Tuesday, September 24, 2019
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:25 pm | Room S104 a-b, South Building Level 1
Leadership Day: 12:30 – 4:00 pm | Room S102a-d South building Level 1
WEFTEC Leadership Day will offer MA Leaders an opportunity to meet with over 130+ MA Leaders from around the world. WEF provides sessions that offer a variety of resources to help MA Leaders in their daily volunteer efforts. The 2019 program is provided below.
NETWORKING LUNCH - 11:30 am – 12:25 pm
Jackie Jarrell, WEF Incoming President, will welcome Leadership Day participants followed by a networking lunch.
WELCOME to LEADERSHIP DAY – 12:30 – 12:35 pm
Dianne Crilley, WEF Director for MA Programs will open WEFTEC Leadership.
ASSOCIATION ENGAGEMENT - 12:35 – 1:15 pm
• Progress and Perspective – Aimee’ Killeen
• Strategies and Priorities – Lisa Ruane
• MA Grant Program - Ted Baker
• Sharing MA Resources - Steve Drangsholt & Dianne Crilley
• AMS Update – Gretchen Seenstra & Lynn Thomson & Melissa Sansing
WHAT MAKES FOR A GREAT CONFERENCE: Keeping It Trendy and Current
1:15 – 2:45 pm
This engagement session offers MA Leaders a forum to come prepared for interacting in discussions on various aspects of producing a great conference. Topics are: Exhibits, Innovation, Program, Awards, Joint Conference Partnering and Collaboration, Handling Difficult Situations, Strategies for Conference Pricing, and Conference Apps. Various MA Staff and MA Leaders will moderate these table discussions. There will be time for report outs. More detail on each table discussion will be shared in the wrap-up summary.
BREAK – 2:45 – 3:00 pm
MEET WEF's NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - 3:00 - 3:15 pm
Walter Marlow, WEF Executive Director brings high-level experience in associaiton leadership within the areas of civil engineering, construction, certification, and science. He is excited to be joining the WEF community of water professionals and looks forward to supporting their vital work and contributing to their incredible successes.
BRAVE BLUE WORLD – 3:15 -3:30 pm
Travis Loop, Sr Director Communications
‘Brave Blue World’ is the first honest and hopeful documentary that will paint an optimistic picture of how humanity is adopting new technologies and innovations to re-think how we manage water. Learn how your MA can co-host a screening of the Brave Blue World documentary film, of which WEF is a production partner.
WEFMAX 2020 – 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Dean Miller, WEF HOD Speaker
David Poe, 2019 WEF HOD WEFMAX Committee Chair
You don’t want to miss attending WEFMAX in 2020! The WEFMAX Hosts (New York/New Jersey, Hawaii, South Carolina, and North Dakota) will give a promotional brief to showcase WEFMAX in their local area and to include how they are working to incorporate further networking and sharing with the MA leader attendees.
ADJOURN - 4:00 pm