“The Premier Event in Snow & Ice Management,” APWA’s North American Snow Conference, will bring its focused and relevant educational opportunities and snowfighting products to Hartford, Conn., this year.
On May 22–25, plan to learn from and shop alongside others in the municipal, private, rural, metropolitan, domestic and international snow and ice treatment business, who will be there ready to show and share new ways to make winter weather efforts more productive and, at the same time, less hiccup-prone.
Municipal snowfighters who have faced exactly the scenario that’s developing in your locale will be present at the “Show for Snow” to tell about the ways they have found to make a difficult winter situation work. Sit in, for example, on an evaluation of the feasibility, design and maintenance of a two-way protected bike lane on an arterial street; find out what lessons New England cities learned during the winter storms of 2015; or learn how to use alternative fuels during winter emergencies.
This year’s conference is hosted by the New England Chapter of APWA. The NEC has arranged for tours by conference attendees of the Connecticut State Armory and Emergency Operations Center, Manchester Public Works and the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Emergency Operations Staging Site at Brainard Field. Tours require preregistration, however, and participants need to bring photo identification.
For hands-on demonstrations of the latest in GPS technology, brine solutions, truck models, blade packages and more, don’t miss the APWA Snow Conference 2016 Expo. Then, after the closing session, join in a little New England fun and relaxation during a snow celebration at the Connecticut Science Center, located next door to the conference venue.
Don’t forget to stop by The Municipal’s APWA North American Snow Conference exposition booth for a free copy of the magazine, too. We’ll look for you!
MONDAY MORNING, catch the “General Session Talk Show,” in which panelists from New Hampshire, Ontario, Massachusetts and Missouri will unravel the reasons why the public doesn’t always recognize or appreciate the efforts of its public works department — and what can be done about it.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, comedian Steve Rizzo gives out a plan for creating lifelong habits for personal and business success.