Events

Upcoming events

    • 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 (updated 5/18/18)

    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.

    Click here for additional details/diagram.


    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.

    Click here for sponsorship details.

    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


    Important Message Regarding Hotel Bookings: It has been brought to our attention that third party hotel and travel companies have contacted attendees claiming to be the housing coordinator for SWANA/RFT. We have no affiliation with these third-party housing coordinators. Hotel reservations should only be secured directly with PGA National Resort online or by calling (844) 821-0028. PGA National Resort will not make unsolicited contact with attendees to secure hotel reservations. 



    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. 

    Click here for additional tour details.

       
    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.




Past events

04 May 2018 2018 Chapter Road-E-O
28 Jan 2018 2018 SWANA/RFT Joint Summit
28 Oct 2017 2017 SWANA International Road-E-O
19 Oct 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: Florida Recycling Summit
13 Aug 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: 2017 NAHMMA National Conference
23 Jul 2017 SWANA FL 2017 Summer Conference and Hinkley Center Colloquium
28 Apr 2017 SWANA FL 2017 Chapter Road-E-O
27 Apr 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: APWA Florida Chapter Solid Waste Management Webinar
21 Apr 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: EREF Project Review Site Visit at FSU - Landfill Emissions and Methane Oxidation Field-Scale Test Sections Experiment
06 Mar 2017 INDUSTRY EVENT: Solid Waste Safety Training Program
19 Feb 2017 SWANA Senior Executive Seminar AND Florida Chapter Winter Conference
15 Nov 2016 SWANA FL TRAINING WORKSHOP - Compressed Natural Gas: Fueling the Future
24 Jul 2016 SWANA FL 2016 Summer Conference
17 Jun 2016 SWANA FL National Garbage Man Day
24 May 2016 INDUSTRY EVENT: Safety and Compliance Workshop
20 Apr 2016 INDUSTRY EVENT: Florida Recycling Markets Workshop
15 Apr 2016 2016 Chapter Road-E-O
21 Feb 2016 SWANA FL and RFT 2016 Joint Summit
25 Aug 2015 WASTECON
19 May 2015 Meet the CEO: David Biderman
10 Apr 2015 2015 Chapter Road-E-O
08 Feb 2015 Winter Waste Conference 2015
27 Jul 2014 2014 SWANA FL Summer Conference
30 May 2014 2014 Chapter Road-E-O
05 May 2014 INDUSTRY EVENT: Compost Operations Training Course
25 Apr 2014 SWANA FL Waste-to-Energy Division Meeting
17 Apr 2014 INDUSTRY EVENT: Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Workshop
23 Jan 2014 SWANA/RFT 2014 Joint Summit
11 Dec 2013 SWANA FL WRAPP Committee Meeting
10 Dec 2013 SWANA FL Scalehouse & Financial Services Committee Meeting
05 Dec 2013 SWANA FL Safety Committee Meeting
19 Nov 2013 SWANA FL Collection & Transfer Committee Meeting
14 Aug 2013 Board of Directors Meeting
28 Jul 2013 2013 Summer Conference
12 Apr 2013 2013 Road-E-O
30 Jan 2013 SWANA/RFT Joint Summit
28 Jan 2013 Managing Recycling Systems Training/Exam
24 Jun 2012 2012 Summer Conference
20 Apr 2012 2012 Road-E-O
25 Jan 2012 SWANA/RFT Winter Meeting
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