For the first time in 25 years, APWA heads north of the border with its comprehensive annual conference.
“Breaking Boundaries” runs Aug. 17–20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and will include more than 125 new education sessions, covering case studies and best practices that apply to utilities, street commissioners, fleet managers, parks and recreation directors, water treatment professionals, engineers and other municipal professionals.
In addition to the annual stormwater summit and public works directors roundtable, those sessions will touch on relevant subjects from public right-of-way to wastewater and emergency management, along with stormwater, traffic engineering, snow and ice and much more. Four keynote speakers will also address attendees.
This year, the American Public Works Association annual Sustainability in Public Works Conference has merged with the apwa International Public Works Congress and Exposition. As a result, apwa Congress’ new Sustainability track will feature targeted sessions dedicated to educating attendees on the efficient delivery of infrastructure projects in an environmentally and socially responsible way that ensures the best economic choice in the long term. That track will feature 34 education sessions, two roundtable forums, five workshops tours and more — all about environment and sustainability issues.
APWA Expo Experience will present hundreds of new products and services that every superintendent and director will want to know about before presenting his or her next purchase order to the city council. The Technology Pavilion will return, and in addition, this year the APWAintroduces a tool that matches attendees with companies that provide select products they are interested in. As always, networking opportunities, including a diversity brunch, young professionals reception and Sunday night get-acquainted party, will be among the highlights of the four days.