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Annual Fall Conferences - 2014


Attendee Information

Tuesday & Wednesday
September 9-10, 2014
Tuesday, September 30th - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Arrowwood Resort
1405 Hwy 71

Grand River Center
500 Bell Street


Download Brochure for Fall Conference
Includes mail in registration forms

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General Information

Full Registration Includes:  CEU Processing, all breaks and meals. Complete the registration form - either online or mail in. Please use one form for each person registering.

Hotels: Reservations can be made at the following hotels;

Okoboji – Arrowwood Resort 712-332-2161 – Reservation deadline is August 1st, 2014.
AmericInn of Lake Okoboji -712-332-9000  
Dubuque – Grand Harbor Resort - 563-690-3270. Reservation deadline is August 30th, 2014.  

CEUs:  Up to 10 CEU hours will be offered for water distribution, water treatment or wastewater. CEU can be split.  CEU forms must be completed before you leave the training session.

Questions?:  Call the Iowa Rural Water Association @ 800/747-7782 or 641/787-0330

Cancellation Policy: If written cancellation notice is received by September 1st for Okoboji and September 22nd for Dubuque, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administration fee.  No refunds will be issued for either conference after these dates.


Additional Activities

NRWPAC Rifle Raffle – Conference Times

Help support the National Rural Water Political Action Committee by purchasing your raffle tickets for a chance to win a rifle!

Golf Tournament – 4PM

2-Man best shot golf tournament to be held at Brooks Golf Club (Okoboji) and Lacoma Golf Club (Dubuque).  Must sign up by 10:00 AM Tuesday at the IRWA registration desk.

Shooting Tournament (Okoboji ONLY) – 4PM

To be held at the Okoboji Game Farm located in Milford. Bring your own gun. Shells can be purchased on-site or bring your own. Must sign up by 10:00 AM at the IRWA registration desk.

BBQ – 6:15 PM

Okoboji - Following the sporting events, join us at Arrowwood Resort for a BBQ, which is included with your paid full registration.

Dubuque - Following the sporting events, join us at Lacoma Golf Club for a “Grill Your Own Steak” event, which is included with your paid full registration.


Okoboji and Dubuque Exhibitors

OKOBOJI - Sold Out
Online Vendor Registration - NA
Okoboji Vendor Registration Form
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The Iowa Rural Water Associations Okoboji Fall Conference is scheduled for September 9-10 at Arrowwood Resort and the Dubuque Fall Conference is scheduled for September 30-October 1 at the Grand River Center.  We are inviting you to participate in one or both of these conferences.  Simply complete the appropriate Vendor Registration Form and return it to our office no later than August 31st, 2014.   Exhibit fees include all breaks, Tuesday Lunch & Evening Meal for two (2) company representatives, 8 ft. skirted table and two chairs.  Booth electricity IS NOT offered at the Fall Conferences.  **Booth Space WILL be assigned by IRWA Staff based on receipt of application.**   

All vendors will be listed in the final programs.  In addition, please take a moment to review our Sponsorship Level opportunities; we would be honored to display your company logo during our conferences.  Plus, the tradition continues with a Golf Tournament and Shooting Tournament in Okoboji and a Golf Tournament in Dubuque.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for the tournaments in both Okoboji and Dubuque.

Hotel rooms have been reserved at the following locations:

Arrowwood Resort in Okoboji ($99.00) – 712-332-2161
AmericInn of Okoboji ($109.90) – 712-332-9000
Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque ($85.00) – 563-690-3270

Please tell them you are with the IRWA conference to receive our discounted rate.

Vendor set up is Monday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Check in at the IRWA Registration Desk when you arrive.  We DO NOT promise electricity for your booth at this conference. If you are along a wall, you are allowed to use the outlets but electricity is NOT part of the package.

Exhibit hours are as follows:

Tuesday 7:00 – 7:45 AM
during registration/breakfast
  10:00 – 10:30 AM morning break
  12:30 – 1:15 PM lunch break
  2:15 – 2:30 PM afternoon break
Wednesday 7:30 – 8:00 AM breakfast
  10:00 – 10:30 AM morning break/prize drawings
  10:30 AM Tear Down


If you have questions, feel free to contact Cathy Law at 800-747-7782.  Again, thank you for your continued support, the IRWA staff looks forward to working with you.

Photos from 2013 Fall Conferences!
View our photos from the
2013 Fall Conference in Okoboji



Questions about our conference?
Contact Cathy at 800-747-7782 or claw@iowaruralwater.org