At A Glance

AT-A-GLANCE

The 2022 Conference Program is available here.

At-A-GlanceSunday, May 22, 2022Monday, May 23, 2022Tuesday, May 24, 2022Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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| SUNDAY |
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Noon – 5:30 p.m.    Exhibitor Set-up

2:30 - 5:00 p.m.      Affiliate Board Meetings
2:30 p.m.                 NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
3:00 p.m.                 NYS Association for Solid Waste Management
3:30 p.m.                 SWANA, NYS Chapter

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Check-in & Refreshments
•    Lodging
•    Conference & Exhibitor Registration
•    Whova App Help Desk

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.     BBQ Buffet with Exhibitors
 

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| MONDAY |
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7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     Conference Registration & Whova Help Desk
 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     Adirondack Breakfast with Exhibitors

All Day                    Trade Show (closed 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. for lunch)

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.      Monday's Intro/Prep (speakers and moderators only)

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.     General Session
                                  Welcome & NY Federation update

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.      Keynote

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.    Networking Break with Exhibitors 

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.    Lunch

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.      SWANA, NYS Chapter annual meeting 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.      Innovation Spotlight 

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.      Concurrent Sessions

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.      Experienced Professionals Download to Young Professionals Upload

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.      Exhibitors’ Reception

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

8:30 – 11:00 p.m.    Networking… It’s Your Thing

  • S'mores
  • Trivia Challenge, Karaoke, Dancing, and Chocolate
  • Cigars

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| TUESDAY |
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7:00 – 8:00 a.m.      Networking Jog

7:00 – 7:45 a.m.      Yoga

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.      Conference Registration & Whova Help Desk

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.      Adirondack Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.    Trade Show

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.       Tuesday's Intro/Prep (speakers and moderators only)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.      Concurrent Sessions

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.    Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions

12:30 p.m.               Lunch to-go

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.      Attendees’ Activities Choice
(Advance sign-up required on registration form)
•    Shot Gun Start Golf
•    Boat Tour on Lake George
•    Vigorous Adirondack Hike
•    Kayaking
•    ’Chef Sagamore’ Culinary
•    Horse Back Riding
•    Fishing

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.      Refreshments

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.      Public Agencies & Non-profit Educational Displays

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.      Suzanne D. Lalonde Institute

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.      Hors D’Oeuvres Reception

8:15 – 10:15 p.m.    Casino Night

10:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Sundae Bar

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| WEDNESDAY |
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7:30 – 8:30 a.m.      Conference Registration & Whova Help Desk

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.      Regional Roundtable

7:30 – 10:45 a.m.    Public Agencies & Non-profit Educational Displays

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.       Plenary

9:15 – 11:00 a.m.    Concurrent Sessions

11:00 a.m.               Brunch

ARRIVING EARLY AND WANT TO NETWORK? 
Assemblers for the conference packet are needed in the Conference Center on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  All helping hands receive a free drink ticket for Sunday’s reception.

MEMBERSHIP
If you are not a member of any of the Federation-affiliate Associations, memberships processed before April 22, 2022 will entitle the conference registrant to receive the ‘member discount’. Please contact:
NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling: Lisa Ruggero (518) 482-7395 
NYS Association for Solid Waste Management: Jeff Bouchard (518) 568-2095 
SWANA, NYS Chapter: Carla Jordan (585) 396-4457  

Noon – 5:30 p.m. – EXHIBITOR SET-UP Events Center 
Exhibitors must be set-up by 5:30 p.m. and be ready to receive guests at the Trade Show.  No set-up permitted while trade show is open. 

2:30 - 5:00 p.m. – AFFILIATE BOARD MEETINGS Conference Center 

  • 2:30 p.m. - NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (Gary Carrel) 
  • 3:00 p.m. - NYS Association for Solid Waste Management (Rich Bills) 
  • 3:30 p.m. - SWANA, NYS Chapter (Luann Meyer) 

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – CHECK-IN Conference Center 

  • Lodging – Main Hotel
  • Conference & Exhibitor Registration – Conference Center
  • Whova app Help Desk – Conference Center

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – REFRESHMENTSConference Center 

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. – BBQ BUFFET WITH EXHIBITORS Events Center 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & WHOVA HELP DESK Conference Center 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – ADIRONDACK BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS Events Center  

