Sunday, October 20, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

    Sunday, October 20, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Location: Room 128
    The International SWDC is a student team competition to solve solid waste problems.
    Track(s)
    • Concurrent Session
    • Location: North Ballroom Lobby - Phoenix Convention Center

      Sunday, October 20, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

      • Location: Sheraton Grand Phoenix

        Sunday, October 20, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

        • Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

          Monday, October 21, 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM

          • Location: Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass
          Fee: $125 per person (Separate registration required.)

            Monday, October 21, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

            • Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix Third Floor
            • SWANA Training Center

            Monday, October 21, 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM

            • Location: North Ballroom Lobby - Phoenix Convention Center

              Monday, October 21, 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM

              • Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

                Monday, October 21, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                • Location: Room 128
                Join us for team presentations and judging to see who will walk away with the top prize!
                Track(s)
                • Concurrent Session

                Monday, October 21, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                  This workshop will discuss the mingling of mindfulness and leadership.
                  Track(s)

                    Monday, October 21, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                    • Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix Third Floor
                    • SWANA Training Center

                    Monday, October 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                    • Location: 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road
                    The RIC serves as a gathering place for collaboration toward waste solutions for Phoenix, AZ.
                    Track(s)
                    • Tour

                    Monday, October 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                    • Location: G.R. Herberger Park, 5650 West Indian School Road
                    This project transformed Arizona Falls from a defunct hydroelectric plant into a public space.
                    Track(s)
                    Handout(s)
                    • Tour

                    Monday, October 21, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

                    • Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

                      Monday, October 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                      Monday, October 21, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                      • Location: 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road
                      The RIC serves as a gathering place for collaboration toward waste solutions in Phoenix, AZ.
                      Track(s)
                      • Tour

                      Monday, October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                      Monday, October 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                        Prior registration is required for this workshop.
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Chris Coady
                        Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
                        The Recycling Partnership
                        Speaker
                        Mr.   Cody Marshall
                        Chief Community Strategy Officer
                        Recycling Parntership
                        Speaker
                        Tricia Tiedt
                        Conference and Workshop Manager
                        The Recycling Partnership
                        Track(s)
                        • Concurrent Session

                        Monday, October 21, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                        Monday, October 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                        Monday, October 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                        Monday, October 21, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

                        • Location: North Ballroom C&D
                        Discover the decisions being made that may prove to be the solution to a broken recycling industry.
                        Speaker(s)
                        Keynote
                        Jon Vander Ark
                        President
                        Republic Services, Inc.
                        Track(s)
                        • Plenary Session

                        Monday, October 21, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

                        • Location: Exhibit Hall Demonstration 2
                        Learn how to work with schools in guiding students and teachers to become zero waste champions
                        Speaker(s)
                        Track(s)
                          • Location: Exhibit Hall

                            Monday, October 21, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

                            • Location: TBD
                            Join your fellow Young Professionals for some drinks and fun!
                            Track(s)

                              Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                              • Location: TBD
                                • Location: Room 123

                                  Tuesday, October 22, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

                                  • Location: North Ballroom C&D
                                  Learn tools to transform stress into success. Find out how your team will benefit from mindfulness.
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Keynote
                                  Dr. Teri Pipe
                                  Chief Well-Being Officer, Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience
                                  Arizona State University
                                  Track(s)
                                  • Plenary Session

                                  Tuesday, October 22, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                                  • Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix Third Floor
                                  • SWANA Training Center

                                  Tuesday, October 22, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

                                  • Location: North Ballroom C&D
                                  Lawrence Lecturer Harvey Gershman will provide insight into sustainable waste management systems.
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Keynote
                                  Harvey Gershman
                                  President and Co-Founder
                                  Gershman, Brickner, & Bratton, Inc.
                                  Track(s)
                                  • Plenary Session

                                  Tuesday, October 22, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                  • Location: North Ballroom Lobby - Phoenix Convention Center
                                  EPA Assistant Administrator provides update on Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System.
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Keynote
                                  Mr.  Peter Wright
                                  Assistant Administrator
                                  EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management
                                  Track(s)
                                  • Plenary Session

                                  Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                                  • Location: Exhibit Hall

                                    Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                    • Location: Room 128
                                    Meet fellow YPs and participate in discussion while receiving updates from the YP Steering Cmte.
                                    Track(s)

