Membrane Technology




Join AMTA and AWWA to explore 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.

Join us in 2020!

We look forward seeing you in Phoenix, March 16-20, 2020.

Call for Abstracts

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

 Sample Registration Rates

Registration Type Member Early Rate  Nonmember Early Rate 
Member Late  Rate  Nonmember Late Rate 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
$800 $1000 $850 $1050
One-Day Only $500 $600  $550 $650
Student (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $100 $100 $150 $150
Operator/Professor/Regulator (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $400 $500 $450 $550
Exhibits-Only All Days (non-booth staff) $100 $100 $100 $100
Exhibits-Only Tuesday-Only or Wednesday-Only (non-booth staff) $50 $50 $50 $50
Exhibits-Only Thursday-Only (non-booth staff) $25 $25 $25 $25
Pre-Conference Workshops  Monday workshop prices vary - See program tab for details.
Technical Facility Tours Friday tour prices - See program tab for details

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be emailed to AMTA Customer Service. All cancellations by early deadline will receive a refund minus a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations post-deadline will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome, if pre-approved in writing. Contact AMTA with all registration questions.

Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!

AMTA Membership Information | AWWA Membership Information | IDA 

Book your room now!

Conference hotel rates for MTC 2020 have been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix  ($279+tax) and the Springhill Suites Phoenix Downtown ($239+tax). Please book early as only a limited number of rooms are available. Rates are valid until deadline or until the block is full, whichever happens first. 

A note of Caution: We do not phone to solicit hotel reservations. Any calls you receive are fraudulent and may result in unexpected fees and/or ruined travel plans. 

Note the schedule for 2020 MTC: No exhibit hours on Monday; Exhibit Hall first opens on Tuesday morning following the Opening General Session. Pre-conference workshops occur on Monday for an additional fee. Exhibit Hall closes Thursday at 1:30 p.m.





The 2020 Program will be available in Fall 2019.

The MTC features 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.

2020 Topics will include

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

    MTC At-A-Glance


    Pre-Conference Workshops

    MTC Workshops on Monday, March 16, 2020 will offer additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and fee is required, these items are not included in the full conference registration.

    PC-1: Back to Basics (Full Day, includes lunch)
    Back to Basics enables attendees to prepare themselves for the full MTC. Ideal for first time attendees and those new to the field of membrane technology, Back to Basics gives the audience exposure to membrane experts and knowledge in a focused forum.

    PC-2: The Inland Desalination and Concentrate Management (Half Day a.m.)

    PC-3: Current State of Ceramic Membranes (Half Day a.m.) 

    PC-4: Operator Focus - Membrane Integrity and MBR Credits (Half Day p.m.)
    (Member Rates apply for PC-4 if a Member of SWMOA)

    PC-5: Reuse Considerations - Regulatory and Permitting (Half Day p.m.)

    Facility Tours

    Friday, March 20, 2020
    TOUR 1 City of Goodyear RO Plant
    TOUR 2 Scottsdale Water Campus Advanced Water Treatment Plant (UF and RO)
    TOUR 3 Ak-Chin Indian Community's Surface Water Treatment Plant (UF & MBR) and second stop maybe added

    MTC Awards

    Call for Nominations! 

    Water Quality Person of the Year Award
    Robert O. Vernon Award - Membrane Plant Operator Award
    Membrane Facility Awar

    Please visit the Awards Nomination Form for a description of each award, and to submit your nominations. 

    Congratulations to all winners! Awardee Information

    Get to Know AWWA and AMTA


    Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!


    AMTA Membership Information  |   AWWA Membership Information 

Join us in the Exhibit Hall!  

The MTC Exhibit Hall showcases the latest in membrane technology and services with more than 80 companies and dedicated exhibit hall hours.

Attendees and exhibitors alike will enjoy extensive networking opportunities, poster sessions, refreshment breaks, attendee luncheon and networking receptions—all taking place inside the MTC Exhibit Hall!

2020 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! 2020 schedule will be released in January. 

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.




2020 Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus - coming soon
2020 Exhibitor Booth Application
2020 Floor Plan & Exhibitor List
MTC Exhibitor Rules

Already exhibiting?

Visit the Exhibitorzone in December 2019 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! 






Presenters wanted!

The Call For Abstracts for MTC 2020 is open! Presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts focusing on innovation, key questions, challenges, solutions, and areas of interest most relevant to the advancement of membrane technology by August 22, 2019. 

Below you will find important deadline dates and guidelines to consider before submitting.

Submit an Abstract

Call For Abstracts Topics

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 2020 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
Call for Abstracts closes on Thursday, August 22, 2019
Signed Creative Commons Form by Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Papers and/or Manuscripts are due by Monday, January 13, 2020
Poster Presentations are due by Monday, February 17, 2020. Review Poster Guidelines
PowerPoint Presentations are due by Monday, February 17, 2020
ALL presenters must register and pay to atttend MTC!

Presenter Guidelines

  • All presenters are required to submit a paper/manuscript that follows the MTC Manuscript Guidelines for the Post-Conference Proceedings. 
  • All presenters are required to register and pay for the conference.
  • 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.

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. 
  • Presenters are required use the MTC PowerPoint Template (to be provided in fall 2019)
  • 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.
  • Note: Company name and/or logo can be included in your PowerPoint in the bottom corner only on the first and last slide. For further instructions refer to the MTC PowerPoint Guidelines. Logo max. size: 2" horizontal/wide by .75" vertical/high.
  • 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 January 13, 2020; 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 February 13, 2020; 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 register and pay for the conference. 
  • 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.
  • Again, please keep your eyes open for additional communications and deadlines as the conference approaches. Thank you for your assistance!
Moderators: As the session lead, your reviews provide quality assurance for the papers and presentations of your speakers. On the day of the talks, moderators connect the presentations to each other through thoughtful transitions and officiate any questions from attendees at the end of each talk.


2020 Sponsors



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