Exciting Opportunities in 2013!
Lisa Hoffhines, Education Coordinator
Illinois Section AWWA is
starting the new year off with fun, exciting and informative events so don’t
series for Illinois Section AWWA Website Users
The Illinois Section AWWA member resource website, www.isawwa.org, is quite impressive; and, as a
website user, we want to make sure you use it to its full capacity to get the
information you want and need! The website offers a variety of tools to enhance
your communications with Section staff and other water professionals; even more
so if you are an Illinois Section AWWA member!
To assist our website users, Illinois Section AWWA staff is offering a variety
of "Website User” training webinars to help walk you through the website’s
features, one step at a time. Sign up for an upcoming webinar FREE, and if you
miss the live webinar event, you can watch the recordings which will be
available on the "Website Help” tab of the Illinois Section AWWA home page. To
access the recordings on the Website Help page, just go to www.isawwa.org > Home > Website Help –
or - visit, www.isawwa.org/website-help
for tips as you navigate through the new website.
WEBSITE USER TRAINING: WEBINAR SCHEDULE
02/27/13, 1:00 – 2:00pm: ISAWWA Website
Training for Users: My Profile
03/28/13, 1:00 – 2:00pm: ISAWWA Website Training for Users: Career Center
04/25/13, 1:00 – 2:00pm: ISAWWA Website Training for Users: Register for an Event
05/30/13, 1:00 – 2:00pm: ISAWWA Website Training for Users: Certifications
The Water Distribution Committee
Presents: Tank Photo Calendar Contest
The Illinois Section AWWA Water Distribution Committee is proud to announce
this new event for the Annual Water Distribution Conference to be held on
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Countryside, Illinois. The Water Distribution Committee
is collecting submissions of your water tower photos which will be voted on and
featured in a calendar to be distributed at the 2013 Water Distribution
Conference. It will also be included in
the summer issue of SPLASH magazine which is mailed to over 2,000 ISAWWA members.
If you are proud of your tower’s paint job, or if you have a unique
logo/lettering design that you would like to share with the membership, we want
your tower picture! All photo submissions are due February 15, 2013 and can be
submitted online at: www.isawwa.org/tank-contest
Missed the photo submission deadline? You can still participate by voting on
your favorite tank at WATERCON2013!
of the tower photo submissions will be displayed at the Water Distribution
Committee booth at WATERCON2013, which will be located on the first floor
lobby, and will be voted on by conference attendees. In order to cast your
vote, you must have a tank photo contest voting ticket. Tickets will be
included in the WATERCON2013 conference badge packet and mailed to those conference
attendees who register before February 15. Look for your conference badge
packet with voting ticket at the end of February!
After the votes have been tallied, the top 13 tower photos will be featured in
a printed calendar which will be handed out at the Water Distribution
Conference in April, and also included in the summer issue of SPLASH magazine.
The most popular tank photo will be featured on the calendar cover! Tank
contest finalists will also be displayed by a looping PowerPoint presentation
at the 2013 Water Distribution Conference in Countryside, Illinois on Tuesday,
April 23. To register for this conference, visit: www.isawwa.org/event/04-23-13
Become a sponsor of the tank calendar!
Gold and Silver scholarship opportunities are available! Gold sponsorship
includes your company logo featured for 4 months of exposure in the 2013-2014
tank calendar for a cost of $200 (limited gold sponsorships available). The Silver sponsorship includes your company
logo featured once in the calendar for a cost of $50.
For more information on sponsorships, tank photo submission, or conference
details and registration, visit www.isawwa.org/event/04-23-13
or call Lisa at 866-521-3595 ext. 2.
Illinois Section AWWA Training – We Need Your Help!
The January through June 2013 training schedule is now complete and
registration is open online at www.isawwa.org.
Believe it or not, the Education Committee is already planning the July through
August trainings schedule and we need your help!
Make a Request for a Particular Topic to be Added to the ISAWWA Training
Let us know what type of training topics you want to see added to the training
calendar. You can even make special requests to have the Education Committee find
speakers to come and give a presentation on YOUR requested topic at YOUR
plant or meeting room! To request a topic, visit, www.isawwa.org/topic-request
Training for In-Person Seminars
Illinois Section AWWA is looking for utilities to host in-person seminars. All
you need is some space, tables, chairs and a projector screen or white wall. As
a host, you may send up to 4 people free to earn hours towards their operator
license! To make a request to host training at your meeting space, visit www.isawwa.org/host.
Give a Presentation for Illinois Section
Give a Presentation as an in-person
seminar: Illinois Section AWWA offers over 80 in-person, potable water
related seminars annually, all over the State of Illinois. Illinois Section
AWWA staff handles booking a location, registration, promotion for the event
and much more! Illinois Section AWWA does not pay for speaker or travel fees;
presentations must focus on education, not sales of a proprietary item or
a webinar Presentation: Webinars are a great way to deliver
training! What is easier than giving a presentation from your OWN computer?!
ISAWWA makes it simple for all presenters, whether you are familiar with
webinars or brand new! Webinar presentation must focus on education, not sales
of a proprietary item or service.
an "Engineering Power-Hour" webinar Presentation: These
webinars will be product and service specific, with learning objectives
included. Presenters must be Illinois Section AWWA members. Illinois Section
AWWA members can register to view the webinars for free as a member benefit. Nonmembers
can register for a small fee to view the webinar. Nonmembers will NOT be
offered the opportunity to give a presentation, but will be presented the
opportunity to join and, subsequently, to submit an abstract for consideration.
To submit a training abstract for consideration for an in-person seminar,
webinar or engineering power-hour please visit www.isawwa.org/submit_abstract
Meter Symposium – Call for Abstracts
The Illinois Section AWWA Education Committee is currently seeking abstract
submissions for an upcoming mini-conference, "Meter Symposium". This
one-day conference will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 in Countryside,
Illinois (limited exhibit table tops available).
The committee is seeking papers on a variety of meter-related topics including,
but not limited to:
Calibration and Bench Testing
the Right Meter Style and Size
To submit an abstract for consideration, visit: www.isawwa.org/meter-submit
To learn more about the Meter Symposium or register as an attendee and/or
exhibitor visit: www.isawwa.org/event/08-01-13
For more information, please contact Lisa Hoffhines,
Illinois Section AWWA Education Coordinator by phone or email
Phone: 866-521-3595 ext. 2