Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • March 26 - 28, Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS

    Registration Fee: only $170
    After March 15: $195

    "Planting Good Ideas — Harvesting Results" The 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition for water and wastewater systems sponsored by KRWA. It does take good ideas to gain good results—and many people in utilities—and in KRWA – have been able to help systems harvest results. The KRWA conference provides more than 80 expert presenters who will discuss topics of concern for water and wastewater utilities. This conference also features the largest assembly of vendors showing materials and service within the 365 exhibit spaces. Combined with great food and hospitality, top class entertainment makes the KRWA conference the "go-to" event. Register early and save $25. This conference is an investment you should not miss. It's March 26 - 28 at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita.

    Everyone is welcome – city council members, mayors, operators, clerks, managers, bookkeepers, RWD board members, administrators, industry and government officials, sanitarians and plumbers! In 2018, registrants totaled 2,280 from 309 cities and 189 rural water and public wholesale systems.

    7:00 a.m. 5K-KRWA run/walk
    7:30 a.m. Registration Opens – Connecting Lobby, Century II, Hospitality – beverages, rolls and more

    EXPO Hall is no longer Wireless
    Century II Convention Center now requires users to purchase Internet access. Internet access is available for purchase by opening a web browser and selecting a plan. Or use your cell phone data plan.

    8:30 a.m. Spring Golf Tourney – Rolling Hills Golf Club (pay $75, see registration form)
    9:00 a.m. Attorneys’ Forum (for attorneys only)
    9:30 a.m. City Clerks’Forum and RWD Office Forum preconference sessions begin
    9:30 a.m. Engineers’ Forum and other preconference sessions begin
    Noon: Lunch, purchase meals on registration form
    1:00 p.m. Preconference sessions reconvene 
    4:00 p.m. EXPO Hall opens – 365 booths
    6:30 p.m. Opening Nite – “Meet & Greet!” – barbecue, social, games, $10,000 in prizes; purchase ticket for $15

    7:30 a.m. Registration Opens – Connecting Lobby, Century II, Hospitality – beverages, rolls and fruit 
    8:30 a.m. Opening Session – Concert Hall; Keynote: “The Mayberry Deputy"
    10:00 a.m. EXPO Hall Opens AFTER Opening Session ends
    10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
    Noon: Luncheon – Century II, Special Guest: Tom J. Sloan, State Representative
    1:30 p.m. Spouse Program – Paint the Town! No additional charge but spouses need to mark their registration form.
    1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
    2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
    4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
    5:00 p.m. Social in EXPO Hall
    6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet, Awards Presentations, Entertainment: The musical comedy –All Night Strut!


    7:30 a.m.- EXPO Hall opens – pancakes & more by Chris Cakes in EXPO Hall – breakfast closes at 9:00 a.m.  
    8:00 a.m. Annual Meeting of KRWA Membership, Room 209A 
    9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
    10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
    Noon: Luncheon – Century II, Special Guest: Hannes Zacharias, Professor, University of Kansas
    1:30 p.m. Certification Exam, Water & Wastewater Small Systems, Classes I - IV, Hyatt Ballroom E

  • Rooms have been blocked at the following hotels. Make sure you request the KRWA block. Rooms fill fast. Taxes are in addition to stated rates. KRWA has confirmed blocks at the following hotels. Links to hotel Web sites, where available, are in blue. KRWA suggests that you call the hotel and request the KRWA block to make your room reservations.

    Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, Ph. 316/239-7100; comp shuttle to Century II. $162 flat

    Best Western Plus Eastgate Inn & Suites, 8300 E. Kellogg; Ph. 316/682-3000. Free breakfast; new hotel in 2009; Use Group ID 2Y9BN7Y6; Single or Double $79

    Best Western Governors Inn & Suites, 4742 S. Emporia, Ph. 866/522-0775 or 316/522-0775; comp. Deluxe hot breakfast; Fully renovated in 2015; $79.99 Flat

    Best Western Plus West Wichita Airport, (Formerly Hampton Inn) 3800 W. Kellogg; Ph. 316/945-4100; comp. airport shuttle and deluxe hot breakfast bar; $89.99 flat.

    Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites, 915 E. 53rd St. North; Ph. 316/832-9387; Hot Breakfast Buffet; $82.99 Flat

    Clarion Hotel, (Formerly LaQuinta) 5500 W. Kellogg; Ph. 316/943-2181; complimentary deluxe continental breakfast; newly renovated; $85 flat

    Courtyard by Marriott (in OldTown), 820 E. 2nd Street North; Ph. 866-522-8909; $156 Flat

    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, 400 W. Douglas; Ph. 316/262-5000; Newly renovated; Free hot comp. breakfast; free 5:30 Kickback; Use group #2280438; $8.00 daily parking fee; Single or Double $162. SOLD OUT. Call to be placed on wait list.

    Fairfield Inn Suites by Marriott, Wichita Downtown, 525 S. Main. New in 2011. Comp. shuttle to Century II; expanded comp. breakfast. Ph. 316-201-1400; $132 King or Queen

    Holiday Inn Select, 549 S. Rock Road; Ph. 888/558-5113 or 316/686-7131, for king or double, (one to four persons); $95 flat

    Hotel at Old Town, 830 E. First, complimentary parking garage; complimentary hot buffet breakfast; Ph. 877/265-3869; $145 Queen; $145 King

    Hotel at Waterwalk, 711 S. Main St., Downtown Wichita; Ph. 316/263-1061, within walking distance of the Event Center; Complimentary Cook-to-Order Breakfast and Shuttle; $119 Kings; $129 Doubles and One Bedrooms; $159 Loft Suites

    Hyatt Regency, attached to Century II, complimentary parking garage; Ph. 316/293-1234; $163 single; $163 double. SOLD OUT. Call to be placed on wait list.

    LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 6335 W. Kellogg Dr.; Ph. 316/943-2373; complimentary hot breakfast; $85 flat

    Red Roof Inn & Conference Center, 6815 W. Kellogg; Ph. 316/942-5600. Free breakfast; comp shuttle to Century II. $70.99 flat

    Wyndham Garden Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), 221 E. Kellogg; within walking distance to Century II, comp. breakfast; Ph. 316/269-2090; $99 Single or Double

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