Utility Management

Utility Management Conference 2021

Over the past three decades, members of AWWA and WEF have established The Utility Management Conference™ as one of the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conferences available.  

Registration now open!


Are you a WEF member and not an AWWA member? Use this link for your registration discount
*Note - discount applied at checkout.

If you require a registration form, please reach out to AWWA Customer Service at service@awwa.org.

Register by July 2, 2021, for best rates!

Registration Type Member Early Rate  Nonmember Early Rate 
Member Late  Rate  Nonmember Late Rate 
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes sessions, lunch & reception; does not include workshops
$630 $830 $830 $930
Wednesday-only (includes sessions, lunch & reception) $370 $570  $570 $670
Thursday/Friday-only (includes sessions) $320 $520 $520 $620
Student (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $35 $35 $50 $50
Speaker (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $390 $590 $590 $690
Spouse/Guest (Wednesday reception) $35 $35 $35 $35
Pre-Conference Workshops (half day/full day) $125/$250 $225/$350 $225/$350 $325/$450

Cancellation Policy: Please send cancellations in writing, on company letterhead, via fax or email to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations emailed/fax-before early deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. After the early registration deadline, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are always welcome. Fax requests for substitutions or cancellations to 303.347.0804 or email Customer Service.

Who attends UMC?

Public relations specialists
Utility managers and executives 
CFOs and finance directors 
Public works directors
Engineers Project managers
Human resource professionals
Public officials
Board members

Welcome to Atlanta!

The 2021 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference will be held at the Hilton Atlanta.

Book your room today for the group rate of $179/night+taxes.


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.

2021 Technical Program

Conference proceedings will be added within the online program approximately 6-8 weeks after the conclusion of the event. 

2021 Conference at-a-glance

Tuesday, August 3  
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference workshops (additional fee)
Wednesday, August 4  
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open
8:30-10:00 a.m. Opening General Session
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Professional Sessions
noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception
Thursday, August 5  
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Professional Sessions
noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break - On Your Own
Friday, August 6  
8:00  - 10:30 a.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m - noon Professional Sessions

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


The AWWA/WEF Young Professionals (YP) Summit is the premier water and wastewater industry workshop for young professionals. Join other future leaders by exploring your role in water and discussing how you can best serve your organization and community. 

2021 information coming soon!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Utility Management Conference offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to enhance your company's impact and visibility throughout the conference.

Co-hosted by AWWA and WEF, The Utility Management Conference has been established as one of the leading, more informative, and most prestigious management conferences available to the water and wastewater industry. Over 800 attendees share experiences and learn from others in similar situations, as sessions respond to the most pressing utility management issues of the day.

For even greater visibility at UMC, review the sample sponsorship opportunities listed below. Being a conference sponsor is a great way to leverage your presence at the conference, increase your brand awareness, and put your organization’s name in front of all Utility Management Conference attendees.

2021 Sponsor Opportunities and Application

Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in the management of today's water and wastewater utilities - join us! 


Presenter deadlines & resources

Congratulations on being selected to present at The Utility Management Conference!

Access the Speaker Portal here. 

  • Creative Commons Agreements are accessible thru your speaker portal
  • Creative Commons Agreements are due Thursday, May 6, 2021
  • The UMC Presenter PowerPoint Template will be available soon for your use!
Please visit Presentation Responsibilities & Guidelines for additional guidelines, responsibilities and best practices to aid in preparing your presentation. 

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Education Services.




For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact AWWA Conferences.


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