Membrane Technology

 

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Thank you!

And that's a wrap on 2021 MTC! 

Thank you to attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who joined us for our return to in-person conferences, July 19-22, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was wonderful so see such strong attendance and experience the benefits of in-person learning. 

We are still searching for speakers for 2022! Learn More about Abstract submission and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas, February 21-25, 2022. 


The 2021 Membrane Technology Conference explores how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. Each year the conference reveals new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalting and membrane bioreactor applications. Check out the schedule at-a-glance!

COVID-19 Guidance


2021 Registration Rates

Early rates will be available through Friday, June 18, 2021.
 
Registration Type Member Early Rate  Nonmember Early Rate 
 
Member Late  Rate  Nonmember Late Rate 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition, meals, networking events;
does not include workshops
$800 $1,000 $850 $1,050
Student (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $100 $100 $100 $100
Operator/Professor/Regulator (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $400 $500 $450 $550
Exhibits-Only All Days (non-booth staff) $100 $100 $100 $100
Pre-Conference Workshops (half day/full day)  $160/$280 $230/$380 $185/$330 $280/$430
Technical Facility Tours $45 $55 $95 $105

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be emailed to AWWA Customer Service. All cancellations received by Friday, June 18, 2021 will receive a refund minus 25%.

Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!

AMTA Membership Information  |   AWWA Membership Information 


Who attends MTC?

  • Consultants and Contractors
  • Designers
  • Professors and students
  • Federal, state and municipal management and executives
  • Local, state and federal regulators
  • International audience
  • Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors
  • Operators
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Water and wastewater engineers
  • Water utility plant management and executives

Future Years

MTC 2022 - February 21-25, Las Vegas, Nevada

Technical Program

 

 

 

MTC will feature technical podium and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, facility tours, networking and a comprehensive Exhibit Hall. Join us to explore how the latest developments in technology can enhance water reliability and quality through membrane filtration, reuse, desalting, RO/NF/MF/UF and MBR for water treatment. The MTC planning committee is excited to share an outstanding technical program.

Conference Topics will include

  • Membrane Development, Research, and Innovation
  • MF/UF/NF/RO
  • Plant Operation, Maintenance, and Management
  • Reuse
  • Project Planning and Design
  • Membrane Filtration Applications 
  • Planning and Operations
  • Concentrate Management
  • Seawater Desalination
  • Experts in the Round - Roundtable networking forums

Join us in the Exhibit Hall!  

Enjoy dedicated exhibit hours, poster sessions, Exhibit Hall Education Sessions, Tuesday and Thursday luncheons, refreshment breaks, and networking receptions - all taking place inside the Exhibit Hall! The exposition is open Tuesday 9:45 a.m. through Thursday at 1:30 p.m., giving you plenty of time to meet with manufacturers' representatives, see application demonstrations, explore new technologies, and get answers about membrane products, performance, and applications.

2021 Floor Plan & Exhibitor List

Exhibit Hall Education Sessions
Exhibit Hall Education Sessions encourage attendees to visit participating exhibitors in a coordinated program to learn and earn CEUs/PDHs. Attendees gather at participating booths at designated times for the talks, and exhibitor representatives will each have 15 minutes to give their presentation. Attendees earn CEUs by attending! The schedule is below:

 

July 20

Innovation RO & NF Filtration

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Track: Innovations, Research and Materials

Facilitator: Wateropolis Corp., Booth #702

Granular activated carbon for dechlorination is common, but GAC is not an effective filter media for removal of particulate and is known to grow a diverse biological population. Use of fine grain ceramic substrates coated with activated carbon & biostatic alloy improves overall filtration & eliminates biological growth in the filtration bed.

 

Membranes Meeting New Challenges

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Track: NF/RO

Facilitator: Harn R/O Systems, Booth #415

Learn about advancements and unique applications of low pressure and RO technology around the country.

 

July 21

Water and Energy Savings with Printed Spacer Technology

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Track: NF/RO

Facilitator: Aqua Membranes, Booth #102

Water and Energy Savings with Printed Spacer Technology

 

Designing with Centrifugal Energy Recovery Devices for BWRO and SWRO applications

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Track: NF/RO

Facilitator: FEDCO, Booth #605

A one-stop, interactive introduction to centrifugal energy recovery devices for anyone who designs, builds, owns, or operates RO systems. Join Mike Gisclair to find out how centrifugal energy recovery enables higher recovery.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities

We offer a wide variety of sponsorship packages and exhibitor opportunities to enhance your company's exposure and visibility throughout the conference.

Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in the membrane industry.

 

 

Resources:

2021 Exhibitor Prospectus

2021 Floorplan

MTC Exhibitor Rules

Already exhibiting?

Visit the Exhibitorzone in 2021 to access the exhibitor service manual and other resources to prepare for a successful exhibit experience. For all exhibit & sponsor inquiries please contact AWWA Exhibitor Services.

The Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition is the premier event for membrane technology and applications in North America - be there! 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Reservations

The housing block is now closed. If you still need to make a reservation, you can reach out to either the Hilton West Palm Beach or West Palm Beach Marriott at the phone numbers below or book on their websites. Any reservation made between now and the conference will be at the prevailing hotel rates.

Hilton West Palm Beach: (561) 231-6000

West Palm Beach Marriott: (561) 833-1234

All programming will take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Circuit Cars (Electric Vehicles) will be designated for attendees during peak hours of the 2021 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. Just hop aboard and enjoy the ride from the West Palm Beach Marriott to the Palm Beach County Convention Center and back! Carts will be on a first come, first serve basis.

