Kate Cline is editor-in-chief of WQP. Cline can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1007.
Next week, Water Quality Products staff will head to Lancaster, Pa., for the 2013 Eastern Water Quality Assn. (EWQA) Conference and Tradeshow, taking place Sept. 25 to 27.
The schedule is packed with a slew of informative and fun events, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with the Basics of Water Treatment seminar, led by Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Director of Education Tanya Lubner. The afternoon golf outing at Overlook Golf Course will provide some friendly competition (and, of course, prizes will be awarded). A Welcome Reception/Meet the Exhibitors event in the evening will get everyone in gear for the days ahead.
Thursday will start off strong with a morning of education sessions, with topics ranging from corrosion control to sales presentations. At midday, WQA President Richard Mest and WQA Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Pauli Undesser will deliver a keynote address, followed by lunch. The exhibition portion of the conference will follow from 1:30 to 6 p.m., leading into the annual dinner and EWQA awards, featuring the popular auction event led by auctioneers Michael Urbans of Res-Kem General Water and Peter Auchincloss of Watermark Corp.
Education will continue throughout the day on Friday, including sessions on hydraulic fracturing, pumps and reverse osmosis. The exhibition will again be open from 10:40 to 1:30, capped by an ice cream social at 12:30.
This will be my first trip to an EWQA event, so I am especially looking forward to the educational and networking opportunities this tradeshow will provide, as well as the much-hyped auction event. Will you be attending the event this year? What are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments or e-mail us at [email protected].