Marc Acampora, vice president and market leader of the WWETT Show, said, "We are delighted to bring wastewater and environmental service professionals together with the leading minds in the industry to help drive their businesses forward. There will be a tremendous amount of learning, exploring, networking, and fun to be had this winter in Indianapolis."
The WWETT accredited conference program delivers unparalleled education including nearly 100sessions across 21 tracks targeted to municipalities, plumbers, portable sanitation professionals, septic contractors, sewer contractors and wastewater professionals.
Chad Williams, resilience speaker, bestselling author and Navy SEAL, will deliver the keynote address.Williams draws from his experience in military to provide a Navy SEAL's perspective on issues related to effective leadership, resilience, teamwork, overcoming adversity and motivation.
Conference program highlights include the following:
Seven national associations leading education
Two Technical Tours
Women in the Industry Networking event
New to the industry networking event
New Diversity Track
Four-hour Confined Space Entry Training
Two workshops on Management/Leadership
Eight-hour certification classes led by National Association of Wastewater Technicians and Portable Sanitation Association International
Many sessions count toward fulfilling required continuing educational units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs). Learn more here.
In addition, the Expo Hall will showcase new and innovative products from 500+ exhibitors such as Federal Signal, Environmental Solutions Group, Satellite Industries, Vac-Con, Inc and CUES, Inc.
Additional event highlights include the following:
·The NAWT Shootoutbrings awareness to the updated Federal Regulations regarding Pre-Trip inspections. It also gives individuals who will be testing soon for their CDLs an opportunity to practice their Pre-Trip Inspections and those that already have their CDLs an opportunity to learn what the new regulations cover and how to respond to road-side inspections. The top four individuals with the most correctly identified problems will be named winners.
·The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) will be conducting theNational Backhoe ROE-D-HOE Championship Competition. The three-day open event allows attendees who are skilled backhoe operators compete by using the backhoe bucket to skillfully and smoothly move small objects such as a golf ball or bowling pin in an extreme race against time. The competition is timed and will culminate with the contestants with the top three times winning belt buckles in addition to up to $1,000 in cash prizes.
·WWETT Talks Liveis a new interview series that will feature bite-sized insights from the wastewater industry's most innovative leaders. It will cover the state of the industry, which trends to adopt and which ones to avoid, leadership and roles in company structures, becoming a multi-dimensional operation, trials and tribulations of expanding and the importance of your work and community impact.
·Operators Without Bordersprovides certified, volunteer water and wastewater operators who can support utilities in developing countries following emergency and disaster situations to ensure that safe drinking water and wastewater management services are resumed. On February 21 at 4:00 p.m., a special Happy Hour General Session will be hosted at booth #2149 in the Expo Hall to discuss the current situation of water and wastewater utilities in Ukraine and how we can help.
·WWETT will show the documentary Sh*t Saves the World, which provides an intriguing and humorous glimpse into our species' impact on the Earth by exploring how one of the most simple and obvious solutions to aid the environment may lie in what we often look down upon as waste.
·IndyHumanehas been committed to helping central Indiana's pets in need since 1905. The organization's locations collectively support an average of 10,000 animals each year, roughly 90 percent of which are adopted. In booth #5935 in the Expo Hall there will be dogs and kittens to meet, play with and adopt.
·The Welcome Partytakes place February 21 at 5:00 p.m. at The Grand Hall @ Downtown Union Station.
The WWETT Show has launched the Making Waves Podcast, which interviews the most interesting voices in and around the wastewater industry. Click hereto listen.