49th Annual Conference Attendee Information
February 19 - 21, 2024
Registration and Cancellation Policy
All conference participants must register. Full registration includes all training sessions (Mon-Wed), admission to all three lunches, the Exhibit Hall, the Monday Welcome Reception and Tuesday Awards and Raffle Drawing Reception. Register early (before January 25th) using the Super Saver Full Registration option to receive a full registration discounted fee. If written/faxed notice of cancellation is received by January 25, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus a $75.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after Thursday, January 25, 2024. On-site registrations not available.
Rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa. Your reservations can be made by calling (515) 241-1456. Please DO NOT reserve more rooms than you will need as you will be charged a cancellation fee. Simply mention that you are with the IRWA Annual Conference to receive the special conference rate of $141.00.
To make a reservation online, visit HERE.
Deadline for Hilton Des Moines reservations is Thursday, January 25, 2024.
Self-parking is available for overnight guests of the Hilton Des Moines Downtown hotel at a rate of $25.00/day. Hilton guests can also park at the 5th and Keo Parking garage connected via skywalk at a rate of 10.00 per night. Parking is also available at the Iowa Events Center for an entrance fee of $12.00.
Up to 1.5 CEU credits (15 hours) can be received for water treatment, water distribution or wastewater if you attend the entire annual conference. These may be split depending on which sessions you attend. Monday equals 0.5 CEUs, Tuesday equals 0.5 CEUs and Wednesday equals 0.5 CEUs. The online CEU form must be completed before the end of the week on Friday, February 23rd. Before you leave the conference, see an IRWA Staff person for to obtain a link to the online form.
Opening Session and Breakfast
Start your Monday morning off right with a full breakfast, a chance to win the first of three $500.00 cash giveaways and a great motivational speaker.
The opportunity to purchase raffle tickets will be on Monday Evening and Tuesday Morning/Afternoon of the conference. Proceeds benefit the IRWA Equipment Loan Program. Tuesday from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM join us at the Awards and Raffle Drawing Reception in Ballroom B for beverages and snacks and the announcement of all award and raffle winners. Thank you in advance for your support of IRWA’s efforts for Iowa utilities. Please note…again this year EVERY attendee gets one free raffle ticket to place in one of the Sportsman Raffle boxes. Take this opportunity to be a part of the fun and try your luck!
Be sure to join us for the Monday Night Welcome Reception from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the Exhibit Hall at the conference center. Don’t miss this chance to relax and visit with our vendors. In addition, games and prize drawings will be held, including our 2nd drawing for $500.00 CASH.
Tuesday Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall will be open ALL DAY on Tuesday. Our vendors are always excited to have an opportunity to say Hello. Take this opportunity to thank them for being here. Their contributions are what make this the largest Industry Event in Iowa. Our 3rd and final $500.00 Cash Giveaway will be drawn between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM in the Exhibit Hall. And remember, we will continue to hand out conference t-shirts, draw names for the Cash Wheel and offer time to hunt for the “Seek and Find” game images. The winner of the “Seek and Find” game will be announced at the Tuesday Afternoon break in the Exhibit Hall.
Tuesday City of Grimes Water Plant Tour
Bus to Grimes leaves Tuesday morning from the CCCUCC Veterans Memorial at 7:00 AM. You must register in advance for this tour. Registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Tour size is limited to the first 40 people. This tour is good for 2 CEUs in Water Treatment. Tour sponsored by McClure.
Women in Water
Women working in the water industry is rare but becoming more and more prevalent within our industry. IRWA, NRWA and CoBank would like to honor women in water with a special luncheon to be held on Tuesday at 12:00 PM in the Room at the Hilton Des Moines. This lunch will be an opportunity to network and support women in the Iowa water sector. We will host a guest speaker to speak on their experience of working with Iowa’s water and wastewater systems. You must register in advance for this luncheon, cost per person is $20.00. Luncheon sponsored by CoBank.
Awards and Raffle Drawing Reception
The IRWA Awards Winners will be announced and honor at the Tuesday afternoon reception in Ballroom B starting at 3:30 PM. This reception is included with a Full Registration and will offer hors d’oeuvres and beverages. This is an opportunity to honor key system and community leaders for their commitment to the industry. Awards will be announced and then immediately following will be the Sportsman Raffle Drawings. This reception is also a chance to have time to socialize with your peers in a casual setting.
Hospitality Night @Ricochet DSM
Some of the IRWA Vendors are sponsoring a hospitality night on Tuesday starting at 7:00 PM til 10:00 PM. Join us for a night of games, beverages, and snacks. This event is currently being sponsored by Ferguson and Malloy Electric.
49th IRWA Annual Conference Attendee Registration
2024 Annual Conference Flyer
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