Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

The Midyear Meeting primarily provides an opportunity for key volunteer committees to meet face-to-face and develop programming for WEFTEC, WEF's annual Technical Exhibition and Conference. Additionally, WEF’s Board of Trustees, Committee Leadership Council, and several committees meet to discuss strategic direction and progress with programs & special projects.

There is no cost to register. Participation in some meetings/events is by invitation only.

View 2020 Midyear Meeting Schedule of Events.

 

Questions? Please contact:

Catherine Murphy: cmurphy@wef.org

Brittany Salazar: bsalazar@wef.org

 

 

Meeting Registration

WELCOME LETTER 

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2020 MIDYEAR SPRINGBOARD PROgram

There is no cost to register for the Midyear Meeting. Participation in some meetings & events is by invitation only. Invitations to events labeled "by invitation only" will be sent to invited guests in early
January.

Advance Registration Deadline: Monday, January 27, 2020

If you miss the advance registration deadline, you may register on site. WEF staff will assist you at the Badge Pick-up/Registration tables located at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk.

  • Weds. February 5 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thurs. February 6 | 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri. February 7 | 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya Street | San Antonio, TX 78205

Group Rates (available through January 14, 2020):

  • Single/Double @ $219+/ per night
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts offer complimentary guestroom internet as a standard amenity for all hotel guests.

Rate quoted above is exclusive of state, local and nightly occupancy tax which amount to 16.75%. The rate applies to single or double occupancy rooms, and may increase if a third or fourth adult guest is added to the reservation. Rooms with either one King bed or two Double beds are available.

Reservation Deadline: January 14, 2020

The group rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis until January 14 or until the room block sells out, whichever occurs first.  Neither WEF nor the Hotel can guarantee availability or the group rate for rooms after the January 14 deadline.

Reserve Online

Reserve by Telephone: 210-222-1234

Reference “Water Environment Federation” or “WEF Midyear Meeting” when speaking with the live agent.

Deposit Policy: a credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s room rate plus tax ($255.68) will be charged to your card in advance. The deposit will be applied to the first night of your stay. Should you cancel your reservation 48-hours or more prior to arrival, the deposit will be refunded to your credit card. However, if you cancel your reservation less than 48-hours prior to arrival or are a no-show on your guaranteed arrival date, the deposit will be forfeit.

 

Travel & Tourism

From its founding as a Spanish mission to its role in the Texas Revolution, San Antonio has deep cultural roots. Within view of our hotel lies the Alamo—one of the country's most popular historic sites—and our doors open directly onto the River Walk, offering the ideal starting point for discovering the city's charm.
 

 Photo courtesy of the Hyatt Regency San Antonio River Walk

 Getting to and around San Antonio

The Hyatt Regency San Antonio River Walk is approximately 10 miles – a 20-minute one-way car ride - from San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

Taxis cost approximately $29 plus tip one-way between the airport and the hotel. All taxis are metered and are located at the lower level curbside, outside of the Baggage Claim area of Terminal A.

Shared-ride shuttles/vans are available at the airport and cost an average $15.00 one-way between the airport and downtown. Frequency: Every 15-20 minutes.

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Apps such Uber, Lyft or Get Me may be useful to book a ride.

Bus route number 5 is the one serving San Antonio Airport. Service hours: Daily, from 05:29 am to 09:44 pm (from SAT Airport). Please note that frequency may vary according to the day of the week. Important information: Buses on Line 5 change their number to Line 30 downtown. Total trip time is about 30 minutes. VIA bus stops is located on the far west end of Terminal B, passengers should need to follow the marked signs. For further information regarding bus services by VIA, please contact: +1 866 362 2020 or visit VIA’s website.

 

Dining in San Antonio: The New Culinary Capital of "Oh my goodness!"

San Antonio might just be the world’s largest kitchen. Its European and Mexican culinary traditions blend with new, home grown talent from the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio for a food and drink scene bursting with flavor and fun. As one of two U.S. cities designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, they’re not just serving up food; they’re sharing experiences.

Where to Eat

Culinaria's San Antonio Dining Trails: Barbecue! Tacos! Margaritas!

Your Event Experience

WEF’s Vision: A community of empowered professionals creating a healthy global water environment.

Core Values: Leadership, Passion, Scholarship, Collaboration and Service

 

WEF Policies
WEF respects and takes the broadest view of human diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment at its meetings and events for all water professionals and their guests. WEF expects all sponsors, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping us provide a positive environment for everyone. Download WEF's official policies to learn more:

Non-Discrimination and Harassment

Diversity and Inclusivity

 

Safety and Security
WEF works hard to provide a comfortable and safe environment during our meetings and events, including contracting with private security firms and off-duty police officers when required. Your help also is needed to provide a safe and secure environment. WEF recommends that you follow these safety guidelines:

  1. Share your plans. Advise a family member or friend of your travel plans, including the dates you will be gone, how you will travel to the meeting or event, and where you are staying;
  2. Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting or event venue; remove and secure your name badge when going to and from the venue; when disposing of your name badge, scratch out or destroy your name and/or the QR code to protect your personal information;
  3. Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another event attendee. In case of a venue evacuation, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy doesn’t meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
  4. See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please follow the instructions printed on the back of your name badge to alert security personnel.

Reporting Concerns
If you have any concerns during a WEF event, please stop by the event registration area to speak with WEF staff, or you may email the WEF Executive Director Walter Marlowe.

Future Destinations & Dates

2021 Midyear Meeting
February 10 – 13, 2021
Houston, Texas