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. For COVID-19 resources, current cancellation policy, health and wellness information, please visit our COVID-19 resources page.

Registration is open!

  

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

COVID-19 Update - Please note: On July 28, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order requiring all persons in a public place, including private businesses and establishments, to wear a mask or a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when indoors. The Order is in response to the rising number of COVID-19 infections, the impact of the Delta variant and new CDC guidance.

As a result, AWWA & WEF will now require ALL attendees to wear masks at all conference events, regardless of vaccination status. View Mayor Bottoms' press release released yesterday at 7pm central time.


Register by July 2, 2021, for best rates!

Registration Type Member Early Rate - On or Before 7/2/2021  Nonmember Early Rate - On or Before 7/2/2021  Member Late  Rate - After 7/2/2021 Nonmember Late Rate - After 7/2/2021
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: For attendees canceling due to COVID-19, AWWA will apply 2021 paid registration fees to the following year's conference. A refund of dollars paid will be processed upon request. AWWA shall not be liable for any expenses incurred. Substitution registrations are welcome. To apply for the substitution registration or transfer or refund of fees, submit your cancelation request in writing to service@awwa.org.

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


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
Regulatory 
Board members


We are thrilled to be able to showcase our water sector heroes from the past year!  Submit your photos of
your utility workers to be included in a slideshow being presented during the Opening General Session Here.

Questions?  Please contact Stephanie Passarelli at spassarelli@awwa.org.
 


What about YP Summit?

For 2021, the YP Summit will be held independently of the AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference. For more
information, please visit the YP Summit page.

Welcome to Atlanta!

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

COVID-19 Update - Please note: On July 28, 2021 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order requiring all persons in a public place, including private businesses and establishments, to wear a mask or a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when indoors. The Order is in response to the rising number of COVID-19 infections, the impact of the Delta variant and new CDC guidance.”

As a result, AWWA & WEF will now require ALL attendees to wear masks at all conference events, regardless of vaccination status. View Mayor Bottoms' press release released yesterday at 7pm central time.

Click here for information on how Hilton is keeping attendees safe. For information on the current COVID-19 restrictions in Atlanta, please click here.


Conference Housing is now closed. Please contact the hotel directly at 404-659-2000 should you need hotel assistance. 

  


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. 

The AWWA/WEF 2021 YP Summit is going virtual. Join us on August 3rd, starting at 1 pm MST! Visit the AWWA/WEF 2021 YP Summit homepage.

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 available here
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.

 

The Call For Abstracts is now open for 2022!

For information on how to submit, please click here.

For additional information on the 2022 Call for Abstracts, visit the WEF website here.

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

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Klir
Fracta
120Water
Arcadis
Arcos LLC
Garver
Gulf Coat Underground
HDR
Infor
Jacobs
Kamstrup Water Metering
Carollo
West Monroe
American Water Resources
Badger Meter
CDM Smith
Kando
VertexOne
WaterISAC
Industrial Furnace Co., MHF Services
Tetra Tech
 
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