WASDA Washington Summit 2023

We heard you. Your Association has scheduled its first-ever Fly-in on The Hill. That's right, we are going to Washington, DC, from July 10 - 12, 2023! 


During a recent Strategic Planning Session, WASDA Leadership identified Advocacy & Government Affairs as key initiatives for the Association. Thanks to vision and foresight of Greg Velz, Fortiline Waterworks, & Chair of the WASDA Industry Relations Committee, and Zack Perconti, WASDA Director of Government Affairs, WASDA is keeping its fingertips on the pulse of U.S. Legislative and Public Policy.

The WASDA Washington Summit (July 10 - 12, 2023) is your company's chance to advocate for the waterworks industry on current critical issues on The Hill. The U.S. Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) and the appropriation of funds is just the start of legislative issues directly tied to our industry.

Attendees will participate in a Legislative Debriefing, hear presentations from members of U.S. Congress and Agencies, visit with U.S. Representatives and Senators, and network with colleagues. To learn about the ScheduleRegistration, and Accommodations, keep scrolling. Seats are limited and available to individuals employed with WASDA Member Companies - Distributors and Associates.

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Important Note: Each company must be an active member of WASDA. That means that WASDA Membership Dues and any outstanding invoices must be paid before registering for the WASDA Washington Summit 2023. 

Schedule of Events

For a quick Snapshot of the Schedule of Events (July 10 - 12, 2023), note the following:


Monday, July 10th



Tuesday, July 11th

At Hotel

Breakfast (Hotel)


Legislative Debriefing (Hotel)


Zack Perconti, WASDA Director of Legislative Affairs


Members of U.S. Congress and Agencies (Invited)


Lunch (Hotel)



Location (TBD)


Dinners (on own)

Wednesday, July 12th

On The Hill


Breakfast (Hotel)


Office Visits with U.S. Representatives / Senators 

(The Hill)

 Lunch (on own)


Debrief for Day (The Hill)


Thursday, July 13th




The schedule is subject to change. For a complete Schedule of Events, click below.
Complete Schedule of Events


About our Facilitators

 Greg Velz, Chair, WASDA Industry Relations Committee

Greg Velz, Chair, WASDA Industry Relations Committee


Zack Perconti, WASDA Director of Government Affairs

Zack Perconti, a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, has worked on infrastructure and labor issues since 2016. He has deep knowledge of U.S. legislative, budgetary, and regulatory processes and is an expert on grassroots communication. This has translated into high effectiveness in achieving clients’ government-relations objectives. Zack is an accomplished home chef, and he enjoys hiking with his wife, Ariela, and their dog, Sadie.


Registration Badges

Secure your registration badge today! Please note that all fees are in USD.

Important Note: Each member company must pay their 2023 WASDA Membership Dues before registering for the WASDA Washington Summit. Please make dues payment before registering. Contact WASDA at [email protected] or 630.672.3670 with any questions.


Early Bird Rate

Through May 19th, 2023

Regular Rate

After May 19th, 2023


$295 / per person


$395 / per person

Please note the following items:
  • The registration fee is per person. 
  • The Early Bird rate is automatically applied through Friday, May 19, 2023
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Registration Tips

To register for the WASDA Washington Summit, you will need your WASDA login credentials.
  • Your username is your email address associated with WASDA.
  • If you do not remember your password, please select "Forgot Password" to reset your password.
  • If you are a new user/member and do not have WASDA login credentials, please contact our office at the below information to set up a profile.

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Please contact Kaitlin O’Brien, WASDA Association Manager, at [email protected] if you continue to experience technical difficulties during registration.


Cancellation & Refunds

Cancellations received by Friday, June 16, 2023, will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after Friday, June 16th. Cancellations must be in writing and sent to [email protected]. Please allow thirty (30) days for the processing of refunds. 

If the event cannot take place due to reasons of Force Majeure, WASDA will provide monetary credits for registrations fees purchased in 2023 for this same event (WASDA Washington Summit) in 2024.



Payment is accepted via online payment, a mailed check, or by fax. The following credit cards are accepted by WASDA: VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.

Payments by check can be mailed to WASDA at 800 Roosevelt Road, C-312, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.


Safety Guidelines Consent

WASDA is committed to your safety and comfort at the WASDA Washington Summit (July 10 - 12, 2023) will adhere to the guidelines and restrictions set forth by the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) and the Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill at the time of the event. By registering as an attendee, I agree to abide by these guidelines and any restrictions.


Photography & Video Recording Consent

Photography and video recording will be used throughout WASDA Washington Summit (July 10 - 12, 2023) and at related activities. Registration and attendance at and/or participation in Washington Summit or other activities constitutes an agreement and consent by each registrant or participant for WASDA and/or its licenses to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the image, likeness and voice of each registrant or participant (or family members) in photographs, videotapes, printed material, electronic reproductions, and audio recording that are taken or recorded at such event or related activities.



Secure your guestroom at the official hotel now – Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill!

If the group rate and/or block are no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night’s room and tax deposit or confirmed via a major credit card.

Check-in is currently at 4:00 PM Eastern. Check-out is currently at 12:00 PM (Noon) Eastern.

Cancellation Policy: Guestroom reservations must be cancelled no less than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the arrival date on each reservation to avoid a fee of one night’s room and tax. There is also an early departure of one nights’ room and tax.

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Travel Information

The preferred airport for travel to Washington, DC is as follows: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is approximately 5 miles (15 to 30 minutes) from the Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill. Check out the Ground Transportation page for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Check flight options accordingly. Note that ground travel times will vary pending time of day and traffic patterns between the airport and the hotel. Please plan accordingly.

You may also consider the following airports:

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

For general information on “things to see and do” in Washington, DC, check out Destination DC.



If you have any questions, please contact WASDA at [email protected] or 630.672.3670.