Snow conference destination: Ohio
Two events aimed at snow professionals are slated for separate Ohio cities in coming weeks.
“The Show for Snow”
On May 4–7, the Cincinnati chapter of the American Public Works Association will host its annual winter weather show and conference at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Featuring a discussion with leading associations about where money is being spent on winter maintenance research, it also includes an exhibit floor full of new products and machines to keep the roads clear and everyone both residents and city personnel safe.
At the request of past participants, the winter maintenance supervisor certificate will also be offered on the first day. One of the many don’t-miss sessions will dwell on the liability that municipalities have for car accidents due to icy roads.
A networking reception takes place Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday participants will have the opportunity to tour either the Miami Township snow fighting facilities, the CVG Airport winter/environmental operations department or the sustainable components of the Cincinnati Zoo.
Register by May 4 at www.apwa.net/snow.
17th annual Snow and Ice Symposium
Up the road in Columbus, Ohio, the 17th annual Snow and Ice Symposium opens June 18. Sponsored by the Snow and Ice Management Association, the event runs for four days, until June 21.
Twenty-one educational sessions will include discussions on public/private partnerships, from the private perspective; leed for snow removal; management and leadership; and more.
John DiJulius, opening keynote speaker, will address participants on the question of “What’s the Secret? To Providing a World-Class Customer Experience.” On Friday Marc Wayshak will present “Championship Selling the New Economy.”
Private and public relationships will be the topic of an educational session co-presented by Diana Kloch, who has experience working for departments of transportation and municipal entities. During another session happening from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, a private contractor will broach the subject of subcontracting with municipalities.
This year’s pre-conference event will be a tour of the city of Columbus’ state-of-the-art brine-making and equipment cleaning facility from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 18. Learn the aspects to making your own compound that will reduce the amount of rock salt you need to buy next winter.
Registrations are being accepted online: Register by May 21 for a discount.
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