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CEU FasTrack: Earn all your Continuing Education Units for Renewal At One Time, In One Place

CEU FasTrack is an exciting opportunity to attend the ISWA World Congress & WASTECON® 2017 and earn up to 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)* to renew your SWANA certification(s). You will participate in a variety of conference sessions as well as special CEU FasTrack Discussion Groups. The CEUs you earn will apply to all your current certifications.

Choose from three different curated conference tracks facilitated by experienced solid waste professionals.

* Certification Renewal Fee for one certification and an All-Access Conference Registration is included in your registration fees. To earn all CEUs required for renewal, participants must attend all curated sessions and group meetings.

CEU FasTrack Experiences:

Landfill Management FasTrack

For landfill management and related topics

Meet Your Facilitator: Dave Lore, S.C.

Dave Lore

Dave Lore is a solid waste director and manager with over 20 years’ experience, operating and managing MSW and C&D landfills. He is the 2016 recipient of Outstanding SWANA Faculty of the Year and is certified in five SWANA certification disciplines. Dave has been a SWANA Certified Faculty for the past 11+ years.

Sunday, September 24

8:00 – 17:00: Registration Open
13:00 – 17:00: Student Design Competiton (Optional)
Come support the upcoming leaders in resource management.

Monday, September 25

13:00 – 17:00: Student Design Competiton (Optional)
8:00 – 9:00: CEU FasTrack Kickoff
10:00 – 10:30: Opening Ceremony
10:30 – 11:30: Design Your Own Experience
11:45 – 12:45: CEO Roundtable Keynote Session
12:45 – 14:00: Flying “Sparcs” and “Ugly Foods” Luncheon
14:00 – 14:30: Dump Site Fires: A Growing Problem in the Developing World
OR
14:00 – 14:30: Thinking Outside of the Bin the Wearable Collections Way
OR
14:00 – 14:30: Design Your Own Experience
14:45 – 15:15: The Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in the Circular Economy
OR
Design Your Own Experience
14:45 – 15:15: The Role of Extended Producer Responsibility in the Circular Economy
OR
14:00 – 15:00 Smart Cities: The Data-Driven Evolution of Waste Management
OR
14:15 – 15:15: Landfill Mining Demonstration Project at Skaarup Landfill, Denmark
15:30 – 16:30: Waste Management and Research’s ISWA Congress 2017 Special Issue
15:30 – 16:30: Sustainable ET Landfill Covers: A Savannah Based Ecosystem Design
OR
16:15 – 16:45: 3D Modeling and Remote Monitoring Control (RMC) Systems for Landfills
17:30 – 18:00: CEU FasTrack MeetUp
18:30 – 21:00: Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, September 26

7:15 – 7:45: CEU FasTrack MeetUp
Add two keynotes of your choice during the day
9:30 – 10:30: Megacities Solid Waste Leaders Panel
OR
14:00 – 14:45: The New Plastics Economy
OR
15:00 – 15:45: Introduction of Marine Litter Segment
8:00 – 8:30: Recovery of Volumes within Active or Exhausted Landfills: Patented Retaining Structure
OR
8:00 – 8:30: Modeling Heat Generation at Landfills Experiencing Elevated Temperatures
OR
8:45 – 9:15: Transforming a Large Inactive Urban Landfill into a Successful Park
9:30 – 10:00: Design Your Own Experience
10:00 – 13:45: Exhibit Hall
14:00 – 14:30: Closing Dumpsites: Assessing the Practicality of a Solution
OR
14:00 – 14:45: Climate Change Keynote Session: The New Plastics Economy
14:45 – 15:15: Technical Problems and Challenges of Closing Open Dumps
OR
14:45 – 15:15: Drivers of Opportunity in Solid Waste
15:30 – 16:00: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint with Exposed Geosynthetic Cover Systems
16:00 – 18:00: Evaluating the Impact on Waste Management caused by the Changing Waste Stream Composition
17:30 – 18:00: FasTrack Meetup
19:00 – 23:00: Gala Networking Event at Camden Yards

Wednesday, September 27

8:00 – 8:15: CEU Fas Track MeetUp
8:30 – 13:00: Facility Tour (Eastern Baltimore County Landfill)
OR
8:30 – 10:30: Safety Super Session
10:45 – 13:00: Design Your Own Experience
13:15 – 14:00: CEU Fas Track - De-brief
14:00 – 17:00: Closing Reception and Exhibit Hall Open

