2015 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation
Networking Events

"Ask Me About…" Program
Monday / June 15 - Wednesday / June 17

What is the "Ask Me About…" program?

"Ask Me About…" is AWRA's way of encouraging fun and informal networking between conference attendees.

How does the "Ask Me About…" program work?

Conference attendees wear "Ask Me About…" ribbons on their nametags. During conference breaks, lunches, and networking sessions, attendees are encouraged to initiate conversation with anyone wearing "Ask Me About…" ribbons. The "Ask Me About…" ribbons function as conversation icebreakers, resulting in interesting and fun discussion among conference attendees.

How do I participate in the "Ask Me About…" program?

  • Pick up an "Ask Me About…" ribbon at the conference registration desk. Fill in the blank on your ribbon with a word(s) that provides a clue to your work, background, or professional interests. Attention-grabbing, witty, interesting, yet professional ribbon content is highly encouraged.
  • Wear your "Ask Me About…" ribbon on your nametag throughout the conference.
  • Engage in conversation with conference attendees by explaining your "Ask Me About…" ribbon.
  • For the benefit of the novice conference attendees, experienced attendees should share conference tips, provide professional advice, and facilitate networking with others.

Opening Networking Reception

Monday / June 15
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

This event is included in the Registration Fee. All registered conference participants are invited to attend the Opening Networking Reception. Come greet old colleagues and make new acquaintances. Also, the Poster Session participants will be at their posters to answer any questions during the reception.

Additional tickets may be purchased on site at the AWRA Registration Desk. The cost of an additional ticket is $35.00.

AWRA Conference Luncheon

Wednesday / April 1
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM

Luncheon Speaker:

Bruce A. Mowry
City Engineer, City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL

"Miami Beach - Rising Above Sea Level"

Come join your colleagues for a delicious lunch and some more networking. Dr. Bruce A. Mowry will be our luncheon speaker and will talk about Miami Beach and rising sea level issues.

Please join us for what should prove to be a very interesting lunch and talk.

This event is included in the Registration Fee. Additional tickets may be purchased on site at the AWRA Registration Desk. The cost for each additional ticket is $40.00.


AWRA Future Risk Technical Committee Meeting
Tuesday / June 16
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM

The AWRA Future Risk Committee will have an open lunch meeting to discuss potential topics for AWRA webinar, including communicate progress and R&D in impact, adaptation, vulnerability (IAV), and mitigation associated with climate change, sea level rise, handle flood, drought and extreme events with a focus on energy, infrastructure, water resource availability, and water quality at multiple scales. We are seeking inputs from government, NOGs, research and education institutes, and private sectors, etc.

The meeting is open to all attendees. If you wish to participate in the committee meeting please go to the Batch Restaurant on the lobby level by 12:15 PM where menus will be available to order your lunch.