2017 WQA Leadership Conference

San Diego, California
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • Private group tours of the Carlsbad Desalination Plant;
  • Energizing discussions at important committee, section and task force meetings;
  • Semi-private charter cruise of San Diego's Bay benefiting the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF);
  • WQRF Benefit Golf Tournament; 
  • Ample time to network and enjoy the beautiful San Diego location; 
  • WQRF Reception & Dinner at Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS) Miramar Officers' Club preceded by a tour of the flight line and a visit to an actual working aircraft hangar. 

The $270 conference registration fee includes: participation in all open meetings, Welcome Reception, and Luncheon and Industry Update. 

San Diego 
 There is so much to do in San Diego - from winery tours to the world famous San Diego Zoo to shopping, hiking and water sports.  Considering extending your stay? For a glimpse of all the San Diego has to offer, click the following link: Discover San Diego.

Rancho Bernardo Inn Experiences
No time to leave the hotel?  No problem! The Rancho Bernardo Inn offers the RBI Experience.  It blends the best of the Inn and San Diego.  Below is a sampling of the Experiences the Inn has to offer.  

California Wine Tasting
During an interactive class, the Inn's wine expert will be your guide through a tour of California.  You will sample some of California's top wines and be instructed how to pair them with your favorite dishes.  You will enjoy 4 wine varietals.  
2 hour class.  

Dessert Demonstration
A fun, interactive experience that will leave you king or queen of the kitchen!  The Inn's Pastry Chef will bake what is sure to be your new favorite dessert recipe. The Pastry Chef will work side-by-side with you in the Avant Kitchen.
Maximum 15 guests

Floral Arranging
Learn the tricks of the floral trade from the Inn's accredited florists while you are surrounded by the Inn's abundant Queen Anne white roses in the hotel's garden space.  During this interactive demonstration class, the florist will lead you in creating your own masterpiece.
2 hour class

If you are interested in any of the RBI Experiences listed above, please contact Nancy Henkel, Events Director at nhenkel@wqa.org 


Contact Information

  • Nancy Henkel, CMP
    Events Director
    Phone: 630-929-2511
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