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



    Symposium agenda

    Download Agenda (PDF) 





    To sponsor an activity register here.

    For questions about being a 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:

    • One Full Registration for the symposium (with sponsorhip level $1,000 and above) THIS IS CURRENLTY THE ONLY OPTION AVAILABLE TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE SYMPOSIUM

    • 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
    3 Sponsorships per break (9 1 Remaining )
    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



    $50.00 Thursday Dinner Only

    $250.00 Sponsorship: Break

    $60.00 Golf: Individual

    $200.00 Golf: Team of 4

    $20.00 NW Container Services Facility Tour