AWWA's ACE18 - Annual Conference & Exposition

AWWA’s Annual Conference brings together experts from around the world to exchange ideas about water, the world’s most important resource.


ACE18 is filled with three days of total water content and more than 450 state-of-the-art
exhibitors serving the global water industry. This year’s theme “Innovating the Future of Water” will explore new technologies and approaches starting with the Opening General Session and throughout the conference program. And, we have expanded education and networking activities inside the Exhibit Hall. The Innovation Lounge will feature Isle Utilities’ Tech Pitch Competition where providers of emerging technologies will compete in a “Shark Tank” style competition.


We invite you to explore this year’s professional program and select sessions ranging from
Asset Management, Innovation and Technology, and the ever-popular Water Quality Challenges track. This year we have also added new tracks focusing on Emergency, Resilience and Cybersecurity, Water Use Efficiency practices, and the Operator forum.
Be sure to take advantage of the dedicated Exhibit Hall time to see cutting-edge products
and services and meet new contacts.


Complimentary Exhibits-Only for Water and Wastewater Utilities and Municipalities staff will be offered again in 2018. Registration includes access to the ACE Exhibit Hall, poster sessions, competitions and education sessions on the show floor. Pre-registration is required by May 24. Special registration offers are available for utilities and operators.


Register multiple paid attendees at the same registration type and receive one registration of equal or lesser value for free! Learn more online at



Sunday workshops offer fresh perspectives on relevant topics. 


Facility Tours

Facility tours offer a beneficial, day in the life experience at water and wastewater plants.

*Additional fee required. All tours require a photo ID, casual clothing, and comfortable shoes. A background check may be required.



Public Officials Program

Designed to help mayors, water and wastewater board commissioners, and council members better understand key water issues and take smart steps to address them. 



Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.


What we do

  • Offer education to water professionals
  • Advocate for safe and sustainable water
  • Collect and share knowledge
  • Create volunteering opportunities

Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of State, EPA, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, National Institutes of Health, Federal Government, State & Local Government, Foreign Governments/Agencies, Water Utilities and Municipalities

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Mon-Thu, Jun 11-14, 2018

Exhibit Dates
Tue-Thu, Jun 12-14, 2018

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
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