All Day (closed 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. for lunch) – TRADE SHOW Events Center 

8:15 a.m. – MONDAY’S INTRO/PREP Conf. Ctr. Abenia 
Speakers and Moderators only 

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – GENERAL SESSION Conf. Ctr. Bellvue 
WELCOME & NY FEDERATION UPDATE
Bruce Howie, P.E., Chairperson, Federation of NY Solid Waste Associations 

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. – KEYNOTE Conf. Ctr. Bellvue 
Industry Update
Moderator: Luann Meyer, Barton & Loguidice, Rochester, NY
David Biderman, CEO and Executive Director of The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

David is a seasoned pro in the industry and works tirelessly to bring attention to issues surrounding waste management, recycling and safety. Join us for a discussion that will cover a vast array of topics and happenings since we last saw each other in person. Topics will include: the Recycling Comeback, the Great Resignation and the importance of recruiting and retaining front line employees, Federal legislation, Safety Initiatives, and how have things changed (do we dare say…) post-pandemic?

Keynote followed by “I HAVE A QUESTION!” in honor of Charlie Miles, P.E. (1937 – 2014) 

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. – NETWORKING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS Events Center 

10:45 – 12:15 p.m. – BREAKOUT SESSIONS Conference Center  

Packaging EPR Developments – Bellvue 

Moderator:  Resa Dimino, RRS, Albany, NY

  • Local Government Representative (Kate Kitchener, DSNY, New York, NY)
  • Brand Owner Representative (Alexender Schenck, PepsiCo, Washington, DC)
  • State Government Representative (Ashley Dougherty, NYS Executive Chamber, Albany, NY)
  • Hauler Representative (Abie Webb, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., Fitchburg, MA)
  • Environmental NGO Representative (Julie Tighe, NYLCV, Albany, NY)

Tech Talk:  Hallco Industries

Latest on PFAS (1.5 PDH) – Nirvana

Moderator:  Jamie Lang, P.E. NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • An Update on Evolving PFAS Regulations and their Potential Impacts Relevant to Solid Waste Facilities (Matthew Estabrooks, Sanborn, Head and Associates, Inc., Burlington, VT)
  • How Significant are PFAS Emissions to Ambient Air from Landfills (Stephen Zemba, PhD, P.E., Sanborn, Head and Associates, Inc., Burlington, VT)
  • Emerging Contaminants in Inactive Waste Disposal Sites (Sonya Ward, P.G., CHMM, H2M architects + engineers, Parsippany, NJ)
  • PFAS in Leachate from Operating Landfills in New Jersey subject to the USEPA PFAS Roadmap (Arie Kremen, PhD, Tetra Tech, Metuchen, NJ)

Tech Talk:  Blackhawk Technology Company

Analyzing Recycling Options (1.5 PDH) – Wapanak 

Moderator: Andrea Calarco, Casella Resource Solutions, Clifton Park, NY

  • NYS North Country MRF Feasibility Study (Marcus Scrimgeour, P.E., SCS Engineers, Suffern, NY)
  • Innovative Method of Processing Mixed Color Recycled Glass to Clean, Usable Products (Joseph Curro, P.E., CDM Smith, Boston, MA)
  • Diverting Plastic Waste for Transportation Infrastructure Projects (Asif Ahmed, PhD, P.E., SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY)

Tech Talk:  Underground Refuse Systems, Inc.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – LUNCH Main Hotel 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – ANNUAL MEETING Conf. Ctr. Triuna 
SWANA, NYS Chapter 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT Conf. Center Parking Lot 
$ EXHIBITOR DRAWING $ 
Exhibitors’ Equipment in ACTION! 
Facilitator:  David Pollock, P.E., NYSDEC, New Paltz, NY 

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles 
  • Carts 
  • GPS 
  • Litter & Odor Control 
  • Collection & Recycling Trucks 
  • Hazardous Response 
  • Video Cameras 
  • …AND MORE! 

