Speaker Information

Speaking at WaterPro Conference

Interested in speaking at the WaterPro Conference? This event is a great place to showcase new technology and connect with Water Professionals from around the country. We host more than 70 concurrent sessions along with a growing exhibit hall and many networking opportunities.

The call for abstracts has closed. If you are a confirmed speaker for the 2023 WaterPro Conference, you can log into the speaker console to review submitted information and update any personal information as well. Forgot your password? No problem. There is an option in the bottom right corner to retrieve any personal speaker information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the session format?

    Each session is 1 hour long. We ask our presenters to keep their presentation a bit shorter than that to leave room for questions from attendees at the end.

    Sessions can be a normal presentation with 1-2 speakers or a panel discussion.

  • What do I need to submit with my abstract?

    We will need the following information with your submission:

    • Speaker information (Name, title, email, mailing address)
    • Speaker biography and headshot
    • Session title (limited character space)
    • Short description of session
    • Learning objectives of session
    • Ability level of session
  • Does WaterPro have specific session tracks?

    Yes! WaterPro uses a variety of tracks to allow our attendees to learn and experience as much as possible during the conference. We adjust some tracks each year to incorporate new ideas and hot topics of the industry. Some of our tracks are listed below:

    • Utility Management
    • Board Leadership
    • Technology & Innovation
    • Workforce Development
    • Emerging Contaminants
    • Resilience & Partnerships
    • Response & Recovery
    • Women in Rural Water
    • Regional Water Systems
    • Sustainability
    • GIS/Mapping
    • Public Relations
    • Plus more!
  • How many attendees should I expect in my session if selected?

    Our session rooms vary in size and will be assigned based on track attendance in past years. We can range anywhere from 35-150 attendees per session.

  • Are handouts allowed during my session?

    Yes, you may provide your session attendees with any supplemental information to help them understand the topic and enhance their knowledge of the subject.

  • As a speaker, do I receive a complimentary registration to WaterPro?

    Yes! All speakers receive a complimentary full registration, which allows them access to the exhibit hall, other sessions and any additional events at the conference.

  • Are session speakers compensated?

    Session speakers are not usually compensated for their speaking engagement, unless previously discussed with conference agenda managers. Speakers will be responsible for their own travel and hotel accommodations, but we are more than willing to help you during this process. Please let Becca Murray know if you have any questions regarding your hotel room.

  • When will I know if my abstract was selected?

    You’ll receive email confirmation if you abstract was selected about a month after the call for abstracts closes. If you are not selected, you will receive an email letting you know that as well.

  • When does the call for abstracts open and close?

    The call for abstracts is left open from December to February. Should we need more abstracts, we will make an announcement that it is still open.

Still have questions?

No problem! Email David Laughlin at david@nrwa.org with any other questions or issues!