As an environmental and response professional working in inland regions and waterways, it is important to stay up-to-date on best practices and challenging issues for spill prevention, response and hazardous materials management and maintain relationships with all parties involved in incident command. At the CLEAN WATERWAYS Conference, August 3-5 in Indianapolis, IN, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with professionals from maritime, facilities, rail, pipeline and governmental units during dedicated networking activities, conference sessions and on the exhibit floor.

  • Get up-to-date on best practices and challenging issues for spill prevention, response and hazardous materials management in inland regions and waterways
  • Build and maintain relationships with all parties involved in incident command
  • Connect with 50+ vendors and discuss new solutions and technologies for your environmental and emergency response needs
  • Enjoy networking receptions, breakfast and lunch with fellow attendees, speakers and exhibitors

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Registration & Pricing
2020  Registration Categories Registration Fees
Conference Attendee (Facilities, Operators, Shipping Companies) $649
Conference Attendee – Government $499
Conference Attendee (Supplier/Manufacturer or Service Company) $749
Conference Attendee – Exhibitor $429

Registration includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions
  • Entrance to exhibit hall
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Networking receptions
  • Access to CLEAN WATERWAYS Replay – includes session recordings plus additional pre-recorded sessions and an exhibitor directory
  • Online access to the conference presentations



The cancellation deadline is July 3, 2020. No refunds will be given. If you need to cancel your registration, your registration fee can be credited toward another future CLEAN event if notified by July 3, 2020. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute cancellation. If for any reason, Access Intelligence decides to cancel or postpone this event, Access Intelligence is not responsible for covering airfare and other travel costs incurred by registrants. Substitutions are allowed and must be made in writing. Please send all requests to register@cleanwaterways.org prior to July 31, 2020.

If you need assistance, please contact Customer Service at 301-354-2101 or register@cleanwaterwaysevent.org

Group Registration Packages Group Registration Fees
Facility/Operator Package – Trio $1,600
Facility/Operator Package – Plant Pack $2,250
Facility/Operator Package – Corporate $4,500
Supplier/ Manufacturer Package – Trio $1,900
Supplier/ Manufacturer Package – Plant Pack $2,600
Supplier/ Manufacturer Package – Corporate $5,200

15% off per individual registration with a trio (Send 3)
30% off per individual registration with a plant pack (Send 5)
30% off per individual registration with a corporate plan (Send 10)

Contact Carey Buchholtz at 713-343-1878 or cbuchholtz@accessintel.com to set up your group registration package! 

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Justify Attendance

The education you will receive at CLEAN WATERWAYS is extremely beneficial, though you may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend! CLEAN WATERWAYS has compiled a justification toolkit that will help you with those needs.

When speaking with management, stress the breakout sessions you will attend, the types of people you will meet, and the companies you will visit in the Exhibit Hall.  A few ideas to include when compiling your request:

Letter to Management: Compile a letter to management outlining the benefits of attending CLEAN WATERWAYS. We have created a sample letter for you to use.
Conference Materials:  Offer to share lessons-learned with your co-workers.  Bring home your conference materials and share your experience with your team.
Conference Sessions: Highlight the conference sessions most applicable to your job.  Bring the highlighted program to management to reinforce the value your attendance will bring to your company.
Speaker Line-up:  CLEAN WATERWAYS attracts key stakeholders to speak. You will have direct access to these industry experts since information sharing, question-answer sessions and networking are a vital part of the CLEAN WATERWAYS experience.
Networking Opportunities:  Networking is the main focus of CLEAN WATERWAYS, with multiple networking breaks/activities built into the schedule. Contacts you make through networking can be invaluable once you return to work and can provide insight in future endeavors at work for years to come.
Attendee Certification: Customized certificates are available to verify conference attendance and session participation.  These certificates may be included in personnel files to show training/education completion that may help you meet your state licensing board’s requirement for professional development hours.
Exhibitor Line-Up:  Between conference sessions, the education continues on the exhibit floor.  Exhibitors are there to learn about your day-to-day challenges and discuss solutions.  Bring back potential solutions to management that can help your company’s role in spill prevention and response in the inland environment.

Cost-Saving Features:  We understand that spending up to three days away from your job can be expensive, so we’ve worked to bring you savings wherever possible.

  • Group Discounts: If more than two people from you company are interested in attending, contact Carey Buchholtz to set up a discounted group registration package.
  • Hotel Discount:  A block of rooms has been secured for CLEAN WATERWAYS attendees at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, where the event takes place. Get more information on how to book your room on our travel page.

Sample Trip Report: Create a trip report after the conference. This report should discuss the sessions you have attended and how you will apply those concepts to your job. Once your supervisor sees how much you have learned during the week and how it can be applied in your facility, they will be more likely to send you to a conference again. We have created a sample trip report that may be used when presenting your request.


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Update on 2020 Event

CLEAN WATERWAYS Announces New Dates for 2020 Conference

March 26, 2020 

The 4th Annual CLEAN WATERWAYS Conference announces it is rescheduled for August 3-5, 2020.  The event will take place in the originally scheduled venue, the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

The health and safety of the community we serve is very important to us.  Due to the escalation of severity with COVID-19 and the recommendations of both local and federal government, event management made the decision on March 16 to postpone CLEAN WATERWAYS to future dates. Over the past 2 weeks our staff has been working diligently to reschedule the event, and we are pleased to announce that CLEAN WATERWAYS will now take place August 3-5, 2020.

“We are keenly aware of the impact this is having on the entire response industry, and feel that this decision will allow us to best serve our community and reiterate that the safety and health of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors is our top priority,” said Kayla Sparks, Show Director of CLEAN WATERWAYS.

The majority of the conference content and speakers already planned will remain intact, but new topics and speakers will be added. The goal of CLEAN WATERWAYS is to deliver content that covers the most relevant and important issues facing industry today, and we fully plan to adapt our program to meet the needs of the community we serve.

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Safety and Hygiene Protocol

The health and safety for our event attendees, exhibitors and sponsors is of the utmost concern and priority for CLEAN WATERWAYS. In an effort to maintain the health and well-being of all at our events, we are committed to following the U.S. Travel Associations guidelines for business travel. We recognize that all events and venues are different, so we update all participants on specific safety measures before we go onsite.

Onsite Safety for Attendees Onsite Safety for Exhibitors Onsite Safety for Speakers


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JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
August 3-5, 2020


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