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AC17: Exhibit Hall Activity
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The Exhibit Hall will be located in the Raleigh Convention

Center Exhibit Hall B. An up-to-date list of exhibitors is available at www.ncsafewater.org/AnnConf

 

Take me out to the ballgame…
NC AWWA-WEA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall

 

Who says professional conferences have to be stuffy to be productive! We’re livening up the NC AWWA-WEA Annual Conference by bringing America’s favorite pastime into the Exhibit Hall! Let’s take a  tour around the ballpark to find out more…

 

Home Plate will feature a stage where 5S awards will be presented on Sunday, and announcers will provide conference highlights throughout the event.

 

Drink stations will be located at 1st and 3rd bases, with food near 2nd base. Tables will be stationed along the baselines and in a few other open areas. Cash bars will be available during the Sunday and Monday social events, and thanks to our generous exhibitors, each attendee will receive one complimentary beverage ticket in their registration packet, which may be exchanged during the Sunday and Monday social events for beer, wine, or a soft drink. (Please note, Tuesday social does not take place in the exhibit hall.)

 

The popular Pipe Tapping contest will be set-up in the 1st Base Dugout, and several events from the Operations Challenge will take place in the Backfield where they have more room to stretch out.

 

Start practicing your throw, because we will have a pitching cage in Right Field to see how fast you can throw.

The home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout and serve as the Conference Registration Desk and Membership Engagement Center. Membership and volunteer scouts will be present during breaks, lunches, and socials to help you find the right position on our team and to sell NC AWWA-WEA shirts.

In the Batter’s Box you will find the NC Safewater Endowment and NC Water For People silent auction tables. Supporting these valuable causes help us to fulfill our mission to provide water education and a safe water environment. (Purchasing auction items is also a great way to get a jump on your holiday shopping.)

 

Our Exhibitors will be joining the game and bringing the baseball theme into their exhibit booths. Keep your eyes open for the booth that hits a home run with their display and use the mobile app to vote for them in the Best in Show competition. The winner will be announced during lunch on Tuesday and will receive $100 off the purchase of an exhibit booth at the 2018 Annual Conference. Congratulations to our 2016 winner, Southern Corrosion!

 

Monday evening is sure to be a home run with our Hit One Out of the Park social from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the exhibit hall. Plans are underway to work with USA Baseball and our local teams to have visits from mascots and players, and other exciting extras. Stay tuned to www.ncsafewater.org/AnnConf and check the program and mobile app when you arrived for final details.

 

To maximize your time at the ball park, as the Annual Conference approaches, visit www.ncsafewater.org/AnnConf to review the lineup of companies attending and consider which ones you need to meet with to discuss your latest challenges or upcoming projects.

 

So, you’re on deck! It’s time to buy your ticket as you register for the Annual Conference, and pack your favorite team’s shirt and hat!

 

Door Prize Drawings

Drawings for door prizes donated by the exhibitors will take place throughout the conference in the exhibit hall. Attendees will automatically receive door prize tickets in their registration packets. The number of tickets received is determined by registration type, Additional door prize tickets are not available for purchase. Attendees must be present to enter tickets into a drawing and to claim their prize.

 

Drawing Schedule

  •  1st Drawing: Sunday Welcome Reception, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Drawing: Monday Buffet Lunch, 11:15 - 1:20 p.m.
  • 3rd Drawing: Monday Afternoon Break, 3:05 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
  • 4th Drawing: Monday Social, 5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • 5th Drawing: Tuesday Morning Break, 9:05 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
  • 6th Drawing: Tuesday Buffet Lunch, 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Welcome Reception

Sunday, November 12 , 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join us Sunday for the unofficial opening of the conference. Get a jump on visiting exhibitors before sessions start, and pick up your copy of the Annual Conference program to start mapping out your session attendance and meeting schedule.

 

Sunday Awards Presentations

Sunday, November 12 , 6:00 p.m.

As the Welcome Reception is wrapping up, and you are getting ready to head out to dinner, stay a few minutes longer to congratulate our 2017 Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (SS) Inductees. These boldly dressed members will be easy to spot as they roam the conference on Monday collecting donations for the NC Safewater Endowment Fund.

 

Buffet Lunches

Monday, November 13 , 11:15 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14 , 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

On both Monday and Tuesday, lunch will be served buffet-style in the exhibit hall. Pick up a plate and visit exhibit booths as you eat, or make use of one of the seating areas that will be available throughout the exhibit hall. While some technical sessions will overlap with the lunch buffet, all sessions will stop for at least an hour each day to give everyone the opportunity to gather in the exhibit hall and take a break. Attendees choose when they would like to take a break for lunch.

 

On Tuesday, the Exhibit Hall will close after lunch. Don’t miss this final opportunity to make one last pass through the exhibit hall and touch base with companies you haven’t yet met

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