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – BREAKOUT SESSIONS Conference Center 

Progress on EPR for Specific Materials Bellvue 

Moderator: Dawn Timm, Niagara County, Lockport, NY

  • Safe Sustainability with Battery Recycling (Sean Plasse, Call2Recycle, Atlanta, GA)
  • Making Green Energy Greener with EPR (Scott Cassel, MCP, Product Stewardship Institute, Boston, MA)
  • PaintCare: NYS Rollout Update (Sandra Vera, PaintCare, Suffolk County, NY)

Tech Talk:  Euclid Chemical

Using Technology to Improve Operations (1.5 PDH) Nirvana

Moderator:  Bill Rabbia, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Utica, NY

  • Applying Data Acquisition and Retrieval Tools to Increase Operational Efficiency (Randy Nolden and Lee Daigle, Tetra Tech, Madison, WI)
  • SCADA/Telemetry Supporting Landfill Monitoring (Doug Eagleton, P.E., Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., Aurora, CO)
  • Remote Monitoring and Control – Innovate Your Landfill Operations (David Hostetter, P.E., LEED AP, CEM, SCS Engineers, Leola, PA)

Tech Talk:  Routeware, Inc.

Municipal Approaches to Wasted Food Reduction, Donation, and Food Scraps RecyclingWapanak

Moderator: Gary Feinland, NYSDEC, Albany, NY

  • Approaching the Food Recovery Pyramid from the Bottom Up – One Recycling Coordinator’s Story (Ermin Siljkovic, Orange County, NY)
  • “Use By” is Dated – “End Food Waste” Initiative Engaged New American Communities to Reduce Food Waste and Conserve Household Expenses (Lisa Piering, OCRRA, Syracuse, NY and Krishana Abrahim-Petrie, NEWMOA, Boston, MA)
  • Expanding Food Donation Capacities Across NYS by Replicating Local Food Recovery Networks (Jesse Kerns, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Syracuse, NY)

Tech Talk:  Vanguard Renewables

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. – EXHIBITORS’ RECEPTIONEvents Center & Parking Lot 
$ EXHIBITOR DRAWING $ 

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. – EP DOWNLOAD to YP UPLOAD Events Center Loft 
Hosted by:  Bodhi Piedmont-Fleischmann, P.E., Tetra Tech, Middletown, NY
Experienced Professionals (EPs) have years of regulatory, engineering, product and operations information to share.  Young Professionals (YPs) are yearning to find out what does and does not work in an industry that they see evolving from solid waste to resource management.  Here’s an opportunity to network with seasoned and rising industry stars.   

DINNER ON YOUR OWN 

8:30 – 11:00 p.m. – NETWORKING…IT’S YOUR THING

  • S’MORES – Mountainview Terrace
  • INDUSTRY TRIVIA CHALLENGE, KARAOKE, DANCING & CHOCOLATE – Bellvue
    • Hosts: Dan & Kristen Lilkas-Rain
  • LIGHT UP for BOB in honor of Robert N. Matarazzo (1951 – 2020) – Conference Center Parking Lot 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – NETWORKING JOG Main Hotel 
Coordinator:  Kelli Timbrook, Casella Organics, Clifton Park, NY 
Join fellow professionals for an invigorating morning run or walk around Green Island. It’s an opportunity to meet new people and learn about other industry perspectives. 

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. – YOGA and STRETCH FOR EVERY BODY! Main Hotel, The Shelving Rock
Coordinator:  Lauren Laibach, NAPCOR, Albany, NY  
Start your morning with a gentle and rejuvenating yoga and stretch class to prepare yourself for a day of mindful conference workshops. No experience necessary!  Just bring your own mat and props.

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & WHOVA HELP DESK Conference Center 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – ADIRONDACK BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS Events Center 

7:30 – 11:00 a.m. – TRADE SHOW Events Center 

8:15 a.m. – TUESDAY’S INTRO/PREP Conf. Ctr. Abenia 
Speakers, Moderators and Activity Coordinators only 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – BREAKOUT SESSIONS Conference Center 

CLCPA Update and What Municipalities Are Doing to Prepare for It Bellvue
Moderator:  John D. Atkinson, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Michael Cahill, Esq., Germano & Cahill, P.C., Holbrook, NY
  • Michael Garland, P.E., Director of Environmental Services, Monroe County, Rochester, NY
  • Jennifer McDonnell, DSNY, New York, NY

Extreme Event Stormwater Management & Advanced Leachate Treatment (1.0 PDH) Nirvana
Moderator:  Jeff Bouchard, NYSASWM, Johnstown, NY

  • Stormwater Management for Extreme Weather Events (Jillian Blake, P.E. and Bethann Parmelee, P.E., Barton & Loguidice, Syracuse, NY)
  • A Case Study on Advanced Leachate Treatment: Startup of Operations and Integration of Upgrades (Kirstie Shurie, Tetra Tech, Middletown, NY)

Tech Talk:  Rochem Americas, Inc.

