At A Glance




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

9:15 – 9:45 p.m.     Fireworks Over Lake George



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.      YP Reception

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


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

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



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, moderators, activity coordinators 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



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 – 11:15 a.m.    Concurrent Sessions

11:15 a.m.               Brunch

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 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 Rugieros 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.
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.