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AWWA showcasing top water experts at ACE21 All Virtual

Top experts from the water sector will speak to today's pressing challenges and innovative solutions at the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE21 All Virtual) from June 14-17.

ACE21 All BirtualJennifer Sara, global director of the World Bank’s Water Global Practice, is featured in the opening session, in conversation with AWWA President Melissa Elliott. Tuesday’s keynote session includes a Fireside Chat with Radhika Fox, newly appointed principal deputy assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water.

Registration is now open for the four-day event, which will feature a host of other notable water thought leaders from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Great Lakes Water Authority, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Brown and Caldwell, Arcadis, Black and Veatch, and other prominent organizations.

“AWWA is preparing an exceptional online experience to exceed expectations for attendees, presenters and sponsors,” said AWWA President Elliott and CEO David LaFrance. “The ACE21 All Virtual professional program will offer more than 80 hours of learning in six professional tracks. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and one another through the ACE21 online platform and active social media conversations.”

AWWA made the decision to transform ACE21 to an all-virtual experience after a thorough evaluation of public health recommendations and member travel limitations. The annual conference was originally scheduled for June 13-16 in San Diego, Calif., but as of this month, the San Diego Convention Center remains closed and there is no indication it will be open for an event the size of ACE21 by June. 

Details about hotel and airline cancellations, refunds, and exhibits and sponsorships can be found on the ACE website

Next year, AWWA looks forward to hosting ACE22 in June in San Antonio, Texas.

“We especially appreciate the efforts of volunteers, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors who put so much work into the planned event in San Diego and who are now making ACE21 All Virtual an outstanding experience,” LaFrance said.