Membrane Technology




Registration Now Open!


Are you an AMTA member and not an AWWA member? Use this link for your registration discount.

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

2021 Conference at-a-glance

Monday, July 19  
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference workshops (times vary, additional fee)
7:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Facility Tours (times vary, additional fee)
Tuesday, July 20  
7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open
8:15 - 9:45 a.m. Opening General Session
9:45 - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Technical Sessions
noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
5:15 - 6:30 p.m. Poster Session & Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, July 21  
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Registration Open
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Technical Sessions
9:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
noon - 1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Experts in the Round
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Poster Session & Social Hour in Exhibit Hall
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. AMTA Member Meeting
Thursday, July 22  
7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Technical Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Networking Time in Exhibit Hall
noon - 1:30 p.m. Conference Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Closing Session & Best Paper/Poster Awards

Subject to change. Please refer to onsite program and mobile app for schedule changes. 

Hotel Reservations

Book your room today at the Hilton West Palm Beach for the group rate of $205/night+taxes or at the West Palm Beach Marriott for the group rate of $189/night+taxes.

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

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.

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
  • 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

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.




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! 






Presenter deadlines and resources

Congratulations on being selected to present!

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!


American Water Chemicals
Carollo Engineers
Safbon Water Technology
Toray Membrane USA, Inc.
Afton Pumps, Inc.
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Avista Technologies, Inc.
Wigen Water
Nanostone Water