SWANA Northern Lights Chapter hosts a conference each year to facilitate peer-to-peer networking and providing a resource for the Waste Diversion and Waste Disposal sector. Proceedings for these conferences are available here.

  1. 2024 Conference

  2. 2023 Conference

  3. 2022 Conference

  4. 2021 Conference

  5. 2019 Conference

  6. 2018 Conference

  7. 2017: CoCreate

  8. 2016 Conference

  9. 2015: Measuring Success

    Measuring Success will take an in-depth look at how we measure waste management and diversion. How do we measure success? Do our numbers actually have meaning? Are we really successful?
  10. 2014: Solving the Puzzle Together

    SWANA's Northern Lights Chapter and Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council hosted a joint conference May 7-9, 2014, at the newly-renovated Hilton DoubleTree in Regina, Saskatchewan.
  11. 2013: Rags to Riches

    Rags to Riches was the theme for NLC's 2013 conference.
  12. 2012: The Clean Up

    The Clean Up was the theme for the SWANA Northern Lights 2012 Annual Conference. The keynote session was called "Taking Command in a Disaster" by Todd Thalhammer.
  13. 2011: Climate for Change

    Thank you for participating in the SWANA NLC Climate for Change Conference. Climate for Change took place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  14. 2010: 5th Canadian Symposium

    Thank you for participating in SWANA's 5th Canadian Waste Symposium. Copies of the participants list are available upon request to
  15. 2009: 4th Canadian Symposium

    4th Canadian Symposium took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was co-hosted with Manitoba Public Works Association (MPWA).
  16. 2008: The 4 "R" Conference

    The 4 "R" Conference took place in Regina, Saskatchewan.
  17. 2007: SWANA NLC Conference

    SWANA NLC Conference took place in Edmonton, AB at Fantasyland Hotel in West Edmonton Mall.
  18. 2006: Learning to Build a Better Tomorrow

    Learning to Build a Better Tomorrow took place from May 15 - May 16 2006.
  19. 2005: How the Waste Was Won

    Hosted in partnership with North Central Sask. Waste Management Corporation.
  20. 2004: Wild Wild Waste

    Wild Wild Waste Conference was held in Calgary, Alberta.
  21. 2003: Solid Waste Management and Reduction Conference

    Turning Green to Gold was held in Brandon, Manitoba.
  22. 2002: First Canadian Solid Waste Symposium

    First Canadian Solid Waste Symposium was held in Edmonton, Alberta. Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Suzuki