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Water Quality Association issues call for 2020 Convention speakers
Proposals for the Orlando event accepted through July 31, 2019

LISLE, Ill. (May 30, 2019) – The Water Quality Association invites potential speakers to submit proposals for education sessions for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition on April 1-3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The convention theme is “Vision.”

 The association’s application form suggests some technical topics related to Point-of-Use/Point-of-Entry water treatments and some business operations topics appropriate for small or family-owned businesses, but potential presenters are invited to suggest their own presentation topics as well.

 “We’ve found that people working in the water treatment industry themselves have the most on-point ideas,” said WQA Professional Certification & Training Director Tanya Lubner, PhD. “People with actual in-the-field experience tend to be great guides for their colleagues.”

 When selecting the speakers, WQA will give preference to WQA members and to registered exhibitors and sponsors. The sessions cannot contain references to specific products or overtly promote a speaker’s products or services. Exhibitors can find that speaking at an education session encourages more traffic at their trade show booth, however.

Proposals are due by July 31 and must be submitted online using WQA’s form and guidelines. Questions can be directed to


WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. WQA’s education and professional certification programs have been providing industry-standardized training and credentialing since 1977.  The WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water since 1959. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).