Join Up with Young Professionals @SWANApalooza

SWANApalooza offers specific events that highlights the interests and career aspirations of SWANA’s 35 and under segment—Young Professionals (YP).

Monday, February 25, 2019

MentorMatch Mixer

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Room 200

Grab a drink then mix and mingle with potential mentors and mentees at SWANApalooza’s MentorMatch Mixer! We’re bringing SWANA’s online MentorMatch program to life with face-to-face interaction where you can meet and get connected with experienced professionals (mentors) willing to start a six-month mentorship where they can share their expertise with fellow colleagues (mentees) looking for career guidance or professional development within the solid waste management and recycling industry.

SWANApalooza’s MentorMatch Mixer is the perfect place to receive assistance with online enrollment and find a match, meet with your current mentor or mentee and get more information about the program.

YP Networking Happy Hour

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

The Pour House Bar & Grill
909 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

Join your fellow Young Professionals for some drinks and fun!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

YP Morning Meet-Up

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
YP Exhibit Hall Lounge

Grab a cup of coffee and join active Young Professional volunteers in the YP Exhibit Hall Lounge! Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and learn about what we do and how you can get more involved in the YP Group.

YP Meet & Greet with Keynote Speakers Corrine Rico, Bob Cappadona and Robin Wiener

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
YP Exhibit Hall Lounge

Join us in the YP Exhibit Hall Lounge to meet speakers Corrine Rico, Bob Cappadona, and Robin Wiener face-to-face and further discuss their Keynote Plenary topic “The New Normal in Recycling for 2019 and Beyond”. Take some time to ask questions, say hello, and further discuss with fellow session attendees and Young Professionals. All are welcome to attend!

Young Professionals Mid-Year Meeting

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Room 209

Take My Job, Please

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Room 209

You are in the greatest industry in the world, and you love your job. But how do you continue your job growth and development?

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tips for Aspiring Writers

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Room 209

In today’s competitive marketplace, young professionals must perfect the art of personal branding—developing a unique professional identity. Personal branding not only benefits your own career, it also enhances your organization's image. A key element in building a personal brand is outreach: getting exposure and connecting in places where your target audience spends time. Prominent among these settings are industry publications and websites. This session will focus on writing skills to improve the chances that your product will be published.

YP Meet & Greet with Speaker Phil Goddard

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
YP Exhibit Hall Lounge

Join us in the YP Exhibit Hall Lounge to meet speaker Phil Goddard face-to-face and further discuss his Keynote Plenary session topic “Capacity Trends in Southern New England: Short Term Risks and Long Term Solutions”. Take some time to ask questions, say hello, and further discuss with fellow session attendees and Young Professionals.

YP Exhibit Hall Lounge

SWANA young professionals

The YP Exhibit booth is the perfect place to learn more about the YP group, expand your professional network, make new friends and, of course, have fun! Join us during show hours listed below (located in the back of the exhibit hall at the end of the 300 aisles).

SWANApalooza Show Hours

Monday, February 25 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Opening Reception)
Tuesday, February 26 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27 | 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hotel Info

Sheraton Boston Hotel

39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199

We are sold out for our hotel group rate. Contact the Sheraton Boston Hotel directly at 888-627-7054 for rooms at the regular rate.

Special Thanks to SWANApalooza 2019 Young Professionals Sponsor

Agru America
SCS Engineers