2020 Next Generation Water Summit Canceled

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COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on nearly all facets of society, and in-person events are no exception. Therefore, it is with much sadness that the Next Generation Water Summit’s organizing committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Summit, originally scheduled for June 12-13, 2020.

“As we all are making adjustments and working our way through new rules for conducting business and our lives, we realized that a gathering of the size of the Summit was not going to be possible,” stated Glenn Schiffbauer of the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. “Disappointed as we are, we also are excited about the prospects of what innovations will come out of this pause in life. This extra time will also give our group of water professionals the space to create more of the next generation technologies and policy.”

The committee continues to weigh its options on the next iteration of the Summit. One option is to postpone for 1 year, while another is to hold a fully virtual event. “There are very few easy decisions these days,” said Summit Co-Chair Mike Collignon. “We would really like to spend time with our Summit family again, but we know that’s not the safest course of action right now.”

Hosts of the Next Generation Water Summit continue to be the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce; Green Builder® Coalition; City of Santa Fe; and KUELWater. Promotional partners include the Alliance for Water Efficiency. Santa Fe Community College is the official education sponsor, and Green Builder® Media is the national media partner.

Save the Date: 2018 Next Generation Water Summit

Make plans now to attend the 2018 Next Generation Water Summit. It will return to the Santa Fe Convention Center in Santa Fe, NM on April 29, 30 and May 1, 2018. Sunday, April 29th will once again be free and open to the general public. The professional sessions will be held on Monday, April 30th and Tuesday, May 1st.

“We have been overwhelmed by the positive response from those who attended the 2017 Next Generation Water Summit,” exclaimed Summit Co-Chair and Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Glenn Schiffbauer. “Here in Santa Fe, it’s really been ebullient. Equally impressive has been the interest from those that have heard about the Summit and want to know about next year. We’re looking forward to making 2018’s Next Generation Water Summit even better.”

Sponsorships and exhibit booths will be available once again. More details to come, so stay tuned to this space!