Explore '98 APWA congress

Pipeline overflows with educational training sessions and exhibitions for public works pros

Article December 28, 2000
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The 1998 International Public Works Congress and Exposition,
sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), will
take place Sept. 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las
Vegas.

Attendees can learn updated information on legislative issues and
technological innovations from over 300 exhibitors who will be
showcasing the latest in public works equipment and services in
North America.

During the exposition, attendees can also interact with more than 200
public works experts on hand to share their knowledge and insight.

Education and training

Over 100 educational and training sessions
spanning four days will cover virtually every issue impacting public
works agencies and professionals. The sessions, geared to elevating
skills and knowledge, are divided into eight categories: Operational
Practices, Management Practices, Regulatory Compliance, Career
Enhancement, Better Business Tools, Technology, Dollars & Sense and
Practical Solutions.

Designed to meet a variety of learning needs, the 1998 education
program will provide in-depth exploration of subject matters in two-
hour or more time blocks, as well as quick informational programs in
50 minutes.

Attending the 1998 congress and expo can be a certifiable education
as well. By attending specially designated sessions, attendees can
earn continuing education unit (CEU) credits that can be used for
career advancement. Sessions offering CEU credits will be designated
in the on-site program booklet.

Opening general session

The opening general session entitled, The United States, Spaceship
Earth and the Struggle for a Cleaner Environment, conducted by John
G. Stoessinger, Ph.D., an internationally recognized political analyst
and author of 10 leading books on world politics, is scheduled for
Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. The session will explore the
environmental challenges facing the earth today and what must be
done to meet them.

For more information on the APWA International Public Works
Congress and Exposition, contact the APWA, 2345 Grand Blvd., Suite
500, Kansas City, MO 64108-2625, phone 816/472-6100; fax
816/472-1610; e-mail [email protected]; or visit their
website at: www.pubworks.org.

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