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

    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


    • 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 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 Renewable Natural Gas
    • Drones; Vector Control, Surveying, Aerial Photos, etc
    • Re-Use
    • Equipment
    • Regulatory Updates
    • Green House Gas Emissions
    • Life Cycle Assessment



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

    Early Registration—SWANA/ORRA/AOR Member $375
    Early Registration—Non-Member $475
    Late Registration—SWANA Member $425
    Late Registration—Non-Member $525
    Early—SWANA/ORRA/AOR Member: Single Day $200
    Early—Non-Member: Single Day $250
    Late—SWANA/ORRA/AOR Member: Single Day $225
    Late—Non-Member: Single Day $275
    Wednesday Aferternoon Tour $20







    EXHIBITORS (sold out)

    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 here.

    For questions about being an exhibitor or sponsor, or to provide a raffle donation contact:

    Wes Gavett




    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
    • One Full Registration for the symposium (with spnsorhip level $1,000 and above)
    • 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
    3 Sponsorships per break (9 4 Total)
    Breakfast Thursday, Friday - 2 Sponsorships $500
    Lunch Thursday, Friday - 2 1 Sponsorship Each $1,000
    Dinner Thursday - 2 1 Sponsorship $1,200
    Evening Event Thursday - 2 1 Sponsorship $1,200
    Technical Sessions 1 Sponsorships per session (10 3 Total) $100
    Young Professionals 1 Sponsorship $1000




    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




    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!




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

    Michelle Langdon



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

    $225.00 SWANA/AOR/ORRA Member-Single Day
    $200.00 Earlybird rate before March 23

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

    $275.00 Non-Member-Single Day
    $250.00 Earlybird rate before March 23

    $60.00 Golf: Individual

    $200.00 Golf: Team of 4

    $20.00 NW Container Services Facility Tour