Schedule

April 20, 2020

Registration

Young Professionals Luncheon

Mini Tours - Banff Waste and Recycling

Mini Tours - Brewery Tour

Mini Tours - Banff Gondola

Tradeshow Setup

Conference Welcome Event and Tradeshow Sneak Peak

Start the conference off with a complimentary drink and appetizers.  Get to know the venue, the exhibitors and colleagues.

After Party

April 21, 2020

Breakfast & Conference Opening

Keynote Address - Spencer Beach

*Spencer opens his heart and relives his story to share with the audience how every fearful and painful moment was to become a blessing. By using his expert story-telling and amazing sense of humor Spencer will ignite the audience to believing in the power of help. He will share why change is positive as the audience discovers his greatest lesson was Forged in the Heart of Fire.

This presentation will never leave you as Spencer’s messages will be applicable throughout life.

www.spencerspeaks.ca

Trade Show Opening and Refreshment Break

Opening Plenary Session

Networking Lunch

SWANA Northern Lights AGM

Safety Session

Climate Change & Waste

Disaster Debris Stories

Exhibit Viewing and Refreshment Break

Landfills

Food Waste Reduction

Disaster Debris Solutions

Tradeshow Reception

Banquet and Entertainment

After Party

April 22, 2020

Breakfast

Disaster Debris

Composting

Landfills

Exhibit Viewing and Refreshment Break

Closing Keynote

Farewell Lunch & Closing Remarks

Networking Dinner at Banff Brewery

April 23, 2020

SWANA NLC Landfill Fire Training

This course is designed to assist landfill personnel, firefighting professionals, and landfill regulators/inspectors in better understanding the challenges and impacts of landfill fires. The lessons will review the different types and causes of landfill fires, identify tools and best management practices for preventing fires, and review firefighting methods for addressing landfill fires.

SWANA NLC Leachate Management

Leachate Management is a comprehensive look at the management of leachate from production to collection and storage to treatment including design and operation of landfills.   Participants in this course will also examine the complex combination of physical, chemical, and microbial processes that creates this toxic mix; survey regulations; discuss minimizing and mitigating leachate outbreaks; and, look at various treatment options.

Field Trip 1 - City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services

Please meet in the lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at 8:00am

 

10:00am – 11:00am Tour the Calgary Composting Facility which is the largest of its kind in Canada. The facility is owned by The City of Calgary and operated by AIM Environmental Group. The facility produces high quality compost from both food and yard waste collected from the green cart program and dewatered biosolids a nutrient-rich by-product from wastewater treatment. Three buildings make up the composting facility – main building, curing building and storage building. Together, the facility is 521,000 square feet. The facility will process upwards of 145,500 metric tons of residential food and yard waste and dewatered biosolids every year.

11:00am – 11:30pm Shepard Solar project uses 2,700 solar panels, rated at 400W to produce electricity that directly fed into Calgary’s composting facility. This new addition to Calgary’s fleet of solar power plants, the Shepard Solar Park produces enough electricity to power over 185 average Calgary homes, while generating over 800 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reductions a year (We are currently adding 8,250 solar panels to the area and will be generating 4.4 MW)

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch

 

2:00pm – 3:30pm Shepard Waste Management Facility which includes Throw & Go, active workface, Industrial waste area, and landfill gas collection

 

Bus leaves Shepard and arrives at the Calgary International Airport at 4:30pm and returns to Banff between 5:30 and 6:30pm.

 

Field Trip 2 - Renewable Energy Tour

Please meet in the lobby of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at 8:00am

 

10:00am – 12:00am Tour of the Pine Creek Water Treatment Plant including a tour of ACWA Research Facility within the water treatment centre in partnership with the University of Calgary.

 

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm Shepard Solar project uses 2,700 solar panels, rated at 400W to produce electricity that directly fed into Calgary’s composting facility. This new addition to Calgary’s fleet of solar power plants, the Shepard Solar Park produces enough electricity to power over 185 average Calgary homes, while generating over 800 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reductions a year (We are currently adding 8,250 solar panels to the area and will be generating 4.4 MW)

 

Bus leaves SEC and arrives at the Calgary International Airport at 4:30pm and returns to Banff between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

 

Spring Ski Day