Annual Conference

This page and other pages in this section of the website will be updated for the CASQA 2022 Annual Conference as more information is available. Please check back periodically.

The CASQA Annual Conference offers a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the stormwater field. Each year the conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. Join fellow stormwater practitioners and exhibitors for in-depth training and discussions addressing a wide range of challenges and opportunities facing stormwater professionals in California and beyond.

Save the Date - CASQA 2022 Annual Conference

October 24-26 - Palm Springs Convention Center

Celebrating Milestones: Taking the Next Steps for Stormwater

"Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead." - Nelson Mandela

As we emerge from the last two years and come back in person it's time to celebrate! This year not only brings us together again, but also marks 50 years of the Clean Water Act, 35 Years of the Water Quality Act of 1987, and the 20th anniversary of the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA). While looking at how far we have come, we must continue to look toward the next steps needed to further protect our state waterways. We will delve into the details of up-and-coming new permits while focusing on the lessons learned from past permits. We will explore ways to equitably support water quality and provide resilience in our infrastructure for future generations, highlight ways to effectively implement true source control measures, and plan for emerging pollutants of concern. These are just a few of the diverse topics we will cover during the CASQA 2022 Conference in Palm Springs. We hope you will join us as we gather again to celebrate past successes and lay the steppingstones to progress.


Conference Overview and Agenda

Conference Overview

2022 Conference Agenda (link pending): Provides an up-to-date hourly view of the program. You can see a detailed overview of all days or filter by day, track, or session type.

2022 Conference Program PDF (will be posted in October 2022)

Note: The PDF may not include changes made in the last few weeks before the conference begins. The online Conference Agenda linked above is the most current version.

Registration / Purchase

CASQA members receive a substantial discount. Learn more about becoming a CASQA member to take advantage of discounted fees.

Opening Dates: May 16, 2022 for most categories

Deadlines

  • Attendee
    • Early registration discount ends: Monday, Sep 12, 2022
    • Registration closes: Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 - 5:00 PM PT 
  • Exhibit Space: Date pending
  • Sponsorship: Friday, Sep 23, 2022 - 5:00 PM PT
  • Conference Program Ad: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

    Payment: Credit card is the only payment option. We do not accept check payments.

    Refund Policy

    • Refunds are allowed for all attendee registration categories; no refunds for Exhibitor registrations
    • A substitution of an attendee is allowed without charge
    • Refunds will only be given for cancellations made before 3:00 PM on the Tuesday of the week before the conference begins
    • A 25% administrative fee will be assessed for a refund

    Call for Abstracts: CLOSED

    Abstract submissions for a presentation, poster, panel, or training workshop are now being accepted for the CASQA 2022 Conference. 

    Submittal deadline: Monday, May 9, 2022 - NOON PT

    Allow plenty of time to complete the online abstract submittal form. Do not wait until 11:30 AM on the last day! Abstracts not submitted by the deadline will not be reviewed or selected.

    Learn more

    Call for Conference Scholarship Applications: CLOSED

    The CASQA Conference Scholarship Program was developed with the goal to encourage the next generation of leaders in the stormwater management field. Scholarships are available to enable individuals to attend the current year CASQA Annual Conference and benefit from the educational and networking opportunities that are provided. 

    Submittal deadline: Monday, May 9, 2022 - NOON PT

    Learn more

    Hotel and Travel

    Go here to find information for:

    • Palm Springs and the Convention Center (area information, attractions, activities)
    • Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel (rates, registration, directions, parking)
    • Additional conference hotels when added (rates, registration, directions, parking)
    • Major airports and transportation options

    CASQA Annual Conference Mobile App

    2022 Link Pending

    Conference attendees with Apple iOS or Android devices will be able to personalize their conference experience with the many features in our CASQA Annual Conference mobile app. The app is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Download Instructions (link removed)

    Future Conferences

    We look forward to seeing you at these future conferences!

    Past Conferences

    View the details, programs, and conference participants lists of all the past CASQA Annual Conferences.

    CASQA Podcast

    Our inaugural podcast episode was launched in May 2019, followed by 14 more episodes that were recorded at the 2019 CASQA Annual Conference, focused on all things stormwater. We dove deeper into conference discussions, got to know more about the leaders in the stormwater field, and shared CASQA's organizational goals. New episodes will continue to be posted so check back periodically. Listen here