Annual RAM / SWANA Conference & Show

October 16 & 17, 2017

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General Information

We  are happy to announce that we will be a new location this year, knowing this will bring  fresh energy and new attendees to the event. Our conference and show this year will be held on Monday, October 16th and Tuesday, October 17th  at the Minneapolis Marriott NW, located at 7025 Northland Drive North  Brooklyn Park  Minnesota  55428  USA 

Book your group rate room at the Minneapolis Marriott NW

Exhibitor Information

2017 RAM SWANA Conference Exhibitor Information

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Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 conference sponsorship levels

For information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 RAM/SWANA Conference please contact Brita Sailer (651) 641-4560 or email


Thank you for making the 2016 RAM/SWANA Conference such a success!

Pre-Conference and Conference Agendas

Presentations from the Conference

To see presentations from the conference, click here.

About the Conference

Keynote speaker was Ed Humes, author of Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash–And the Way Back. In this lecture, Ed Humes exposed how waste lies at the heart of all the big problems of the day–the economy, energy, national security, climate, diminishing natural resources–crises that would be much smaller, and might not exist at all, were we not the biggest wasters on the planet. Waste is the biggest thing America makes today, our greatest legacy, product, and export. But Humes also shared good news: There is a way back. Families, businesses, and communities are finding inspiring and ingenious ways to offset this damaging legacy. Humes inspired the audience to get behind the one big environmental and social problem that just about anyone can do something meaningful to change.



Thank you to our Sponsors for your support of the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the 2016 RAM/SWANA Conference.


Premier Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors 

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Silver Sponsors 

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