Specialist and Regional Conferences form a vitally important part of the range of IWA activities, providing a mechanism for the exchange of information through refereed conference papers, or by oral and poster presentation of papers. IWA actively seeks to encourage its members and Specialist Groups to hold conferences and has prepared new Conference Guidance Notes, providing consistent guidance on the necessary sequence of steps in holding a successful event. We also have prepared a budget template to help you to prepare your event.
All the events that intent to use IWA logo, will need to submit an application, either IWA conference proposal or IWA support agreement. Once your conference is approved, you will need to follow the IWA Brand Tool Kit in all the materials produced for the event.
While organising your conference, you would like to recommend Communicating Science Effectively to your presenters. In this practical handbook it is shown how to communicate science effectively: There is an introduction to the principles of science communication and what effective science communication is, why it is important, and how to do it.
If you would like further details about how to organise an IWA conference and how to apply for IWA sponsorship for your event, please contact Orsolya Bagdi, Conference Assistant at IWA's Office.