Sunday, July 14 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019




KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Missouri River Relief


Steve Schnarr is the Director of Missouri River Relief, a nonprofit based in Columbia, MO, that is dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through stewardship, education and recreation. The organization has worked with over 25,000 volunteers to remove 920 Tons of Trash from the Missouri River. Last year, the organization shared Missouri River knowledge and experiences with 1,980 students and 214 teachers. Steve started as a River Relief volunteer, then began organizing events and programs as a staff member and took over as Director in 2018. His passion for rivers started with childhood camping and paddling trips in Minnesota and Missouri. He enjoys meeting the many different kinds of people that come to the Missouri River for community, solitude, recreation and refreshment.


A Look Inside the EPA


Receive an inside look into cases investigated and prosecuted by the EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division.  Learn how to identify signs of criminal activity within your community. Understand the procedures EPA uses to investigate.  Find out how we can work together to deter illegal activity.

Cate Holston is a Special Agent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division (CID).  SA Holston works in the Kansas City Area Office in Lenexa, KS.  She began her career with EPA CID in 2011 and has investigated environmental crimes relating to hazardous waste, air, and water.  Many of these investigations have resulted in criminal charges.  Prior to becoming a criminal investigator with EPA CID, SA Holston worked as a life scientist at EPA Region 7 in the Clean Water Act 404/Wetlands Program from 2006 to 2011. 

SA Holston has experience speaking at trainings and conferences for workers in local, state and federal environmental programs. In addition to conducting investigations, SA Holston is the physical fitness coordinator for the Kansas City Area Office.  When she is not at her desk or in the field, she enjoys running and playing golf.  SA Holston earned both a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Kansas State University.

AGENDA

 SUNDAY
 
   
 11:00 am
GOLF TOURNAMENT

 2:00 pm
Exhibits set up
 4:00 pm
Registration opens

 6:00 pm
 
8:00pm - 10:00 pm
WELCOME RECEPTION

Board reception for young professionals - new to the industry (less than 5 years)
   
 MONDAY
 
   
 7:30 am
Registration, exhibits open
 
8:30 am

Breakfast
PLENARY SESSION
Steve Scharr, Missouri River Relief





 10:30 am

12:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Lunch; award presentation 

Cate Holston, US EPA


 1:30 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 3:00 pm
Break

 3:30 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 5:00 pm
RECEPTION - bring the family!
   
 TUESDAY
 
   
 7:30 am
Registration, breakfast exhibits open
SWANA meeting


 8:30 am
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 10:00 am
break

 10:30 am
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
   
 12:00 pm
Networking Lunch

 1:00 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS



3:30 pm


Conference adjourns

Agenda available here

Agenda with full descriptions of sessions available here

REGISTRATION

Registration fees are $250 for the full conference, $175 for one day.  The registration fee goes up $25 effective June 1.

Registration is now openREGISTER

RESORT INFORMATION

Prior to June 15, Room Rate for 2019 is $115 for run of the house, and Resort complex room. Rate for suites:   $249 for Resort One Bedroom Suite, $389 for Resort Two Bedroom Suite

Hotel reservations may be made by calling 800-826-8272 or at www.tan-tar-a.com. Please reference the group code of "MWCC" in order to receive the rates indicated above.

CE INFORMATION

The following Continuing Education Credits are available for the conference:

  • 10 hours towards MoDNR Solid Waste Technician Recertification (this is still required in by state law in Missouri)
  • 11 hours of Missouri Legal CE credits
  • 11 hours of SWANA credits
  • PDH hours for engineers

GOLF TOURNAMENT

The golf tournament is Sunday, July 14, with a shotgun start at 11 am.   We will be playing at The Oaks Golf Course. The registration fee for the golf tournament is $100 per person, or $360 for a team.

RECEPTION FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

The board of directors will be hosting a reception Sunday evening at 8:00 pm for those attendees who are new to the industry, with five or less years of experience.  Be sure to indicate your interest in attending on the registration form.

SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE

Every year the Coalition provides scholarships to students at four-five Missouri universities.  These students are often in attendance at the conference.  Raffle tickets to support the scholarship fund may be purchased with your registration or onsite at the conference.

Grand Prize is $1,000; first prize is $400 cash; and second prize is $200 cash.


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