There are three areas with exhibits. On the ground floor there are exhibits in the ballrooms which are will be directly in front of you when entering the main entrance of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The ground floor lobby and second floor lobby also have exhibitor booths. Please be sure and display your name tag so that exhibitors and security staff can view it clearly.
9:00 – Grand Opening of exhibit hall with all the hoopla that should accompany a Grand Opening –
singing, dancing and ribbon cutting
11:00 – Top Ops - Jeopardy – style competition for water operators
12:00 – Water Taste Test – Guest judges savor the best water Illinois has to offer
12:00 – Box Lunch
5:00 – Meet and Greet – Food & drink and mingle with the exhibitors
5:00 - WFP 50-50 raffle - Half the money collected goes to Water for People and the other half to the winner
9:00 – Texas Hold’em – Just like the Main Event at the World Series of Poker! (second floor)
9:00 - Exhibit Hall opens and LOGO Hunt begins
11:00 – 1:30 – putting contest sponsored by IWEA – proceeds go the scholarship fund
12:15 – Lunch in the exhibit hall (or Fuller Award Lunch on second floor)
3:15 – Silent auction bidding ends at break in exhibit hall
3:30 – Drawing for putting winners
3:45 – Drawing for the grand prize (just following the putting drawing)
4:00 – Exhibit hall closes – drawing for Grand Prize winner from LOGO Hunt
5:00 - Tapping and Meter Madness on the second floor
5:00 – Meet and Greet and Contests. New this year - we are moving this event to the second floor in order to be able to keep the exhibit hall open until 4pm on Wednesday.
- Tapping contest – Utilities compete to see who can tap a pressurized pipe and connect a service to a meter yoke.
- Meter Madness – Competitors get a bucket of meter parts and race the clock to see who can assemble the meter first.
- WFP 50 – 50 raffle - Half the money collected goes to Water for People and the other to the