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.