What is the WQA Convention & Exposition?

The WQA Convention & Exposition is the most comprehensive annual gathering of water treatment professionals. The event connects industry professionals with technologies, know-how, education, training, networking and business opportunities in one convenient location. 

Where and when is the show being held?

The 2022 WQA Convention and Expo is being held April 6-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Education sessions are offered April 6-8; the Expo is April 7 and 8.  In addition, the fifth annual WQA Business Boot Camp will be Tuesday, April 5, also at the Convention Center.

What is WQA's Convention COVID policy?

You can find the latest information on the COVID policy on our COVID-19 information page.

Do I have to be a member of WQA to attend the conference and exposition? 

You can attend the WQA Convention & Exposition without being a member of the Water Quality Association (WQA). However, WQA members get free convention registration in their first year of membership and receive discounted registration fees every year afterwards. For WQA membership information, visit wqa.org/membership.

I am not a resident of the United States; can I attend the show? 

Yes! International attendees are welcome to register through the online registration portal. An official letter of invitation is not necessary to apply for a U.S. visitor visa. More information for international attendees is available at our International Attendees page. 

Can you help me with conference/trade show accessibility? 

Convention attendees who would like to rent a scooter or wheelchair onsite can do so through Scootaround Personal Transportation Systems. Information is available on the company's website. Other accessibility information is available on our Accessibility page.

What are the trade show hours? 

The exposition hall will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8. 

How do I register to take a professional certification exam?   

Advance registration is required and is available by contacting education@wqa.org or by visiting the testing website

Is there a separate fee to attend the education sessions?  

No, your registration fee includes the exposition and entrance into posted educational sessions. Some special events and the Business Boot Camp require separate fees, which can be paid during your registration process. 

Is there a separate fee to attend the Welcome Reception? 

Admission to the Welcome Reception, which is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Rosen Centre Pool Deck, is included with your convention badge. 

What is the WQA Business Boot Camp all about? 

Back for a fifth great year, WQA Business Boot Camp is a one-day intensive conference that gives you the tools you need to run your business. It will be held on April 5, 2022, the day before the convention starts, at the Orange County Convention Center. The separate registration fee can be paid during the convention registration conference.   

When is the 2023 Convention?

The 2023 WQA Convention and Exposition is being held April 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Education sessions are offered April 18-20; the Expo is April 19 and 20.