SWANA

WASTECON® 2018 Schedule at a Glance

All events located at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SWANA International Board Meetings
Sunday, August 19, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Event Registration
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. SWANA International Board Meetings
Monday, August 20, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Event Registration
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Golf Outing
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Off-site Facility Tours and Immersion Experiences (Separate Fee Required)
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. SWANA’s Summer Training Center
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fighting Contamination: Tools and Approaches to Improve Residential Recycling Quality
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Young Professionals Networking Event
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Event Registration
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. SWANA’s Summer Training Center
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: New Ways to Solve Your Toughest Problems
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keynote: Conversation with Ron J. Mittelstaedt, CEO Waste Connections Inc.
3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions and Learning Labs
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. SWANA Safety Summit
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Power of Women in Waste: An open forum hosted by WISR and SWANA
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Event Registration
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. SWANA’s Summer Training Center
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. MRF Summit Keynote: The Changing Market for Recyclable Materials
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Lawrence Lecturer: “Wait Is There a Plan for This?”
9:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ISRI-SWANA MRF Summit Dialogue Sessions
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Keynote: A Workforce Trend You Can’t Ignore
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. SWANA’s Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions and Learning Labs
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SWANA Safety Summit
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. MRF Summit: A Common Language for Recyclable Materials—ISRI Scrap Specifications
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MRF Summit: Standardized Metrics for Developing and Measuring Municipal Recycling Goals
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Networking Event
Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Event Registration
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. SWANA Certification Exams
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Education Sessions and Learning Labs
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MRF Summit: Single Stream vs. Dual Stream Collection
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MRF Summit: Looking to the Future
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing Keynote: How to Use Systems Thinking to Create Order from Chaos

Hotel Info

Housing is Now Closed

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Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Dr
Nashville, TN 3721

Group reservations: (615) 889-1000

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