The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced at the opening of WASTECON 2008 that it has selected the dates and locations for WASTECONS 2011, 2012 and 2014. The Executive Committee of SWANA's International Board of Directors approved three venues at their Sunday Oct. 19 meeting., which take three upcoming WASTECONs to the Gaylord Hotels, a hotel chain that prides itself on being the "only hotel brand that focuses solely on meetings."
WASTECON 2011, to be held August 23-25, 2011 will be at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. The Gaylord National in Washington, DC will be the site of WASTECON 2012, bringing WASTECON close to SWANA's national office located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The convention is scheduled for August 15-17, 2012. WASTECON 2014 will be August 26-28, 2014 at the Gaylord Texas in Dallas. Site locations for WASTECON 2013 are still being reviewed.
"By negotiating a three-year package with the Gaylord Hotels we were able to secure very affordable hotel rates for our attendees and exhibitors at three first- class facilities in exciting locations," said John H. Skinner, Ph.D. SWANA Executive director and CEO. "These full-service hotels provide guest rooms, meeting and exhibit space, restaurants and recreational facilities all under one roof," Skinner added.
SWANA and over 3000 solid waste professionals are currently participating in WASTECON 2008 through Thursday, October 23 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. Early indications predict that this will be another successful event and attendees are excited about this year's focus on the Energy, Climate and Waste Connection.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.