Hotel, Travel and Tourism

Hotel information and reservations

The 13th World Filtration Congress will be held at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego. The Hilton is in the heart of downtown San Diego and within walking distance to the Historic Gaslamp District. All conference activities will take place at the hotel. Make your reservations early so that you can make the most of networking opportunities taking place at the hotel.

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Hilton Bayfront San Diego
1 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Phone: 1-800-445-8667, mention the group code, WFC

WFC 13 Group Rate


WFC 13 Group Rate Reservation Deadline

March 26, 2020


Please be aware of unauthorized hotel deals. WFC 13 is aware of a company called EHotel Services contacting WFC 13 participants stating they are WFC 13 Organizers. No one from WFC 13 office will contact you by phone. EHotel Services will follow up with an email requesting you to Esign a document. This is not a legitimate offer so ignore any phone calls or emails from this company. If you have questions, please contact Lyn Sholl at

Reasons to Stay at the Hilton

5 Great Reasons to Stay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Please support the AFS and WFC13 by staying at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront!


Industry Tours

WFC 13 will feature two optional industry tours to SeaWorld and the Carlsbad Desalination Facility on Friday, April 24 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. You may register for one of the tours when registering for the Congress. Because space is limited for both tours, only full congress attendees may participate in the industry related tours.

Carlsbad Desalination Facility

The Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant is the largest, most technologically advanced and energy-efficient seawater desalination plant in the nation. Each day, the plant delivers nearly 50 million gallons of fresh, desalinated water to San Diego County – enough to serve approximately 400,000 people and accounting for about one-third of all water generated in the county. The plant was developed by Poseidon, designed and operated by IDE.

Located adjacent to the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad, California, the Carlsbad Desalination Plant was developed as a public-private partnership. The project originated in 1998 and launched in 2015 with a purchase agreement with the San Diego Water Authority. The project has garnered numerous awards for design, implementation and energy efficiency. Cost is $90 and includes a box lunch and transportation.

Space is limited so sign up early!

SeaWorld Filtration Tour

WFC 13 will offer an industry related tour to SeaWorld on Friday afternoon. We will depart the Hilton Bayfront at 1:00 pm and arrive at SeaWorld at 1:15 pm. There will be a lecture and industry related tour from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Buses will depart at 5:10 pm to return to the Hotel. Participants will not have full park access. Cost is $115 and includes a box lunch and transportation.


Guest Tours

A selection of optional guest tours will be available during WFC 13. Plan to bring your family to enjoy the beautiful sights of San Diego and the surrounding area. Additional information on guest tours will be available.

San Diego


Air Transportation to San Diego
San Diego is easy to get to, whether by plane or train, but, private car or cruiseship. The major airlines fly into San Diego International Airport. There are direct flights from Europe and Los Angeles is a two hour drive, the primary west coast gateway from Asia.

National and International Access to San Diego
There are approximately 465 scheduled operations carrying 48,000 passengers each day. San Diego is the largest metropolitan area in the United States that is not an airline hub.

San Diego International Airport to Hilton Bayfront

The Hilton Bayfront Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport.

Trolley System in San Diego
The San Diego Bayfront Hilton is on the Bay and next to the San Diego Convention Center. The Historic Gaslamp Quarter is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. San Diego features one of the country's best trolley systems in the USA. Riding the trolley system is a great way to get around San Diego and see the city in its diversity. Three lines, 82 km of track and 53 stations can take you to a wide view of the city and surrounding communities. Fares run between $1.50 - $3.00 each way.