Last Chance to Register for SWANApalooza

Last Chance to Register for SWANApalooza

SWANA’s Technical Conference Goes Virtual Next Week

SWANA’s premier technical conference will take place the week of June 22-25. Virtual SWANApalooza will be a combination of livestreamed keynote presentations, pre-recorded technical presentations, livestreamed discussions and briefings, video chats, chat box forums, and an interactive exhibit site.

Michael Greenberg, SWANA’s President, noted “The event includes a terrific line up of experienced and exciting speakers covering COVID-19, recycling challenges, landfill management, energy recovery, landfill gas and biogas technologies, safety and more. I’m looking forward to participating and encourage others to do so as well.”

The livestreamed keynotes, being aired June 23-25, will be recorded and made available to registered attendees on-demand. All sessions will be recorded and available to view for up to a year after the event.

Featured Keynote Presentations

SWANA has updated SWANApalooza’s program to include the latest information on COVID-19 and its effect on the solid waste and recycling industry.

  • COVID-19 – Impact on Solid Waste Operations and Lessons LearnedTuesday, June 23, 2020: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDTKick-off virtual SWANApalooza with a look at the impact of the COVID-19 on solid waste operations. New York City’s Commissioner Kathryn Garcia sits down for a conversation with SWANA CEO, David Biderman to give you a first-hand account from the epicenter of this pandemic. 
  • Overcoming Recycling Challenges and Taking Advantage of New OpportunitiesThursday, June 25, 2020: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDTFrom disruptions and challenges to new opportunities, join the EPA’s Kathleen Salyer and other recycling experts in an engaging conversation about how the industry is tackling challenges in recycling and embracing new ways and opportunities for managing it.
  • COVID-19 Steps to RecoveryThursday, June 25, 2020: 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EDTJoin solid waste leaders, including Waste Connections CEO, Worthing Jackman, former SWANA President Michelle Leonard (SCS Engineers), Orange County Waste and Recycling Director Tom Koutroulis and Biderman, as they discuss the steps that the industry will need to take as we navigate to the ‘new normal’ in a post-COVID world.

Featured Sessions

View the conference program here.

SWANApalooza 2020 registration is open to editors, reporters, and freelance journalists with valid press credentials, and bloggers on a case-by-case basis.

For more information on SWANApalooza, visit

To register for SWANApalooza 2020 as a member of the press, please email Sarah Beidleman. SWANA will help connect you with the speaker you are interested interviewing. Registration ends Thursday, June 18, 2020.