Landfill Gas Opportunities and Challenges (1.0 PDH) Wapanak
Moderator:  Patti Pastella, P.E., DANC, Watertown, NY

  • Renewable Natural Gas: The Future of Landfill Gas Energy Recovery? (Lisa Damiano P.E. and Heather Little, P.G., Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc., Concord, NH / Burlington, VT)
  • Removing Hydrogen Sulfide from Biogas: Lessons Learned to Overcome Obstacles, Reduce Cost and Ensure Success (Daryl O’Dell, P.E, P. Eng.. and Billy Emmert, Tetra Tech, Middletown, NY)

Tech Talk:  Leak Location Services, Inc.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – BREAKOUT SESSION Main Hotel 
SWANA / OSHA Safety Alliance Main Hotel Dollar Island
Moderator:  Arie Kremen, PhD, Tetra Tech, Metuchen, NJ

  • David Biderman, SWANA, Silver Springs, MD
  • Michael Levy, OSHA, New York, NY
  • Michael Hughes, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., Rutland, VT

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – NETWORKING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS Events Center 
$ EXHIBITOR DRAWING $ 

10:45 – 12:15 p.m. – BREAKOUT SESSIONS Conference Center 

Elements to a Successful Solid Waste System (1.5 PDH) – Bellvue 
Moderator:  Ken Armellino, Covanta, Morristown, NJ

  • Increasing Authentic Public Participation in NYS Solid Waste Management Planning: Industry Best Practices (Jennifer Porter, GBB, Narrowsburg, NY, Steve Faber, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, Theresa Evans, GBB, Syracuse, NY)
  • Successfully Navigating the Environmental Justice Process (Bruce Howie, HDR, White Plains, NY)
  • Ash Reuse and its Emerging Markets (Steve Bossotti, P.E., Covanta, Morristown, NJ)

Using Geosynthetics (1.5 PDH) Nirvana 
Moderator: Matthew McGarry, P.E., Town of Colonie, Latham, NY

  • Leachate: Redirect, Rollback, and Reduce with EGCs (Robert Holmes, P.E., Tetra Tech, Rochester, NY)
  • Alternative Closure Systems for Reduction in Maintenance and Associated Costs (Dan Trask, Solmax, Houston, TX)
  • Impact of Moisture on GCL Performance (Paul Shamoian, P.E, and Barry VanLaarhoven, P.E., Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Raynham, MA)

Tech Talks:  AGRU America, Inc. & American Excelsior Company

New Approaches for Educating Wapanak
Moderator: Gary Carrel, Erie County, Buffalo, NY

  • From Waste to Wheelbarrow: Westchester’s Compost and Education Center (Louis Vetrone, Esq. and Melissa-Jean Rotini, Esq., Westchester County Dept. of Environmental Facilities, New Rochelle, NY)
  • Encourage Recycling in Urban Multi-Family Buildings Through Social Norm Interventions (Elizabeth Hewitt, PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY)
  • Landfills as Museums: An Education Initiative Promoting Sustainable Thinking (Adrienne Fors and Jay Kaplan, Waste Management, Pen Argyl, PA / NY, NY)

12:30 p.m. – LUNCH TO GO – Conf. Ctr. Lobby 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – ATTENDEES’ ACTIVITIES CHOICE 
(Advance Sign-up required on Registration Form) 

  • Golf
  • Boat Tour on Lake George
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • "Chef Sagamore" Culinary
  • Kayaking
  • Vigorous Adirondack Hike

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – REFRESHMENTS Conf. Ctr. Lobby 

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS Conf. Ctr. Lobby 
Public agencies and non-profit organizations are invited to feature their programs and educational outreach on table top displays.  Contact Luann Meyer at Luann.Meyer@bartonandloguidice.com if your group is interested in participating. 

