SWANA’s New Spring Technical Conference Rescheduled

SWANA’s New Spring Technical Conference Rescheduled

SOAR 2021 will now take place June 14–17, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce the new premier Spring technical conference for local governments and the solid waste and recycling industry, SOAR 2021. With new dates, SOAR 2021 is planned to be a face-to-face technical event in Kansas City, MO on June 14–17, 2021.

SOAR is built on the essence of SWANApalooza, providing technical solutions and networking opportunities for resource management to the entire solid waste community. However, SOAR is much more than a name change. It demonstrates SWANA’s dedication to keeping pace with the transformations happening throughout the solid waste industry in the United States and Canada.

“SWANA is excited about holding the first major in-person solid waste conference of 2021 in Kansas City,” stated David Biderman, SWANA’s Executive Director and CEO. “We are hopeful that the distribution of vaccines will be sufficiently widespread by June 2021 to allow us to convene for SOAR. Our members are very excited about the prospect of getting together in person for education, networking, and fun,” Biderman added.

What is SOAR?

SOAR stands for Sustainability, Operations, Action, and Resources. For the first time, SOAR brings together professionals and experts from ALL disciplines of the resource management community, offering technical education, networking events, peer-to-peer learning and actionable, fact-based solutions to advance the future of resource management.

SOAR pulls from the best of SWANA’s technical conferences.

It offers content tracks and symposiums specific to participants’ technical divisions to provide actionable solutions that can be put to work immediately in facilities.

Who should attend?

SOAR is a must-attend event for professionals in

  • Landfill Gas & Biogas
  • Landfill Management
  • Waste Conversion & Energy Recovery
  • Sustainable Materials Management, including recycling

SWANA’s top priority is the health and safety of all our attendees and exhibitors. We will continue to monitor closely the COVID-19 situation, including the latest CDC and WHO guidance.

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