2024 WSWRA Annual Conference:

The 2024 WSWRA Annual Conference will be held in Casper Wyoming!  Get ready for a packed week of networking with industry peers, great speakers, informative vendors, and reconnecting with friends in the industry.

 

Event & Lodging Location:

We are excited to hold the WSWRA conference in Casper Wyoming at the Ramkota Hotel Casper.  The location includes a Bar in the hotel lobby, a swimming pool, and a conference center to host the event.

  • Ramkota Hotel Casper, 800 N Poplar St, Casper WY 82601
  • Ramkota Room Rate Link – Book your Room Here  <— Click on this Link to be directed to Ramkota Hotel to reserve your rooms.
  • 307-266-6000
  • Room Rates: $107.00 Per Night, Plus 12% Tax and a $9.00 Accommodation Fee.  Contact the Hotel independently to reserve rooms and Mention you are with WSWRA for discounted Rates!  Call in with code WSWRA.
  • Room Availability: Order Before July 19th, 2024 to guarantee a room at the event before the block expires!

2024 Conference Tickets:

Tickets for the 2024 Conference are not yet available.  It is recommended to purchase a “Full Conference Admission”, this ticket includes all days of the conference and all meals.  Golf and Mini Golf,  packages for Tuesday’s event are extra.  Only select one extra event per person.  Golf and Mini Golf will be hosted simultaneously, so attendees must only choose one event per person.  Other packages are for additional meal guests, or guests that are only able to attend partial days of the event.

Instructions for All Attendees / Vendors:

  • Select “WSWRA 2024 Full Conference Admission” Ticket on the Eventbrite platform.   This ticket is good for the entire conference.
  • If you are only able to join us on specific days, only select the Tuesday or Wednesday Tickets.
  • Do you have a guest?  Pig Roast Dinners and Banquet Dinner tickets are available if you wish to bring a guest to the evening events.
  •  Networking Add-On Tickets for Golf and Mini Golf.
    • Under the Add on Tickets Select a ticket (Optional) for Golf or Mini Golf.
  • Vendors wishing to have a booth (free with a full conference ticket), select the Vendor Booth option to secure a booth space.

Instructions for Landfill / Transferstation Attendees.  In addition to the above ticket options

  • Equipment Rodeo:
    • Tickets are only needed if you are participating in the event.  There is no cost for this event.  Spectators do not need a ticket.
    • Select Tickets for the Equipment Rodeo Under Landfill / Transfer Station Add Ons:
      • Bucket Loader Equipment Operator Rodeo
      • Curbside Collection Truck Equipment Operator Rodeo
    • Select Tickets for Transfer Station or Landfill Operator Testing if you need to complete the Training and Testing session with WDEQ
      • Transfer Station Operators Test and Review
      • Landfill Operators Test and Review
      • Both testing sessions are held at the same time on Monday afternoon.

 

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2024 Conference Sponsors:

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the WSWRA Annual Conference?  Email wswra@wswra.com for more information!

Platinum Sponsors:

   

 

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Keynote Speaker, John Sacco:

We are excited to announce John Sacco as the Keynote Speaker for the 2024 Annual Conference!

John Sacco is President and Co-Owner of Sierra International Machinery, an industry leader in the sale and support of processing equipment for the recycled materials and waste industries. He is also Vice President and Co-Owner of Sierra Recycling & Demolition, a Sacco family-owned recycling and demolition facility located in Bakersfield, California since 1959.

Sacco is executive producer and host of the Repurposed documentary series which tells the story of industrial recycling and manufacturing. He also hosts the hit podcast Pile of Scrap, where he interviews industry leaders and goes behind the scenes of the recycling industry. 

John brings to the industry a focus on safety in the workplace while highlighting the power of metal recycling as an economic driving force for the nation. 

 

 

 

 

Conference Agenda:

Event times and activities are Tentative only, please expect some changes as the schedule becomes more defined. 

Monday, August 19th:

  • Event Registration / Vendor Booth Set-Ups (10 am – 7 pm)
  • Equipment Operator Rodeo – Back for 2024 (12 pm -3 pm), Casper Landfill.
    • Bucket Loader Rodeo
    • Curbside Collection Truck Rodeo
    • No Ticket is needed for Spectators
  • Landfill Manager Test Review and Testing, Provided in Partnership with WDEQ. (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Participants Select the Ticket Option under “Landfill / Transfer Station Operator Addons” in the Eventbrite Platform.
  • Transfer Station Manager Test Review and Testing (New for 2024), Provided in Partnership with WDEQ. (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Participants Select the Ticket Option under “Landfill / Transfer Station Operator Addons” in the Eventbrite Platform.
  • Evening Reception / Networking Event (5 pm – 9 pm)
    • Refreshments and Appetizers Provided.

Tuesday, August 20th:

  • Event Registration / Vendor Booth Set-Ups
  • Breakfast
  • Conference Morning Sessions and Keynote Speakers
  • Lunch
  • Conference Afternoon Sessions
  • Afternoon Networking Events
    • Select one ticket per person if you wish to participate in Golf or Mini Golf.  These events occur at the same time Tuesday Afternoon.  All events cost in addition to the Conference Ticket.
    • Golf Event (Additional Fee Required Per Person)
      • Casper Municipal Golf Course (2120 Allendale Blvd, Casper, WY)
      • $60.00 Per Person, 18 Holes.
    • Mini Golf Event (Additional Fee Required Per Person)
      • Old Town Family Fun (301 W E Street, Casper WY)(Behind Best Western Downtown)
      • $12.00 Per Person, 18 Holes of Minature Golf.
  • Tuesday Night Pig Roast Dinner / Horseshoe / Cornhole Tournament – Outside.
    • Annual Horseshoe Tournament
    • Cornhole Tournament

Wednesday, August 21st:

  • Breakfast
  • Conference Morning Sessions (Waste & Recycling Tracks)
  • Lunch
  • Conference Afternoon Sessions (Waste & Recycling Tracks)
  • WSWRA Membership Meeting
  • Banquet Dinner / Awards Reception
  • Vendor Booth Removal

Thursday, August 22nd:

  • Breakfast
  • Tour of Casper Waste and Recycling Facilities (9:00 am – Noon)

 

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