ACE22 will feature many opportunities for networking and special events. Please continue to check back regularly as additional events and details become available! 

Best of the Best Tap Water Taste Test

Sponsored by Brown & Caldwell

Tuesday, June 14 | 3:30 p.m.

Attend this annual competition that gives Section Taste Test winners the chance to compete to determine who has the best-tasting tap water!

Career Center Job Fair

Tuesday, June 14 | 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Career Center Job & Education Fair

Celebration Stage

AWWA Pavilion – Celebration Stage
Monday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Celebration Stage at ACE22 offers a diversity of activities during the three days of the event. Inspirational and unique stories presented by members of the water community and fellow ACE attendees from a passion-filled, informative, and human perspective.

Come visit us at the AWWA Pavilion and get inspired!

Committee Meetings

A downloadable list of committee meetings is available below. This list is subject to change - Please continue to check the Conference Mobile App ("AWWA Events" from your app store) after May 16 for most current updates. 

Committee Meetings are open to all attendees and we encourage you to get involved! 

Schedule of Committee Meetings & Events

Cookies with Eddy

Wednesday, June 15 | 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Join us in the Exhibit Hall! Share a sweet treat with Eddy, AWWA's official mascot, while taking your last opportunity to explore the ACE22 Exhibit Hall.

Fireside Chat with EPA

Monday, June 13 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This interactive session will cover EPA’s perspective on a variety of relevant water sector topics.

First Time Attendee Program

Monday, June 13 | 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center

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

International Reception

Tuesday, June 14 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk Hotel

All ACE22 attendees from overseas are welcome at this special reception to celebrate and network together.

 

Water Industry Luncheon

Tuesday, June 14, 2022  | Noon-1:15 p.m. 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Join us for our annual luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour - America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot.

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

Learn More.

Networking Happy Hour in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, June 14 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Join us in the Exhibit Hall! One complimentary beverage ticket will be attached to your badge.

Opening General Session

Monday, June 13 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Stars at Night Ballroom
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Join your fellow ACE22 Attendees for an exciting Opening General Session! 

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen is NASA’s Associate Administrator of Science and in that role is responsible for NASA’s Science program, including Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics with a total budget of approximately $7B/yr. With this program and a diverse set of leaders, he is helping answer some of humanity’s biggest questions.

Learn more about Dr. Zurbuchen.

Presidential Gavel Passing Ceremony

Wednesday, June 15 | 4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Inside the LDR – River Level 
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Join your fellow ACE22 attendees to celebrate the world of water! 

FREE and Open to All ACE22 Attendees
Join AWWA leaders at the Presidential Gavel Passing ceremony to hear from new AWWA President, Joe Jacangelo. The ACE Wrap Party then kicks off outdoors and is the perfect place to kick back, unwind and celebrate being back together in-person! Rain or shine (covered) and all attendees have two drink tickets attached to your badge. Join us!


 

YP & Student Lunch with a Boss

Monday, June 13 | 11:45 – 1:00 p.m.


Converse with a general manager of a water utility, a principal in a consulting engineering firm, the head of a manufacturing company and/or a USEPA regulator at this this low-key lunch meetup. This is a great opportunity for you to get face-time with water industry leaders. Registration is not required. Just show up!

YP & Student Scavenger Hunt

Monday, June 13 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

A fun way for Young Professionals & Students to meet peers and explore the Exhibit Hall. Teams will be challenged to navigate through the exhibit hall to find clues to be eligible to win great prizes. The Scavenger Hunt will end at the Expo Café in the Exhibit Hall for a group lunch.      

YP & Student Emerging Leaders' Reception

Tuesday, June 14 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Create your future contact list at this reception. You’ll meet potential employers, future mentors, your work peers and new friends. It is your chance to connect with AWWA industry leaders. Learn how to get involved with your Section and AWWA. Open to all students and young professionals.

Wrap Party

Wednesday, June 15 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Outside on the Grotto – River Level
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Join your fellow ACE22 attendees to celebrate the world of water! 

FREE and Open to All ACE22 Attendees
Join AWWA leaders at the Presidential Gavel Passing ceremony to hear from new AWWA President, Joe Jacangelo. The ACE Wrap Party then kicks off outdoors and is the perfect place to kick back, unwind and celebrate being back together in-person! Rain or shine (covered) and all attendees have two drink tickets attached to your badge. Join us!

Hear What Attendees are Saying About ACE

"Perennial opportunity to learn, receive CEU's, network and make contacts, and have a good time for anyone remotely related to the water industry. A one stop shop and THE place to meet water industry needs."