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WEAO's 43rd Annual Conference and OPCEA Exhibition
Sunday, April 6th to Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
WEAO's Annual Conference & OPCEA Exhibition
43rd Annual WEAO Technical Symposium and OPCEA Exhibition
April 6th - 8th, 2014
London Convention Centre, London, ON
Online Registration is open!
Exhibitors: Packages will be sent out on January 24th, 2014 and posted on the OPCEA website (www.opcea.com)
Technical Program: Technical Program - as of February 28, 2014 (pdf)
Exhibition: OPCEA Free Tradeshow Pass
London Hilton 1-800-210-9336 **Reserve before March 15th, 2014
$145 Standard room, single occupancy
self-parking available adjacent to hotel for $12/day, valet parking available for $20/day
www.londonontario.hilton.com 300 King Street, London
Delta Armouries 1-800-668-9999 **Reserve before February 28, 2014
$139 Delta room, single occupancy
self-parking available for $12/day, valet parking available for $20/day (in/out privileges included)
Booking code: Water Environment Association of Ontario
**NEW THIS YEAR - CEUs (Continuing Education Units or training hours) are available for all technical program sessions. For those interested in obtaining CEUs, please obtain a form at the registration desk for completion prior to attending the technical information sessions.
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Brent Wootton, this year's keynote speaker, is Director and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) at Fleming College, Lindsay, Ontario. Dr. Wootton was also an advisor to the Ontario Government on the Water Opportunities Act and participates in UN Wastewater Taskforce meetings. He serves on several ISO technical mirror committees and on the Review Panel for the Ontario Minister of Environment's Award for Environmental Excellence. He is currently Chair of WaterTAP. Brent will be bringing us his perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in the wastewater sector.
Meet WEF Representative, Paul Bowen - Paul is currently Director, Sustainable Operations for the Coca-Cola Company and leads the environmental sustainability program across the Quality and Technical organizations of the company. He is responsible for delivering on company commitments in the water and energy/climate spaces, and for embedding environmental sustainability across all Coca-Cola system operations. He serves as a technical expert for developing water reuse with corporate quality standards and as a subject matter expert (SME) on water and wastewater treatment issues.
Plant Tour - This year's tour will be taking place on Sunday, April 6th at the Labatt's Brewery located at 150 Simcoe Street in London (intersection is Horton and Richmond). All registered participants are asked to meet at Labatt's in the John Kinder Labatt Room no later than 1:00pm. There is plenty of free parking on site. Safety shoes are required and, as per food safety policy, no jewelry is allowed to be worn. Picture ID showing proof of age is also required and no cameras are permitted in the brewery. Pre-registration for the tour as part of your conference registration is required. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Operations Challenge - Would you like the opportunity to show off your skills competing against other Ontario Wastewater Professionals? The Operations Challenge is a one-of-a-kind wastewater olympics taking place April 7th at the London Convention Centre. The competition consists of five events: Collection Systems; Laboratory; Maintenance (Pump) Event; Process Control; and Safety. Teams make repairs to pumps, enter confined spaces, work on collection systems, troubleshoot process control problems and perform designated laboratory procedures while racing against the clock. The events are held simultaneously and provide for a lot of action and excitement. Teams are comprised of four members and are judged on the time it takes to complete a series of tasks for each event as well as accuracy. Interest in participating? Contact Richard Szigeti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Totally Wasted Game Show - fashioned after a popular television quiz show, the TWGS quizzes contestants with questions comparable to those applicable to their daily activities. Teams consist of a consultant, OPCEA supplier, a young professional and a professional operator. The game is highly competitive and great fun for participants and spectators. Contact Richard Szigeti at email@example.com to register.
Banquet Entertainment - This year Richard Todd and the Half Fast Party Band, a group of friends from London who enjoy covering their favourite classic rock songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's will be performing at the closing banquet on Tuesday, April 8th. They have fun jamming songs that each of them have grown up loving and are always challenging each other with mainstream and obscure songs from their past. They are not a "note for note" cover band but instead lend their own styles to the music and on rate occasions actually end a song together! Richard has been a member of the WEAO Conference Committee for a number of years with roles in sponsorship, budget and banquet entertainment. He sang with Jack de Keyzer band during past banquets and is thrilled to be taking centre stage for this year's event.
Water for People and WEAO Young Professionals Monday Night Event - Building on the success of previous years' events, Water for People Canada and the Young Professionals will be arranging another night of fun, food, music and networking. Ontario's wastewater professionals will converge and mingle at the Fox & Fiddle London, all while raising funds for Water for People Canada. Please join us and savour a great selection of food and beverages. Doors open at 7pm, the dinner and music starts at 7:30pm. Tickets for this event are $50 including dinner or $25 without dinner; cash bar. Tickets are available to purchase online.
Conference Program At A Glance
2014 Registration Fees
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