Open Calls for Speaker Proposals


COVID-19 Considerations

For our scheduled in-person events, CWEA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), California health authorities as well as local health authorities to the program venue to protect the health and safety of everyone involved. Since the format and mode of delivery for our in-person events will evolve depending on these circumstances, we ask all proposal submitters and speakers to be open to virtual opportunities in the event that an in-person program is not possible.

CWEA is committed to providing networking and learning opportunities that meet the interests, needs, travel abilities and financial resources of our members. During these challenging times, it is vital that the California wastewater industry continue to connect, learn and engage, whether in-person, virtually, or through some combination thereof.

Speaker Training Videos

CWEA is California’s leader in wastewater training since the association was founded in 1928. Every year, there are many CWEA training events available for wastewater professionals including our Annual Conference, regional conferences, specialty conferences, and local section educational events.

We’ve assembled a series of speaker training videos to help you learn more about brain-based learning as you prepare for your session. Links will open in YouTube.


AC20 Virtual Conference & Expo
Oct 19-22, Online
We’re organizing one of the largest gatherings of CWEA members ever for virtual learning, networking and fun.  Whatever the challenges, CWEA is committed to producing one of the best virtual training and networking events possible.
Virtual Northern Safety Days
November, Online
Due to the pandemic we are converting Northern Safety Day sessions into weekly training webinars in the month of November.
Feb 1-3, 2021, Monterey Bay
Our 2021 Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention and Stormwater Conference heads back to beautiful Monterey Bay. Held once again at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay in Seaside. Don’t miss it!
April 20-23, 2021, San Diego
Town and Country San Diego, San Diego


Live, upcoming training events

Join us for an upcoming webinar. We’ve hosted over 50 online training webinars so far in 2020, providing online training for over 5,000 wastewater professionals.

Online Wastewater Education Network
Online Wastewater Education Network
Coming Fall 2020
Our new online learning system, the Online Wastewater Education Network (OWEN), is coming this fall. We’ll feature recorded training webinars and courses that you can watch on-demand.

Details coming soon…