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AWT’s 2017 Annual Convention and Exposition 

Join us at AWT’s 2017 Annual Convention and Exposition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 13-16! Experience a dynamic program featuring networking opportunities, evening receptions, an exhibition walk-through, and educational sessions, including these focused on Legionella:

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Information
  • Full Convention Registration: 5 CEUs
  • Exhibitor Comp Full Registration: 5 CEUs
  • One-Day Pass: 1.5 CEUs per day (maximum of 3 CEUs per Convention year)
  • *Exhibitor Comp Booth Staff, Exhibitor Additional Booth Staff and Walk-the-Hall registrations DO NOT qualify for CEUs
New This Year! Business Owners Meeting  

Part of AWT’s mission is to help independent water treatment companies survive and thrive. We do this in part, by collaborating with and supporting each other. This spirit is the overriding ideal behind the business owner’s meeting–to help propagate the continued growth of independent water treatment service companies. This AWT members only half-day workshop is an intimate gathering for owners and one other person in top management from their company to learn, share, and network. It will provide learning and development opportunities featuring highly interactive workshops, leadership and personal development sessions, and common interest roundtable discussions. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss!

Separate registration is required. Members must log in to the AWT website to view the registration option. Price is $295.

Are You a Lucky Duck?
Enter Your Rubber Duckie in the Grand Rapids Race!

As part of our charity event with Pure Water for the World (PWW), we will be having a rubber duckie race down the Grand River. Hundreds of ducks will be released upstream and race toward the finish line at the pedestrian bridge, where we’ll be having the awards festivities.

Purchase your rubber duck ($25 each) and see if you are one of five lucky $50 gift certificate winners. The winner of the duck race will receive the grand prize–an original customized work of art by AWT’s own Kevin Cope, as well as two free registrations to the 2018 Convention in Orlando. The various regions of the country will be competing against one another for bragging rights–don’t miss out!

Event Highlights
AWT Golf Tournament

Wednesday, September 13
Join your colleagues for a golf tournament at the Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe. The tournament runs from 6:30 am-2:00 pm.

Muskegon Wastewater Plant Tour

Wednesday, September 13
Tour the Muskegon Wastewater Plant, which uses a land treatment process encompassing 11,000 acres of aeration and settling basins, storage lagoons, and irrigated cropland.

Stump the Nerd

Friday, September 15
Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend, will be available to answer your tech questions, talk about apps you should be using, and teach you about free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use.


Hotel Information

Reservation Deadline Is Today
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
87 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Wednesday, September 13, is sold out at the Amway Grand. See the overflow hotel information below.

Group Rate: $159 per night, single/double/triple/quadruple occupancy

Reservation Deadline: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Online Reservations: Book Online*
Call-in Reservations: (800) 253-3590

Overflow Hotel

Wednesday, September 13, is sold out at the Amway Grand. We now have a block of rooms at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids, which is located directly across the street from the Amway and the convention center.

JW Marriott Grand Rapids
235 Louis Campau Promenade, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Group Rate: 
$189/night, single/double/triple/quad occupancy

Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Online Reservations: Book Online
Call-in Reservations: (616) 242-1500

Please do not book through a third-party site (e.g., Expedia, Kayak).

Please remember to refer to the Association of Water Technologies 2017 AWT Annual Convention to obtain the group rate when calling the hotel.
Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis until the reservations deadline, or until the block has sold out. 

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