2018 Northwest Symposium

    April 18, 2018 1:00 PM to April 20, 2018 4:00 PM
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    McMenamins Edgefield
    2126 SW Halsey St.
    Troutdale, OR 97060
    https://www.mcmenamins.com/edgefield
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    Here is your opportunity to attend one of the most relevant conferences in solid waste—the 2018 SWANA Northwest Regional Solid Waste Symposium!

    Interact with solid waste management professionals from across the Pacific Northwest at the historical McMenamin’s Edgefield! 

    The Northwest Regional Symposium is held annually each spring and is sponsored jointly by the British Columbia (Pacific), Oregon (Beaver) and Washington (Evergreen) Chapters of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). This symposium attracts a large number of solid waste management professionals and operators, representing both public and private sector organizations from throughout the Pacific Northwest. This year, the Oregon Chapter is honored to host this event in its 33rd year by returning to McMenamins Edgefield. The Oregon Chapter of SWANA is committed to making the 2018 Northwest Regional Symposium a success for the attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors. We wish to extend this invitation to you to attend for the symposium!


    Registration INFORMATION

    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

    • Admission to all technical sessions highlighting trends and challenges affecting the solid waste industry
    • Wednesday evening Ice Breaker / Reception
    • Thursday and Friday Lunch
    • Thursday Dinner
    • Thursday Night Social—Wild Bill’s Casino Night
    • Exposure to vendors and clients
    • Reduced rate for rooms
    • Interaction with leaders in the industry

     

    TECHNICAL SESSIONS

    Technical sessions will be structured around the following subjects:

    • Air Toxics
    • Wood Management
    • The Future of Recycling
    • Asbestos
    • Storm Water BMP’s, Treatment, etc.
    • Food Waste Collection, Processing, etc.
    • Safety
    • Landfill Gas and Reneable Natural Gas
    • Drones; Vector Control, Surveying, Aerial Photos, etc
    • Re-Use
    • Equipment
    • Regulatory Updates
    • Green House Gas Emissions
    • Life Cycle Assessment

     

    RATES

    Don't hesitate—take advantage of our Early Bird Rate and register before 3/23/18!

    Early Bird Registration—SWANA Member $375
    Early Bird Registration—Non-Member $475
    Late Registration—SWANA Member $425
    Late Registration—Non-Member $525

     

     


     

    EXHIBITIORS, SPONSORS, & RAFFLE

     

    EXHIBITORS

    Spaces are available for table top exhibits at the Symposium Event Center located in Blackberry Hall and in a heated secure tent at the entrance to the hall. All meals, breaks and the Thursday evening entertainment will be held in the exhibit areas. Traffic through the exhibit area will also be encouraged through prize drawings held at various times throughout the symposium. Exhibit spaces are available for $1,000.


    Exhibitors will receive:

    • One Full Registration for the symposium
    • Discounted rate for up to 3 additional attendees*
    • Acknowledgment in Symposium proceedings
    • Advertisement in Symposium program
    • Exhibitor identification on name tags

     

    Exhibit space will come with a 8’ x 4’ space with a draped table,
    one chair, and access to an electrical outlet. Please advise if you
    have any specific needs for your table top exhibit.


    * Additional representatives may attend for $250 each for the full conference or $125 for a single day (up to 3 total).

     

    To reserve an exhibit space or to sponsor an activity register on this page. For questions about being an exhibitor or sponsor, or to provide a raffle donation contact:

    Wes Gavett
    360-695-4858
    wesg@wasteconnections.com

     

     

    SPONSORSHIP

    Several events are available for sponsorship during the Symposium. Sponsorship provides organizations an opportunity to receive recognition by supporting an activity, meal, break or technical session.

    Sponsors will receive:

    • Acknowledgment in Symposium proceedings and on the SWANA Oregon website
    • Advertisement in the Symposium Program
    • Use of display table during time of sponsorship
    • Sponsor identification on name tags
    • Thank you poster and/or multimedia display during sponsored event

     

    The following sponsorships are available:

    Golf Tournament Wednesday $50 / hole
    Icebreaker / Reception Wednesday Evening - 2 Sponsorships $1,200
    Breaks
    3 Sponsorships per break (9 Total)
    $300
    Breakfast Thursday, Friday - 2 Sponsorships $500
    Lunch Thursday, Friday - 2 Sponsorships $1,000
    Dinner Thursday - 2 Sponsorships $1,200
    Evening Event Thursday - 2 Sponsorships $1,200
    Technical Sessions 3 Sponsorships per session (30 Total) $100

     

     

    GOLF SPONSORSHIPS

    The Edgefield has a par three golf course on the premises. A charity golf tournament will be held during the Symposium on 4/18. Sponsorships of $50 per hole are being accepted. All proceeds benefit the Oregon SWANA Chapter Scholarship fund.

    For questions about the golf tournament contact:

    Louis Caruso
    503-639-9208
    lcaruso@scsengineers.co

     

     

    RAFFLE DONATIONS

    Donations of prizes and other promotional items will gladly be accepted for raffle drawings which will be held throughout the course of the Symposium. The organization making the donation will be recognized in the Symposium program and at the time of the raffle drawing. This is a great way for your organization to market and generate buzz!

     



     

    interested in presenting?

    The SWANA Northwest Regional Symposium Program Committee is seeking speakers interested in presenting for the Techninal Program of the 2018 Northwest Regional Symposium. We invite all of you to come and share your experiences in the field of waste management,diversion, recovery and recycling with your colleagues. Each presentation will last approximately one half hour, including questions and answers. Speakers get free registration to the Symposium on the day of their presentation.

     

    To be considered as a presenter for the technical sessions, please submit an abstract (300 word or less) along with the presentation title and speaker's name, biography, affiliation, address, phone number, and email to

    Kelly Kincella
    KellyK@Wasteconnections.com.

    ABSTRACTS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 12th, 2018.

     

    For any other questions or issues with the website or registration, contact:

    Michelle Langdon
    541-543-5660
    mlangdon@greatwesteng.com

     

    Tickets

    $425.00 SWANA Member-Full Symposium
    $375.00 Earlybird rate before March 23

    $525.00 Non-Member-Full Symposium
    $475.00 Earlybird rate before March 23

    $1,000.00 Exhibitor

    $250.00 Exhibitor Discount-Full Symposium

    $125.00 Exhibitor Discount-Single Day

    $1,200.00 Sponsorship: Icebreaker / Reception

    $300.00 Sponsorship: Break

    $500.00 Sponsorship: Thursday Breakfast

    $1,000.00 Sponsorship: Thursday Lunch

    $1,200.00 Sponsorship: Thursday Dinner

    $1,200.00 Sponsorship: Thursday Evening Event

    $500.00 Sponsorship: Friday Breakfast

    $1,000.00 Sponsorship: Friday Lunch

    $100.00 Sponsorship: Technical Session

    $50.00 Sponsorship: Golf

    $60.00 Golf: Individual

    $200.00 Golf: Team of 4