Aug 17, 2012

Public Works Professionals Set to Converge for APWA Congress & Exposition

Education sessions to feature latest in public works innovations, solutions

Thousands of public and private sector public works professionals are expected to converge in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 26 to 29, 2012 for the American Public Works Assn. (APWA) “Best Show in Public Works.” Located in Anaheim’s Convention Center, the APWA 2012 International Public Works Congress and Exposition will feature the latest innovations in public works through education sessions on technology, applications, leadership, sustainability and infrastructure management.

“APWA’s 2012 International Public Works Congress and Exposition will set new standards for supporting public works professionals and the communities they build and infrastructure they manage around the world,” said APWA Executive Director Peter B. King.

“This year’s conference will not only feature high-tech and high impact innovations and solutions, but will also focus on the most innovative infrastructure and community planning programs in North America. Attendees will also learn to connect sustainability principles to day-to-day operations,” said King.

According to King, there will be more than 128 education sessions to choose from, and conference participants can connect with public works colleagues through various networking opportunities.

APWA is stepping up efforts to make an even greener “Best Show in Public Works” event than in previous years. Efforts include electronic registration, printing on FSC certified paper, printing smaller Congress Previews and Programs, education sessions on integrating sustainability principles in all activities, electronic speaker files, exercising a green procurement strategy, providing tips on implementing waste reduction, energy and water conservation and clean air practices.