YPs @ WASTECON® 2021

Where else can Young Professionals (YPs) laugh with friends and colleagues from all over the world, have good food and drinks, solve the world’s waste challenges, be crowned the champion of “YP Corn Hole” or “Giant Jenga”?

Don’t miss these events—AND MORE!

SWANA Young Professionals (YPs) celebrating with their awards

YP Networking Event

Featuring “Minute Mentoring”
November 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall

Mix and mingle with fellow YPs at the annual SWANA YP Networking Event, featuring “Minute Mentoring.” This fun gathering is a WASTECON favorite that allows you to expand your professional network, grab a few drinks with friends, and benefit from the guidance of well-established industry professionals through the “Minute Mentoring” portion of the night where participants rotate from table to table for brief discussions with mentors looking to share their expertise. Bring your business card to the event to enter into the raffle for a chance to win a Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler along with other amazing door prizes!

Suggested Leadership Intensives for YPs

Leadership Intensives are workshops and activities that you can choose to participate in for a deeper dive into a topic. While there are many to choose from, young professionals might be interested in the following:

YP Exhibit Hall Lounge

Join us at the YP Booth to meet new people, get involved, learn more about SWANA YPs, and perfect your score in any of the various booth games!

Activity Schedule

Tuesday, November 2 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Recycling Sort Challenge game
Tuesday, November 2 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Resume Reviews & Mock Interviews — CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE
Tuesday, November 2 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Scavenger Hunt — CLICK HERE TO PLAY
Wednesday, November 3 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Kahoot game
Wednesday, November 3 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Board games (All day)
Wednesday, November 3 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Resume Reviews & Mock Interviews — CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE

SWANA Young Professionals (YPs) working at WASTECON

YP Volunteer Opportunities

View open volunteer slots and sign up to make the most of your WASTECON experience.