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WQA issues call for 2021 Convention speakers
Proposals for the Las Vegas event will be accepted through Aug. 31

LISLE, Ill. (May 1, 2020) – The Water Quality Association invites potential speakers to submit proposals for education sessions for the 2021 WQA Convention & Exposition on April 27-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV. The convention theme is “Imagine.”

Convention education sessions cover technical topics related to Point-of-Use/Point-of-Entry water treatment and business operations topics appropriate for small or family-owned businesses. Although the presenter application form outlines areas of interest, potential presenters are invited to suggest their own topics as well.

 “In our experience, people working in the water treatment industry themselves have the most relevant and timely ideas for education sessions,” said Tanya Lubner, PhD, WQA’s Professional Certification & Training Director. “They also 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.

Proposals are due by Aug. 31, 2020, 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).