(DENVER) – The super-saver deadline for American Water Works Association’s 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE19) is Wednesday, April 24. ACE19 will be held June 9-12 in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Prospective attendees are encouraged to register early to save up to $200 in registration fees. Additional registration offers are available for water utilities registering more than five employees, field operators, small utilities and full-time students. This year’s theme “Innovating the Future of Water” will examine new technologies and water sector innovations starting with the Opening General Session and continuing throughout the conference and exposition. The professional program will feature 16 tracks with sessions ranging from asset management, innovation and technology, managing lead in distribution systems, the legal program and the popular water quality challenges track. New to this year’s program will be sessions focusing on potable reuse, smart water utility and utility risk and resilience. Attendee networking activities scheduled inside the exhibit hall include the Career Center Job & Education Fair, young professionals and student events, and competitions such as the People’s Choice and “Best of the Best” Taste Tests, Pipe Tapping, Meter Madness and Hydrant Hysteria. The Isle Tech Pitch Competition, a “Shark Tank” style competition that debuted at ACE18, will return in 2019 in the Innovation Lounge. The Innovation Lounge is a designated area where attendees can engage with industry thought-leaders and other water-industry influencers. Additionally, 15 exhibitors will display their forward-thinking solutions. Several special guests will appear in the Innovation Lounge, including: • Gitanjali Rao, a 13-year-old scientist who recently appeared on Forbes’ “30 under 30” list after producing a lead-detection device called Tethys. • Scott Aldridge, senior manager of innovation and disruptive technologies, CDM Smith will showcase how digital, augmented and virtual reality drives innovation in the water sector. • Scott Leopold, the CEO of Leopold Bros. distillery, which is known for using eco-friendly techniques, including effective water management. To learn more about the conference agenda and to register, visit the ACE19 webpage . Media note: Accredited members of the media may attend ACE19 at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Communications. For media registration, please visit the AWWA press room or contact Amber Wilson at (303) 734-3455. # # # Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 51,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.