Summer Workshop


2018 Summer Workshop

The 2018 Summer Workshop will be held July 24-26 in Denver, Colorado. It will provide training and skills building to help Section leaders or staff to run the business of the Section more effectively. Topics at this training included a variety of association and volunteer management topics, interactive short sessions in tracks, and fun networking opportunities. 

Event Registration

Registration for the 2018 Summer Workshop is now open!

Please Note: Summer Workshop registration and hotel reservations are separate. Please register for the meeting AND reserve your hotel room.


Hotel Reservations

The Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek is the host venue for Summer Workshop 2018. To make a reservation, please call the hotel directly at 303-388-5561 ext. 7129 and mention American Water Works Association.

Please Note: Summer Workshop registration and hotel reservations are separate. Please register for the meeting AND reserve your hotel room.

2018 Summer Workshop Agenda

Download the complete agenda (PDF). 


Restaurant Recommendations

Machete Tequila + Tacos
2817 E 3rd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
$$ - Vibrant bar & grill focusing on tacos with creative fillings & an extensive menu of tequilas.

Cherry Cricket
2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
$$ - Long-running icon with build-your-own burgers among other American staples & a large beer selection.

True Food Kitchen
2800 E 2nd Ave Suite 101, Denver, CO 80206
$$ - Relaxed, eco-chic chain serving health-conscious fare, including vegan options, plus cocktails.

Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar
2780 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
$$ - Modern sushi spot with imaginative takes on Japanese fare, including creatively named rolls.

North Italia
190 Clayton Ln, Denver, CO 80206
Handcrafted Italian menu set in a rustic, farmhouse-like space with outdoor seating.

2500 E 1st Ave #101, Denver, CO 80206
$$$$ - NFL quarterback John Elway's fancy chophouse serving upscale steak & such with a bustling bar scene.

Bringing guests to Summer Workshop? Here are a few things to occupy their time while you're learning and networking:

Cherry Creek Mall

Cherry Creek Mall is Denver's premier shopping area, with over 160 stores. Please visit the Cherry Creek Mall website for a store directory and more information. 

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne, Wyoming is only a two hour drive away and is the host of Cheyenne Frontier Days, a nine-day rodeo and celebration of western culture. The Summer Workshop happens to coincide with this annual event, which will be July 20-29, 2018. For more information, please visit the Cheyenne Frontier Days website

Need more ideas? Visit the City of Denver event calendar

Transportation to Wednesday's Reception at Social Fare:

Hotel Shuttle
Shuttles will be available for transportation to the reception on Wednesday night. Shuttles from the hotel will run every 20 minutes starting at 5:00 p.m. and leave from the front entrance. Please be aware that the shuttle can accommodate 10 passengers at a time. If you are unable to depart on the first shuttle, it will return shortly!

Driving and Carpooling

The JW Marriott is a 1.5 mile, 6-minute drive from the Holiday Inn Cherry Creek. Carpooling is encouraged! You can also share an Uber or Lyft to the reception.

Parking at the JW Marriott
The JW Marriott offers complimentary valet parking for 0-3 hours (with dining validation). If you plan on parking for 3-8 hours, the cost is $7.