2023 Conference


We are excited to be heading to Yellowknife for the SWANA Northern Lights Chapter Annual Conference!  We decided to host the conference in June this year to get us close to the summer solstice and the never setting sun!

We are planning to change up our schedule this year with a midnight golf tournament and taking advantage of the local sites and sounds.  Expect great presentations, an interactive tradeshow, abundant networking activities and the ability to “Network until the sun sets”!


Book your accommodation at the Explorer Hotel at https://reservations.travelclick.com/12325?groupID=3688857 (this link is valid until MAY 11, 2023.)

Check back for registration details!


Call for Presentations

If you have some exciting work going on or a project that has taught lessons that you would like to share, let us know and you may get the opportunity to join a prestigious group of presenters at the Conference!

Possible topics for presentations include:

  • Waste and Diversion presentations on Small and Remote Communities
  • Landfills
  • Safety
  • Recycling
  • EPR
  • Circular Economy
  • Communication
  • Collections
  • Electric Collection Vehicles
  • Composting
  • Climate Change
  • Managing and Motivating Staff
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Alternative Technology

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: December 9, 2022
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

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, 2023.
Student and academic presentations will be included in the conference. A student registration rate will be available.
Conference presentations may be included in the proceedings (posted on the SWANA NLC web site).