2014 Summer Specialty Conference: Integrated Water Resources Management: From Theory to Application
Networking Events


"Ask Me About…" Program

Monday / June 30 - Wednesday / July 2

What is the "Ask Me About…" program?

  • "Ask Me About…" is AWRA's way of encouraging fun and informal networking between conference attendees.

How does the "Ask Me About…" program work?

  • Conference attendees wear "Ask Me About…" ribbons on their nametags. During conference breaks, lunches, and networking sessions, attendees are encouraged to initiate conversation with anyone wearing "Ask Me About…" ribbons. The "Ask Me About…" ribbons function as conversation icebreakers, resulting in interesting and fun discussion among conference attendees.

How do I participate in the "Ask Me About…" program?

  • Pick up an "Ask Me About…" ribbon at the conference registration desk. Fill in the blank on your ribbon with a word(s) that provides a clue to your work, background, or professional interests. Attention-grabbing, witty, interesting, yet professional ribbon content is highly encouraged.
  • Wear your "Ask Me About…" ribbon on your nametag throughout the conference.
  • Engage in conversation with conference attendees by explaining your "Ask Me About…" ribbon.
  • For the benefit of the novice conference attendees, experienced attendees should share conference tips, provide professional advice, and facilitate networking with others.

Opening Networking Reception

Monday / June 30
5:00 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 $35.00.

Community, Conversation, Connections ~ Lunch and Learn Conference Luncheon

Wednesday / July 2
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM

At every conference, there are topics that we often want to discuss in greater detail than is feasible during the concurrent sessions. Roundtable discussions enable small groups to have extended discussion on a specific topic. They are an opportunity for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions and meeting colleagues with similar interests in a small group setting. The lunch room will have table top signs at each table which will have an IWRM topic on it. Please choose the one of interest to you and join your colleagues for a lively discussion. These are interactive luncheon roundtables - pick your topic and enjoy your lunch and conversations

This event is included in the Registration Fee. Additional tickets may be purchased on site at the AWRA Registration Desk. The cost for each additional ticket is $40.00.