ARCSA CONFERENCE | November 9-10, 2015

ARCSA/IA EXPO | November 11-12, 2015

Accredited Professional Workshop | November 12-13, 2015

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

Long Beach, California

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the United States. Our membership consists of professionals working in city, state, and federal government, academia, manufacturers and suppliers of rainwater harvesting equipment, consultants, and other interested individuals. Membership is not limited to the United States, and we encourage all rainwater harvesting practitioners and enthusiasts to join our organization.

ARCSA’s 11th Annual Conference
Our 2015 Conference will focus on rainwater catchment for uses beyond the garden as well as using water supplies wisely. We will look at how rainwater catchment is one solution to mitigating drought and decentralizing stormwater pollution.



Colin Frayne of Association of Water Technologies is the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Mr. Frayne has a great depth of experience with reusing water, water management, and water shortages around the world.


Session Topics

Other topics will include: Performance-Based Water Conservation with WERS, Codes and Regulations, Potable Water Standards, Rainwater for Cooling Tower Make-up Water, Home Depot’s Dedication or Rainwater Catchment, and Commercial Level Raingardens. In addition, attendees will hear the results of several research projects involving rainwater catchment.


ARCSA Social

Last year’s conference attendees requested opportunities for networking — we heard you! Thanks to a sponsorship by RainHarvesting Supplies Inc., the 2015 Conference will feature an ARCSA Social at Café Sevilla on Monday, November 9 from 6 – 8 pm. The ARCSA Social is included in your registration and/or you may purchase additional individual tickets. Tickets include a drink, appetizers, and plenty of time to get to know your fellow rainwater harvesters.


Irrigation Association

ARCSA will continue our relationship with the Irrigation Association (IA) and provide attendees ARCSA’s educational rainwater sessions, IA’s educational irrigation sessions, the IA’s Gala on Tuesday night as well as access to the irrigation/rainwater/pond exhibition. California has proven to be IA’s best and biggest shows and they are looking forward to co-locating with ARCSA again this year in Long Beach, California. With water in the West at a premium, more attendees than ever will be looking for new and better ways to collect and retain water, so don’t miss the EXPO opportunity.


Continuing Education 

Remember you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and meet your yearly ARCSA requirements by attending this annual conference. This year the conference will be worth a minimum of 10 CEUs.

ARCSA Member Full Registration | $299 thru Oct. 9 / $350 after Oct. 9
Non-Member Full Registration | $419 thru Oct. 9 / $475 after Oct. 9
Exhibits Only Registration | $40 thru Oct. 9 / $50 after Oct. 9
Student Full Registration | $90 thru Oct. 9 / $140 after Oct. 9

Guest (Significant Other) Registration | $65 thru Oct. 9 / $75 after Oct. 9

Ticket for ARCSA Social | $25


It pays to join ARCSA in advance to get significant discounts on conference registration! Join Now.


Last year, attendees requested one designated hotel to expand opportunities for socializing. The Best Western Plus will be the official, designated hotel for this year’s ARCSA Conference.

View housing registration here.

View a map of the conference facility and nearby hotel locations here.

Become an ARCSA Member

Join ARCSA today to receive a significant discount on your conference registration, workshop registrations, and Conference EXPO booth fees as well as all the other benefits of joining the premier national organization on rainwater catchment. Join ARCSA here.

Become an ARCSA Board Member

You’re invited to apply for the ARCSA Board of Directors! Download the self-nomination form here. You must be an ARCSA member in good standing bySaturday, September 26, 2015 to apply and vote. Submit your self-nomination form and a bio to by September 21, 2015.

Learn more about the voting process here.

Sponsor the Conference

Interested in being a sponsor? We’d love to have you!

Please note, you are welcome to split one specific sponsorship if you would like to join another company to provide the full sponsorship amount and split the benefits.


Platinum Sponsorship | $6,500

This opportunity will help pay for our keynote speaker and a sponsor will receive the following: mentioned in all forms of Conference Promotions – Digital and Print; allowed promotional materials and give-a-ways in the Conference Bag; Annual Business Membership $205 Value; Whole page Program Advertisement included in the Conference Schedule; Standard Website Advertisement $800 Value; and four (4) Full Conference Registrations.


Audio Video Sponsorship | $4,500

This opportunity will pay for the audio visual equipment and recording of a few webinars and a sponsor will receive the following: mentioned in all forms of Conference Promotions – Digital and Print; allowed promotional materials and give-a-ways in the Conference Bag; Annual Business Membership $150 Value; One-half page Program Advertisement included in the Conference Schedule; and two (2) Full Conference Registrations.


Break Sponsorships (Three More Available) | $1,800 each

Monday, November 9, PM Break

Tuesday, November 10, AM Break

Tuesday, November 10, PM Break

This opportunity pays for the food and drinks at the breaks and a sponsor will receive the following: mentioned in all forms of Conference Promotions – Digital and Print; allowed promotional materials and give-a-ways in the Conference Bag; One-quarter page Program Advertisement included in the Conference Schedule; and one (1) Full Conference Registrations. You will also be introduced during your dedicated conference break.


Student Conference Scholarship Sponsorship | $90

This opportunity is to award a scholarship to a motivated student working on rainwater catchment systems research. This scholarship will be announced at the conference and listed on the ARCSA website.


To purchase a Conference sponsorship, contact us by phone at512.617.6528 or email Heather Kinkade.  


Thank you to the sponsors that have already signed on!


Georgia Water Tanks will once again sponsor morning coffee
on Tuesday, November 10.
VIQUA will generously sponsor, for a second year, the ARCSA Conference Tote Bag.
ACER Water Tanks will sponsor the Monday, November 9 morning break.


ARCSA/IA EXPO Rainwater Pavilion

The EXPO co-location will be similar to last year’s with a separate ARCSA conference and a Rainwater Pavilion on the show floor exclusively set aside for ARCSA member exhibitors so they are easy to find. ARCSA members will again be offered the same exhibitor booth pricing as IA members. This will save you $2,800 for each 10′ x 10′ booth purchased. Booth selection has already started for 2015 and booths in the ARCSA Rainwater Pavilion are on a first-come, first-serve basis. All they need is your booth contract and a 50% deposit. 

Want to check out the show floor? Here’s the interactive floor plan.

Don’t forget that in addition to the IA member price, you can save money when you purchase multiple booths.

  • Save an additional 2% when you reserve between 2 and 5 booth spaces.
  • Save an additional 4% when you reserve 6 or more booth spaces.

Get more details about the upcoming show and exhibitor discounts by reading ourbooth space contract, exhibitor prospectus and terms and conditions.


For questions about the ARCSA Conference, email Heather Kinkade.

For questions about the EXPO Pavilion, email Evelyn Henderson.


We look forward to your participation at this year’s show and helping your business grow. We’ll see you in Long Beach!