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. - SUZANNE D. LALONDE INSTITUTE Conference Center 

SUNY Stony Brook Materials Management Research (1.5 PDH) Wapanak
Moderator:  David Tonjes, PhD, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

  • Climate Policy Impacts to Municipal Solid Waste (Lori Clark)
  • User Friendly Model for Recycling Costs (Griffin Walker)
  • A Preliminary Waste Composition of NYS Solid Waste and Recyclables (David Tonjes, PhD)
  • What We Can Say (For Sure) About Waste Generation Trends (Firman Firmansyah, PhD)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – HORS D’OEUVRES RECEPTION Main Hotel The Shelving Rock 
For this gala reception, Business Attire – what you would wear to an important day at the office – is expected.  Dress pants, khakis, presentable “crisp” jeans, dress/skirt (long or short) paired with a polo/collared shirt or fashionable top.

8:15 – 10:15 p.m. – CASINO NIGHT Conf. Ctr. Bellvue

10:00 – 11:00 p.m. – SUNDAE BAR Conf. Ctr. Lobby

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & WHOVA HELP DESK Conference Center 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. – REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE Conf. Ctr. Bellvue 
Chat with your NYSDEC regional representatives and other peers from your region with a doughnut, coffee and juice. There will also be tables for other northeastern states, metropolitan areas and organizations. 

7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS Conf. Ctr. Lobby 
Public agencies and non-profit organizations are invited to feature their programs and educational outreach on table top displays.  Contact Luann Meyer at Luann.Meyer@bartonandloguidice.com if your group is interested in participating. 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – PLENARY  Conf. Ctr. Bellvue 
NYSDEC Regulatory & SUNY Materials Management Research Updates (1.0 PDH)

  • Richard Clarkson, P.E., NYSDEC, Albany, NY
  • Kate Walker, SUNY ESF Center for Sustainable Materials Management 

9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – BREAKOUT SESSIONS Conference Center 

Landfill Soup to Nuts – Design to Operations to Closure (1.5 PDH) Nirvana 
Moderator:  Mark Swyka, Tetra Tech, Middletown, NY

  • Subsurface Investigation of a MSW Landfill for Site Specific Design Parameters (Christopher Dohner, P.E., Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc, Raynham, MA)
  • Landfill Environmental Monitoring – An Update on NYS Part 360 Monitoring Requirements and Sampling Modalities (Darik Jordan and John Benson, Barton & Loguidice, Rochester, NY / Syracuse, NY)
  • Mission Black Goo: Figuring Out What It Is and How to Tackle It (Craig Benson, PhD, P.E., University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI)
  • Life After Landfill Closure (Jeff Murray, P.E., HDR, Raleigh, NC)

Organics Processing (1.5 PDH) Wapanak
Moderator:  Kelli Timbrook, Casella Organics, Clifton Park, NY

  • Hybrid Approach to Composting (Greg McCarron, P.E., SCS Engineers, Suffern, NY and Dan Goossen, Chittenden SWD, Williston, VT)
  • Composting Non-Marketable Paper (Douglas Daley, P.E., SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY)
  • PFAS in Compost and Potential Implications for Facilities (Debra Darby, Tetra Tech, Gloucester, MA)

9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – BREAKOUT SESSION Main Hotel
Reuse, Repair, and Repurposing Main Hotel Dollar Island 
Moderator:  Dan Lilkas Rain, Town of Bethlehem, Delmar, NY

  • Reuse: The Emerging ‘R’ (Dan Lilkas Rain, Town of Bethlehem, Delmar, NY and Sue Momberger, P.E., Albany, NY)
  • Hidden Product Reuse in Urban Centers (Vasil Diyamandoglu, PhD, City College of New York City, NY, NY)
  • Status Update on ‘Right to Repair’ Legislation Around the World (Gay Gordon-Byrne, The Repair Association, North River, NY)

11:00 a.m. – BRUNCH Conference Center Bellvue 
Evan Liblit Scholarship Fund Raffle 
Door Prizes Drawing (must be present to win!) 

 

SAFE JOURNEY!  See you in 2023!

Conference Activities

There are plenty of planned and spur-of-the-moment activities for everyone to enjoy at The Sagamore and in the Lake George area when you are not attending conference-related events. All are a great way to relax and get to know your fellow solid waste and recycling professionals at the same time!

