Call for Presentations


The SWANA Northwest Regional Symposium Program Committee is actively seeking speakers interested in presenting for the technical program of the 2022 Northwest Regional Symposium (PNW). In its 37th year, the PNW will attract over 200 attendees from British Columbia, the Yukon, Washington, Oregon and beyond. SWANA Pacific Chapter (British Columbia & Yukon) is proud to be hosting this prestigious event at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, British Columbia, April 27 through April 29, 2022.

The theme for our Symposium ‘Winds of Change’, is prompting us to share lessons learned and success stories, and to collaborate on next steps. Topics of interest for abstracts include the following:

  • Glass
  • Plastics
  • Organics
  • Collections
  • Fiber / Paper
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • PFAS
  • Waste to Energy
  • Disaster Debris Management
  • Post Fire Hazardous Waste
  • Product Stewardship and EPR
  • Waste and Material Reduction
  • Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Responsible management of end-of-life renewable energy
    materials and infrastructure

Please submit your abstracts by email to [email protected] by end of day Friday, December 17, 2021. Include the following in your submission:

  • Presentation topic from the list above;
  • Presentation title of 15 words or less;
  • Presentation summary of 300 words or less, and;
  • Contact information and a brief biography (200 words or less) for the presenter(s).

Other considerations:

  • Abstracts will be selected based on alignment with the listed topics and relevance to solid waste professionals
  • Selected abstracts will be determined by January 31, 2022 and presenters notified via email
  • Selected presenters will be eligible to register for the Pacific Northwest Regional Symposium at a reduced rate
  • Student submissions are encouraged
  • All presentations will be included in the symposium proceedings posted on the SWANA Pacific web page

Stay tuned for more information on the 2022 Northwest Regional Symposium.


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