1: Crews & Associates
    • TRACK 2: Jamie Kissinger, Nexgen – “Pump Station Controls Troubleshooting”
  • 11:00 AM:
    • TRACK 1: City of Fort Smith, Terry Garris – “FOG and the Problems it Creates”
    • TRACK 2: Jamie Kissinger, Nexgen – “Pump Station Controls Troubleshooting”
  • 11:45 PM: LUNCH
  • 12:45PM: Rebecca Burkman, Walter Collins, Harold Hounwanou, Tonya Wallace, LRWRA – “Innovation Approaches for Operational Optimization and Efficiency”
  • 1:30 PM: Aryana Davin, Mead & Hunt – “Fan Testing – Lessons Learned”
  • 2:15 PM: BREAK
  • 2:30 PM: Jane Hurley, CAW – “Creating Community Connections: Building Appreciation and Support for What You Do”
  • 3:15PM: TBA
  • 4:00 PM: Closing Remarks & Door Prize Drawings

$100.00$175.00