Thursday, October 18, 2018

The 2018 Conference is history.  Watch for 2019 information to be posted soon! See hotel blocks below for 2019.

    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. KRWA will have three “computer workstations” located in the hospitality area of EXPO Hall for anyone to use for Internet, accessing email or printing documents. The three stations in EXPO Hall are without charge.

    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
    10:00 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: Charles Marshall – “Real Heroes Don’t Wear Spandex!”
    10:00 a.m. EXPO Hall Opens AFTER Opening Session ends
    10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
    Noon: Luncheon – Century II, Special Guest: Tom Stiles, Assistant Director, Bureau of Water, Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment
    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 –Pump Boys & Dinettes


    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: Harold Casey, Substance Abuse Center of Kansas
    1:30 p.m. Certification Exam, Water & Wastewater Small Systems, Classes I - IV, Hyatt Ballroom E

  • March 27 - 29, Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS

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

    "Working Together - Weathering All Storms" is the theme selected by KRWA for the 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition for water and wastewater systems. It seems there are always many storms to deal with – from the challenges of expanding or improving systems, having to address revenues and watch expenditures, new regulations, changing of staff members, etc. This 3-day event includes a high quality listing of experts to address these and many other issues. It also features the largest display of materials for the water and wastewater industries with 365 exhibit spaces. And there's no end to the great food and hospitality, and entertainment.

    Everyone is welcome – city council members, mayors, operators, clerks, managers, bookkeepers, RWD board members, administrators, industry and government officials, sanitarians and plumbers! In 2017, registrants totaled 2,280 from 312 cities and 176 rural water systems.

  • 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.

    Red Roof Airport Inn and Conference Center, 6815 W. Kellogg; Ph. 888/942-5666. Free breakfast; comp shuttle to Century II. $70.99 flat

    Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, Ph. 316/239-7100; comp shuttle to Century II. $159 flat

    Best Western Plus Eastgate Inn & Suites, 8300 E. Kellogg; Ph. 316/682-3000. Free breakfast; new hotel in 2009; Use Group ID F24RK9Q1; 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

    Comfort Suites, 7515 West Taft St.; Ph. 316/773-1700; comp. Breakfast bar; $109.99 flat

    Courtyard by Marriott (in OldTown), 820 E. 2nd Street North; Ph. 866-522-8909; $154 Flat

    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, 400 W. Douglas; Ph. 316/262-5000; Newly renovated; Free hot comp. breakfast; free 5:30 Kickback; Use group #2280435; $8.00 daily parking fee; Single or Double $156

    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

    Hampton Inn & Suites Wichita/Mulvane, 785 Kansas Star Drive; Ph. 316/524-3777; Group Code KRW/Association; $99 Flat

    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 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; $149 Loft Suites

    Hyatt Regency, attached to Century II, complimentary parking garage; Ph. 316/293-1234; $150 single; $150 double. A deposit of one night's room and tax will be charged for each reservation behing held. The charge will be made on February 26, 2018 and is non-refundable if the reservation is canceled after that date. PLEASE NOTE: HYATT SOLD OUT ON TUESDAY 10/3.  Call 316-293-1234 to be placed on a wait list.

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

    Ramada Wichita Airport, (formerly Clarion Inn and Suites) 5805 W. Kellogg; Ph. 316/942-7911. Free hot breakfast buffet; $74.99 flat

    Wichita East Fairfield Inn, by Marriott, 333 S. Webb Road; Ph. 316/685-3777; comp. continental breakfast; scheduled shuttle to Airport and Century II; $84 flat

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