2022 Spring Joint Regional Conference & Exhibition

April 6-7, 2022
Worcester DCU Center, Worcester, MA

New England's Largest Water Event will be held in-person!

                                   

Back IN-PERSON in 2022!

NEWWA is excited to welcome our 3,000+ attendees and 230+ vendors back to Worcester for the 2022 Spring Joint Regional Conference & Exhibition at the Worcester DCU Center, April 6-7, 2022. NEWWA is committed to offering a safe, fulfilling, educational, and fun event for all attendees. For us to do so, we will need ALL attendees to cooperate and adhere to the below guidelines. A group of 300+ attendees followed these guidelines with much success at NEWWA's Annual Conference in September 2021, and are confident you can do the same for Spring. 

Hightlights & Networking Opportunities

Career Fair (Click Link for Details)
Concurrent Technical Sessions for TCH credit
Complimentary Networking Reception
Exhibit hall with 230+ exhibit booths and vendors
Hydrant Hysteria Competition (Click Link for Details)
NEWWA/NEWEA Young Professional/New Member Networking Event
Student Presentation Session with Q&A

Hotel Information

The below rates are subject to state sales and occupancy, which currently is a combined total of 14.45% per room per night, subject to change. We encourage you to make reservations early to ensure group rate and availability. Each year these hotels sell out months in advance of the event.

Hilton Garden Inn - Headquarter Hotel
35 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA 01608
$175.00 per room, per night, single or double occupancy. Overnight self parking is $11.95. Make reservations through the Hilton Garden Inn at (508) 753-5700 by March 11, 2022, and mention New England Water Works Association.
Holiday Inn Express
2.5 blocks from the Convention Center
110 Summer Street, Worcester, MA 01608
$139.00 per room, per night, single or double occupancy. Rate includes parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast. Make reservations through the Holiday Inn at (508) 757-0400 by March 5, 2022, and mention New England Water Works Association.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
0.5 miles from the Convention Center
1 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604
$149.00 per night in urban studio or king studio. Rate includes hot breakfast. Free parking. Make reservations (508) 755-1234 by March 5, 2022, and mention New England Water Works Association.
Courtyard Marriott
0.8 miles from the Convention Center
72 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605
$159.00 per night with one king bed or two queen beds. Overnight self-parking is $10 per night, subject to change. Make reservations through the Courtyard Marriott at (508) 363-0300 #4 by March 4, 2022, and mention New England Water Works Association.
AC Marriott
0.3 miles from the Convention Center
125 Front Street, Worcester, MA 01608
$189.00 per night with one king or two queen beds. Overnight parking is $17 per night, subject to change. Make reservations (774) 420-7555 by March 6, 2022, and mention New England Water Works Association.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the conference in-person, hybrid, or virtual?
The 2022 Spring Joint Regional Conference & Exhibition will be a fully IN-PERSON event.

What COVID protocols will be place?*
NEWWA is committed to offering a safe, fulfilling, educational, and fun event for all attendees. However, for us to do so, we will need ALL attendees to cooperate and adhere to the COVID guidelines. We are following all COVID-19 and sanitation protocols set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the Worcester DCU Center Safety & Policies guidance and Centers For Disease Control. Please visit the hyperlinks for full information and details on all three.  

If you have a fever or feel ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within 10 days of the conference – PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

Will I need to be vaccinated to attend the conference?*
While NEWWA is not requiring vaccines to attend the conference, we encourage all those planning to attend to be fully vaccinated.

Will masks be required?*
Masks are REQUIRED for ALL attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Note that presenters will be unmasked when at the podium for lip reading by audience members and voice clarity. All attendees may remove their mask when eating/drinking. Note that the city of Worcester, and Worcester DCU Center guidelines at the time of the conference, if stricter than NEWWA's guidelines, will supersede NEWWA’s mask and social distancing protocols.  IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING OR ABLE TO FOLLOW THE MASKING REQUIREMENT, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

*All current COVID protocols are subject to change pending state and federal guidelines. 
Any event participant who does not observe any of the above protocols and/or fails to heed the health and safety instructions given by NEWWA staff at the event may be removed from the Conference without a refund.

Program & Registration Coming Soon!

Thank you to our 2022 Conference Event Sponsors

 

Thank you to our 2022 Conference Event Sponsors