Tuesday, March 28
7:30 AM-5:00 PM: Registration Desk Open, West Hall E Lobby (Orange County Convention Center)
8:00-8:50 AM: Trends & Critical Issues (0.1 CPD), Room W230 C/D
8:00-8:50 AM: Dues Honor Roll Forum, Room W224 H
9:00-9:50 AM: International Section/International Standards & Regulations, Room W232B
9:00-9:50 AM: Lead Treatment Threshold in POU Filters (0.1 CPD), Room W224 A/B; Speaker: Zachary Rice, Carbon Block Technology
9:00-9:50 AM: Understanding Legionella Occurrence and Prevention (0.1 CPD), Room W224 C/D
9:00-9:50 AM: Effects of Water Additives on Ion Exchange Resin (0.1 CPD), Room W230 A/B; Speaker: Bill Koebel, ResinTech, Inc.
9:00-10:20 AM: Sizing Water Treatment for Flowrates (0.15 CPD), Room W224 F/G; Speaker: Jeff Hill, Robert B Hill Co.
10:00-10:50 AM: Back to School: Overcoming the Hurdles of Supplying Treatment for Schools (0.1 CPD), Room W224 A/B; Speaker: Cliff Fasnacht, MWS, Pacific Purification Inc.
10:00-10:50 AM: Business Operations (TBD), Room W224 E
10:00-10:50 AM: Challenges of Legionella Prevention Programs in Hospitals (0.1 CPD), Room W224 C/D; Speaker: Janet Stoud, PhD, Special Pathogens Laboratory
10:00-10:50 AM: Communications Committee, Room W232 C
10:00-10:50 AM: Granular Activated Carbon: The Last Line of Defense for Emerging Contaminants (0.1 CPD), Room W230 A/B; Speakers: Jenalle Brewer and Gary Gunnerson, Calgon Carbon Corporation
10:00-10:50 AM: State & Regional Government Affairs Committee, Room W232 B
10:30-11:50 AM: Calculating Capacity of Cation Exchange Softeners (0.1 CPD), Room W224 F/G; Speaker: Kimberly Redden, MWS, WQA
11:00-11:25 AM: A Simple Approach to Ensuring 4-Log Virus Credit (0.05 CPD), Room W224 C/D; Speaker: Yuri Lawryshyn, PhD, University of Toronto
11:00-11:50 AM: Business Operations (TBD), Room W224 E
11:00-11:50 AM: Federal Government Affairs Committee, Room W232 B
11:00-11:50 AM: Fluoride: Characteristics and Treatment Options (0.1 CPD), Room W230 A/B; Speaker: C.F. ‘Chubb’ Michaud, MWS, Systematix Co.
11:00-11:50 AM: Key Concepts in Corrosion Chemistry and Treatment (0.1 CPD), Room W224 A/B; Speaker: Greg Reyneke, MWS, Red Fox Advisors
11:00-11:50 AM: WQA Sustainability Certification Program & Standards Update (0.05 CPD), Room W231 C; Speaker: Stuart Mann, MWS, WQA
11:30-11:55 AM: UV for Small Public Water System Compliance (0.05 CPD), Room W224 C/D; Speaker: Anthony Oosterveld, CWS, VIQUA
1:00-1:50 PM: Key Findings of the 2017 WQA Consumer Study, Room W230 C/D; Speakers: Pauli Undesser, MWS, WQA; Anita Kantak, PhD, Applied Research-West, Inc.
1:00-1:50 PM: Water Sciences Committee, Room W231 A/B
2:00-2:50 PM: Ensuring the Perfect Microbrew (0.1 CPD), Room W224 C/D; Speaker: Andrew Roberts
2:00-2:50 PM: Generations in the Workplace: The Amway Experience, Room W224 E; Speaker: Manuel Dipres, Amway
2:00-2:50 PM: Media Skills for the Water Treatment Industry, Room W230 A/B; Speakers: David Loveday and Wes Bleed, WQA
2:00-2:50 PM: Membership Committee, Room W231 A/B
2:00-2:50 PM: Understanding Drinking Water Contaminant Regulations (0.1 CPD), Room W224 A/B
2:00-3:20 PM: Applying and Troubleshooting Reverse Osmosis at the Point of Use (0.15 CPD), Room W224 F/G; Speaker: Denise Haukkala, PhD, Dow Water & Process Solutions
3:00-3:50 PM: Food Service Applications for IX Softeners (0.1 CPD), Room W224 C/D; Speaker: Phil Fralix, MWS, Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
3:00-3:50 PM: Industry Research Committee, Room W232 B
3:00-3:50 PM: Treating PFCs and PFOAs at the Point of Use (0.1 CPD), Room W224 A/B
3:00-3:50 PM: Using WQA Research and Resources to Enhance Your Credibility, Room W230 A/B; Speakers: Kelly Thompson, MWS, CI, Moti-Vitality; Kathleen Fultz and Stacie Ast-Kutzbach, WQA
3:00-4:20 PM: Professional Certification & Training Committee, Room W232 C
3:00-4:20 PM: Succession Planning: Preparing the Successor, Room W224 E; Speakers: Dennis Rupert, CWS, CI, Rupert’s Culligan Water Conditioning; Samuel Baron, MWS, CI, Maher Water Corporation; Michael McGowan, MWS, McGowan Water Conditioning Inc.
