Early Registration for the WAHC Opens

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2016 WAHC Early Registration opens today! This is no April fool’s joke, you can save up to $150 when you register before June 1. The early registration rate is $445 between April 1 and May 31. But, you can save even more money if you are a returning attendee. A new special this year is the WAHC’s “refer a friend” campaign. Returning attendees can save $100 on their own registration if they persuade a colleague to attend the WAHC for the first time. If you would like more information on this special deal, reach out to the Conference Team at conference@nspf.org.


Where and When is WAHC 2016?

This year’s World Aquatic Health™ Conference will take place at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee from October 19-21. This location will gain traction with aquatic professionals in the Midwest and near the East coast, as Tennessee is a drivable distance for many states.

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What are this Year’s Conference Events?

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Pre-conference events will begin on Wednesday the 19th with WAHC registration, an Instructor Update Meeting, an Instructor Marketing Workshop, the ever-popular Insider’s Tour, and a Welcome Reception at Wildhorse Saloon. An Environmental Health Symposium will take place on Wednesday from 2-5 pm. There will also be a Float Tank Workshop lead by last year’s keynote speakers Ashkan Jahromi and Graham Talley  of Float On in Portland, Oregon. This workshop will take place from 11:45 am - 1:45 pm


Thursday morning will open with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. Professional waterman, Bruckner Chase, will follow as the Keynote Speaker on Friday morning. Thursday and Friday will be packed with over 40 educational seminars meant to expand the knowledge of attendees. A closing reception will be held at the Sheraton after the sessions conclude Friday afternoon.


USA Swimming Regional Build a Pool Conference will take place after the WAHC from Saturday, October 22-Sunday, October 23. WAHC attendees can join the post-conference event for a special price of $35. To learn more about the Build a Pool Conference, reach out to Sue Nelson.


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Aside from the 35 speakers influencing the future through aquatics, attendees range from industry leaders, company decision makers, pool operators, facility owners, government workers, environmental health officials, service technicians, academia, pool builders, retailers, and manufacturers. People from all over the world attend as well. In 2015 there were aquatic experts from Austria, Australia, Canada,China, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Sint Maarten, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States at the WAHC.


What Topics Will be Covered?

The WAHC will have a few returning favorites as well as intriguing, new tracks in 2016.  You can expect to learn more about the following:

  • Advanced Service Concepts

  • RWI/Advanced Chemistry

  • Health Benefits

  • Public Health

  • The CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code

  • Advanced Filtration Science

  • Facility Management

  • New Industry Technology

Each topic has between 4 and 9 track seminars throughout Thursday and Friday. If you’d like to learn more each topic and when they will be presented, check out thewahc.org, login, and browse through the “sessions” section of the site.


Why attend the WAHC?

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There are many reasons to attend the WAHC. Overall, it is  a wonderful opportunity for all aquatic experts and specialists to converge under one roof for a few days. But, what does that mean for the attendees? Loads of networking, learning, and expanding your professional growth! The WAHC is the place to educate and present scientific findings from the past year that can help shape the future of aquatics. Attendees feel rejuvenated and ready for another year of work with pools and spas thanks to the WAHC.


Hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, one goal of both NSPF and WAHC is to create safer swimming environments and healthier swimmers. The WAHC promotes seminars about better pool standards AND how to create more swimmers throughout the industry.


Attending the WAHC should be on every aquatic professional’s to-do list as it can greatly strengthen not only their own knowledge, but also the industry as a whole.


Register for the WAHC today and help change the world of aquatics tomorrow!