General Information

WHEN: Monday, October 15th and Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
WHERE: Minneapolis Marriott NW, 7025 Northland Drive North Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55428
COST:
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

Save the date: the 2019 Annual RAM/SWANA Conference will be held on October 14th & 15th

Presentations

DAY 1:

Getting Batteries Out of the Solid Waste Stream – Cheryl Lofrano – Zanske, Wenck
A Key to Employee Retention Effective Cross-Generational Work – Carol Cortez, Foth
Evaluation of Pharmaceutical Wastes – Tom Murdock, PhD
New Developments in Film Plastics Management – Jordan Tony, More Recycling
New Developments in Film Plastics Management – Shari Jackson, American Chemistry Council
Pharmaceuticals In Surface Waters – Mark Ferrey, MCPA
Precious Metal Recovery Systems – Todd Meyer, Envirochem
Recycling Outreach Case Study Shredded Paper – Jenny Kedward, Dakota County
Safety Risk Management – Scott Norman, Bay West
Single Stream Recycling The Mixed Paper Conundrum – Steve Schiefelbein, Republic
Recycling Materials Recovery Facility of the Future – Emily Tipalso, American Chemistry Council
Recycling Outreach Case Study Curbside Textiles – Paul Gardener, Waste Zero
Technologies for Metal Treatment and Plating Industry – Brent Hillier, Evoqua
Portable Fire Suppression Systems – Lindsey Scharg, Fire Rover

 

DAY 2:

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Today’s Recycling Industry – Joe Pickard, ISRI
Organics Alternative Methods to Composting – Amy Maas, Hennepin County
Organics Alternative Methods to Composting – April Rog, Second Harvest
Organics Campus Recycling – Allison Sawyer, MN Waste Wise
Organics Emerging Trends and Issues – Melissa Peck, MPCA
Organics Emerging Trends and Issues – Tim Farnan, MCPA
Organics Emerging Trends and Issues – Tim Goodman, NatureWorks
Organics Multi-unit Recycling – Gena Gerard, Dakota County
Organics Multi-unit Recycling – Joe Klapperich, MN Waste Wise
Organics Multi-unit Recycling – KC Foley, KC Foley Consulting
Recycling China’s Blue Sky 2018 Import Policy – Bill Keegan, DemCon
Recycling China’s Blue Sky 2018 Import Policy – Dan Donkers, Ramsey County
Recycling China’s Blue Sky 2018 Import Policy – Julie Moore, City of Shorewood
Recycling Markets Panel – Abigail Sztein, AF&PA
Recycling Markets Panel – Jordan Tony, More Recycling
Recycling Markets Panel Glass – Dan VanKorn, Strategic Materials
Recycling Markets Panel Steel Recycling – Dave Keeling, SRI
Recycling Quality Control Broad Spectrum Concerns – Gary Myhrman, WestRock
Recycling Quality Control Broad Spectrum Concerns – Troy Hanson, Waste Management
Solid Waste Alternatives to an Open Competitive Comm Collection Program – Bob Craggs, Burn & McDonnell
Solid Waste Anaerobic Digestion in a Changing World – Norma McDonald, OWS
Solid Waste Anaerobic Digestion in a Changing World – Peter Klein, Saint Paul Port Authority
Solid Waste Anaerobic Digestion in a Changing World – Tom Murphy, Liberty Paper
Solid Waste Challenges and Opportunities – Kirk Koudelka, MCPA
Solid Waste Iowa Statewide Waste Characterization – Christine Collier and Betsy Powers, SCS Engineers
Solid Waste PFAs in Landfill Leachate – James Aiken, Barr
Solid Waste Treatment Challenges of Leachate for Lined Landfills – Michael Cook
Sustainable Materials Management – Nathan Lendwehr, MnTAP
Sustainable Materials Management Implementing SMM – Brian Stafki, Oregon DEQ
Sustainable Materials Management Implementing SMM – Carolyn Collopy, Hennepin County
Sustainable Materials Management Measuring in the New Future – Brian Stafki, Oregon DEQ
Sustainable Materials Management Measuring in the New Future – David Bael, MCPA
Sustainable Materials Management Measuring in the New Future – Julie Schilf, US EPA
Sustainable Materials Management SMM101 An Intro – Brian Stafki, Oregon DEQ
Sustainable Materials Management SMM101 An Intro – Madalyn Cioci, MPCA

Conference Program & Schedule


Day 1 Conference Sessions: October 15th | 8:00am-4:30pm


Conference Sessions:
Hazardous Waste
Recycling
Solid Waste

$110 RAM or SWANA Member
$130 Non-Member
Agenda: Day 1

 


Networking Event: October 15th | 4:30pm


All Attendees are welcome to join!
Hosted by SWANA Young Professionals
Pre-register and receive a complimentary drink ticket.


Dinner & Awards Banquet: October 15th | 6:00pm


Join us for a dinner celebration and to learn from guest speaker: Carol Cortez, Director of Organizational Development at Foth, on Employee Retention: A Few Best Practices that Make a Difference. We’ll also recognize fellow RAM/SWANA Members with the awards presentation.

RAM Member: $70
SWANA Member: $0
Non-Member: $90

 

 

 


Day 2 Conference Sessions: October 16th | 8:00am-4:30pm


Conference Sessions:
Recycling
Organics Recycling
Solid Waste
Sustainable Materials Management

Early Bird Rate:
$220 Member | $270 Non-Member

Rate after August 31:
$270 Member | $320 Non-Member
Agenda: Day 2

Keynote Speaker:
Joe Pickard, Director of Commodities
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)

 

Hotel Accommodations

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Reserve your room online or call (763) 536-8300 and reference the RAM/SWANA room block by Sept. 24. The room block rate is $142/night.

CEU Credits

Updates

MPCA

The MPCA has awarded seven (7) Landfill Operator Type II & III CEU’s for maintaining certifications for Day 1 and six (6) contact hours for Day 2.

Minnesota Department of Health

MDH has also awarded seven (7) Minnesota Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) continuing education contact hours for Day 1 and six (6) contact hours for Day 2.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsor information, click here >>> 2018 RAM/SWANA Sponsor Information

Please contact Michelle at Michelle@DoGoodEvents.com to apply.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Premier Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitor Information

For exhibitor information, click here >>> 2018 RAM/SWANA Exhibitor Information

Please contact Michelle at Michelle@DoGoodEvents.com with questions.

Thank you to our Exhibitors!

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