                                      Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                      • Location: M2 Mobile Mindfulness Studio
                                      Track(s)

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 12:45 PM - 1:10 PM

                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall/ Booth 433
                                        Practical information based on boots-on-the-ground experience at all types of waste facilities.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Neal Bolton P.E.
                                        President/Owner
                                        Blue Ridge Services, Inc.
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Catalyst Session

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Saudi Aramco Company successfully completed piloting technology to clean oil sludge inside tanks
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Abdullah Saudi Council of Engineers
                                        Engineer
                                        Saudi Arabian Oil Company
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Keep California Beautiful has a web-based dashboard to gather recycling data for community leaders.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Cecile Carson
                                        Program Director
                                        Keep California Beautiful
                                        Speaker
                                        Christine Flowers
                                        Lecturer
                                        California State University Sacramento
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        A new UC Berkeley building in 2017 increased awareness about achieving zero waste successfully.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Danner Doud-Martin
                                        Associate Director
                                        UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business
                                        Speaker
                                        Jessica Heiges
                                        PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
                                        University of California at Berkeley
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Metro Vancouver, Canada, manages a disposal ban to divert recyclable or hazardous materials.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Carol De La Franier P.E.
                                        Lead Senior Engineer
                                        Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Services
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Culver City implemented BMP's to reduce pollutant loads up to 96 percent.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Kim Braun
                                        Environmental Programs & Operations Manager
                                        Culver City Public Works, California
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Used tires can be repurposed in an innovative and effective way.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Craig Bartlett
                                        Manager of Waste Operations
                                        Regional Municipality of Durham
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Complex mathematics can be used easily to challenge decision making for a municipal operations team.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Stephen Gushue
                                        Operations Research Analyst
                                        City of Mesa, Arizona
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Higher education rarely includes waste management practices in curriculum or degree plans.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Claire Burch
                                        National Research Traineeship Fellow
                                        University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
                                        Speaker
                                        Heather Margaret Stelter
                                        Graduate Teaching Assistant
                                        University of Oklahoma
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Phoenix is using real-time digital data collection as a tool to run solid waste operations.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Breanna Buswell
                                        GIS Coordinator
                                        City of Phoenix Public Works Department
                                        Speaker
                                        Justeen Cook
                                        Business Analyst
                                        City of Phoenix Public Works Department
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation
                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                        Are you willing to spend the time and resources to educate the public about safety?
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Michael Prado S.C.
                                        Solid Waste Safely and Training Coordinator
                                        City of Phoenix Field Services
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall Booth 433
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Troy Kechely
                                        Engineering Consultant III/CAD & GIS Manager
                                        Blue Ridge Services, Inc.
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Catalyst Session

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall Booth 710
                                        Solar energy projects are an innovative and proven post-closure use for capped landfills.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Drew Lent P.G.
                                        Northeast Solar Services Lead
                                        Tetra Tech, Inc.
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Catalyst Session

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall Booth 501
                                        How will California’s current organics processing infrastructure expand to reach its goals?
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Alex Stege
                                        Senior Project Advisor
                                        SCS Engineers
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Catalyst Session

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall Booth 831
                                        What smart devices can generate data and how data can be used for planning and managing operations.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Umutcan Duman
                                        Industrial Engineer/CEO
                                        Evreka Smart Waste Collection and City Cleaning Services
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Poster Presentation

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                        • Location: North Ballroom C&D
                                        Businesses miss opportunities to connect because they lack storytelling skill. Until now.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Keynote
                                        Dr. Travis May
                                        Storytelling and Workforce Faculty
                                        South Mountain Community College
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Plenary Session

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                                        • Location: Exhibit Hall Booth 710
                                        Solar energy projects are an innovative and proven post-closure use for capped landfills.
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Drew Lent P.G.
                                        Northeast Solar Services Lead
                                        Tetra Tech, Inc.
                                        Track(s)
                                        • Catalyst Session

