Kansas Water Environment Association
KS Section American Water Works Association

Entertainment and Fundraising Events for all Conference Participants

We welcome and encourage you to take part in not only the training and educational aspects of this water and wastewater conference but to also participate in the various extracurricular events and forms of entertainment.

Monday Golf Tournament

Firekeeper Golf Course at Prairie Band Casino
12305 150 Road
Mayetta, KS 66509

11:00 a.m.: Lunch and check-in
12:00 p.m.: Shotgun start

pdfFull Golf Tournament Details

Monday Sporting Clays Shoot

uci lunch sponsor

Ravenwood Lodge
10147 SW 61st Street
Topeka, KS 66610

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 pm.: Registration, lunch, practice rounds
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Sporting clays shoot

pdfFull Sporting Clays Details

Tuesday Young Professionals Orientation and Breakfast

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 7:30 a.m.

Join us for a conference kick-off breakfast and maximize your conference experience! You will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other young professionals, introduce yourself to KWEA and KsAWWA leadership, find out how you can become more involved in the organizations, and much more.

Attendance and the meal is free but limited to the first 40 individuals to sign up.

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Tuesday Night Meet & Greet

All conference participants are invited to Topeka Civic Theater for dinner, socializing, and entertainment by the Improvisational group Laugh Lines.

Laugh Lines is well known for its outrageous comedy sketches and audience participation games. Their clever and spontaneous comedy guarantee the evening will be a memorable and enjoyable experience for all!

This event is included in your conference registration, however, pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, be sure to select the "Meet & Greet Comedy Night" option when you register for the full conference or Tuesday single day.

If you have already registered for the conference but did not sign up to attend the event, please use the button below to reserve your seat today!

Reserve Your Spot

MARS Factory Tour

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Join the KWEA Laboratory committee for a tour of the MARS factory. Space limited to 20 individuals so sign up early. This event will include a history lesson of chocolate and a walk-around tour, as well as a look into their pre-treatment process. In order to host the tour, MARS has some requirements of attendees including specific attire instructions and restrictions, proper PPE, etc. Credit hours will be awarded for the tour.

Provided transportation will depart from the Capitol Plaza Hotel at 2:15 p.m.

pdfAttire & Other Special Requirements

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Operator's Challenge: Line Repair

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Join in to compete against your coworkers and other municipalities to complete the challenge in the quickest time. Individuals who sign up will have the chance to compete against other individuals across the State of Kansas to complete an everyday pipe line repair task in a race against the clock. Prizes will be given to the quickest time in each division as well as a trophy to the fastest time overall. Prizes up to $250 for top times. Each operator will be given a 15 min time slot to complete the challenge. Time slots will be available throughout the day Wednesday. Spots are limited, sign up early!

To signup or for more information, please contact Jeff Stacy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Josh Tedder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

pdfOperator's Challenge Flyer

Water for People Fundraising Auction

Around the world, 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. Every day, nearly 6,000 people who share our planet die from water-related illnesses, and the vast majority are children. Water for People helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs.

The KsAWWA & KWEA Water for People Committees will offer donation items for auction during the conference. One hundred percent of the funds will go directly to Water for People.

pdfWater for People Fundraising Details