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IRWA Fall Conferences 2021



New This Year!

Best Tasting Water Contest
Moving from our Annual Conference, to our Okoboji Fall Conference!

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Okoboji Fall Conference
Arrowwood Resort
1405 Hwy 71

August 31st - September 1st

Dubuque Fall Conference
Grand River Center
500 Bell Street

October 5 - 6th


Attendee Information

Registration Includes: 

CEU Processing, all breaks and meals. Complete the registration form and mail to IRWA along with payment.   Please use one form for each person registering.  Or you can register online at www.iowaruralwater.org .   Onsite/day of registration will NOT be an option for either Fall Conference.


Reservations can be made at the following hotels:


Arrowwood Resort 712-332-2161 – Rate: $119.00 | Reservation deadline: July 16th, 2021

AmericInn of Lake Okoboji -712-332-9000 – Rate: $129.90 | Reservation deadline: August 2nd, 2021
Website Link: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/okoboji-iowa/americinn-lodge-and-suites-okoboji/rooms-rates?&checkInDate=08/30/2021&checkOutDate=09/01/2021&groupCode=CGRWAS

Okoboji Commons – 712-332-2222 – Rate: $139.90 | Reservation deadline: July 16th, 2021 | Passcode: IRW2021


Grand Harbor Resort - 563-690-3270 – Rate: $89.00 | Reservation deadline: September 4th, 2021

CEUs: Water Conference:

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

Contact Information: 

Iowa Rural Water Association; 4221 S 22nd Ave East, Newton, IA 50208 | Phone: 641-787-0330

Cancellation Policy:

If written cancellation notice is received by August 10th for Okoboji and September 14th for Dubuque, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administration fee.  No refunds will be issued for conferences after these dates.


Additional Activities

NRWPAC Rifle Raffle

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

Tuesday Golf Tournament (Okoboji ONLY) – 4 PM

2-Man best shot golf tournament to be held at Brooks Golf Club (Okoboji).  Cost is $40.00 per person. Must sign up by 10:30 AM Tuesday at the IRWA registration desk.

30th Anniversary Steak Fry (Okoboji ONLY) – 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM

Following the Tuesday sessions and golf tournament join us at Arrowwood Resort (Okoboji) for our Annual Steak Fry which is included with your paid full registration. Supper service closes at 7:30 PM.

30th Anniversary Social (Okoboji ONLY) – 7:30 PM

Join us at the Arrowwood Sundeck for a 30th Anniversary Social Event to celebrate IRWA’s Okoboji Fall Conference success.  There will be a host keg beer and cash bar available.  Socialize, play a few games outside or join our Trivia Game. 

3rd Annual Bowling Tournament (Dubuque ONLY) – 4:00 PM

We will host our 3rd Annual Bowling Tournament at the Diamond Joe Casino Cherry Lanes.  The tournament will be a 2-Man team, 3 rounds of play with prizes award to top teams. Must sign up by 10:00 AM on Tuesday at the IRWA registration desk.  The Bowling Tournament is a sponsored event so there is not a registration fee.

Annual Social Event (Dubuque ONLY) – 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

On Tuesday, join us for supper and social time at the Diamond Joe Casino Bridge/Harbor Room.  Supper buffet will be served starting at 6:30 PM.  On the menu is the Riverview BBQ which includes Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Honey Corn Muffin, Smoked BBQ Ribs, Shaved Brisket, Grilled Chicken, BBQ Beans, Sweet Corn and Cherry Cobbler.  This social time and meal is included with your paid full registration.  There will be a host keg beer and cash bar available.  Supper service closes at 7:30 PM.  Following supper, stay and play a few games on the patio, join our Trivia Game and enjoy time with friends. 

Questions about our conference?
Contact Cathy at 641-787-0330 or [email protected]