Opening General Session
3 p.m. ET | Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Join us at the Convention's Opening General Session for a thought-provoking keynote address, presentation of industry awards, inspiring words from the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Member award recipients, and the latest updates on the water treatment industry and your trade association. You'll hear directly from industry and association leaders and even take part in the association's annual meeting, where you'll have a hand in electing new members of the board of directors. Everybody who is anybody will be there, so don't miss it!

Keynote speaker: Dex Hunter-Torricke

“The World in Sight: A Guide to the Key Technological Trends of the Next 10-20 Years and What They Mean for Your Business”

 A communications expert with more than a decade’s experience at the heart of the technology industry, Dex Hunter-Torricke will inspire and challenge you. He combines his experience working for some of the world’s most-innovative and technology-driven brands with his passion for social innovation to help companies shift towards a 21st century business methodology.
"Our convention theme is ‘Impact,’ so Dex is a perfect fit,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “His experience as a speechwriter and communications leader for Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and other technology industry giants makes his message captivating. Additionally, I found his message very pragmatic and that his experience affords him an up-close-and-personal view of ways companies can embrace change, connectivity and the emergence of a global generation.”
Hunter-Torricke is head of communications for the Oversight Board, the independent body making decisions on Facebook and Instagram’s most challenging content issues. Previously he was director of communications at SpaceX, and before that he led the executive communications team at Facebook and served as Zuckerberg’s speech writer. He also has worked as an executive speech writer at Google.

Industry Update

Learn how our industry has perservered and grown stronger during the coronavirus pandemic from these and other industry leaders. WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser, President Toby Thomas and Vice President Jim Stern will be among those sharing their vision of a bright future for water treatment.


WQA Leadership Awards

Hear from the WQA Hall of Fame and Lifetime Member award recipients, and see who is honored for their service and leadership this year. Learn why one member company earned an Excellence Award, too. 

WQA Annual Meeting

WQA members will hear the treasurer's report, elect new members of the Board of Directors, and see the ceremonial passing of the gavel from 2021-22 President Toby Thomas to his successor, Jim Stern.

See the official Call to Annual meeting and the slate of candidates for director positions here.