WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference, connects water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.

We know that coronavirus is having a profound effect on everyone, both personally and professionally. During these challenging times it is vital that our sector continues to learn and engage. WEF will hold WEFTEC this year, whether in hybrid form with both in-person activities and online components or as a fully virtual event.

We are committed to providing opportunities to our members and water sector professionals that meet interests, ability to travel, and financial resources. To achieve this, we have expanded WEFTEC to include virtual education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking components through our new virtual event called WEFTEC Connect.

You can now choose the WEFTEC participation that works best for you – in-person or virtual.

We are optimistic that global recovery will advance and allow us to host WEFTEC 2020 in person in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 3 to 7.

Registration for the in-person WEFTEC experience is now open, with the Early Bird rate in place until July 24. As a bonus, in-person registration also will grant you access to WEFTEC Connect, the virtual WEFTEC experience.

 

 

WEFTEC 2020

93rd Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference

Conference: October 3 – 7, 2020
Exhibition: October 5 - 7, 2020
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Get a glimpse of the WEFTEC 2019 Opening General Session

Meet fellow water quality professionals and potential business partners, gathered together for learning, networking, inspiring, and exchanging ideas.

Top Reasons to Attend WEFTEC

  • Learn from the brightest and most innovative minds in water quality

  • See what’s innovative and new in water quality equipment, products, and services

  • Engage with attendees, speakers, and exhibitors to form partnerships and share experiences, ideas and solutions

  • Grow your professional network and make new business contacts

  • Earn valuable education credits

  • Connect and learn 365 days of the year – WEFTEC Connect offers year-round access to WEFTEC content and contacts

WEFTEC Connect Virtual Experience

Experience WEFTEC through WEFTEC Connect

This new virtual event offering will provide access to selected live-stream and pre-recorded content, as well as a virtual exhibitor showcase and virtual networking opportunities.

Registration for WEFTEC Connect will open on June 2.

Look for more information coming soon.

Who Comes to WEFTEC?

WEFTEC draws thousands of water and wastewater professionals from around the world each year, including:
  • Collection Systems Managers
  • Consultants
  • District Managers
  • Environmental Engineers/Chemists/Scientists
  • Equipment Manufacturers and Representatives
  • Executive Managers
  • Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment Professionals
  • Local, State, and Federal Regulators
  • Private Industry and Academia Researchers
  • Public Officials
  • Students
  • Suppliers
  • Water and Wastewater Utility Managers
  • Water and Wastewater Operators, and many more.

WEFTEC Mobile App

The WEFTEC Mobile App provides easy-to-use interactive capabilities to enhance your show experience. If you have a tablet or smartphone, or any other handheld web-enabled device, you can build your schedule and plan your time at WEFTEC on the go – anywhere, anytime!

The WEFTEC Mobile App is part of the WEF Events App. All WEF Events are automatically loaded to the WEF Events App when available. Simply activate WEFTEC 2020 to begin planning your on-site WEFTEC experience.

Visit WEFTEC Mobile to download WEF Events Connect and download the most up-to-date information about WEFTEC or any of WEF's Events.

Future WEFTECs

WEFTEC 2020
93rd Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
Conference: October 3 – 7, 2020
Exhibition: October 5 - 7, 2020
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

WEFTEC 2021
94th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
Conference: October 16 - 20, 2021
Exhibition: October 18 - 20 , 2021
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois USA

WEFTEC 2022
95th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
Conference: October 8 - 12, 2022
Exhibition: October 10 - 12, 2022
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

WEFTEC 2023
96th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
Conference: September 30 - October 4, 2023
Exhibition: October 2 - 4, 2023
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois USA

WEFTEC 2024
97th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
Conference: October 5 - 9, 2024
Exhibition: October 7 - 9, 2024
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

WEFTEC 2025
98th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
Conference: September 27 - October 1, 2025
Exhibition: September 29 - October 1, 2025
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois USA

Utility Employee Support

Utility participation is vital in making WEFTEC “The Water Quality Event of the Year,” and we are continuously working to ensure that utilities can participate. The WEFTEC Utility Partnership Program is specifically designed to maximize attendance at this critical training event through customized registration packages.

WEFTEC History

Since its formation in 1928, WEF has been holding annual meetings to provide a forum for knowledge and technology exchange within the water and wastewater fields. Since then, WEFTEC has not only grown in the size of exhibits and technical sessions, but has become one of the world’s leading water quality conferences. 

In 1941, the then-known Annual Conference featured 5 sessions, 13 technical papers and an attendance of 556. By the 1970s, attendance had grown to 8,716 and featured 37 sessions with 146 technical papers. Growing steadily throughout the past four decades, the conference continues to set new technical program and exhibition records each year. 

Renamed WEFTEC in 1994 to increase both domestic and international recognition, WEF’s annual exhibition has been ranked in the top 1% of all trade shows in North America for the past five years and counting! 

With all that WEFTEC has to offer it is the clear choice for anyone interested in learning and sharing more about the latest in water quality developments, research, regulations, solutions and cutting-edge technologies. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the WEFTEC Experience today!