The Utility Management Conference™ - February 7-10, 2017 | Tampa, Florida

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2017 Registration Rates

Become an AWWA or WEF member and save on your conference fees! Members save $180 on a full-conference registration if you register by January 14, 2017.

Registration Type
Early Member Rate
thru Jan. 14                                     
Early Nonmember
thru Jan. 14


after Jan. 14                                           
Late Nonmember
Rate after
Jan. 14
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) Includes technical sessions, lunch and reception does not include workshops $620 $800  $800  $900
Wednesday-Only (includes - Wednesday lunch & reception $360
$535  $535  $635
Thursday/Friday-Only (includes sessions) $310 $485  $485  $585
Student (ID required - Same as Full-Conference) $60 $90  $90  $90
Speaker (40% discount off of the Full-Conference rate) $370 $370  $370  $370
Spouse/Guest Registration (includes admittance to Wednesday evening reception) $35 $35
 $35  $35
YP Summit (includes Monday reception, Summit & Tuesday reception) $75 $75  $75  $75
YP Summit Plus UMC registration (available to Summit attendees only) $150 $150  $150  $150
 Tuesday half-day workshops  $110  $210  $210  $310
 Tuesday full-day workshop  $195  $295  $295  $395

Cancellation Policy: Please send cancellations in writing, on company letterhead, via fax or email to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations emailed/fax-dated by 1/14/17 will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Beginning on 1/15/17, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are always welcome. Fax requests for substitutions or cancellations to 303.347.0804 or email to customer service

Hotel Information

Tampa Marriott Waterside 

700 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602

Conference Rate: $229, plus taxes per night
Book by January 10, 2017 to receive the conference rate.

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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, one of the most popular hotels in Downtown Tampa. Featuring first-class accommodations and modern amenities, the hotel boasts on-site restaurants, a rejuvenating spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and a refreshing rooftop pool.

Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link above. Reservations made through any other housing services company cannot be guaranteed by AWWA and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement. If you are contacted by an agency other than Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureau, please email AWWA Lodging

View the 2017 Technical Program 

Online Technical Program

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings will be available online to all full-conference registrants. Approximately, six weeks after the conference, a URL will be emailed to full-conference attendees to access the proceedings.

Past conference proceedings can be purchased through the AWWA Store or by contacting Customer Service at 800.926.7337.


Pre-Conference Workshops

UMC workshops provide in-depth, hands-on comprehensive learning opportunities. Workshop registrations do require a separate fee.

TUE01| Developing a Roadmap for Leadership and Succession Planning 2.0: A Collaborative Approach
Tuesday, February 7
8:30 a.m. - Noon
$110 early member | $210 after January 14
$210 early non-member | $310 after January 14

This workshop will take a forward looking approach to the Effective Utility Management Program’s attribute of “Employee Leadership and Development,” and the importance of managing mission critical staff and knowledge as key organizational assets. The WEF Workforce Sustainability Subcommittee and the AWWA Workforces Strategies Committee have collaborated to develop this interactive session which will identify and present the key success elements and business value of succession planning with a focus on the issues facing the water/wastewater industry.

TUE02 | Sustaining Asset Management – The Leadership View
Tuesday, February 7
8:30 a.m. - Noon 
$110 early member | $210 after January 14
$210 early non-member | $310 after January 14

This workshop will provide a highly interactive forum for participants to learn from senior leaders about experiences and practical methods that are effective for leading a successful asset management program.

TUE03| A 360-Degree Perspective for Enabling Effective Utility Management
Tuesday, February 7
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p,m - Includes lunch 
$195 early member | $295 after January 10
$295 early non-member | $395 after January 10

EUM has been continuing to evolve; the Five Keys to Success are at the core of this evolution; industry leaders will present what has changed over the past several years; and what do we know now that we didn’t know before.

TUE05| WaterOpolis - Utility Budget Simulation...Issues and Choices 
Tuesday, February 7
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$110 early member | $210 after January 14
$210 early non-member | $310 after January 14

WaterOpolis is an interactive board game designed to provide utility organizations an new tool to engage stakeholders and help enhance community understanding and support and demonstrate the value of water. Wateropolis is a facilitated gaming experience that leverages the industry’s Effective Utility Management and leads participants through the myriad of issues and choices that confront their local utility service providers.

Calling All Industry Young Professionals!


The Young Professionals Summit is the premier water and wastewater industry professional development workshop for young professionals.

Join us for this pre-conference event and then stick around to attend AWWA/WEF The Utility Management Conference at a special discounted full-conference price. Registration for both the YP Summit and UMC is now open.

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Learn about the YP Summit

View the Utility Management YP Summit Flyer (PDF)


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Utility Management Conference at-a-Glance

 Preliminary Schedule. All conference events take place at the Tampa Marriott Waterside

Tuesday, February 7
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Workshops (additional fee)
Wednesday, February 8
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Opening General Session
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Professional Sessions
noon - 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Networking Reception
Thursday, February 9  
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Professional Sessions
 noon - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch break on your own
 Friday, February 10   
 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Registration Open
 8:30 - noon           Professional Sessions

AWWA-WEF The Utility Management Conference

Over the past 28 years, members of AWWA and WEF have established The Utility Management Conference as one of the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conferences available. Come prepared to share your experiences and learn from others in similar situations as we respond to the most pressing management issues of the day.

Now you don't have to choose between NACWA's Winter Conference, Next Generation Compliance...Where Affordability & Innovation Intersect (Feb. 4-7) and the AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference (Feb. 7-10)! These events are co-locating at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. We hope to see you there.  


For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the AWWA Conferences and Events Group.