                                        Tuesday, October 22, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

                                          As the world continues to change, it’s imperative to “show up” with a strategic leadership approach.
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker
                                          Dr. Suzanne Peterson
                                          Associate Professor of Leadership
                                          Thunderbird School of Global Management
                                          Track(s)
                                            • Location: Room 124
                                            This session helps industry managers see labor management through a new vantage point.
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Speaker
                                            Jennifer Grondahl
                                            Organizing and Field Services Coordinator
                                            LIUNA Local 777
                                            Speaker
                                            Felipe Moreno
                                            Deputy Public Works Director
                                            City of Phoenix, AZ
                                            Track(s)
                                            • Concurrent Session
                                            • Location: Room 122
                                            An expert communicator guides you through practical steps to maximize the impact of your words
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Moderator
                                            Elizabeth Roe
                                            President
                                            Eco Partners, Inc.
                                            Moderator
                                              Catelyn Scholwinski
                                            Recycling Coordinator
                                            City of New Braunfels, Texas
                                            Panelist
                                            Susan Alexander
                                            Executive Director
                                            Lamoille Regional SW Management District
                                            Panelist
                                            Patrick Carroll
                                            Director of Facilities Development
                                            Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (FL)
                                            Panelist
                                            Lisa Coehlo
                                            Sustainable Material Management Specialist
                                            SCS Engineers
                                            Panelist
                                            Manuel Hernandez P.E., BCEE
                                            Project Director
                                            SCS Engineers
                                            Track(s)
                                            • Concurrent Session
                                            • Location: Room 127
                                            This session explores a real-life case study from Fresno’s solid waste collections division.
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Panelist
                                            Kasem Cornelius
                                            Operations Consultant I
                                            Blue Ridge Services, Inc.
                                            Panelist
                                            Jerry Schuber
                                            Assistant Director of Public Utilities
                                            City of Fresno, CA
                                            Track(s)
                                            • Concurrent Session
                                            • Location: Room 128
                                            In this session, industry veterans tell it like it is. Expect realistic and candid observations.
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Panelist
                                            Tiffany Dunn
                                            Executive Director
                                            Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District
                                            Panelist
                                            Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen S.C. LEED AP, MA
                                            Environmental Sustainability Manager
                                            Environmental Waste Services
                                            Panelist
                                            Ramona Simpson S.C.
                                            Environmental Programs Manager
                                            Town of Queen Creek, Arizona
                                            Track(s)
                                            • Concurrent Session
                                            • Location: Room 121
                                            This session explores new end markets for post-consumer plastics.
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Track(s)
                                            • Concurrent Session

                                            Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

                                            Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

                                            • Location: Garden Court, Hyatt Regency Phoenix

                                              Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                              • Location: Room 123

                                                Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

                                                • Location: TBD

                                                  Wednesday, October 23, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

                                                  Wednesday, October 23, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

                                                  • Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix Third Floor
                                                  • SWANA Training Center

                                                  Wednesday, October 23, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                  • Location: North Ballroom C&D
                                                  Learn to think like a futurist to make better forecasts about where to invest your time and money.
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Keynote
                                                  Ms.  Rebecca Ryan
                                                  Resident Futurist
                                                  Alliance for Innovation
                                                  Track(s)
                                                  • Plenary Session

                                                  Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

                                                  • Location: North Ballroom C&D
                                                  Learn how the City of Phoenix is at the forefront of circular economy.
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Moderator
                                                  Corinne Rico
                                                  Project Manager
                                                  Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Ms.  Alicia Marseille
                                                  Director
                                                  Resource Innovation and Solutions Network, Arizona State University
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Ginger Spencer
                                                  Director, Public Works
                                                  City of Phoenix
                                                  Track(s)
                                                  • Plenary Session

                                                  Wednesday, October 23, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

                                                  • Location: 126
                                                  Exclusive VIP experience by invitation only.
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Jon Miller MG (Ret)
                                                  Director
                                                  Arizona State University’s Decision Theater
                                                  Track(s)
                                                  • Concurrent Session
                                                    The ASU Decision Theater demonstrates a data simulation model for decision making.
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Speaker
                                                    Jon Miller MG (Ret)
                                                    Director
                                                    Arizona State University’s Decision Theater
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • Concurrent Session
                                                    • Location: Room 124
                                                    Examine key pending federal rules and regulations, including their current legal status.
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • Concurrent Session
                                                    • Location: Room 127
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • Concurrent Session
                                                    • Location: Room 128
                                                    Increase safety while minimizing costs and other concerns resulting from PFAS in landfills.
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • Concurrent Session
                                                    • Location: Room 122
                                                    This session explores some of the biggest health and safety challenges facing the industry.
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Speaker
                                                    Jessie Atencio
                                                    Director
                                                    Arizona Division of Safety and Health
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • Concurrent Session