Sustainable Materials Management FasTrack

For recycling, composting or other SMM-related topics

Meet Your Facilitator: Risa Weinberger

Risa Weinberger

Risa Weinberger is a licensed professional engineer based in Texas with over 30 years of experience in national consulting to both public and private clients. She formed Risa Weinberger & Associates, Inc. in 2003, after leaving HDR Engineering, Inc. as a vice president and senior professional associate of that firm. Her experience includes engineering, feasibility, permitting, construction, operations, and program management–primarily focusing on solid waste management and composting. She holds a Class A Solid Waste Technician Letter of Competency in Texas and is a Certified Manager of Composting Programs by SWANA and the USCC. Ms. Weinberger is the 2015 recipient of the 2015 SWANA Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award.

Sunday, September 24

8:00 – 17:00: Registration Open
13:00 – 17:00: Student Design Competition (Optional)

Monday, September 25 (Total: 3 hours + lunch)

8:00 – 22:00: Registration Open
8:00 – 9:00: CEU FasTrack MeetUp
10:00 – 10:30: Opening Ceremony
11:45 – 12:45: CEO Roundtable Keynote Session
12:45 – 14:00: Flying “Sparcs” and “Ugly Foods” Luncheon
14:00 – 14:30: Achieving Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Ontario Waste Sector
OR
Food Waste Diversion Effect on WtE Design and Performance
OR
SUEZ Last References on Organics Agronomic Recovery with Green Energy
OR
Design Your Own Experience
14:45 – 15:15: California’s Approach to Climate Change, Organics to Healthy Soil
OR
Design Your Own Experience
15:30 – 16:30: Tackling Wasted Food with Smart Technology
16:30 – 17:00: Design Your Own Experience
17:30 – 18:00: CEU FasTrack MeetUp
18:30 - 21:00: Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, September 26 (total: 2.75 hours)

Add two keynotes of your choice during the day.

7:15 – 7:45: CEU FasTrack MeetUp
8:00 – 8:30: Quantifying GHG Emissions Reduction from Waste and Resource Management Techniques
OR
Food Waste: One of the World’s Dumbest Problems
8:30 – 10:30: Design Your Own Experience
10:45 – 12:00: How Local Government Waste Policies Resemble the Energizer Bunny
12:00 – 13:45: Design Your Own Experience
14:00 – 14:30: 12 Years of QA System on Composting in Italy
14:15 – 14:45: Composting in the U.S.: Using Organics to Reduce Climate Change
14:45 – 16:15: Design Your Own Experience
16:15 – 16:45: Recycling Business Models that Work
16:45 – 18:00: Design Your Own Experience
19:00 – 23:00: Gala Networking Event at Camden Yards

Wednesday, September 27

8:00 – 8:15: CEU Fas Track MeetUp
8:30 – 13:00: Facility Tour
OR
8:30 – 10:30: Safety Super Session
9:00 – 10:00: Safety Super Session
10:15 – 10:45: Safety Super Session
10:45 – 13:00: Design Your Own Experience
13:15 – 14:00: CEU Fas Track - De-brief
14:00 – 17:00: Closing Reception and Exhibit Hall Open

Integrated Solid Waste Management FasTrack

A hybrid track that offers “some of everything”

Meet Your Facilitator: Becky Caldwell, S.C.

Becky Caldwell

Becky Caldwell of Franklin, Tennessee is the 2016 recipient of the SWANA Outstanding Online Faculty Award. She is certified in three SWANA certification disciplines and earned a Bachelors’ of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Caldwell is a member of many organizations including Leadership Franklin, American Public Works Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America and a graduate of the University of Tennessee/MTAS Municipal Management Academy (MMA).

