Annual Forum Information

Join us for the 2023 Annual Forum in beautiful Tampa, Florida, Sept. 12 – 14 for an engaging conference and celebration of an important milestone for the GWPC.

For 40 years the GWPC has worked with our member states to ensure the protection and conservation of groundwater resources for all beneficial uses. This special 40th anniversary conference brings together the best and brightest in the field to discuss the latest research, innovations, and advancements in groundwater science, regulation and management.

This is a unique opportunity to join us in celebrating 40 years of progress and innovation in groundwater conservation and protection. Register now to secure your spot at this event and be a part of shaping the future of groundwater protection for years to come!

Event questions? Email or call our registration coordinator Ellen at (970) 765-6170 for help.

Registration Costs:

  • Government: $575 (Early Bird Rate $500 prior to July 15)
  • Non-Government: $625 (Early Bird Rate $550 prior to July 15)
  • One Day Rate: $300
  • Presenter Rate:$195

Westshore Grand HotelThe GWPC Annual Forum is hosted at the Westshore Grand Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

Down the street from the Westshore Business District, The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa features spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows a magnificent rooftop pool.

Hotel room block at the Westshore Grand is currently closed – see below for additional booking option.

Overflow Hotel

A courtesy overflow hotel was selected located less than a half a mile from the Westshore Grand conference hotel.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
555 North Westshore Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33609

Hotel room block at the Embassy Suites is currently closed .

Scroll to view our interactive agenda below. Click on dates to view daily schedule and speaker links to view bios. Expand each session to view presentation titles. Please note agenda is subject to changes and will be updated accordingly. Or download Printable Agenda Here. (Updated 9/7/2023)


When registering, be sure to select which special educational or networking events you plan to attend. Details can be found in the interactive agenda. For a compiled list, see below.

ASR-MAR Field Trip

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pre-registration/Pre-payment Required ($35 – Limited Availability) When registering, select ASR-MAR Field Trip under Attendee Selections/Sessions Tab.

Special thanks to ASRus LLC for their sponsorship and work putting this special event together. Lunch & transportation provided.

Detailed Itinerary & More Information

Well Site Plugging & Abandonment Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Presenter: Dan Arthur, ALL Consulting, LLC

Full description available within interactive agenda tab.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join us at the Westshore Grand Hotel as we kick off our 2023 Annual Forum. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres served. Business Casual Attire.

GWPC 40th Anniversary Reception at the Florida Aquarium

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Let’s celebrate 40 years! Join us at the Florida Aquarium for dinner, drinks, and networking.

Attendees will be able to see the aquarium’s amazing sights, sounds and experiences from tree level to sea level. Explore animal habitats featuring animals from right here in our own backyard to exotic locations throughout the globe. From mysterious sand tiger sharks and playful otters, to tiny seahorses and inquisitive sea turtles, you’ll never know what you’ll discover when you visit the wide variety of animal species at The Florida Aquarium.

Wine Down Reception

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Join us at the Westshore Grand to “wine down” as we wrap up a successful conference.

Looking for to showcase your company or organization to GWPC attendees?  The Annual Forum attracts attendees from across the country. Typical attendees include state and federal regulatory officials, policy leaders, acedemia, industry leaders, consultants and NGO representatives.

Take a look at our Sponsor Prospectus to view our sponsorship levels and benefits!