Frequently Asked Questions

covanta “Great conference! Allowed me to network and further develop relationships with our valued municipal clients, regulatory agencies, and key community stakeholders, while also expanding my own education on new industry technologies.”
Dan Caraccio, Vice President, Covanta Municipal Services

How do I join the Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations?
There is no membership per se for the Federation. You become a member by simply joining one of the Federation-affiliate Associations – SWANA, NYSASWM or NYSAR3.
When do I have to become a member to receive the conference registration ‘member discount’?
Memberships processed before the Early Registration deadline (typically the last week of March) will entitle the conference registrant to receive the ‘member discount’.
How can I verify my membership?
How do I participate as a speaker on the technical program?
Abstracts are submitted six months prior to the conference via the website.
What should I bring?
There is no need to change out of your comfortable travel clothes on Sunday for the Welcome Reception. You will need a jacket for the fireworks over Lake George! On Monday, it’s usual business attire. There are lots of networking recreational activities on Tuesday’s agenda so wear your shirt/sweater with your employer logo and fill your pocket with business cards. The Tuesday evening Cocktail Reception returns to business attire.
What form of payment is accepted at the door?
Payment via cash, check or credit card is required at the door for those who have not paid or are walk-ins…no exceptions! Receipts are available.
Can my spouse join me for the meals, breaks and activities listed in the program?
NY Federation Conference 2016Most definitely; but, they must register, wear a badge and pay the associated fees.
Does The Sagamore offer discounted accommodations rates before and after the conference?
Yes. The Sagamore extends their accommodations rates coming in two days prior and/or after the conference. Hotel registrations are done directly through the hotel, NOT with your conference registration.
What can I do if I cannot get a room at The Sagamore?
First contact The Sagamore for your accommodations because sometimes there are cancellations or one night availability. However, with our growing conference, once The Sagamore is filled up, there are over 100 rooms available in Bolton Landing within two (2) miles of The Sagamore. Some of these places are not open in the winter so leave a message and someone will get back to you. All the hotels linked on our website know our conference dates and have been contacted.
Are there conference proceedings?
Presentations are posted on the Federation website after the conference.
Can I receive SWANA contact hours?
Contact Hours may be earned toward maintaining SWANA’s Certification Manager/Technical Associate Program. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Report Forms are available at each session.
Can I receive State of New York Professional Engineering Development Hours?
Yes. Professional Engineer Development Hour Credits are offered throughout the conference at sessions indicated on the program by ‘PDH’.
Are there trade show and sponsorship opportunities?
In just three days, you’ll make multiple customer contacts, market your products and services and maintain your competitive edge to over 600 attendees. We promote you by featuring your name, logo, description of services and website hotlink, depending on your level of support. For more information, check out the exhibitor and sponsor pages.
Can I get an attendee registration list?
All attendees receive an attendee’s list at the door. Upon request, exhibitors and sponsors may receive the list electronically prior to the conference. The attendee list is not available for sale, but the Federation is receptive to barter arrangements i.e. advertising or some other reasonable value of services which benefit the conference.
Can I help out with the conference planning?
You bet! Due to its popularity, growth and quality presentations, the conference has become a year round planning effort. Contact Us
How can changes (address, phone, fax, e-mail) be made or removal from the Federation mailing list be done?