                                                    Wednesday, October 23, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                    • Location: TBD
                                                    Separate registration required. Deadline for registration is October 14, 2019.
                                                    • Separate Fee Required

                                                    Wednesday, October 23, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

                                                    • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                    Test a virtual reality headset and view 3D fill sequence plans in action!
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Speaker
                                                    Troy Kechely
                                                    Engineering Consultant III/CAD & GIS Manager
                                                    Blue Ridge Services, Inc.
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • Catalyst Session

                                                    Wednesday, October 23, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                    • Location: M2 Mobile Mindfulness Studio
                                                    Track(s)

                                                      Wednesday, October 23, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall/ Booth 433
                                                      Practical information based on boots-on-the-ground experience at all types of waste facilities.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Neal Bolton P.E.
                                                      President/Owner
                                                      Blue Ridge Services, Inc.
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Catalyst Session

                                                      Wednesday, October 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Saudi Aramco Company successfully completed piloting technology to clean oil sludge inside tanks
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Abdullah Saudi Council of Engineers
                                                      Engineer
                                                      Saudi Arabian Oil Company
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Keep California Beautiful has a web-based dashboard to gather recycling data for community leaders.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Cecile Carson
                                                      Program Director
                                                      Keep California Beautiful
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Christine Flowers
                                                      Lecturer
                                                      California State University Sacramento
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      A new UC Berkeley building in 2017 increased awareness about achieving zero waste successfully.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Danner Doud-Martin
                                                      Associate Director
                                                      UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Jessica Heiges
                                                      PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
                                                      University of California at Berkeley
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Metro Vancouver, Canada, manages a disposal ban to divert recyclable or hazardous materials.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Carol De La Franier P.E.
                                                      Lead Senior Engineer
                                                      Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Services
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Culver City implemented BMP's to reduce pollutant loads up to 96 percent.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Kim Braun
                                                      Environmental Programs & Operations Manager
                                                      Culver City Public Works, California
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Used tires can be repurposed in an innovative and effective way.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Craig Bartlett
                                                      Manager of Waste Operations
                                                      Regional Municipality of Durham
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Complex mathematics can be used easily to challenge decision making for a municipal operations team.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Stephen Gushue
                                                      Operations Research Analyst
                                                      City of Mesa, Arizona
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Waste management needs to be included more actively in higher education sustainability curriculum.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Claire Burch
                                                      National Research Traineeship Fellow
                                                      University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Phoenix is using real-time digital data collection as a tool to run solid waste operations.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Breanna Buswell
                                                      GIS Coordinator
                                                      City of Phoenix Public Works Department
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Justeen Cook
                                                      Business Analyst
                                                      City of Phoenix Public Works Department
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation
                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall
                                                      Are you willing to spend the time and resources to educate the public about safety?
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Michael Prado S.C.
                                                      Solid Waste Safely and Training Coordinator
                                                      City of Phoenix Field Services
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Poster Presentation

                                                      Wednesday, October 23, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                      • Location: Exhibit Hall Booth 615
                                                      Data-based predictive maintenance can improve efficiency, reduce downtime and improve bale quality.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Bradley Kelley BSME
                                                      Senior Project Manager
                                                      Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Catalyst Session

                                                      Wednesday, October 23, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

                                                      • Location: Room 126
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Concurrent Session
                                                      • Location: Room 121
                                                      Learn how to increase recycling in your community using the Beyond 34 data-driven model.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Concurrent Session
                                                      • Location: Room 125
                                                      This invitation-only session offers a crash course in foresight with futurist Rebecca Ryan
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Concurrent Session
                                                      • Location: Room 124
                                                      Public- and private-sector safety leaders discuss how they're addressing their biggest challenges.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Panelist
                                                      Jonathan Baltic
                                                      Senior Vice President
                                                      BrandArmor™
                                                      Panelist
                                                      Shawn Mandel
                                                      Vice President, Safety & Risk
                                                      Waste Connections, Inc.
                                                      Panelist
                                                      Tony Miano
                                                      Solid Waste Manager
                                                      City of Tempe, Arizona
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Concurrent Session
                                                      • Location: Room 122
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Concurrent Session

