General Information

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

Conference Program & Schedule

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

Conference Sessions:
Hazardous Waste
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:
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



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 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 with questions.

Thank you to our Exhibitors!


Updates will be posted as soon as available.

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