ACE24 will feature many opportunities for networking and special events.
Check back regularly as additional events and details become available! 

*preliminary & subject to change

AEESP Keynote Address

Tuesday, June 11 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Join us for the annual session presented by the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors.


Emerging Leaders Reception

Wednesday, June 12 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Mix and mingle with the newest water sector members and thought leaders; location to be announced.

Expo Grand Opening

Tuesday, June 11 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Welcome to the 2024 Exposition! Join us immediately following the Opening General Session for dedicated time with exhibitors.

Exhibit Hall Social Hour

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

You’ve worked hard today! Take this opportunity to unwind, network and explore the ACE exhibit hall. One complimentary beverage ticket will be attached to your badge.

Fireside Chat

Tuesday, June 11 | 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Moderator: David LaFrance, AWWA CEO

Jennifer McLain, USEPA, Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
Andrew Sawyers, USEPA, Director of the Office of Wastewater Management

Join us for this interactive discussion to cover EPA’s perspective a variety of relevant topics in the water sector, as well as recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act.  You will not want to miss this opportunity for discourse with key EPA regulators and the chance to have your questions addressed.  

First Time Attendee Program

Tuesday, June 11 | 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Pre-registration required

Stop by to learn how to maximize your conference experiences and develop lasting connections.

International Reception

Wednesday, June 12 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

All ACE24 attendees from overseas are welcome at this special reception to celebrate and network together. Location to be announced. 

Opening General Session

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Anaheim Convention Center
Join your fellow ACE24 Attendees for an exciting Opening General Session! 

Presidential Gavel Passing Ceremony

Thursday, June 13 | 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. 

Join your fellow ACE attendees to celebrate the world of water! 

FREE and Open to All Attendees
Join AWWA leaders at the Presidential Gavel Passing ceremony to hear from incoming AWWA President, Cheryl Porter. The ACE Wrap Party kicks off immeditaly following. All attendees have two Wrap Party drink tickets attached to your badge. 

Scholarship Program Breakfast

Wednesday, June 12 | 8:30 a.m.

Details coming soon. 

Student & Young Professionals Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, June 11 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Calling all young professional and student attendees to join us for this fun kickoff event! Meeting location within convention center to be announced.

The Last Drop

Thursday, June 13 |11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Water 2050 Ideas into Action: Creating our Water 2050 Future  

Water 2050 established a vision for a sustainable and resilient future for the water community.  The diverse contributors to this initiative developed nearly 50 recommended actions for the water community to implement to transform this ambitious vision into reality – with recommendations grouped under 5 strategic themes, including Sustainability & Resilience.  The Last Drop is dedicated to exploring how the water community can advance meaningful change to create our Water 2050 future. 

Join us for an exploration of the future of water, featuring diverse panelists in engaging conversation with AWWA’s Director of Engineering & Technical Services, Barb Martin, covering future priorities, taking action, collaboration and partnerships, and breaking barriers to ensure a secure, sustainable, affordable, resilient, and innovative water future for all.  The Last Drop provides attendees with the opportunity to join the conversation about Water 2050 and share their own thought-provoking questions about the future of water.   

This session is sure to spark your imagination and leave you hopeful for the future of the water community! 

Barb Martin – AWWA 

Cristina Ahmadpour – Isle Utilities  
Peter Gleick – Pacific Institute  
Joseph Jacangelo – Stantec  
Olga Morales-Pate – RCAP

Tuesday Keynote Address

Tuesday, June 11 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

The A.P. Black Award was established in 1967 in honor of Dr. A.P. Black to recognize an individual who has made outstanding research contributions to water science and water supply practices over their career. The Tuesday Keynote Address will feature a presentation by the 2024 winner of this prestigious award. 

Water for People Social Splash

Tuesday, June 11 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Downtown Disney

Join Water For People and the California-Nevada Section of AWWA for an evening of connection for a good cause!  On Tuesday, June 11 from 6-8pm enjoy brews and snacks at Ballast Point Brewing Company in Downtown Disney, while learning more about our work to solve the world water crisis. Thanks to our generous sponsors, all ticket proceeds benefit Water For People's work across nine countries in Latin America, India, and Africa.

Tickets are $30 USD in advance and $35 at the door. Grab yours:

Water Industry Lunch

Wednesday, June 12, 2024  | Noon-1:15 p.m. 

Anaheim Convention Center

Join us for our annual luncheon featuring a keynote address by world champion eco-challenge adventure racer and New York Times best-selling author, Robyn Benincasa.

Tickets $60 each | Full tables are also available for purchase.

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WE RACE for Water

WE RACE for Water commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Safe Water Drinking Act

Monday, June 10 | 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Learn More & Register

WE ACE24 Golf Tournament

ACE24 Golf Tournament at Anaheim Hills Golf Course

Monday, June 10 | 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Learn More & Register 


Wrap Party

Thursday, June 13 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | 

Join your fellow ACE attendees to celebrate the world of water! 

FREE and Open to All ACE24 Attendees
Join AWWA leaders for the Presidential Gavel Passing ceremony. The ACE Wrap Party kicks off immeditaly following and is the perfect place to kick back, unwind and celebrate the water community. All attendees have two drink tickets attached to your badge. Join us!

Women in Water

Women’s Networking Coffee - AWWA Pavilion 
Tuesday, June 11 | 10:00 – 11:00 am    

MeetUp Lunch - Expo Café in the Exhibit Hall   
Wednesday, June 12 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm   

Join us for these newtorking events in the ACE24 Exhibit Hall! 

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