Open throughout the conference and free of charge to everyone!
AWRA Conversation Corner
The American Water Resources Association's mission is to foster
communication across all disciplines involved in the water resources
community thereby creating lasting connections which will help
forge solutions to our nation's ever increasing water resources
challenges. AWRA along will set aside a space - "Conversation
Corner" - to engage your colleagues in meaningful dialogues.
Internet connections will also be available to check email.
AWRA Employment Opportunity Board
Open throughout the conference and free of charge to everyone!
Monday / November 3
Student Attendee Conference Orientation
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Led by Michael Campana
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Past President, American Water Resources Association
This conference session is open to students and other first-time
professional conference attendees. The goal of the session is
to teach students how to "design" their own conference
experience and learn proper networking techniques that will offer
the opportunity to experience all that the AWRA National Conference
has to offer. Additionally, each session attendee will be asked
to spend a moment or two and describe what expectations each has
from the conference and the moderator will assist in realizing
There is no charge for this orientation.
Conference Opening Networking Reception
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
This event is included in the Registration Fee. All registered
conference participants are invited to attend the Opening Networking
Reception. Come greet old colleagues and make new acquaintances.
Also, the Poster Session participants will be at their posters
to answer any questions during the reception.
Additional tickets may be purchased on site at the AWRA Registration
Desk. The cost of an additional ticket is $30.00.
Tuesday / November 4
AWRA 5K Fun Run
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
All pre-registered participants are welcome to join us for a
beautiful, casual 5K Fun Run! The run will follow a course that
will take in sights near the hotel.
There is no charge for this event but please sign up prior
to the conference using the Conference Registration Form.
(Please meet in hotel lobby at 6:15 a.m.)
Evening Session on Next Generation Integrated
Water Resources Management
Hosted by the AWRA IWRM Technical Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
What is IWRM? For some, Integrated Water Resources Management
(IWRM) is so ubiquitous there's not much left to talk about. Others
are hard pressed to even come up with a definition of IWRM. Still
others say the field has matured so much, it's time for the next
generation of IWRM and a national vision. Join the AWRA Integrated
Water Resources Management (IWRM) Committee in an interactive
session exploring this topic and more.
The session will begin with a panel of well-known experts (Speakers
TBA) from State and Local Government, Academia and Federal agencies
exploring the State of IWRM. Moderated by AWRA Board member Lisa
Beutler, the session will then shift to an audience discussion.
We will close with an overview of next steps for the AWRA IWRM
Committee by Committee Co-Chair Cheryl Ulrich and a discussion
of the role AWRA should play in the national dialogue on IWRM.
Wednesday / November 6
AWRA Awards Luncheon
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM
This event is included in the Registration Fee. The program
for the Wednesday luncheon at AWRA 2014 Annual Conference will
celebrate AWRA's 50 years as the predominant multidisciplinary
water resources organization in the United States. The low key
celebration will include a continuous power point of photos from
AWRA archives that chronicle AWRA's 50 years from its beginning
in 1964 to the present. It also will feature a processional of
all AWRA past presidents in attendance. Brief reflections on different
aspects of the history of AWRA will be given by three AWRA past
presidents, one 50-year member, and the founder of AWRA, Dr. Sandor
Csallany. The program will also include honoring the recipients
of AWRAs 2014 awards, and the l the passing of the gavel from
2014 President, Mark Dunning to 2015 President John Tracy.
All Conference participants are invited to attend. Additional
tickets for accompanying guests may be purchased on site at the
AWRA Registration Desk. The cost of an additional ticket is
Student Career Night:
Panel of Professionals Discussion and Speed Networking
Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Join us for Student Career Night - an exciting opportunity for
undergraduate and graduate students to explore water-related careers.
The session will focus on a wide variety of career options in
both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. It will benefit both
students just starting to explore their career options and those
ready to join the workforce. Students will learn about experiences
and opportunities that are available in various water resources
vocations and will learn how water, as a career, is evolving.
Discussion topics geared toward water resources will include:
The session will be presented in two parts. First, a panel of
professionals will discuss the substance of what they do and describe
their work environment. Following the panel discussion, students
will have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals
spanning a breadth of water resources careers in AWRA's 6th Annual
Speed Networking event that will allow students to quickly meet
and network with a variety of professionals from various water
resources disciplines. Students will be paired with a professional
member and will have 2-3 minutes to meet each other and to talk
about their interests, professional aspirations, and career goals.
Unlike "Speed Dating," the objective of Speed Networking
is to expand one's professional network so as to maximize one's
ability to refer colleagues to each other. Students will receive
practical experience in meeting and talking with water resources
professionals from a variety of fields, and will have the chance
to exchange business cards. Students will be rotated every 2-3
minutes until they have had the opportunity to meet 10 or more
Following the Speed Networking session, a 30 minute-closing social
will allow students and professional members to further develop
their new connections. Students are encouraged to bring their
Food and beverage will be provided at this event.