The Water and Sewer Distributors of America (WASDA) Program Development Committee and the WASDA Board of Directors have reviewed and discussed several options for the WASDA Fall Meeting (Oct. 18 – 22, 2020) in St. Louis. In so doing, the leadership considered many factors, including the following: participation levels, the economy, consumer confidence, travel restrictions, fiscal responsibility, possible new outbreaks of COVID-19, and the tenor of the attendee experience.
After careful consideration of these and other factors, as well as possible alternatives, WASDA’s leadership has determined that the Fall Meeting will be rescheduled for Nov. 7 – 11, 2021, at the Hyatt St. Louis at The Arch.
As registration for the WASDA Fall Meeting was not opened, there are no refunds of badge fees due at this time. Likewise, the official WASDA guestroom block at the Hyatt St. Louis at The Arch was not officially opened prior to this announcement. Any reservations that somehow were made under WASDA’s guestroom block will be cancelled and deposits will be refunded. Those who made reservations outside of the WASDA guestroom block at the Hyatt or at another hotel in St. Louis should contact the hotel to cancel their reservations.
In the meantime, the association is still open and working. There are more e-Learnings to come this fall, including an online Lunch & Learn series this October.
WASDA greatly appreciates continued patience and support during this difficult time. The association looks forward to better days ahead for all and seeing attendees in St. Louis in 2021. Those with questions should contact WASDA at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 630-672-3670.