Welcome Packet Assembly (Sunday Afternoon)
NY Federation ConferenceThis is a great way to meet someone early in a very small group. Many of our ‘more seasoned folks’ walk around tables assembling the conference handout packet. And, you even get rewarded: a free drink ticket for Sunday’s Welcome Reception.
Welcome Reception (Sunday Evening)
NY Federation Conference 2016
After that lazy lake-side drive or even if you are just arriving, don’t miss this great BBQ Buffet reception. Once the trade show ribbon is cut, you will be able to interact with over 100 exhibitors who are anxious to promote their great services to you.
Networking…It’s Your Thing (Monday Night)
mondayniteThe No. 1 reason people attend the annual conference is TO NETWORK! To wrap up the first full conference day, DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO! … all (S’mores, Sing & Dance, Smoke Cigars) within a 100 feet of each other. And, there are refreshments to suit the activity at each activity. This is a great social event under the stars to make new acquaintances and renew old ones too!
Boat Tour (Tuesday Early Afternoon)
NY Federation Conference 2016Get on board the Morgan for a 1-1/2 hour boat ride on Lake George and a breathtaking view of the Adirondack Mountains. The Morgan can hold up to 100 people if the weather cooperates! If you are one of the lucky 25 on the open upper deck, you will want to bring a jacket and your camera!

Culinary Demonstration (Tuesday Early Afternoon)
NY Federation Conference 2016The Executive Chef demonstrates how your Sagamore food is prepared. This event has included creating chocolate covered desserts and strawberries, barbecuing with beers and sculpturing garnishes out of fruit and vegetables. Chef will show you how to prepare a Sagamore speciality, and pair it with the right wine, so you can try cooking it yourself when you get back home.
Golf (Tuesday Afternoon)
Activities-GolfThis beautiful hillside course overlooks Lake George and was designed and built under Donald Ross’s personal supervision in 1928. He used the environment to give each hole its challenge and beauty. Attendees tee up and take on the challenge of the 18-hole, par-70, 6,950-yard course. Assemble your own foursome or take a real chance and be assigned to one where you’ll get to know three more professionals in your field. Hole sponsorships available.
Hike (Tuesday Afternoon)
Activities-HikeThis is not some walk in the woods! It is intended for the more serious hiker and is accompanied by a licensed Adirondack guide so everyone gets back in time for the evening activities. In the past, about 10-12 people have hiked Buck Mountain and bushwhacked their way up and down French Point Mountain.
Tennis (Tuesday Afternoon)
Activities-TennisDon’t worry about the weather as there are both indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Since this has been a small group in the past, there is no advance sign-up. Just simply ask about it.
Horseback Riding (Tuesday Afternoon)
Groups will be taken by shuttle to the Stony Creek Ranch where riders will be matched with the horse. An experienced guide will make sure you stay in the saddle and on the beautiful scenic, forest trails winding up to the top of the mountain offering spectacular views of Lake George, old landmarks and many Adirondack wildlife.
Fishing (Tuesday Afternoon)
Fishing charters (5 people per boat) will take you out to some of the best known places on Lake George to lure bass and lake trout. A fishing license is required and can be obtained at the conference with 24 hour notice.
Kayaking (Tuesday Afternoon)
Paddling is a peaceful way to explore Lake George! Doesn’t matter if you are an expert, or a first time kayaker. This one hour activity on Lake George is located right on the island and is for all level kayakers.
Casino Night (Tuesday Evening)
Activities-CasinoA Casino Night follows the Tuesday evening reception right at The Sagamore! The night will be filled with chance as attendees network and try their hand at the gaming tables. Lots of great prizes!
Hanging Out (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)
NY Federation Conference 2016When the day’s program is over, you will always find us in Caldwell’s or downstairs at Mr. Brown’s Pub. Just walk in with your nametag, spot your fellow conference attendees and relax together.
Recreational
Activities-RecreationalDuring your stay at The Sagamore, spoil yourself and take advantage of its fitness center, salon, spa and indoor swimming pool.
Lake George Area
Activities-LakeGeorgeIf none of the above works for you, check out shopping and other sightseeing activities in the area.