COVID-19 Guidance

Schedule note: Pre-conference workshops and facility tours occur on Monday for an additional fee. Exhibit Hall opens on Tuesday morning following the Opening General Session. Exhibit Hall closes Thursday at 1:30 p.m.


Alert: Please be aware of fraudulent organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the links provided above. Reservations made through any other housing services company could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement. If you are contacted by an organization you believe to be fraudulent, contact AWWA Lodging.

Call for Abstracts - 2022

 

Call for Abstracts for the 2022 MTC has been extended to August 16, 2021! Learn More about Abstract submission and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas, February 21-25, 2022. 

Presenters please note: MTC is a no-paper, no-podium conference. Before submitting an abstract, please please review information below carefully to avoid surprises later on. If you are selected to present, remember that effective communication fundamentally affects the quality of the program, and a well-prepared presentation is the first step in reaching this goal. Please make sure you invest adequate time and energy in developing your presentation and paper. MTC is a no-paper, no-podium conference, NO EXCEPTIONS - make sure to follow the directions provided below as you develop your paper. 


Thank you to all speakers who joined us for our return to in-person learning in West Palm Beach! 

Access to the speaker portal


Presenters please note: MTC is a no-paper, no-podium conference. Before submitting an abstract, please please review information below carefully to avoid surprises later on. If you are selected to present, remember that effective communication fundamentally affects the quality of the program, and a well-prepared presentation is the first step in reaching this goal. Please make sure you invest adequate time and energy in developing your presentation and paper. MTC is a no-paper, no-podium conference, NO EXCEPTIONS - make sure to follow the directions provided below as you develop your paper. 

 

Please review information below carefully and contact us with any questions.


MTC 2021 Deadline Dates

Missing these deadlines can result in your removal from the MTC Program - AMTA and AWWA thank you in advance for being mindful of submission dates and requirements.

Presenter Deadlines
Accept or Decline Presentation by Monday, February 22, 2021
Signed Creative Commons Form by Monday, February 22, 2021
Papers and/or Manuscripts are due by Monday, May 17, 2021
Poster Presentations are due by Monday, June 21, 2021. Review Poster Guidelines
Presentations are due by Monday, June 21, 2021 

Presenter Guidelines

  • All presenters are required to submit a paper/manuscript that follows the MTC Manuscript Guidelines  .
  • All papers/manuscripts will be reviewed and approved by the Session Moderator or a member of the MTC Planning Committee. 
  • During the review process you may be asked to provide changes or additional information; AMTA/AWWA asks that you adhere to any requests and make changes within the time frame given.
  • Download the Creative Commons form.

Submit your Paper and/or Manuscript through your Speaker Portal or directly to AWWA Education Services

Powerpoint Presentations

  • All PowerPoint Presentations are required to use the MTC PowerPoint Template and follow the MTC PowerPoint Guidelines. Out of respect for our members and attendees, presentations must not be commercial in nature. Note: Company name and/or logo can be included in your PowerPoint in the bottom corner only on the first and last slide. Logo max. size: 2" horizontal/wide by .75" vertical/high. 
  • Presenters are required use the MTC PowerPoint Template: Template coming soon!
  • All Presentations will be reviewed and approved by the Session Moderator or a member of the MTC Planning Committee. During the review process you may be asked to provide changes or additional information; AMTA/AWWA ask that you adhere to the request and make the changes within the time frame given. Once your presentation gains final approval from the moderator or similar, you will need to contact AWWA to make any changes.
  • PowerPoint Presentations are due by date listed above. Please be timely. 
  • Submit your PowerPoint Presentation through your Speaker Portal or AWWA Education Services.

In order to allow sufficient time for your materials to be reviewed, AMTA/AWWA ask that you follow the guidelines and meet all the deadline dates above. Missing important deadlines can result in your removal from the MTC Program - AMTA/AWWA thank you in advance for your staying mindful of submission dates and requirements.

 

Moderator Requirements

The planning committee will be recruiting moderators for the Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. As a moderator, you are required to reach out to the presenters in your session to ensure they are on track to present and provide their materials on-time for your review and approval. You are required to review in advance all papers and PowerPoints that are included in your session. Keep your eyes open for additional communications and deadline schedules:

  • During your review, you should check all papers and PowerPoints for items: accuracy, logos, sales pitches, slide readability, graphics and disparaging remarks, etc. and provide presenters feedback on updating or enhancing their papers and PowerPoints.
  • Presenters will submit their papers/manuscripts by May 17, 2021; you will then have a short window of time to review them. If you suggest improvements, please communicate those back to presenters in a timely manner.
  • Presenters will submit their PowerPoints by June 21, 2021; you will then have a short window of time to review them.Please begin your review as soon as possible. If you suggest improvements, please communicate those back to presenters in a timely manner.
  • Moderators are required to select a "Best Paper" contender from their session(s) and notify AMTA of that selection.  
  • Moderators are required to attend a training webinar , where we cover how to log in to your Speaker Portal and access presenters papers/manuscripts and PowerPoints for review.
  • Onsite, moderators are required to: introduce each presenter in their assigned session, keep presenters on-time, and facilitate audience questions.
  • Please make sure you adhere to these Moderator Guidelines. If you are unable to meet these requirements please email AWWA Education Services. and asked to be removed as a moderator.
 
We Thank you for your time and effort, see you in West Palm Beach!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Dupont Water Solutions
American Water Chemicals
Carollo Engineers
Safbon Water Technology
Toray Membrane USA, Inc.
Avista Technologies, Inc.
Afton Pumps, Inc.
IDE Technologies
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Jacobs
Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO)
HDR
Harn R/O Systems
Myron L Company
Nanostone Water
SWM
Wigen Water

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