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The Art of Effective Communication Presentation Skills Workshop and Social
January 10, 2015
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What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander - Cross-Over Opportunities Btwn Water & Wastewater
January 29, 2015
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Climate Change Seminar
March 4, 2015  **New Date
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WEAO's Annual Conference & OPCEA Exhibition

2015 Annual Conference        #WEAO2015



Exhibitors:  Information will be posted on the OPCEA website (www.opcea.com) 

Call For Abstracts

Online Abstract Submittal Form

Technical Program:  will be posted in December 2014

Hotel Information

Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport - information will be posted when available

Conference Highlights:

Student Design Competition - Congratulations to our first place winners for 2014 - University of Windsor team!


CEUs (Continuing Education Units or training hours) will be available for all technical program sessions.  Watch for further information.

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 21st at the Toronto Congress 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 Carrie Brunet carrie.brunet@niagararegion.ca.

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 Carrie Brunet at carrie.brunet@niagararegion.ca to register.

2014 Conference Program At A Glance

Sunday, April 6th
12:00pm - 4:00pm Student Design Competition LCC Main Floor - Salon D
1:00pm – 3:30pm Plant Tour Labatt Brewery (within walking distance)
4:00pm – 5:00pm WEAO Annual General Meeting LCC Main Floor - Salon C
5:00pm - 6:00pm WEAO Mentorship Program Meet & Greet LCC Main Floor - Salon C
6:00pm – 7:00pm The Social Hour – Connecting New & Seasoned Professionals LCC Upper Floor – Ballroom Foyer  1
7:00pm – 10:00pm Icebreaker Reception LCC Upper Foyer – Ballroom 1
Monday, April 7th
8:30am – 9:30am Opening Session with Keynote Speaker:  Brent Wootten LCC Main Floor - Theatre
10:00am – 12:00pm Technical Sessions – see pocket program for details LCC Various Rooms
12:00pm – 2:00pm Awards Luncheon Hilton – Grand Ballroom
2:00pm – 5:00pm OPCEA Exhibition Open LCC Upper Floor – Ballrooms 2-7
2:15pm – 3:15pm Technical Sessions – see pocket program for details LCC Various Rooms
2:15pm – 4:00pm Ops Challenge Process Control Exam Hilton – Queen Victoria Room
4:15pm – 5:15pm Technical Sessions – see pocket program for details LCC Various Rooms
5:15pm – 7:00pm OPCEA Reception LCC Upper Floor – Ballrooms 2-7
7:00pm – 10:00pm Water For People Canada and Young Professionals Night of Food, Music & Networking Fox & Fiddle
Galleria Mall, 355 Wellington Street, London, ON
Tuesday, April 8th
8:30am – 9:30am Technical Sessions – see pocket program for details LCC Various Rooms
9:30am – 4:30pm OPCEA Exhibition Open LCC Upper Floor – Ballrooms 2-7
9:00am – 3:00pm Operations Challenge Runs LCC Upper Floor – Ballroom 8
9:00am – 12:00pm Operator Certification Exam - Wastewater Hilton – Queen Victoria Room
10:30am – 11:30am Technical Sessions – see pocket program for details LCC Various Rooms
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch on Exhibition Floor LCC Upper Floor – Ballrooms 2-7 
1:30pm – 3:30pm Technical Sessions – see pocket program for details LCC Various Rooms
1:30pm – 3:30pm Operator Certification Exam - Water Hilton – Queen Victoria Room
3:30pm – 4:30pm Totally Wasted Game Show LCC Upper Floor – Ballroom 1
6:00pm – 7:00pm Pre-Banquet Reception Hilton – Grand Ballroom
7:00pm – 10:00pm Conference Banquet Hilton – Grand Ballroom

2014 Registration Fees 

 Registration Type  On/Before Mar 7/2014   After Mar 7/2014 
 WEAO/WEF Members  (does not include membership fees):       
 Full Registration $665 $770
 One-Day Monday Only $445 $495
 One-Day Tuesday Only $505 $560
 Ops Challenge Cmtee Members $505 $555
 WEF Young Professional Members  (does not include membership fees):    
 Full Registration $520 $625
 One-Day Monday Only $340 $390
 WEF Student Members   (does not include membership fees):    
 Full Registration (does not include lunches/banquet) $0 $0
 Non-Members (** fees include one-year WEF membership):    
 Full Registration** $905 $1015
 Young Professional Full Registration (must meet WEF YP criteria)** $665 $765
 Young Professional One-Day Monday Only (must meet WEF YP criteria)**  $455 $505
 One-Day Monday Only  $510 $555
 One-Day Tuesday Only $580 $635
 Students (must meet WEF Student criteria)** $85 $85
 Operations Challenge Teams:    
 Ops Challenge Team of 5 (coach + 4 members) $1100 $1265
 Plant Tour    
 Plant tour ticket to Labatt Brewery $10 $10
 Individual Tickets    
 Sunday Social Hour (connecting seasoned and new professionals) $35 $35
 Sunday Icebreaker Reception $105 $105
 Monday Awards Luncheon $75 $75
 Tuesday Lunch $30 $30
 Tuesday Banquet $115 $115
 Water For People & Young Professionals Monday Event    
 Monday evening event with dinner $50 $50
 Monday evening event without dinner $25 $25

 **HST applies to all the above fees

What's included in the registration fees:

Future WEAO Conference Details

2015 2016 2017
April 19th - 21st, 2015 April 10th - 12th, 2016  April 2nd - 4th, 2017 

Toronto Congress Centre

Toronto, ON

Scotiabank Convention Centre

Niagara Falls, ON

Ottawa Convention Centre

Ottawa, ON

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