Students/Young Professionals

June 9 - 12 | Exposition: June 10 - 12 | Colorado Convention Center | Denver, CO | USA




$35 Student Registration

Full-time students can sign-up for a full-conference registration at a discounted rate. Experience all that ACE has to offer at a fraction of the cost!






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Make Connections

Meet other industry experts from across the globe and compare notes on how you are building innovative solutions to overcome the obstacles you face every day.



Learn

The ACE professional program covers every aspect of the water industry, allowing you to choose content tailored specifically to your needs.



Get Inspired

ACE will feature industry thought leaders, new technologies, behind-the-scenes tours, and countless opportunities to advance your career.


EVENT SCHEDULE



MONDAY, JUNE 10

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE PROGRAM, 7:30–8:15 a.m.

Pre-registration Required. Stop by to learn how to maximize your conference experiences and develop lasting connections.

STUDENT/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Here’s a fun way to meet some of your peers and explore the Exhibit Hall at the same time. Your team will be challenged to navigate through exhibitors to find clues to be eligible to win great prizes. The Scavenger Hunt will end at The Expo Café inside the Exhibit Hall. Look for the Student/YP event signs.

LUNCH WITH THE BOSS: STUDENT & YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LUNCH MEET-UP, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Converse with a general manager of a water utility, a principal in a consulting engineering firm, the head of a manufacturing company and/or a USEPA regulator at this this low-key lunch meetup. This is a great opportunity for you to get face-time with water industry leaders. Registration is not required. Just show up!

LIGHTNING SESSION: FRESH IDEAS POSTER PARTICIPANTS, 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Join the best and the brightest from AWWA’s Sections for this new, fast-paced lightning session featuring the Fresh Ideas Poster participants. These students and young professionals won their Section poster competitions to attend and compete at ACE18. Presenters will have 3-5 minutes to summarize their posters at the podium prior to the poster competition. Come support these impressive water professionals and explore a wide range of water industry topics and challenges.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

FRESH IDEAS POSTER COMPETITION AND DISPLAY, 10:00–11:45 a.m.

The future of water is here! Join the best and the brightest from AWWA’s Sections. These students and young professionals won their Section poster competitions to attend and compete at ACE19. More than 20 Sections will be represented.

AWWA’s CAREER CENTER JOB AND EDUCATION FAIR, 2:00–5:30 p.m.

Looking to start or expand your career or further your education in the water industry? Network with top companies and select universities in the water industry at the Career Center Job and Education Fair. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

EMERGING LEADERS RECEPTION, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Create your future contact list at this reception. You’ll meet potential employers, future mentors, your work peers and new friends. It is your chance to connect with AWWA industry leaders. Learn how to get involved with your Section and AWWA. Open to all students and young professionals.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (YP) COMMITTEE MEETING, 10:00 a.m.–noon

Join the AWWA YP Committee members to discuss conference activities, career connections, publication and scholarship opportunities, and student chapter assistance. This open conversation will help direct the future of AWWA's student and young professional programming.

“As a young professional and first-time attendee at ACE, I had a great experience. It was a huge conference and there were so many different events going on each day. I was able to fully take advantage of all the great events, exhibits, and technical presentations that were offered. I was also able to network with folks in the industry from all over the country and in different parts of the world. I definitely hope to come back next year.”
- Thomas Renaud, MWRA



Find an ACE mentor

The mentor program matches first-time student and young professional ACE attendees with a “mentor.” These volunteer mentors are seasoned professionals. They will help guide you through the conference maze; they’ll suggest technical sessions, show you where the receptions are, and they’ll provide advice and support. If interested, please let us know by Monday, May 7.





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