Networking Events

The International Young Water Professionals Conference is a unique opportunity to network with the young water professionals from across the world. Networking is rated the top reason for young water professionals to join our conferences, and we will therefore be organising several networking opportunities during your week in Toronto, starting with one activity on the pre-conference day, and one activity during the week.

There will be plenty of opportunities to network during the conference breaks, and within and after the sessions also, with a unique opportunity to stay in the same accommodation at the campus.

Sunday, 23 June 2019 (Late afternoon)

Pre-conference Session at the Venue


Pre-conference networking

At IWA Young Water Professional Conferences we find it crucial that prior to the formal opening of the conference, the delegates getting acquainted and familiarised with one another. We will therefore be hosting a gathering on Sunday late afternoon in which we will facilitate interaction among all delegates who have already arrived.  This is certainly going to be a fun start and a great way to break the ice and get networking!

Monday, 24 June 2019
17:30-19:00, Sears Atrium

Evening Reception at the Venue

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Join us in the Sears Atrium for an evening reception

After the first day of the Programme, you will find a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere at the Sears Atrium, with finger foods, cash bar (1 free drink), and a great opportunity to keep  networking with delegates in an informal style. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Gala Cocktail Function


Join us for the ‘Gala Cocktail Function’ at Design Exchange Toronto

Instead of the typical formal conference dinner the International Young Water Professionals Conference will host a ‘Gala Cocktail Function’ allowing more opportunities for networking and socializing. A truly memorable evening is in store at the Design Exchange  and promises to be an evening of good food, and valuable networking!

Transport to gala venue:

The Design Exchange is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue.

By Public Transit (TTC) 

  • From the Yonge Street Subway Line
    Exit at King Station and walk west one block to Bay St.
  • From the University Avenue Subway Line
    Exit at St. Andrew Station and walk east two blocks to Bay St.
  • From Union Station
    Walk north on Bay St.
  • From the Bloor-Danforth Subway Line
    Exit at Bay Station and take the Bay St. South bus to King St.

By car

  • From the Gardiner Expressway, Don Valley Parkway, or QEW
    Take Gardiner Expressway to Bay Street exit. Go north on Bay to Wellington and turn left. Take Wellington to the TDC Underground Parking entrance.
  • From within the city
    Go south on Bay Street to Wellington and turn right. Take Wellington to the TDC Underground Parking entrance.


  • The TDC underground Parking Entrance located just before 77 King Street. Proceed to 222 Bay Street, following signs for DX.
  • Bike racks are available in the TD Centre Courtyard, south of King and west of Bay.
Wednesday 26 June 2019
19:00 – 22:00, Yonge Street Warehouse (2nd Floor), 336 Yonge Street

Offsite Social Event

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Join Blue Drinks Toronto at the Yonge Street Warehouse!

IWA YWP Offisite Social Event: an evening devoted to socializing, snacks and hot water topics in Canada. Speakers at the event will be: Kerry Freek, Water for People-Canada;  Nick Reid, Ryerson University; Stephanie Gora, Dalhousie University. Download the flyer for more information.

Entry is free for IWA YWP conference delegates and the public but subject to capacity.

Join us in Toronto!