ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Registration and housing is now open for WEFTEC 2013, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, according to a press release.

Scheduled for October 5-9, 2013 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Ill., this year’s event includes a new pricing structure that accommodates for ongoing economic challenges and gives greater access to the hallmarks of WEFTEC, stated the release.

“Of the many activities and programs that WEF provides to our members and to the water sector as a whole, nothing surpasses WEFTEC as the tangible proof of our ongoing commitment to water professionals and to our shared mission of supporting clean and safe water worldwide,” said WEF Executive Director Jeff Eger. “WEF wants the Water Quality Event to be your Water Quality Event so we have taken steps to make WEFTEC more accessible than ever. To help do that, we are pleased to be able to offer a new pricing structure that will help streamline registration, reduce technical session prices for most participants, and offer complimentary exhibition registration to all attendees.”

As the largest annual water quality conference and exhibition in the world, WEFTEC 2013 will use more than one million net square feet of exhibition and meeting space at Chicago’s famed McCormick Place Convention Center.

To date, the 2013 technical program includes nearly 1,000 expert speakers, 140 technical sessions, 27 workshops and 10 local facility tours, noted the release.

A wide range of topics and focus areas allow attendees to design their own, unique learning experience with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

Read the entire press release here.