                                                      Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

                                                      Thursday, October 24, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                                      Thursday, October 24, 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                      Thursday, October 24, 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                      • Location: Room 128
                                                      This interactive workshop provide the insight and skills you'll need to master the job interview.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Barry Shanoff Esq.
                                                      General Counsel
                                                      SWANA
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Concurrent Session

                                                      Thursday, October 24, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                      • Location: Room 121, Table 1
                                                      Efficient and sustainable waste and recycling collection services are a challenge in rural counties.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Ahmad Alkhayyat P.E.
                                                      Public Works Director
                                                      Madera County, California
                                                      Speaker
                                                      John Carlton P.E., BCEE
                                                      Solid Waste Program Lead
                                                      HDR
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Justin Raymond
                                                      Division Manager
                                                      Redrock Environmental Group
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Roundtable Discussion
                                                      • Location: Room 121, Table 2
                                                      Learn about research on packaging and waste mangement initiatives in Oregon, Iowa and Denver.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Moderator
                                                      Robert Craggs
                                                      National Manager, Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Consulting
                                                      Burns & McDonnell
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Megan Lane M.P.P.
                                                      Recycling Program Administrator
                                                      City and County of Denver Solid Waste Management
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Roundtable Discussion
                                                      • Location: Room 121, Table 3
                                                      Learn about the next generation of clean and circular small-scale waste-to-energy solutions.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Liran Dor
                                                      Chief Technology Officer
                                                      Boson Energy
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Heike Zatterstrom
                                                      Chief Communications Officer
                                                      Boson Energy
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Roundtable Discussion
                                                      • Location: Room 121, Table 4
                                                      Communities are moving forward with innovative mixed waste processiing.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Moderator
                                                      Bob Gardner P.E., BCEE
                                                      Senior Vice President
                                                      SCS Engineers
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Rich Reardon
                                                      Managing Director of Max-AI™
                                                      Bulk Handling Systems
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Craig Stuart-Paul
                                                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                      Fiberight, LLC
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Kevin Sullivan
                                                      Director of Project Management & Project Development
                                                      CP Group
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Roundtable Discussion
                                                      • Location: Room 121, Table 5
                                                      Learn about economic reasons for the contamination problem and solutions
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Lisa Skumatz Ph.D.
                                                      President/Principal
                                                      Skumatz Economic Research Associates (SERA)
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Roundtable Discussion
                                                      • Location: Room 121, Table 6
                                                      Learn to prepare a solid waste plan that achieves short-, medium- and long-term goals
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Michelle Leonard
                                                      Vice President
                                                      SCS Engineers
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Vita Quinn
                                                      Project Director
                                                      SCS Engineers
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Roundtable Discussion
                                                      • Location: Room 121, Table 8
                                                      Following Wednesday’s session on PFAS issues, bring your questions and comments for discussion.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Mr.  Ivan Cooper P.E., BCEE
                                                      Principal
                                                      Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Mr.  Samuel Nicolai P.E.
                                                      Vice President, Engineering & Compliance
                                                      Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Ms.  Margie Ring
                                                      State Solid Waste Engineering Coordinator
                                                      Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Ms.  Nikki Roy P.G.
                                                      Senior Consultant
                                                      Golder Associates, Inc.
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Mr.  Matthew Thurlow Esq.
                                                      Partner
                                                      Baker & Hostetler LLP
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Roundtable Discussion
                                                      • Location: Room 124
                                                      Learn about the causes, risks and best practices for dealing with facility fires.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Hilary Gans
                                                      Contracts and Facility Manager
                                                      RethinkWaste / South Bayside Waste Management Authority
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Kevin Roche
                                                      General Manager
                                                      ecomaine
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Concurrent Session

                                                      Thursday, October 24, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

                                                      • Location: North Ballroom C&D
                                                      Learn what it takes to achieve a lasting and sustainable waste management program.
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Keynote
                                                      Taimur Burki
                                                      Waste and Recycling Manager
                                                      Intel
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Plenary Session

                                                      Thursday, October 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                      • Location: North Ballroom C&D
                                                      Discover how you can leverage SWANA’s network to face challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Plenary Session

                                                      Thursday, October 24, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

                                                      • Location: 2280 Shelby Dr. Sedona
                                                      Sedona Recycles is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about waste reduction.
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      • Tour

                                                      Friday, October 25, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

                                                      • Location: Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center
                                                      Stay in Arizona until Friday, October 25, to attend the SWANA International Road-E-O.
                                                      Handout(s)