2020 Conference

Overview

UPDATE:

SWANA Northern Lights Chapter (NLC) has deferred the Canadian Symposium to November 23 – 26th, 2020!

We are working to update the Symposium agenda but are excited that our keynotes speakers, plenary and much of our program will remain the same. We are looking at an opportunity to discuss Pandemic Planning and what our world (and industry) will look like after COVID-19.

The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel has cancelled all April reservations made through the SWANA booking code. We have secured the SWANA conference rate of $209 plus $14 resort fee and taxes and are very excited to be in Banff in November when it will be decked for Christmas! We will publish the new room booking code as soon as it is available.

If you plan to attend the Symposium in November, please let us know at info@swananorthernlights.org and we will simply transfer your registration. If you wish to cancel, please email info@swananorthernlights.org and we will provide a full refund.

Please remember to cancel or change your flights – as our conference was not able to go ahead due to the pandemic we hope you will not have any issues with refunds or changes.

We hope to have the conference page of our website updated in the next week and will continue to provide additional information as it arises. Please check our website for news on our training program as we make adjustments to reflect the recommendations of health authorities and in the best interest of our members and industry.

Stay well.

SWANA NLC Board of Directors and Staff

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Reach for the Summit with the 2020 SWANA Canadian Symposium at the Fairmont Banff Springs. This opportunity only comes around every 10 years when  the SWANA Northern Lights Chapter hosts the Symposium in the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Over 400 delegates, exhibitors, and speakers from across North America will traverse our “landmark” Safety, Landfill, and Climate Change, Recycling and Technology sessions.  We are also adding in workshops and sessions in disaster preparedness, communications and alternatives technologies.  The Symposium is paired with a tradeshow allowing clients and vendors to reconnect in a beautiful setting and see what tools are available on your exhibition.

This conference will not be short on dynamic speakers who will bring experiences and updates from their sector and industry.

Where To Stay

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel & Conference Centre is the Basecamp for the SWANA Northern Lights Chapter and SWANA Canadian Symposium.  Come early or stay late to enjoy the attractions that Banff and the Rocky Mountains have to offer.  In between your getaway, take in the training, conference sessions, tours and many networking events the symposium has to offer. Our week together is about reaching for the summit.

NOVEMBER 23-26, 2020
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel & Conference Centre

Hotel room booking is now open for booking via the Fairmont’s In-House Reservations at 1-833-762-6866. Please identify yourself as being a SWANA Conference Attendee. We will publish an online booking link here as soon as it becomes available.

A rate of $209 (plus $14 resort fee) has been secured for a limited number of rooms.  Book early to get this great rate.

Transportation to Banff

We encourage all delegates to consider carpooling or taking advantage of shared transportation opportunities to travel to Banff. If you are flying into the Calgary International Airport (YYC) a paid shuttle service is available that will take you from the airport to the Fairmont Banff Springs. Please book ahead.

Brewster Express Scheduled Service

OR

Banff Airporter offers a scheduled service which departs 11x a day between Calgary Airport and Banff. Receive a 15% discount at www.banffairporter.com/book Proceed through the reservation and type – SWANA – in the Promo Code section on the final payment page.

Additionally we will support delegates in arranging carpools closer to the event. Stay tuned.

Schedule

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

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Sponsors

SWANA 2020 – Sponsorship Brochure – Jan 2020

Reach for the Summit with the 2020 SWANA Canadian Symposium at the Fairmont Banff Springs. This opportunity only comes around every 10 years when  the SWANA Northern Lights Chapter hosts the Symposium in the majestic Canadian Rockies. As one of our valued partners, you will join over 350 delegates, 50 exhibitors and industry leading speakers from the waste and recycling sectors to blaze trails and reach peak performance. This is where municipalities, industry, suppliers and consultants from across Canada and the US come together.

The pristine mountain setting is sure to attract delegates to partake in training, conference sessions, tours and networking events. Our week together is about reaching for the summit. With new skills in Safety, Disaster Debris Management, Climate Change, Landfills, Recycling and Technology, delegates will leave equipped to summit new peaks in their own organizations. The Symposium is paired with a tradeshow allowing clients and vendors to reconnect in a beautiful setting and see what tools are available for their expedition.

With an incredible diversity in climate, geography, and regulations the Northern Lights Chapter knows what diverse skills are needed to reach peak performance in the waste and recycling sectors. You can expect dynamic speakers from across North America who will bring experiences and updates from their sector and industry.

As a sponsor you’ll be leading us up new trails and building new paths for your clients, and colleagues.

 

Contact Sheri.praski@swananorthernlights.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

 

Platinum/Expedition Lead

Gold/Guide

Silver

Bronze

Friends Sponsorship

Tradeshow

Tradeshow Registration Includes: Booth space, table, chair and access for ONE exhibitor to all conference presentations, meals and receptions (power to exhibit space is an additional $50).

Register Additional Exhibit Staff either with your booth registration (link below), or stand-alone.

Tradeshow Hours:

Monday, November 23, Setup (starting at noon) & Tradeshow Sneak Peak
Tuesday, November 24, 9:30 am – 5:00 & Tradeshow Reception 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 25, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Pick your booth location from the floor plan linked below:



Register for Tradeshow

Registration

Register today!

Delegate Registration fees:

Earlybird – $695 (register by October 30, 2020)

Regular – $825

Speaker – $475

Young Professional – $500

 

November 25th – Wednesday Evening Networking at The Park – $85 (4 course dinner and 1 drink)

Field Trip 1 (November 26 all day) – City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Tour (includes lunch, transportation, drop off at the Calgary airport at 4:30 pm or return to Banff) – $85
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Field Trip 2 (November 26 all day) – Renewable Energy Tour (includes lunch, transportation, drop off at the Calgary airport at 4:30 pm or return to Banff) – $85
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