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What to Expect at WASTECON this Year

August 15, 2022

In just a few short months, SWANA will be hosting its signature Executive Leadership Summit in San Diego, California - WASTECON®. Here is a preview of what you can expect.

With disruptions across every aspect of our industry, we have put together a high-impact agenda that addresses the hottest topics in waste management with practical ideas you can use to thrive through change.

Highlights in the agenda are the not-to-miss keynotes with inspiring speakers, including:

Diego Ugalde

Diego Ugalde, a retired Navy SEAL, will talk about building trust, effective leadership, and the value of tenacious resilience when faced with fast change and risk.

michael patterson

Michael Patterson, CEO of Battle Motors, is a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for disruption. He will talk about the impact and future of electric vehicles for the solid waste industry.


Lee Silber, best selling author and founder of five companies will discuss setting and attaining big goals. He will also guide a Leadership Intensive section on using vision statements to convey a memorable message.

alessandra wall

Dr. Alessandra Wall, a noted executive coach, will talk about how to grow your visibility, your impact, and your engagement, guiding a Leadership Intensive section with a deeper, interactive dive into the topic.

Our program will address waste management hot topics in infrastructure, regulation, technology, the environment, stakeholder expectations, trust in government, along with budgets, manpower, and resources.

Hands-on interactive Leadership Intensives give you and your team the chance to work through important challenges in the industry. You will bring back ideas that are ready to put into action in your agency or company.

Expect full days that will engage leaders from superintendents and executive directors, to middle managers and operational leads in every aspect of residential and business collections.

And then there is San Diego. WASTECON 2022 is at the center of it all, with harbor-front views, world-class attractions, stores, and restaurants nearby. We had our first convention in Southern California in the 1960s, so we’ve come full circle returning to the place where we got our start. You won’t want to miss it.

We invite you to join us December 5 through 8, 2022. Register now and get the early bird discount available through September 30, 2022. You can also book your hotel. We look forward to seeing you and innovating the future together.

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