Perlman Symposium


International Water Association - North America (IWANA) One Day Post-Conference Program (Friday, June 23, 2017)

The theme of the one-day IWA program is to focus on the international research efforts by IWA members in building healthy communities around the world in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector. The goal is to showcase WASH sector research and education work of academics from North America. An additional goal of the program is to showcase leading university-utility partnerships around the country and promote such partnerships among other universities and utilities. Leaders from WEF, WE&RF-LIFT, universities and utilities will be present to discuss successful methods and strategies to establish strong utility-university collaborative partnerships.

Conference Overview


Tuesday, June 20
8:00-12:00 pm   Parallel Workshops
12:00-1:00 pm   Lunch Break
1:00-4:30 pm   Parallel Workshops
5:00-6:30 pm   Welcome and Keynote 1: Mr. Steven Curwood
7:00-9:00 pm   Welcoming Reception
Wednesday, June 21
8:30-9:30 am   Keynote 2: Dr. Tami Bond
10:00-12:20 pm   Parallel Presentation Sessions
12:20-2:00 pm   Lunch Break (Committee meetings working lunch option)
2:00-3:20 pm   Parallel Presentation Sessions
3:20-3:50 pm   Networking Break
3:50-5:10 pm   Parallel Presentation Sessions
5:15-6:15 pm   BUSES TO NCRC (Poster presenters can take buses as early as 4:45 pm)
6:15-8:45 pm   Poster Session 1, NCRC (With heavy hors d'oeuvres)
Thursday, June 22
8:30-9:50 pm   Parallel Presentation Sessions
9:50-10:20 pm   Networking Break
10:20-12:00 pm   Parallel Presentation Sessions
12:00-2:30 pm   Poster Session 2, BALLROOM, MICHIGAN LEAGUE (lunch served)
2:30-3:50 pm   Parallel Presentation Sessions
3:50-4:20 pm   Break
5:15-6:15 pm   Buses from Michigan League to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
6:15-11:00 pm   Banquet, AEESP Awards, Fellow Inductees (Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation)

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

The total time allotted for each oral presentation is 20 minutes.  A presentation that is 15 to 17 minutes in length is recommended so as to leave time for questions from the audience.

Speakers are requested to bring their presentation slides on USB drives and transfer their slides to the moderator’s laptop 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session. 

Graduate and postdoctoral students should fill out the contact portion of the award competition form in their session, and hand the form to the session moderator prior to their talks.


Poster Presentations

The maximum allowable poster size is 40 inches wide and 48 inches tall (101 cm x 122 cm).  Posters will be attached to a cloth backing using push pins (provided).  Presenters are responsible for the assembly and removal of their posters. 

Poster setup is scheduled for 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21. Posters must be ready for display by 5:00 p.m. for the single poster session to be held on Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Posters should be promptly removed at the conclusion of the poster session.  Materials remaining on the poster boards after 9:00 p.m. will be removed and discarded.  Conference staff will be unable to retain posters. 

The poster title should appear at the top of the poster, followed by the list of authors and their institutional affiliations. All text should be readable from 5 feet (1.5 m) away.  Title lettering that is 2 inches (5 cm) tall is recommended, with subheadings that are 1 inch (2.5 cm) in height.  Please use a minimum font size of 24 for the main text.

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