24th Annual RAM/SWANA Conference – Call for Presentations!
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
at the 24th Annual RAM/SWANA Conference
October 14th & 15th, 2019
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
The Recycling Association of Minnesota and the Solid Waste Association of North America, Land of Lakes Chapter, have hosted the very successful and well attended RAM/SWANA conference for twenty three years and we are planning year 24! More than 400 attendees are expected at the 2019 two-day conference.
If you would like to introduce the results of your research or recent project to a broad regional audience, or are looking for an opportunity to present your work to an audience of solid waste and recycling professionals from a five state area and beyond, we would like to hear from you!
The conference organizing committee invites speakers to submit abstracts for presentations within the following conference topics (choose one):
* Solid Waste
* Organics Recycling
*Hazardous Waste Management
*Industry Related Trends
Please limit submissions to ONE per speaker. Preference given to presentations qualifying for Continuing Education Credits for MPCA Type II/III Landfill Operator Certification and Registered Sanitarians.
As you prepare your proposal, it should be designed for seasoned professionals. Target your presentation to the potential audience as well as the reviewers. Sales presentations not accepted.
Checkout the 2018 conference website for reference on past presentation topics, list of presenters and schedule of events.
In recognition of speaker preparation and participation, the presenter’s conference registration fee for the day of the presentation is waived. There is only one fully waived fee for session speakers. For multi-authored presentations, the additional presenters will have reduced registration fees which will not include meals.
Submit Your Application
Please submit your application for presentation including the abstract and any additional information via this form.
If you have any questions, please contact our conference planner at Lainey@DoGoodEvents.com
Deadline for this Call for Presentations is 12:00 midnight, Friday, May 10, 2019.
Proposals will be reviewed by the RAM/SWANA
Conference Committee and speakers will be notified the week of July 1, 2019.
2019 SOLID WASTE OPERATOR CONFERENCE
Co-hosted by Air and Waste Management Association and SWANA Land of Lakes Chapter. Earn Six CEU’s from the MN Pollution Control Agency.
6:45 Check-in / Breakfast
7:30 to 7:35 Welcome by SWANA and AWMA
7:35 to 7:45 Introduction of Sponsors
7:45 to 9:15 Landfill Operations:
Pest Control: Jacqueline Hurd, Predator Bird Services
Managing Burned Wastes: Aric Olson, Vonco
9:15 to 9:30 Break
9:30 to 10:30 Implementing your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: Eric Watruva, Burns & McDonnell
10:30 to 11:30 MPCA Update: MPCA Update, MPCA Management
11:30 to 12:15 Lunch
12:15 to 1:15 Health and Safety Hot Topics:
Hot-Zone Safety – Protection of Workers and the Public: Geoff Strack, SKB/Waste Connections
What You Should Know to Manage Common Waste Safely: Bill Keegan, Dem-Con
1:15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:30 Operating Challenges: Implementation of Your Facilities Industrial Solid Waste Management Plan
The Importance of Waste Profiling and Waste Screening: Marv Stroschein, Crow Wing County Landfill
PFA’s: What Are They, and Why Should I Care?: Jim Aiken, Barr Engineering
2:30 to 3:00 Landfill Innovations
Potential Uses of Tire Derived Aggregate: Curt Hoffman
Links to Presentations:
- Aric Olsen: Managing Burned Wastes
- Bill Keegan: Managing Problematic Wastes at the Landfill
- Courtney Ahlers-Nelson: MPCA Solid Waste Operators Conference
- Curt Hoffman: Landfill Innovations: Potential Uses of Tire Derived Aggregate
- Eric Watruba: Implementing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
- James Aiken: Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs) in Landfill Leachate: What Are They And Why Should You Care?
- Lee Field: Enforcement Case Study – The Road That Never Ends…
- Marvin Stroschein: Crow Wing County Landfill
- MPCA: Solid Waste Program 2018
- Shawn Mandel: A Culture Of Leadership In Safety
Duluth Presentation, Tour and Networking:
Please join SWANA and AWMA at an event in Duluth on Thursday, September 20. We’ll meet at the Holiday Inn – Downtown, Duluth – Lyric Conference Center for lunch and a presentation on the Pier B Project. The afternoon will be a tour of WLSSD Compost Facility. The day will end with a networking event at Bent Paddle Brewery. Lunch and one beverage at the networking event is included. Attendees will be encouraged to carpool, as transportation is not being provided.
2018 RAM/SWANA CONFERENCE
WHEN: Monday, October 15th and Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
WHERE: Minneapolis Marriott NW, 7025 Northland Drive North Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55428
Day 1 – Recycling, Solid Waste, or Hazardous Waste track: Member rate $110; Non-member rate $130
Day 2 – Concurrent sessions: Early Bird Member Rate (Early Bird Ends August 31st, 2018) $220; Early Bird Non-member rate $270
Day 2 – Concurrent sessions: Member rate $270; Non-member rate $320
LANDFILL OPERATOR CONFERENCE
February 21, 2018
Holiday Inn & Suites, St. Cloud, MN
Tour Dem-Con’s Artificial Intelligence Robot, and SWANA Land of Lakes Chapter Annual Meeting
A new robot at Dem-Con Companies’ recycling facility is being used to detect and remove milk containers and other cartons from the recycling stream – the first of its kind in Minnesota.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2-3pm
SWANA Educational Seminar-Mixed Waste Processing in Montgomery Alabama
Featuring Kyle Mowitz, CEO of Infinitus Energy
With the opening of the Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP)-Montgomery mixed waste processing facility in the spring of 2014, mixed waste processing continues to cement its place in the field of promising emerging technologies for solid waste management. This new facility gives way to a new generation of mixed waste processing potential.
November 10, 2015
1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, Minnesota 55118
20th Annual RAM-SWANA Conference
October 8, 2015
Double Tree Hotel
Presentations now online at: RecycleMinnesota.org
Tour & Networking Event with SWANA Badger Chapter
September 10, 2015
Leinenkugel’s Brewery-This joint event between the Minnesota Land of Lakes Chapter and the Wisconsin Badger Chapters’s of SWANA was a great event and well attended. Networking events such as this are a great example of what we offer our members.
Saint Paul Saints Stadium Tour
April 7, 2015
360 Broadway St.
Saint Paul, MN