There will be plenty of time to talk with exhibitors representing more than 150 companies with products and services focused on innovative new equipment, ground-breaking technologies, snow and ice removal, winter road maintenance, and streets and fleet operations.
including the world famous St. Elmo’s Steak House that still operates from its original 1902 location right downtown (don’t forget to sample the shrimp cocktail). And there’s bound to be a sports bar or two, with plenty of televisions for viewing the big game, just around the corner from your hotel!
a result of these efforts, we’re honored to have the best and brightest minds in municipal snow operations attend the Show for Snow to present education sessions. Attendees will experience numerous programs featuring winter maintenance, weather, emergency management, fleet and sustainability.
One of Indianapolis’s popular new attractions is also the location of this year’s Snow Celebration on Tuesday, May 8. Punch Bowl Social—where “food for foodies” and crafted beverages collide with all-you-can-sing karaoke, 10-pin bowling parties, shuffleboard competitions and more—will be open exclusively to Snow Conference guests to explore and play! We encourage everybody to come enjoy the final evening of The Show for Snow with all your fellow snowfighters while enjoying delicious and creative food and drinks. Then stay to have some fun with bowling, ping pong, bocce ball, karaoke, corn hole, an ’80s arcade and giant wall scrabble.
New to the conference last year, APWA will again be presenting a portion of our education sessions as part of our FAST TRACK. These are fast-paced 20-minute sessions designed to give attendees a great way to take in a lot of information in a short time period. We’re also proud to bring our second installment of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) for Responders Course and to add the popular APWA Self-Assessment Workshop to the education program. This year, the interactive General Session Talk Show will turn its focus to bridging the gap between generations in the workforce.
Along with a great city and fun social events, the 2018 Snow Conference promises to showcase industry-leading education sessions and exhibits. Each year, a dedicated committee of APWA members and winter maintenance professionals works to develop the conference education program. As 18
Back again this year is the ever-popular Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop. Designed for individuals charged with supervising winter maintenance operations, this one-day workshop provides a well-rounded overview of all aspects of snow and ice control. Held on the first day, it provides a great foundation for deeper investigation into specific topics of interest throughout the rest of the conference. There will also be plenty of time to explore the exhibit floor and talk with
exhibitors representing more than 150 companies with products and services focused on innovative new equipment, ground-breaking technologies, snow and ice removal, winter road maintenance, and streets and fleet operations. Select exhibitors will present unique technical sessions in the Exhibitor Solutions Theater straight from the exhibit floor, demonstrating how their company’s technology, tool or service provides a solution that addresses the needs of the snowfighting community. After the success of the New Product Showcase at the 2017 Snow Conference, we’re also adding a New Product Theater where you can learn more about the new products added to the marketplace in the past year. Wednesday morning, May 9, is dedicated to technical tours. APWA’s Indiana Chapter is planning some great tours, including the award-winning winter operations division of the Indianapolis International Airport and DPW Indianapolis’ West Street Operations hub and their “Indy Snow Force.” Check the Snow Conference website for updates on the technical tour program. Conference registration is open. More information about the 2018 North American Snow Conference is available online at www.apwa.net/snow. Make plans now to attend the Show for Snow!
February 2018 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association