3:30-4:50 PM: Whole-house Treatment with Membrane Technologies (0.15 CPD), Room W224 F/G; Speaker: Peter Cartwright, MWS, PE, Cartwright Consulting Company
4:00-4:50 PM: Building B-to-B Relationships with LinkedIn, Room W230 A/B; Speaker: David Voss, Voss & Associates
4:00-4:50 PM: It’s Not About the Filters: Implementing a Comprehensive Water Program in a QSR Chain (0.1 CPD), Room TBD; Speaker: Phillip Legg, Chick-Fil-A
4:00-4:50 PM: The Benefits of Having a Bank Line of Credit, Room W224 E; Speaker: Denise Urbans, CWS, ShedWater LLC
Wednesday, March 29
7:30-8:20 AM: First-time Attendee/New Member Breakfast (pre-registration required), Room W231
7:30-5:00 PM: Registration Desk Open-West Hall E Lobby (Orange County Convention Center)
8:00-8:50 AM: Commercial/Industrial Section Meeting (0.05 CPD), Room W224 A/B
8:00-8:50 AM: Improving Flux and Recovery in Polyamide Composite Membranes (0.05 CPD), Room W224 C/D; Speaker: Christian Doring Larsen, Aquaporin A/S
8:00-8:50 AM: Keys to FIFRA Compliance (0.1 CPD), Room W224 E; Speaker: Erin Tesch, Technology Science Group Inc.
8:00-8:50 AM: Positioning Your Company with Social Media as the Water Treatment Expert, Room W230 A/B; Speakers: Shannon Good and Bradley Good, Good Marketing Group
8:00-8:50 AM: Selling Your Sales Person, Room W230 C/D; Speaker: Candice Wentling, MWS, Culligan by WaterCo
8:25-8:50 AM: Using LinkedIn to Position Your Company as a Thought Leader in the Water Industry (to be presented at the Commercial/Industrial Section Meeting), Room W224 A/B; Speaker: Jim Lauria, Mazzei Injector Company
9:00-10:30 AM: Opening General Session, Tangerine Ballroom
10:30-5:00 PM: Exhibit Hall Open
11:30-12:20 PM: Open Session: Business Operations Headaches, Learning Lab 2
2:30-3:20 PM: Applying the Clack ‘No Hard Water Bypass’ and ‘Motorized Alternating Valves’ (0.1 CPD), Learning Lab 1; Speaker: Douglas Haring, MWS, CI, CWR, Clack Corporation
2:30-3:20 PM: The Connected Home: Water Treatment and the Internet of Things (0.1 CPD), Learning Lab 2; Speakers: Frank Brigano, PhD, KX Technologies LLC; Mike Mecca, Performance Water Products; Steven Wilson, EcoWater Systems LLC
3:30-4:20 PM: Uso de las Válvulas Clack ‘NHBP (No Paso de Agua Dura)’ y ‘MAV (Válvula Alternadora Motorizada)’ en Sistemas de Tratamiento de Agua con Tanques Múltiples, Learning Lab 1; Speaker: Sid Fly, MWS, Clack Corporation
5:30-7:30 PM: Welcome Reception, Poolside at the Rosen Centre Hotel
Thursday, March 30
6:30-7:20 AM: 5k Fun Run/Walk-Hyatt Regency Orlando
8:00-8:25 AM: The New Rainwater Harvesting Systems Standard (0.05 CPD), Room W230 C/D; Speaker: Russ Jackson, RainHarvest Systems LLC
8:00-8:50 AM: IBWA Bottled Water Update: What’s Hot? (0.1 CPD), Room W224 A/B; Speaker: Robert Hirst, International Bottled Water Association
8:00-8:50 AM: Selection and Sizing Considerations for Tank-Based Media Treatment (0.1 CPD), Room W230 A/B; Speaker: Rostislav Mudryk, PhD, CWS, Ecosoft Spc. Ltd.
8:00-9:20 AM: Manufacturer/Supplier/Retailer Section, Room W240 A
8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Registration Desk Open-WE Lobby
8:30-8:55 AM: Solutions for Common Plumbing Code Violations (0.05 CPD), Room W230 C/D; Speaker: Thomas Palkon, MWS, IAPMO
8:30-9:20 AM: Events Committee, Room W232 C
9:00-10:25 AM: Dealer Section Meeting, Room W224 A/B
10:00 AM-5:00 PM: Exhibition Hall Open-West Hall E
11:00-11:50 AM: Hydrotech 95 Control Valve Breakdown, Location TBD; Speaker: Toby Hughes, P Eng, Canature WaterGroup
11:30-12:00 PM: The Latest Buzz in Lead Generation-Learning Lab 2; Speaker: Dale ‘DataDale’ Filhaber, Dataman Group Direct Mail & Phone Lists
1:00-2:00 PM: Valve Breakdown, Pentair, Learning Lab 1
1:00-2:20 PM: State and Regional WQA Section-Room: W232 C
4:00-4:50 PM: Board of Directors Meeting, Room W240 C/D
Friday, March 31
8:00-11:50 AM: Commercial/Industrial RO Workshop, Room W240 C; Speakers: Peter Cartwright, MWS, PE, Cartwright Consulting Company; Tom Cartwright, Envi Solutions
8:00-11:50 AM: MEP Workshop: Fundamentals Module, Room W240 A; Speaker: Tanya Lubner, PhD, WQA

(Dates, times and locations subject to change)


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