IWPC 2020 Rescheduled for April 19-21, 2021

Springfield Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL

Based on public health recommendations to limit large gatherings, we have decided to cancel IWPC 2020.  This was a difficult decision, but we believe it is the best way to protect the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. Given the speculative nature of when this crisis may be over, and the domino effect on everyones schedules, IWPC 2020 will not be rescheduled. Next years IWPC 2021 (April 19-21, 2021) was already on the books with planning set to start in August 2020 a mere four months away.

IWPC 2020 was on track to be Illinois best water resource and recovery conference and we will do everything we can to provide the same valuable conference next year! We want to thank all our exhibitors and attendees for their continued patience and support as we work through transitioning to the 2021 conference.

We will provide more information as it becomes available but initial answers can be found below. As arrangements are still a work in progress, we expect quite a few inquiries. Your patience is appreciated as we try to respond as quickly as possible. Please understand that it may take some time to solidify the necessary details so we can respond with the most up-to-date information.

Attendee Registration:

If you have already registered for the IWPC 2020 conference, your registration will be automatically transferred to IWPC 2021 - there will be no need to reregister. Registration confirmations will be sent to all registered attendees in December when registration for the 2021 conference opens.

Attendee substitutions will be available and can be made starting in December as well. Attendee registrations held over from IWPC 2020 will be exempt from any price increases for IWPC 2021. Of course, the 2020 registrations will remain fully refundable and changeable prior to IWPC 2021.  If you would like to inquire about a refund or have other questions or concerns, please send an email to execmgr@iweasite.org.

Exhibitor Registration:

Exhibitor registrations will be carried over to IWPC 2021. The exhibit hall floorplan will remain the same and you will keep the same booth number(s). Exhibitor registrations being held over from IWPC 2020 will be exempt from any possible price increases for IWPC 2021. Registered exhibitors will be contacted in late August 2020 with updated information. Requests for booth changes to any open booth spaces will be prioritized and assigned prior to the general exhibitor registration for the 2021 show starting on September 15, 2020. If you cannot exhibit in 2021 and would like to inquire about a refund, please send an email to execmgr@iweasite.org

Hotel Reservations:

Hotel reservations within the IWPC room blocks at the Springfield Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express will be automatically cancelled and you will need to rebook your rooms for next year. We anticipate having the block code for 2021 available by September 1, 2020 for rebooking. If you have reservations outside of the room block at these hotels, you will need to cancel and rebook your reservations.

Technical Program/Presenters:

IWPC 2020 would like to thank all of you for your efforts and committing to speak. We recognize that many of you help us provide the best programming year after year. The IWPC 2021 Call for Abstracts will open in August. You are welcome to resubmit your 2020 abstract or a new one.


IWPC 2020 greatly appreciates your support of our organizations - The Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA) and the Illinois Association of Wastewater Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO). Your sponsorships and ads will automatically carry over to the new dates in 2021. If you would like to inquire about a refund, please send an email to execmgr@iweasite.org

Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021!

  Conference Highlights

Operators Challenge
We invite all attendees to participate in the 5th Annual Operators Challenge. Test your skills in the lab, safety, maintenance and operations quiz challenges.

Student Poster Competition
IWPC invites students to submit papers four our poster competition.

Scholarship Fundraiser
Our gift basket raffle supports IWEA and IAWPCO scholarships. You can see the baskets in the exhibit hall. Purchase tickets at the front registration table.

Run/Walk Fundraiser
New this year is a 3K Walk/Run to benefit Water for People. It's 7:15  AM, Tuesday, April 21, at Springfield's Lost Bridge Trail.

Lincoln's Ghost Walk: Legends and Lore
This 90-minute, 5 block lantern lit walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for strange and bizarre stories. It's 7:30 PM, Tuesday, April 21, at 1 Old State Capital Plaza

  Become a Member

Join the IWEA
The Illinois Water Environment Association is a community of dedicated professionals working to advance fundamental knowledge of our water environment. Its members are engineers, scientists, plant operators, and students. They work at wastewater treatment plants, engineering firms, and manufacturers of water treatment equipment manufacturers.

Join the IAWPCO
The Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators is a professional wastewater operator's organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge among its members concerning the field of wastewater treatment and promoting their standing to the public.  Our members come from all areas of the wastewater industry and include operators, educators, industry reps, engineers and management employees