National Sponsorships

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SOAR is SWANA's new technical conference and is planning to be a face-to-face technical conference in Kansas City, MO, on June 14–17, 2021. SOAR is built on the essence of SWANApalooza, driving technical solutions for resource management to the entire solid waste community.

WASTECON is SWANA’s largest solid waste industry-focused conference that brings you the latest news, education, advancements and products to help you achieve success in your business. Due to COVID-19, this year's event has been cancelled and a virtual one is being planned for January 26-28, 2021. [Learn More]

About the Sponsorships

Are you new to the solid waste industry and would like the opportunity to learn more about the practices and concepts that shape the world you work in? Are you interested in receiving a FREE 1-year membership to SWANA and ISOSWO. If so, you can submit a short essay for a chance to receive a sponsorship from the ISOWSO chapter to travel to and attend these two national events.

Application Requirements

  • Are able to attend the conference you are applying for.
  • Have worked in the solid waste industry for 5-years or less or are under the age of 35.
  • Have a letter of recommendation from solid waste agency board member or supervisor who is an ISOSWO member in good standing.
  • Submit an essay - 1,000 words or less - describing your commitment to ISOSWO and your dedication to the solid waste industry in Iowa. Please focus on what benefit ISOSWO will receive by sponsoring your attendance to these SWANA events. 
  • Agree to present to the ISOSWO board a summary of your experience following attendance of SWANA events.
  • Agree to prepare a write up for ISOSWO's e-newsletter summarizing the benefit you received from attendance and why other members should attend future SWANA events. Write up should include photos from your experience at the event.
  • Complete the application form and signed release statement.

Electronic submittals are encouraged if possible. If electronic submittal is not possible, submit at least one original and one copy of application form and submittal materials.

SOAR Submission


Check back in 2021!


Lauren P. Norland, P.E.
Evora Group
1801 Industrial Circle
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

WASTECON Submission


Applications are being accepted at this time.

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Questions and hard copy applications can be submitted to:

Email: Lauren P. Norland, P.E.
Evora Group
1801 Industrial Circle
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265