Operator Symposium 2018

March 27-28, 2018 • Crowne Plaza Hotel - Burlingame, CA
Space is Limited!


At this event highly regarded speakers and instructors will present 2 days of technical sessions focused on topics relevant to operators. Over 30 technical sessions that can earn you a maximum of 12 contact hours.



The preliminary technical program is now available! To view it, click here.


Click here to download the registration form and submit via email/fax.

For online registration click here.


Need to register multiple people? Download our bulk registration form!

2018 Top-Op's Challenge!

Register now for the 2018 Top-Op's Challenge happening on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
All questions are based on water treatment and distribution knowledge. Space is limited so register soon! 

The team to win first place will represent CA-NV Section at AWWA's ACE18 in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Click here for the registration form.
Click here for the official rules.

2018 Competitions

Are you ready for some competitions at the Operator Symposium!?

Tuesday, March 27th
  • Pipe Tapping Competition
  • Meter Madness Competition

 Wednesday, March 28th

  • Hot Flare Competition
  • Hydrant Hysteria Competition

To ​​register for the competitions you must fill out the Competitions Entry Form and submit to Boyd Schultz, Chair, Competitions Committee by March 9, 2018.


Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel
1177 Airport Blvd
Burlingame, CA 94010

To reserve your room, please call 877.252.1558 and refer to the block code OSC or Operator Symposium CA-NV Section of AWWA.
Room rate: $159* plus taxes and fees if booked before February 23, 2018.
Overnight parking will be available for $10 per night.

*Please note, the special room rate is only available for Monday (3/26) and Tuesday (3/27). Booking before or after those dates will result in standard room rates.

Scholarship Opportunity for Operators!​

The CA-NV Section and AWWA jointly offer up to two $1,000 scholarships for those studying to be drinking water treatment or distribution system operator.

Visit the scholarship page to learn more!

Thank you to our sponsors:



Symposium Sponsor: Technical Program Ad


Symposium Sponsor: Tuesday Luncheon and Break #3


Symposium Sponsor: Wednesday Luncheon

 View our Sponsor Prospectus for sponsorship opportunities.