WEFTEC has announced WEFTEC 2020 is going fully virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic
WEFTEC 2020 will be a fully virtual event, according to a recent press release.
The event, WEFTEC Connect, will be held in October. WEFTEC Connect offers attendees interactive education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking experiences.
Registration for WEFTEC Connect will open on Jul. 13, 2020, with programming scheduled for Oct. 5-9, 2020.
“While we will miss seeing water professionals in person in New Orleans this October, WEF is extremely excited to create a digital place for us to gather and to continue our tradition of delivering premier water education and exhibitions to the world,” said WEF President Jackie Jarrell in the press release.
WEFTEC Connect will include:
- A blend of live and pre-recorded technical content
- Data-driven connections between participants
- 1:1 appointment scheduling with exhibitors
- Live chats between individuals or groups
- Virtual meeting rooms for networking and product demonstrations
- Access to educational content and the exhibitor showcase for a full year
“Our top priority is always the health and safety of everyone at WEF events,” said WEF Executive Director Walt Marlowe. “We look forward to seeing the water community online at WEFTEC Connect in October. And we will be ready to welcome you in person next year at WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago.”
“The cancellation of our October meeting in New Orleans was necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic that has made it inadvisable to hold the traditional WEFTEC in-person meeting,” said WEFTEC in its press release. “Currently existing governmental orders at both the state and local level restricting the congregation of groups and other social distancing regulations, together with travel restrictions that will prevent a large number of our attendees from attending this meeting, have forced us to make this difficult decision. We do look forward to having WEFTEC return to New Orleans in 2022.”