If you're trying to get approval to attend WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference for water quality professionals, here are just a few details the federation suggests you provide to your employer:

  • What sessions you will attend and what immediate impact they will have on your work
  • What vendors you will visit and how this will help your organization
  • Which experts you will have access to and what knowledge you will bring back to share with your organization.

WEF provides these tips and more to help guide your request to attend WEFTEC 2012 in New Orleans, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3.

According to the “employer approval tips,” attendees can also earn up to 1.2 CEUs at workshops, 16.5 PDHs in technical sessions, and 8 contact hours per day for time spent visiting the exhibition. And attendees who take advantage of the conference's new “premium registration” package will receive subscriptions to the federation's publications, World Water and World Water: Water Reuse and Desalination.

To help cut travel expenses, the federation also offers the Utility Partnership Program discount, designed to maximize utility attendance despite the strain of the current economic crisis. If you work for a utility or municipality, contact Brittany Burch to receive discounts on registration.