Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition - Feb 25-Mar 16, 2019| New Orleans, LA

Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition

For 2019, AWWA and AMTA are excited to partner with Water Environment Federation and WateReuse Association to create an enhanced technical program. Join us to explore how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. Each year the conference reveals new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalting and membrane bioreactor applications.

2018 Sponsors

The 2019 Call for Abstracts is now open!  

MTC 2019 will explore the development and implementation of membrane technologies as well as operation and maintenance of equipment and facilities. Please submit your abstract no later than Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm MST.

Submit an Abstract

Detailed Category List

Mandatory Presenter Deadlines

Creative Commons Due: Friday, November 9, 2018 
Papers Due: Monday, December 17, 2018
Posters Due: Monday, January 14, 2019
PowerPoints Due: Monday, January 21, 2019 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Education Services or call Nicole 303.347.6181.

Membrane technologies are increasingly used in many applications including municipal water, wastewater, and reuse, as well as in a host of industrial processes. Membrane technology experts and industry pioneers will provide details on existing and emerging products and systems, discuss information and best practices for treating a wide-range of water qualities, and reveal new directions in membrane research and system design and operation. Thank you for your submission! 

Thank you for making the 2018 MTC such a success! 

2018 Technical Program

2018 Onsite Program DigiMag

The 2019 MTC will feature facility tours, pre-conference workshops and a comprehensive exhibit hallJoin us in New Orleans to explore how the latest developments in technology can enhance water reliability and quality through membrane filtration, reuse, desalting, RO/NF/MF/UF and MBR for water treatment.

2018 MTC Presenter Resources

Who attends MTC?

  • Consultants and contractors
  • Designers
  • Professors and students
  • Federal, state, and municipal management and executives
  • Local, state, and federal regulators
  • International audience 
  • Manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors
  • Operators
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Water and wastewater engineers
  • Water utility plant management and executives

MTC Awards

Congratulations Winners!

Water Quality Person of the Year Award
Robert O. Vernon Award - Membrane Plant Operator Award
Membrane Facility Award

Please visit the Awards Nomination Form for a description of each award, and to plan your entry for next year. Deadline to submit for 2018 was September 30, 2017.

Congratulations to all winners! See the 2018 Awardee Information and the MTC18 Best Paper and Best Poster

Get to know AMTA and AWWA


Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!

AMTA Membership Information  |  AWWA Membership Information 

Pre-Conference Workshops and Technical Facility Tours

MTC Workshops and Facility Tours offer additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and fee is required, these items are not included in the full conference registration.

2018 Workshops

PC1 - Back to Basics
March 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PC2 - Closing the Loop on Water Cycle: Integrating Systems Using Membranes
March 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – noon

PC3 - Membranes in Action with Reuse
March 12, 2018, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

PC4 - Membranes Offer Real-World Solutions
March 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – noon

PC5 - Membrane Treatment Systems for Operations & Operators
March 12, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Workshop Pricing:

Full Day Workshop: $280 member/$380 nonmember early pricing
Half Day Workshop*: $160 member/$230 nonmember early pricing
*Sign up for any two (2) half-day workshops (A.M. and P.M.) for the same price as Full Day. 

2018 Technical Facility Tours

Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$45 member/$55 nonmember

T1 - City of Lake Worth Water Treatment Plant & City of Boca Raton Water Treatment Plant

T2 - Town of Jupiter Water Treatment Plant & Seacoast Utility Authority Hood Road Water Treatment Plant

T3 - City of Boynton Beach West Water Treatment Plant & Palm Beach County WTP #3



Join us in the MTC Exhibit Hall!

The MTC exhibit hall showcases the latest in membrane technology and services with more than 90 companies and dedicated exhibit hall hours.

Reserve your booth & sponsorship for 2019

Attendees and exhibitors alike will enjoy extensive networking opportunities, poster sessions, refreshment breaks, attendee luncheon and networking receptions—all taking place inside the MTC exhibit hall!

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at MTC? Over 70% of exhibiting companies renewed their exhibit space, and we invite you to join us! Package your booth with a sponsorship for even greater value! Ample sponsorship opportunities exist for non-exhibiting companies as well. Get recognized!

Schedule Note: No open exhibit hours on Monday; Exhibit Hall first opens on Tuesday morning following the Opening General Session.

2019 MTC at-a-Glance* 

All events take place at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 

 Monday, February 25, 2019  
 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Pre-Conference Workshops (times vary, additional fee)
Tuesday, February 26  
 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Registration Open
 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Opening General Session
 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Open
 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
 10:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  Technical Sessions
 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Poster Session & Networking Reception
 Wednesday, February 27  
 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Technical Sessions
 10:00 a.m.-noon & 1:30-6:00 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Open (closed during Awards Luncheon)
 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
 noon - 1:30 p.m.  Awards Luncheon
 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Experts in the Round
 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Poster Session & Social Hour in Exhibit Hall
 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.  AMTA Member Meeting
 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Student & Young Professionals Reception
 Thursday, February 28  
 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Registration Open
 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Exhibit Hall Open
 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Technical Sessions
 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Conference Luncheon
 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.  Closing Session & Best Paper/Poster Presentation Awards
Friday, March 1  
 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Technical Facility Tours (add'l fee, times vary)
 *Preliminary - Subject to Change