The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced that its 2021 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE21) will be an all virtual event from June 14 to 17.
Registration for ACE21 All Virtual is scheduled to open Mar. 16 at 1 p.m. MT.
In a letter to members, AWWA President Melissa Elliott and CEO David LaFrance said ACE21 All Virtual will be a top-tier virtual experience that will be informative, impactful and engaging for everyone involved, according to the AWWA press release.
“We’re especially appreciative of the efforts of volunteers, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors who put so much work into the planned event in San Diego and who are now making ACE21 All Virtual an outstanding experience,” said LeFrance in the letter.
According to the letter, the ACE21 All Virtual professional program will feature more than 80 hours of learning in six professional tracks. Attendees will interact with presenters and one another through the ACE21 online platform, reported the press release.
AWWA made the decision to move to ACE21 All Virtual following a thorough evaluation of member travel limitations and public health circumstances, as the conference was originally scheduled for Jun. 13 to16 in San Diego, California. Since mid-March, the San Diego Convention Center remains closed and there is no indication it will be open for an event the size of ACE21 by June, according to the press release.
Details on hotel and airline cancellations, refunds, and exhibit and sponsorship questions can be found on the ACE website.
Next year’s ACE will be hosted in San Antonio, Texas, in June 2022.