Water Quality Association
26th Annual Convention & Exhibition
Long Beach, Calif.


Hotel Info for the Last-Minute Attendee

The following is a list of hotels in the Long Beach area for those that decide to attend the Water Quality Association Convention, March 21-26, that is being circulated by the WQA for those that are seeking less expensive accommodations or decide at the last minute to attend the show. Please contact the hotels directly.

These first three have contracted with the association so be sure to ask for the Water Quality Group Rate:

Travelodge-Convention Center
Four blocks from the convention center
Tel: (562) 435-2471
Rate: $59.95

Comfort Inn
One mile from convention center
Tel: (562) 590-8858
Rate: $79

The Queen Mary
One mile from convention center
Tel: (562) 435-3511
Rate: $127

These hotels have not been contracted with, but are in the Long Beach area as well:

Rodeway Inn
Three blocks from convention center
Tel: (562) 435-8369

Inn of Long Beach
Four blocks from convention center
Tel: (562) 435-3791

The Westcoast
A half mile from convention center
Tel: (562) 435-7676

Guest House
Four miles from convention center
Tel: (562) 597-1341

Holiday Inn Airport
Seven miles from convention center
Tel: (562) 597-4401

Residence Inn
Seven miles from convention center
Studios
Tel: (562) 595-0909

If you prefer another specific hotel/motel chain, check your local yellow pages for the toll-free phone number to see if there is a sister hotel in the area that can accommodate you.


The Schedule

Tuesday, March 21
Registration Desk                       7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Set-Up
Decorator Only                      8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Exhibitors may begin to set up                     10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WQA World Assembly Division
Standards & Regulations Committee             8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Ethics Committee                   8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ion Exchange Task Force                             9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WQA World Assembly Division
Water Quality Society Task Force               10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Member Services Committee                      10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Reverse Osmosis Task Force                       12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Convention Committee          12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Educational Services Committee                    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Water World Assembly Division
Membership Committee           2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Distillation Task Force             2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
2000 –2001 Committee Chairpersons
Orientation Reception, Westin Hotel              5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22
Registration Desk                     6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Set-Up                         7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Small Systems Committee       7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

WQA World Assembly Division
Education, Ethics & Legal Committee             7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Membership Marketing Executive Board          8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Intro to Water Treatment (0.3 CPD)               9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Public Relations Committee                         10:00 a.m. – Noon
• Concurrent Educational Session
Ozone Applications (0.2 CPD)                 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WQA World Assembly Division
Benefit Golf Outing (Off property)
        Noon – 5:30 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Water Treatment for Dentists and Hospitals
(0.2 CPD)                                              1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

• Concurrent Educational Session
CDC/EPA Waterborne Illness Research
Dr. Deborah Levy, Centers for Disease Control
(0.2 CPD)                                              1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Press Room                           8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Building a Strong Dealership                    2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
California Water Issues (0.2 CPD)           3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Ultrapure Water for High Tech
Manufacturers (0.2 CPD)            3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

New Member Reception
Renaissance Hotel (By invitation only)       5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
UV Research & Applications
(0.15 CPD)                                              6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
How to Deal With Your Local Media          6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 23
Registration Desk                     6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Set-Up                        7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Board of Regents                     7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Designing & Sizing Commercial / Industrial
Ion Exchange Systems (0.15 CPD)           7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Education Session
Understanding Membrane Processes
(0.15 CPD)                                            7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session Copper Pipe Corrosion
(0.15 CPD)                7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Take Control of Your Business
—and Your Life                                        7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Press Room                          8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Booth Inspectio                    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

OPENING GENERAL SESSION                9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

EXHIBITION GRAND OPENING                11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ozone Task Force                    Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Certification Exams                1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Plumbing Code Task Force                       1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Science Advisory Committee                     2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WQA World Assembly Division
Communications Committee     2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Arsenic Treatment (0.2 CPD)                      4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Future of the Water Industry (0.2 CPD)       4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session Water for Dialysis
(0.2 CPD)                            4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session Desalination Applications
(0.15 CPD)      4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WQA World Assembly Division
International Reception
Westin Hotel (Ticket required)                       6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Educational Session
Germ Warfare on the Home Front
Dr. Charles Gerba, University of Arizona
(0.15 CPD)                                          6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

President’s Club
Hyatt Regency Hotel (By invitation only)       7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, March 24
Registration Desk                     7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session Water Chemistry
(0.25 CPD)                                          7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session Sanitization of Equipment
(0.25 CPD)        7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Past Presidents Breakfast
(By invitation only)                                     7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Press Room                         8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WQRC Directors Meeting
(By invitation only)                                      8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Commercial/Industrial Section Meeting         8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
WQA Ethics Theater (0.15 CPD)                 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Exhibition                              9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Materials Safety Task Force                       10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WQA World Assembly Division
Executive Committee            10:00 a.m. – Noon
Consumer Products Section Meeting          10:00 a.m. – Noon
Tour – The Getty Center (Off property)       1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WQA World Assembly Division
Advisory Board                      1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Certification Exams                1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Manufacturer/Supplier Section Meeting  3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Retailer/Dealer Section Meeting                  3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Reception                               6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Awards Dinner and Entertainment
Convention Center (Ticket required)               6:45 p.m. – Midnight

Saturday, March 25
Registration Desk                    6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Fellowship Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Hotel                7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Issues Management Committee                    8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
RO Installation (0.2 CPD)         8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Boiler Water Pretreatment & Cooling Tower
Water Treatment (0.2 CPD)                          8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Water Treatment Chemicals (0.2 CPD)          8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session
Portable and Countertop Technologies
(0.2 CPD)                                            8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Press Room                           8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibition                           9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Spouse Brunch
Renaissance Hotel                 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Board of Directors Meeting                            Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Tour—Hollywood Highlights (Off property)    1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Certification Exams                 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session Technical Roundtables
(0.2 CPD)           1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session Specialty Media: Chemistry and Uses (0.2 CPD                                             1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Concurrent Educational Session Overview of Treatment Technologies—in Spanish (0.2 CPD)     1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Evening Event
Long Beach Aquarium           6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 26
Exhibit Teardown Must be out of Exhibit Hall by Noon

Tours

There will be a number of events to keep trade show attendees occupied both in and outside of the convention center:

Friday Tour: The Getty Center—This complex consists of five two-story pavilions housing a premier collection of paintings, manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts and photographs from Europe and North America.

Saturday Tour: Hollywood Highlights—This event will include Mann's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl and the world-famous Farmer's Market.

Saturday Evening Event: Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific—While you'll be enjoying the more than 10,000 ocean animals that inhabit this artificial aquatic environment, keep in mind that water quality is an important part of ensuring their well-being. The aquarium includes a state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated to testing the water in 47 display exhibits (the largest of which is 350,000 gallons), and numerous behind the scenes tanks where animals are also held. Every day exhibits and animal holding systems are tested by water quality technicians to ensure the proper salinity, temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrites and nitrates levels.

Other Options: These include the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at California State University, Long Beach, romantic gondola rides through the meandering canals of Naples Island to historic tours of the legendary Queen Mary oceanliner. Museums include the Museum of Latin American Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Banning Residence Museum, a 23-room mansion built in 1864 by General Phineas Banning and listed as a national historic site. In addition to harbor and whalewatching cruises available, there are three tallships in the area—the Pilgrim of Newport, the American Pride of Long Beach and the Californian, which is associated with Long Beach's Nautical Heritage Society. There are also free tours such as the lush gardens at Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos, an 1844 two-story adobe complex furnished to reflect domestic lifestyles of the 1870s.