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One-day pass offers taste of 2021 WQA Convention
Allows access tp trade show, education sessions on Friday, July 30

LISLE, Ill. (July 13, 2021) – A Friday-only 2021 WQA Convention and Exposition pass offers access to morning education sessions and the trade show on the final day of the July 28-30 event in Las Vegas, NV. The pass, available only for Friday, July 30, allows flexibility for those unable to attend all three days of the water treatment industry’s signature event.

The pass is $125 for WQA members or $195 for non-members and offers full access to all convention events occurring the final day of convention. The exhibition opens at 9 a.m. that day and runs for five full hours, until 2 p.m. The morning also offers several education sessions – two of which offer Continuing Professional Development credit toward recertification – and the manufacturer/suppliers section meeting, which is an open forum to discuss issues of comment concern among those in that section of WQA membership.

Three different education sessions are offered from 8 to 9 a.m. PDT on Friday:

  • “Considerations When Using RO for Boiler Feed-Capital vs. Operating Costs,” led by Peter S. Cartwright, MWS, PE, and offering 0.1 CPD.
  • “Crisis Management: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic,” a panel discussion on all aspects of crisis management including dealership management, media relations, human resources and marketing and how we can use what we learned in the midst of the pandemic to better prepare for any crisis.  The panel is moderated by Candice Wentling, MWS, Director of Certified Action and features Amanda Crangle, founder of Lamplight Digital Media; Doug Ramer, MWS, CWR, president of Martin Water Kinetico; Wes Bleed, WQA’s Membership, Marketing & Communications Director; and Irma Bishop, MWS, Area Manager of Hall’s Culligan.
  • " Solving Water Treatment Problems with the Water Treatment Pros," is a discussion steming from the Water Treatment Pros Facebook group, whose 1,900 members  support each other by asking questions and sharing ideas on tackling issues in water treatment. It offers 0.1 CPD and is led by David Emmens, Technical Training Manager at Pentair, and Facebook Group moderators Jennifer Smith, CWS, and Kelly Thompson, MWS, CI, both of Moti-Vitality.

Visit the convention registration page for more information on the Friday pass or to register for the entire convention. Those who attend the full convention – either in-person or virtually - receive two more days of education sessions, committee and section meetings; can attend the Opening General Session, which features industry outlooks, leadership awards and a keynote speech by influencer Simon T. Bailey; and have virtual access to recorded in-person sessions plus a full slate of on-demand education available to all registered convention attendees.

For nearly 50 years, the WQA Convention and Exposition has been the signature event of the water treatment industry. “Imagine” is the theme for 2021, the first live WQA gathering in nearly two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. See for full details.


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). WQA publishes a consumer-friendly website,

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