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27th Annual Conference & Trainers Pre-Conference Call for Presentations

ABC 27th Annual Conference & Trainers Pre-Conference
The Association of Boards of Certification's (ABC) Annual Conference is a premier event in water and wastewater certification. The conference provides outstanding technical presentations relevant to current certification issues, and diverse networking opportunities with certification peers representing regulatory and voluntary programs from state, provincial, and international certification programs.

Each year ABC's Annual Conference attracts experienced regulators and industry professionals, and the Annual Conference Committee is inviting you and your organization to submit a presentation proposal for next year's conference.

Charleston Marriott
Charleston, SC
January 14-17, 2014

Call for Presentations
ABC's Annual Conference Committee announces its Call for Presentations for the conference technical program which serves as a medium for collaboration and information exchange among certifiers, industry leaders, and peers. The deadline to submit a presentation application for consideration is July 1, 2013.

Presentation Topics
Given the diversity of the professions ABC represents, there are a number of program areas in which to present and share your experience with our attendees. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Certification Issues
  • Certification Program Best Practices
  • Certification Program Success Stories and Lessons Learned
  • Certification Program Administration
  • International Certification
  • Distance/Continuing Education
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Technical Assistance and Training
  • Professional Development (How can we get better at our jobs?)
  • Ethics
  • Emerging Areas, e.g. budget shortfalls; greater demand less resources
  • Training for the Professional Operator
  • Techniques for Educating Today's Professionals
  • Training the Trainer
  • Other

Download a Call for Presentations application

Why You Should Consider Presenting

  • Highlight your program's successes in front of key industry members
  • Obtain feedback from attendees on how they approach issues affecting your program and the future of our industry
  • Receive recognition for your program's innovation
  • Serve as a voice for your profession, program, state, province, or region

While presenting at an ABC conference, you'll connect with professionals in the water and wastewater certification industry from across the globe, including our membership which represents more than 40 states, 10 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as several international programs.

Submit Your Proposal
Should you decide to contribute and present at the program, please provide an application and a summary of your presentation proposal by July 1, 2013 to:

Attn:Call for Presentations
2805 SW Snyder Blvd., Suite 535
Ankeny, IA 50023 or

Please direct any questions regarding the Call for Presentations to the email address above or call 515.963.5915.

Presentation Selection
All submissions will be reviewed by the ABC Conference Committee and presenters will be notified of their selection and participation in the Conference in September. Presentation materials used at the ABC Annual Conference will be provided to all attendees electronically.