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. 
The Rancho Bernardo Inn is centrally located in San Diego North, 30 minutes from downtown San Diego, near many visitor activities and attractions.

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 30 minutes from the Rancho Bernardo Inn. You can travel from virtually any city in the world to San Diego. Nearly 500 daily flights provide nonstop and connecting services to major domestic destinations and across the globe with more than 60 nonstop markets in the US and abroad. 

John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) is just over an hour from the Rancho Bernardo Inn. All of the major U.S. air carriers offer flights to and from Orange County with 20 direct flights daily.

Airport Shuttle 
Super Shuttle provides shuttle service between San Diego International Airport and the Rancho Bernardo Inn.  

Shared ride van: $27.00
Non-stop van: $82.00
Black car meet & greet: $90.00

Reservations are required in advance, Click here to book your reservations online or call 800-258-3826.

Connecting San Luis Obispo and San Diego through Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, the Pacific Surfliner route offers a unique vantage on the Southern California seascape. To get a closer look, you'd have to be on a surfboard.  The Pacific Surfliner route offers 11 daily round-trip services between San Diego and Los Angeles, and five between Santa Barbara and San Diego.  Click here to book your ride. 

Rental Car Discount
WQA has partnered with Avis Rental Car to offer our attendees discounted rental car rates during the Leadership Conference.  The special rates are available 7 days prior and 7 post event, if you wish to extend your stay in sunny San Diego. 

The rates are good for rentals from either San Diego International Airport or John Wayne Airport, Orange County.

Click here to make an online reservation or call 800-331-1600 and provide the reservation agent Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number A878399.

We have partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to our event.     

Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter Z CODE ZYJB and agreement code 486183 in the Offer Code box.

 You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122 Mon-Fri 8am – 10pm ET and Sat/Sun 8am – 6pm ET. Booking fees are waived for meeting reservations.      

 Please note that travel must be booked between September 9, 2017 and September 17, 2017 in order to receive the discount. 



Contact Information

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