Come Together in the Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub is a curated space designed to celebrate and embrace change. If you are seeking innovative solutions to help solve your water sector challenges — you will find them here! 

At ACE22 the hub-and-spoke concept formed the basis for the Innovation Hub, which is also projected in Isle Utilities’ logo, our partner in innovation. The center of the Hub is a space for people to come together and share ideas. Branching out of the Hub are the Spokes which attendees navigate throughout the Hub. 

Each year the Innovation Hub continues to grow and offers exciting new professional sessions meant to stimulate innovative thinking and best practices. The centralized “hub” provides a place for thought leaders to come together and share creative ideas and designs, and fosters connections and collaboration on such topics as:


      • Cyber and data security
      • Novel approaches to resiliency
      • Global trends in non-revenue water
      • Resource recovery
      • Water reuse
      • Application of drone technology
      • Leveraging artificial intelligence for optimization
      • 21st Century Infrastructure
      • Cutting-edge Source Water Protection Measures
      • Next generation treatment technologies


For information about Exhibitor and Sponsor opportunities in the Innovation Hub, please download the ACE22 Guide to Innovation.

Programming Schedule

Here is a review of what happened inside the ACE22 Innoviation Hub. 

Monday, June 13, 2022
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.                IH01 - Innovation Hub Grand Opening
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.                IH02 - Fireside Chat With a Serial Organizational Innovator
11:30 a.m. – 12 noon           IH03 - Developing A Water Utility Innovation Program
12 noon – 12:30 p.m.           IH04 - The Future Is Now: The Role of Young Professionals in Advancing Innovation
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.                   IH - Innovation Visionaries
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.                      IH05 - Making the Unseen Seen: Communicating the Intangible Benefits of Innovation
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.                      IH06 - What Makes a Utility “Smart”? The Future of The Smart Utility?
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                      IH07 - Path to Net Zero
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.                      IH08 - Zone A Sandbox: Intelligent Systems
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.                      IH09 - Zone B Sandbox: Next Gen Infrastructure

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                      Networking Reception: Cybeer Fest, hosted by FIDO

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.                   IH10 - Pilot Funding
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.                IH22 - The Five Stages of Digital Innovation and How They Are Transforming Your Utility
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.                IH11 - Beyond Technological Innovation
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.      IH12 - Identifying Drinking Water Research and Technology Priorities
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.                      IH13 - Innovating Procurement to Achieve Asset Management & Sustainability Goals
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.                      IH14 - Partnerships Between Vendor and Utility Around Non-Traditional Solutions
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.                      IH23 - The Future of Water Reuse
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                      IH15 - Workforce + Diversity
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.                      IH16 - Zone C Sandbox: Resource Protection
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.                      IH17 - Zone D Sandbox: Advanced Water Quality Solutions
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.               IH18 - Innovative Strategies for Creating and Validating Your LSL Inventory
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.               IH19 - The Much-Awaited Solution to Consistency, Enhanced O&M and Efficiency for Water Utilities – ISA112 SCADA
11:30 a.m. – 12 noon          IH20 - The Water Entrepreneurs Journey
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.                     IH21 - So, Now What? A Call to Action

INNOVATION HUB - Booth 22079

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A robust lineup of programming and speakers, a wide range of exhibitors, and networking events make the Innovation Hub the focal point for solution-oriented and forward-thinking early adopters. 

Powered by Isle, the ACE22 Innovation Hub will tie in global trends and also address regional challenges that demand creative approaches. The Innovation Hub is where conversations are taken a step further, whether it’s step changes of innovation to the core business or industry to transformative innovation. 

Innovation Hub Sponsors

Cabana Sponsors
Cybeer Fest hosted by:
Zone Sponsors
NoWater NoBeer Koozies sponsored by: