To participate in WATERCON, the first step is to submit an abstract to be considered.  If your paper is well thought out and pertinent to the subject matter,  it is likely to be considered.

Types of Presentations

Abstracts are accepted for technical sessions of 30 minutes in length or workshops that are longer.  Workshops are encouraged to be hands on with all supplies provided by the trainer. Students are encouraged to submit poster applications online using this link.

Benefits of Presenting

  • Free member rate registration for day of presenting
  • Poster session presenters free full conference registration
  • Students poster presenters may request in advance assistance with housing

How Your Presentation Will Be Evaluated

Participants at WATERCON evaluate presenters using the following criteria on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 the highest rating.

  • The presentation content was relevant.
  • The presentation was innovative and complete in its conclusion.
  • The knowledge I acquired will be applied in my work environment.
  • I would recommend this topic for a half day seminar or webinar.
  • The content was communicated at a level that met my expectations.
  • The content was free of commercial bias.
  • Presenter made good use of audio visual materials.
  • The presentation was engaging.
  • The presenter was knowledgeable about the subject.
  • The content of the presentation matched the description.
  • 2017 Presentation Ratings

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Tips for Presenting

Participants at WATERCON are especially interested in case studies, utility presentations, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and operator study workshops.  Submissions that appear to be commercial may be assigned to a Products Track that is set aside for those that want to refer their own product.

Submission Steps

  • Submit online information by September 1st
  • All abstracts will be checked online for copyright infringement 
  • Provide all requested information
  • Upload your presentation by February 1st
  • FAQ - Presenter questions
  • Responsibilities and deadlines

Become a Moderator or Reviewer

  • Sign up to review abstracts or moderate a session
  • What does a moderator do?  LINK to video