Frequently Asked Questions

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 2019 WQA Convention and Expo is being held April 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Education sessions are offered April 23-25; the Expo is April 24 and 25 in Exhibit Hall C4. 


In addition, pre-convention education is offered April 22, and the second annual WQA Business Boot Camp will be held April 26 at the Wynn Las Vegas.

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

No, you can attend WQA Convention & Exposition and not be a member of the Water Quality Association (WQA); however you are eligible for discounted registration fees if you become a member of WQA. For WQA membership information, click here.

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

Yes! Visitors from 44 different countries attended WQA Convention & Exposition in 2018.  

International attendees are welcome to register through the registration link. An official letter of invitation to attend the 2019 WQA Convention & Exposition will be sent upon written request. This invitation is intended to facilitate the participant’s travel and visa arrangements but does not extend financial support. To request a letter of invitation, please provide your name, title, company, address and passport number to Stephanie Salvatierra at ssalvatierra@wqa.org.

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 this flyer.

What are the trade show hours?

The exposition hall will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

How do I register for 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?

Your registration fee includes the exposition and entrance into posted educational sessions.

Pre-convention workshops, special events and Business Boot Camp require and additional registration and fee.

Is there a separate fee to attend the Welcome Reception?

The Welcome Reception will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 5 to 7 pm at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Admission is included with your badge. If you wish to bring a guest, you may purchase a Welcome Reception Only pass for $95.

What is the WQA Business Boot Camp all about?

Back for a second year, WQA Business Boot Camp is a one-day intensive conference that gives you the tools you need to run your business. It is held the day after the convention ends -- on Friday, April 26 -- at the Wynn Las Vegas. The separate registration fee can be paid during the convention registration conference.  

When is the 2020 Convention?

The 2020 WQA Convention and Exposition is being held April 1-3 in Orlando, Florida. Education sessions are offered April 1-3; the Expo is April 2-4. WQA Business Boot Camp will be March 31.