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​Washington On-Site Sewage Association

2019 WOSSA Conference – Call for Speakers

 Speak at the 23rd Annual WOSSA Conference and contribute to the professional conversation about On-Site Wastewater.

WOSSA 2019 Call for Speakers - Proposal Form


          2019 23rd Annual WOSSA Conference

          Septic-Con 2019
          January 25th & 26th, 2019 – Tacoma, WA.

Septic-Con 2019 Program Objectives

Septic-Con 2019 will provide a forum for On-Site professionals to:

  • Expand their knowledge and professional skills

  • Prepare for the challenges in the OSS fields

  • Engage in the discourse concerning the profession

  • Identify key / emerging issues facing OSS professionals

Proposal and Policy Guidelines

WOSSA invites those interested in presenting at its 2019 Professional Development Conference to submit a proposal for review by our Conference Planning Committee. Speaker proposals are evaluated objectively with consideration of the following criteria:

  • Degree to which the proposed session meets the conference/program objectives
  • Desirability of the topic
  • Speaker's presentation skills and experience
  • Presentations should provide attendees with educational value and refrain from promoting a specific business, product, or service

Proposals to present must contain and convey sufficient detail to allow WOSSA Conference Planning Committee to understand how the proposed session will contribute to the conference objectives. Selection is competitive, so you must submit a compelling and complete proposal.

Details to Submit a Proposal

Submission Deadline:

Proposals are due by October 1, 2018. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Length of Presentation

Presentations are either 1 or 1.50 hours, including 15 minutes for questions.

Speaking Experience

Describe (or list) the presenter's relevant speaking experience, at WOSSA’s annual Conference, WOSSA training classes and/or presentations in other venues. Maximum length is 300 words.

Presentation Description

Describe your presentation and specify expected learning outcomes for attendees. Maximum length is 600 words. 

Learning Outcomes

Specify at least two primary learning outcomes for your session.

Brochure Description

Provide a 50-word (maximum) description of the presentation to be included in the conference brochure.

Proposal Acceptance

Notification of acceptance will be emailed by October 31, 2018.


Individual speakers (one to two speakers per session) receive a complimentary conference registration for the day on which they speak and a reduced rate for the balance of the conference. Travel, lodging and meal expenses are the responsibility of the speaker.

WOSSA 2019 Call for Speakers - Proposal Form