Thank you for making the 2016 RAM/SWANA Conference such a success!
October 5 & 6, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
Pre-Conference and Conference Agendas
Presentations from the Conference
To see presentations from the conference, click here.
About the Conference
The RAM/SWANA Conference & Show is the premier recycling and solid waste conference in the Midwest!
This years 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.
We also offered Landfill Operator types II & III CEU’s for maintaining certifications crucial to working in solid waste and recycling.
This year shaped up to be another superb event featuring educational tracks for recycling, solid waste, organics, and sustainability and offered certifications, more exhibitors, and a great location (with free parking) at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Thank you to our Sponsors for your support of the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the 2016 RAM/SWANA Conference.
Registration for Exhibitors
In an effort to make registration as convenient as possible, we have split the registration form by date this year. If you are interested in exhibiting on October 5th at the Annual Meeting & Dinner or at the new opportunity in the Hazardous Waste Training Session Room, please use the Pre-Conference /Annual Meeting DAY 1 registration form. If you are interested in exhibiting at the Main Conference on October 6th you will want to use the Main Conference-Day 2 form.
Specific information regarding shipping instructions for displays and booth set up will follow in September, prior to the conference.
We are looking forward to another great conference and are always very appreciative of our exhibitors- you are an important part of this conference and we hope to see you again at the Double Tree on October 5th & 6th.
Interested in being a conference sponsor or exhibitor? Contact Brita Sailer at 651-641-4560 or at firstname.lastname@example.org