2018 SWANA FL Summer Conference

  • 15 Jul 2018
  • (EDT)
  • 17 Jul 2018
  • (EDT)
  • PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens

Help us celebrate our chapter’s 40th anniversary while networking with some of the best minds in the solid waste industry, earning continuing education hours, and discovering a legendary golf resort and spa in Palm Beach Gardens – you’ll want to bring your family to this one!

The premier solid waste conference and tradeshow in the southeast - the SWANA FL Summer Conference – will be held July 15-17, 2018, at the PGA National Resort and Spa. Our program committee is developing an interesting and educational agenda of sessions and speakers who will discuss the latest developments in the solid waste industry, including a tour of the Solid Waste Authority’s renowned facilities. This will be an excellent time to share with and learn from your peers. For industry suppliers and service providers, this is a great opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services. Be sure to mark your calendar and make plans to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Event Description: This multi-day conference will include general sessions on best practices in the solid waste management profession, an exhibit hall, roundtables discussions, a golf outing, a technical tour, networking events and more.

Who Should Attend: Local, state and municipal government solid waste directors, managers, regulators, operators and coordinators; in addition to private sector consulting engineers and suppliers of materials and equipment used in the management of solid waste.

Preliminary Schedule of Events

REGISTRATION FEES

Received by
June 15, 2018

Received after
June 15, 2018

SWANA Members:      

Full Conference – Sunday/Monday/Tuesday

$275

$325

Single Day – Monday

$175

$225

Single Day – Tuesday

$125

$175

Exhibitor (includes 6’ table & 1 full conference registration)

$575

$625

Exhibitor (includes full 8’ x 10’ booth & 1 full conference registration)

$775

$825

Non Members: 

Full Conference – Sunday/Monday/Tuesday

$425

$475

Single Day – Monday

$275

$325

Single Day – Tuesday

$225

$275

Exhibitor (includes 6’ table & 1 full conference registration)

$775

$825

Exhibitor (includes full 8’ x 10’ booth & 1 full conference registration)

$975

$1025

Other:      

Single Day Speaker – Full Conference – Sunday/Monday/Tuesday

$225

$275

Single Day Speaker – Monday

$125

$175

Single Day Speaker - Tuesday

$75

$125

Young Professional (35 and under) and
Retired Members (full conference)

$200

$250

Student/Regulatory Agency

Complimentary (meals excluded)

Join SWANA and save!  One of the benefits of membership is discounted conference registration.  Members pay only $275 for full conference registration.  That's $150 off the early-bird fee!  Click HERE for membership details and sign up today.

MEALS
Full conference registration includes welcome reception on Sunday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday; and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. Single day registration includes meals scheduled on that day only.


EXHIBIT HALL
Tabletop exhibits and full 8’ x 10’ booths are available to showcase your products and/or services. Each exhibit registration includes one conference registration. Tables and booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with Florida’s solid waste directors, managers, engineers, consultants and other decision makers.

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Note: The registration deadline for exhibitors to be included in participant materials is June 22, 2018.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
By actively supporting this event, your organization will benefit by strengthening its prominence as a leader in the solid waste industry, by enhancing your product awareness, by increasing your brand recognition and by increasing your sales and marketing outreach capabilities.

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Note: The registration deadline for sponsors to be included in participant materials and on signage is June 22, 2018.

HOTEL INFORMATION
The SWANA FL 2018 Summer Conference will be held at PGA National Resort. A block of rooms is available for participants who wish to stay over. You may make your reservation online or contact the hotel directly at 844-821-0028 to receive the discounted rates that start at $135 per night. Be sure to mention SWANA FL to receive these great rates, which are available until June 29, 2018. Call today and reserve your room!

PGA National Resort
400 Ave of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418


SWANA FL GOLF OUTING
The SWANA FL Golf Outing will be held on Sunday, July 15 with staggered tee times beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $75 for public sector and $125 for private sector and includes your green fee, golf cart, a light breakfast and lunch, and beverages. 

PGA National Resort is home to many championship golf courses, including the Palmer Course. Designed by the great Arnold Palmer himself, the course has recently completed an extensive refurbishment that has improved the greens, tee boxes and fairways. A forgiving course to play, it is fun for all player skill levels. Take this opportunity to play on this exclusive course, usually only open to PGA National Resort members and guests, and network with friends and colleagues.


TECHNICAL TOUR
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County will host an afternoon tour on Monday, July 16. Participants must be pre-registered. Registration is limited to the first 100 people. Transportation will be provided. Buses will depart hotel promptly at 1:00 p.m. Participants must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. PPE will be provided. 

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CONTINUING EDUCATION
Attendees can earn CEUs toward their SWANA recertification and State of Florida continuing education requirements for operators by attending the conference. Professional Engineers will have the opportunity to earn continuing education course hours. Please be sure to stop by the registration desk for the necessary paperwork.

 
REFUND POLICY
Refunds, less $25 processing fee, will be issued upon receipt of written request by June 22, 2018.  Due to meal guarantees, no refunds will be issued after June 22, 2018, and we will invoice for no-shows who do not cancel by June 22, 2018.  Please email requests for refunds and cancellations to info@swanafl.org.


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