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Midwest Snow and Ice Conference

September 18, 2024 | 8am - 4pm

Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 

Reduce salt, cut costs!

SIMA's first Midwest Snow and Ice Conference will feature presentations and discussions to help snow removal professionals, grounds managers and municipalities in Wisconsin and nearby states to adopt a more sustainable approach to salt use that can result in cost savings and better service.

Schedule:

Changing Climatology and Snow and Ice Management

Steve Vavrus, University of Wisconsin Center for Climatic Research and State of WI Climatologist

We’ll look at changes in weather patterns and climatology data to identify trends that could impact your snow and ice management service approach.


Legislative and Environmental Updates

Allison Madison, WI Salt Wise 

Hear updates on legislative and environmental issues impacting the state, including what’s next after the veto of Senate Bill 52, which would have provided salt applicator liability protections.


Tools & Tech to Reduce Salt Use

Josh Howver, ASM, Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services

Explore some of the latest winter management tools and technology that can help reduce salt use and safe time and money.


Calibration Demos

Whether you’re calibrating your equipment old school or have newer spreaders that manage that task for you, it’s still imperative to understand application rates and calibration. Municipal and commercial spreaders will be on hand for calibration exercises.


Liquids: Walk Before You Run

Jeremy Johnson, The Bruce Company; Brad Frank, ASM, David J. Frank Co.; Joe Sell, CSP, ASM, Landmark Landscapes

Using liquids for snow and ice management is gaining in popularity. Panelists will share their experiences on building liquids into their operations. 


Reduce Chlorides and Save Money? It’s a Win-Win

Aron Rodman, Extra Mile Snowplowing

Aron will share how his company has been able to reduce chlorides in its operations and the cost savings that have resulted—from using less material, reduced cleanup costs and more.


Snack & Chat Lunch

Network and learn from peers during roundtable discussions on a variety of snow and ice management topics. 


CONTRACTOR SESSION SCHEDULE

8-9 am: Registration / Vendor Visits
Complete your vendor passport for a chance to win prizes!

9-10:15 am: The Climate is Changing, So Should Your Business
Justin Gamester, CSP, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service; Jon Crandall, CSP, JC Grounds Management; Brian McDonough, Cross Insurance; and Mark Shanaberger, trueWeather

At the 2022 Symposium, NH State Climatologist Dr. Mary Stampone discussed changes that are occurring and a panel shared how they might impact their snow operations. Her predictions came to fruition — did your business adjust? Join the discussion on changes to consider heading into the 2023 winter season. 

10:15-10:45 am: Coffee / Vendor Visits
Complete your vendor passport for a chance to win prizes!

10:45-11:45 am: Green Snow Pro Goes to Trial
North Point Outdoors, Boyle | Shaughnessy Law PCF, Makor Management, LLC  

For the first time since its inception, the Green Snow Pro was put to the legal test. Representatives from DES, North Point Outdoors, its attorney and the property manager  will discuss the case, the results and lessons learned from the process.

11:45 am-12:30 pm: Lunch / Vendor Visits
Complete your vendor passport for a chance to win prizes! Drawings will take place before the start of the demos.

12:45-2 pm: Demos / Tools & Tech to Reduce Salt Use

 

MUNICIPALITY SESSIONS

8-8:30 am: Registration / Vendor Visits
Complete your vendor passport for a chance to win prizes!

8:30-9:30 am: The Impact of Changing Climates on Municipal Operations
Speakers TBA

At the 2022 Symposium, NH State Climatologist Dr. Mary Stampone discussed changes that are occurring and a panel shared how they might impact their snow operations. Her predictions came to fruition — did your operations adjust? Join the discussion on changes to consider heading into the 2023 winter season. 

9:30-10:15 am: Calibration Exercise
Basic and advanced calibration refresher training 

10:15-10:30 am: Coffee / Vendor Visits

10:30-11:45 am: Storage Best Practices & Don't Use Sand!
Reducing salt use is only one way to minimize operations' environmental impact. Hear best practices in material use and salt storage.

11:45 am-12:30 pm: Lunch & Learn
Hear from NH DES representatives on the Green Snow Pro rules and regulations going into effect for municipalities.

12:45-2 pm: Demos / Tools & Tech to Reduce Salt Use

Thanks to the event sponsor:

DeicingDepot

Thanks to lunch sponsor:

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CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION

Registration includes education, vendor visits, and buffet lunch.

Cost:
1-4 people: $179 per person
Groups of 5 or more: $159 per person 

*Event counts for Green Snow Pro refresher training and CSP credits.

VENDOR REGISTRATION


Displays will be located inside the garages (unless equipment needs to move or exceeds 7’ height limit).
Dedicated attendee visits are scheduled for 8-9 am (during registration), 10:15-10:45 am (coffee break) and 11:45 am-12:30 pm (lunch).

Cost:
10x10 tabletop: $450
10x30 space for equipment (or outdoors): $600

*Includes registration/lunch for 1 person. Additional lunch tickets may be purchased.

Move in: Tuesday 3-5 pm and Wednesday 7 am

NEW FOR 2023! GAMIFICATION.
We’re adding a passport program to encourage as many visits to your table as possible. More details available in the Vendor Agreement.  

 

HOTEL INFORMATION


We have a room block at the Tru by Hilton Concord
(406 Main Street)

$119/night + tax
Cutoff Date: August 22, 2023
To reserve: Call the hotel at 603-931-1878 or reserve online via the link below
 

 

NETWORKING


Join us on September 12 from 6-8 pm for a pre-event meet up at Feathered Friends Brewing (231 S Main Street)

Grab a drink
Order BBQ from the neighboring restaurant
Enjoy good company

We'll see you there!


 

Registration


  • Full class schedule
  • Demonstrations
  • Networking
  • Lunch

$105

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