ARLINGTON, VA. — Organizers of the 2014 International Emerging Technology Symposium have issued an industry-wide request for abstracts of papers that might be presented at the symposium. It’s not too late to submit a presentation abstract for the 2014 International Emerging Technology Symposium (ETS), which will be held April 23-24, 2014, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott here.

Thanks to the unprecedented number of co-conveners who have signed on to present this event, speakers will have a chance to deliver their presentations in front of the foremost leaders in the plumbing and mechanical industries. Attendees also will have the opportunity to present in front of — and network with — between 200 and 250 participants who are interested in water and energy efficiency.

The ETS — “where technology meets policy” — will be the most comprehensive and informative plumbing and mechanical event since the ETS debuted in 2008, according to the organizers.

Building upon a successful and well-received formula refined during three previous symposiums (Chicago, 2008; Ontario, Calif., 2010; Washington, D.C., 2012), the event will gather plumbers, contractors, engineers, manufacturers, and water efficiency experts to introduce new technologies for the plumbing and mechanical industries, and discuss how policy initiatives can drive the introduction of these technologies to market and advance the cause of water and energy efficiency. The ETS is designed to provide a portal for the host organizations’ partners in the manufacturing, engineering, and trade industries to display and demonstrate their innovative solutions to legislative and regulatory developments that often alter industry landscapes.

An unprecedented number of organizations, representing the foremost leaders in the plumbing and mechanical industries, have signed on to present the symposium as co-conveners. They include the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association, Plumbing Manufacturers International, the United Association, and the World Plumbing Council.

The ETS conveners are seeking presentations from experts in the following fields:

·      Water and energy efficiency

·      Water reuse

·      Solar and other renewable energies

·      Water quality

·      Fats, oil and grease discharges

·      Advancements in mechanical systems

·      Plumbing research initiatives

·      Laws, regulations and policy development

·      New efficiencies in HVAC

·      Water, sanitation and health

The goals of the Symposium are to:

·      Provide outstanding networking opportunities to meet experts in the fields of water and energy efficiency.

·      Expose participants to emerging products and practices.

·      Exchange views on new trends in the industry.

·      Share ideas and approaches on bringing emerging technologies to market.

·      Discuss innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts.

·      Provide vision for a more efficient future for plumbing and mechanical systems.

Sponsors, presenters, and panelists participating in this symposium represent a diverse body of knowledge in the fields of water quality, sanitation and health, water reuse, water and embedded energy, HVAC, solar, geothermal and other renewable technologies, fat, oil and grease (FOG) discharge mitigation, legislation and policy development, and even topics raised by audience participants during the symposium.

To submit a presentation, ask questions or to register for the event, contact Maria Bazan at maria.bazan@iapmo.org, 877/427-6601, or 708/995-3007.