Utility Leadership Conference

St. Louis, MO | July 23-26

Join us for our Utility Leadership Conference & 47th Annual Meeting, Peer-to-Peer Partnership...Solving Today's Utility Challenges Together!


Keynote Speaker
Kai Kight

Using music as a metaphor, Kai Kight is on a mission to spark a global mindset shift where ingenuity is the norm not the exception.



Schedule private meetings with sector colleagues, both new and old!

Strategic Communications: H2O


Join us as we share resources, strategies and peer-to-peer solutions from some of the best water sector communicators in the country. 

Regardless of size or location, when faced with challenges utility leaders often look to their peer utilities for insight into how they may have addressed similar problems. Building on this powerful problem-solving concept, NACWA’s Utility Leadership Conference will provide a high impact forum for exploring the management challenges facing today’s utilities – small, medium, and large – and will focus on creative solutions, including peer-to-peer networking and collaboration.

Why Attend?


  • Compelling agenda focused on critical utility leadership issues of the day
  • Access to breaking developments on an array of topics relevant to your utility at NACWA committee meetings
  • Connecting with sector colleagues through both One-2-One Networking and conference events
  • Utility and facility recognition through Excellence in Management & Peak Performance Awards
  • Value-added Strategic Communications: H2O (StratComm: H2O) Workshop for leadership and their communications professional*

* Separate registration required for this event. Visit StratComm: H2O website 

Schedule at a Glance

July 23

  • Committee Meetings
  • Welcoming Reception
  • Women’s Water Network Dinner

July 24

  • Committee Meetings
  • One-2-One Networking
  • Baseball Game at Busch Stadium

July 25

  • Plenary Session I & II
  • Awards Ceremony & President’s Reception

July 26

  • Plenary II
  • StratComm: H2O Workshop*
  • StratComm: H2O Workshop Reception*

July 27

  • StratComm: H2O Workshop*

*Separate registration required for this event. Discounted registration fee available for those who register for both Utility Leadership Conference and Strategic Communications: H2O

Conference News

  • New Strategic Communications: H2O workshop to debut after ULC!

  • Back by popular demand: One-2-One Networking activity

  • Peak Performance Awards enter 20th Year - recognizing compliance excellence in St. Louis

  • Excellence in Management Awards to Honor leadership excellence on Tuesday, July 25th

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