Monday, September 25 (Total: 3 hours + lunch)

8:00 – 22:00: Registration Open
8:00 – 8:30: Registration/Poster Presentations
8:30 – 9:00: CEU Fas Track - Meet & Greet
10:00 – 10:30: Opening Ceremony
11:00 – 11:45: Create Your Own Experience
11:45 – 12:45: CEO Roundtable Keynote Session
12:45 – 14:00: Flying “Sparcs” and “Ugly Foods” Luncheon
14:00 – 14:30: Create Your Own Experience
OR
Smart Cities: The Data-Driven Evolution of Waste Management (UNTIL 15:00)
14:45 – 15:15: Landfill Mining Demonstration Project at Skaarup Landfill, Denmark
OR
California’s Approach to Climate Change, Organics to Healthy Soil
15:30 – 16:30: Tackling Wasted Food with Smart Technology
OR
Create Your Own Experience
17:15 – 17:45: Create Your Own Experience
OR
Smart Technologies Keynote Panel: Smart Technologies and their impact on Collection & Transportation of Waste (UNTIL 18:00)
OR
Oklahoma Hello: City’s Collection Changes in 2016
18:00 – 18:30: CEU Fas Track — Monday De-brief
18:30 – 21:00: Exhibit Hall Opens

Tuesday, September 26 (total: 2.75 hours)

6:30 – 7:00: Morning Stretch
7:15 – 7:45: CEU FasTrack MeetUp
8:00 – 8:30: Meaningful Convergence of Smart City Solutions and Core City Services
OR
Food Waste: One of the World’s Dumbest Problems
OR
Grow Your Business, Reach New Markets: U.S. Government Value-Add Services for U.S. Exporters (UNTIL 9:30)
8:45 – 9:15: Transforming a Large Inactive Urban Landfill into a Successful Park
9:30 – 10:30: Create Your Own Experience
10:00 – 14:00: Exhibit Hall Open
10:45 – 12:00: Four (4) vendors of choice — landfill, transfer station, waste-to-energy, special waste; choose companies you have never heard of or worked with in the past
OR
How Local Government Waste Policies Resemble the Energizer Bunny
12:00 – 13:00: LUNCH — Exhibit Hall
14:00 – 14:30: New Community Engagement Techniques to Avoid Costly Delays for EfW
OR
Twelve Years of Quality Assurance System on Compost in Italy
OR
Create Your Own Experience
14:45 – 15:15: Accounting for Non-hazardous Industrial Waste in the United States
OR
Drivers of Opportunity in Solid Waste
OR
Create Your Own Experience
15:30 – 16:00: High Diversion (HD) Mixed Waste Processing
OR
Master the Science of Solid Waste Operations through Process Improvement
OR
Create Your Own Experience
16:15 – 16:45: How is the Housing Market Impacting Waste Management Today?
OR
Recycling Business Models that Work
OR
Pulling Together Private and Public-Private Circular Economy Loop Deals
17:00 – 17:30: CEU Fas Track — Tuesday De-brief
19:00 – 23:00: Gala Networking Event at Camden Yards

Wednesday, September 27

7:30 – 8:15: CEU Fas Track MeetUp
8:30 – 13:00: Safety Super Session (UNTIL 10:30)
9:00 – 10:00: Needles in the Bin: American and International Perspectives
OR
Plastic Waste and Marine Litter: Minimizing Our Footprint
10:15 – 10:45: Prince George’s County, Maryland: Leading the Way in Recycling and Waste Diversion
OR
Solid Waste Composition Analysis and Recycling Evaluation: Zaatari Syrian Refugees Camp, Jordan
12:10 – 13:00: Closing Ceremonies
13:15 – 14:15: CEU Fas Track — De-brief
13:00 – 17:00: Closing Reception and Exhibit Hall Open

CEU FasTrack participants will be registered separately for a facility technical tour included in the registration fee and selected by your facilitator. You will not be able to attend other technical tours with the exception of the all-day tours offered for an additional fee on Thursday, September 28.

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Contact Us:
exhibits@swana.org
800-GO-SWANA
(800)-467-9262

Registration includes:

Renewal Fee** ($250 value)

ISWA World Congress & WASTECON® Conference ($1020 value)

Food Waste Lunch & Learn

Waste Facility Tour ($150 value)

3-day Exhibit Hall

Opening Reception

Gala Networking Event at Camden Yards

Closing Reception and WASTECON® 2018 Kick-Off

Young Professionals Networking Event (for eligible YPs)

Online Conference Proceedings

** Renewal fee for one certification is included. Additional fees apply for multiple certifications.