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11th Annual North Texas Regional Water Conservation Symposium (Arlington)

November 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am

| $45.00


George S. Hawkins, Esq, CEO and General Manager of D.C. Water, sharing his passion for the water industry and drive to create future water leaders. WFAA Weather’s Colleen Coyle will give her perspective on our current weather conditions, and Erik Eckl, founder of Water Words that Work, will round out the morning by providing insight on communicating effectively. Lunch is included with your symposium registration.

Afternoon format

After lunch the format changes gears to short, powerful, thought-provoking presentations: Water Talks. Presenters include Tom Gooch, Freese and Nichols; Vinny Minchillo, Glass House Strategies; Brooke Goggans, Mosaic Strategy Partners; Jason Gehrig, TRWD; Lori De La Cruz, Mountain View College; Lee J. Colan, Ph.D., The L Group and Della Faye, Speaker/Author.

Symposium Lunch Selection

A hot plate lunch will be served: pulled pork with slider rolls, buttermilk fried chicken, baked beans, mac and cheese, fruit salad, coleslaw, cornbread, and peach cobbler. Vegetarian options available – watch for instructions during the registration process.

Optional Pre-Symposium Events/Workshop

Water Words That Work Workshop

Monday, November 13, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sheraton Arlington Hotel

Cost: $ 20.00 per person – class size limited (includes box lunch)

Erik Eckl, founder of Water Words that Work, will give attendees the tool to make a splash using your words and pictures! Relearn the language that everyday citizens use and become more confident and successful with your outreach. This workshop provides unique insights into what words and pictures turn your audience on and off.

Part 1. The Perils of Preaching to the Choir
You will discover how to spot the signs of “preaching to the choir” and recognize when you are sending messages that miss the mark or antagonize your audience.

Part 2. The Environmental Message Method, Steps 1-4
You will learn a proven step-by-step method to translate professional caliber information into messages for the general public.

Part 3. The Environmental Message Method, Steps 5 and 6
You will discover techniques for getting others to vouch for you, and you will learn how to scientifically measure how easy or difficult your writing is to read.

Check out more about Water Words that Work on the website. http://www.waterwordsthatwork.com

Symposium Networking Event

Monday, November 13, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sheraton Arlington Hotel

Yacht Club (by the pool)

Cost: Free – Limited to First 40 Registrants

In addition to the symposium and workshop, this networking event provides an opportunity to meet and mix with the symposium speakers and other attendees while enjoying complimentary appetizers and beverages. Even though it’s not swimming season, it’s sure to be an inviting atmosphere to relax after a long day.

Registering for the Symposium and Optional Pre-Symposium Workshop/Event

You can register through the following link: https://trwd.myshopify.com/

 Just like shopping online, once on the registration page, you can select items from the menu you would like to attend and add them to your cart, then proceed to checkout. Watch for special instructions online if you are registering multiple people.


Parking on UTA campus for the symposium is free but will require an e-permit. Full details on parking and obtaining an e-permit will be sent after completing the event registration. Click here to register your vehicle: Click here to register

**Please refer to the registration information available online for the most up-to-date symposium details. Thank you.**


November 14, 2017
8:30 am
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E.H. Herford University Center
300 W. First Street
Arlington, 76010 United States
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