Embracing Our Differences

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The Transformative Issues Symposium brings together water sector professionals from across North America to discuss the most important and challenging issues of our times. For COVID-19 resources, and health and wellness information, please visit our COVID-19 resources page. 


Thank you for attending the 2022 Transformative Issues Symposium!

The 2022 Transformative Issues Symposium (TIS22) featured honest and practical conversations about the water sector workforce.  TIS covered a range of topics including: diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), data and benchmarking, best practices in recruitment and retention, the role innovation and technology play in the water workforce, and the expected (and unexpected) benefits that a diverse and engaged workforce can bring to utilities, communities, and the water sector ecosystem as a whole. 
 
Check back in six weeks for Proceedings
 
For additional resources on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Embracing our Differences please visit AWWA's online Diversity Center.

Who attended the 2022 Transformative Issues Symposium?

Managers GM/Directors Engineers
Decision Makers HR Professionals Public Relations Specialists
Project Managers Leaders Water Utility Managers
Distributors & Manufacturers Consultants Regulators

 

…anyone wanting to advance diversity and inclusion in the water community!


Sample Registration Rates   Early Member 
Rate
 Early Nonmember 
Rate
 On-site Member 
Rate
 On-site Nonmember 
Rate
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
$520 $705  $705  $805
Tuesday-Only
(includes Tuesday reception)
$350 $550  $550  $750
Wednesday-Only
(includes Wednesday lunch)
$350 $550  $550  $750
Student
(ID required - Same as Full-Conference)
$35 $50  $35  $50
Speaker
(discount off of the Full-Conference rate)
$375 $560  $560  $660
Pre-Conference Workshops (half-day) $125 $225  $225  $325

Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted.  All cancellations before the early deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee.  After the early deadline, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome.  Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to service@awwa.org or fax requests to 303.347.0804. 


International attendees: Do you need a letter of invitation from AWWA? Submit the request formRequests will be honored for attendees and presenters with the intent to register.

2022 Technical Program

TIS covered a range of topics including: diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), data and benchmarking, best practices in recruitment and retention, the role innovation and technology play in the water workforce, and the expected (and unexpected) benefits that a diverse and engaged workforce can bring to utilities, communities, and the water sector ecosystem as a whole.  View the Technical Program for complete session details. 

 


2022 Pre-Conference Workshop

The 2022 TIS Workshop offers additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and fee were required, these items are not included in the Full Conference registration. Check back in Summer 2023 to learn about future symposiums!

 

For additional resources on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Embracing our Differences please visit AWWA's online Diversity Center.

Visit the AWWA Call For Abstracts page to learn about additional programs that are currently accepting submissions.

For any general inquiries, please contact Education Services   
 

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

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