2019 Conference


May 22 – 24, 2019
Downtown Winnipeg, MB

Back to School, the SWANA Northern Lights 2019 Conference & Tradeshow, highlights importance of returning to the classroom to learn about advances in waste and recycling, how to educate the public on the importance of waste management and where to focus training effort for optimal public uptake. What does the new ‘school’ of training for waste management professionals, users of facilities, equipment, programs and communication tools look like? Expect informative sessions and look forward to an exciting school session; hearing from educators, students and advisors.


Possible topics for papers include:

1. Landfills
2. Safety
3. Recycling
4. Communication
5. Collections
6. Composting
7. Managing and Motivating Staff
8. Educating the public
9. Alternative Fuels

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: November 22, 2018

Submission of Abstracts:
1. Maximum abstract length is 300 words.
2. Please include the title of the presentation and the names of the author(s) and presenter(s) with a brief presenter bio and full contact information.
3. Abstracts should be submitted by email to: Solid Waste Association of North America – Northern Lights Chapter, Attention Sheri Praski sheripraski@baudoux.ca

A discounted conference registration fee will be available for presenters of accepted papers.

Authors may submit more than one abstract, however the intent is to limit presenters to one topic.

Not all presentations will be accepted. The lead author will be notified by email if their presentation is accepted by January 31, 2019.

Student presentations will be included in the conference and a student registration rate will be available.

Conference presentations may be included in the proceedings (posted on the SWANA web page).

Hotel Info
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B8

Preferred Group Rate of $149 per night plus taxes available, use the booking link below to secure your discounted room rate.
-Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
-Complimentary Airport and Downtown Shuttle upon reservation

See You in Winnipeg!