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2017 NCSWEOA Conference

The 2017 NCSWEOA Conference will be held Wednesday, October 25 through Friday, the 27 at the Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach.

There is a full slate of programs and presentations designed to bring you up-to-date with the trends in enforcement practices, changes in legislation, state-of-the art technology, and training to keep you safe and help you to manage the wide variety of situations and personalities you encounter every day on the job.

Pre-Conference Workshop- Tuesday, October 24

On Tuesday, October 24 we will have a pre-conference workshop, Tactical Communication & Situational Analysis, that will be presented by Lieutenant Tim Fuss, currently serving with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department. Lt Fuss is a former instructor with the NC Justice Academy and maintains his certification as a Verbal Judo Instructor. The workshop is designed with two components. The morning will consist of an instructional session where you will learn how to assess people and situations and choose an appropriate communication style. The afternoon will be designed as an interactive session with role-play scenarios, so that you can test out your new-found skills.

2017 NCSWEOA Conference Program

2017 About Our Speakers

2017 NCSWEOA Conference Agenda

2017 NCSWEOA Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda

Continuing Education Units

Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for both the conference and workshop.



Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
Workshop- 2 CEUs
Conference- 11 CEUs

North Carolina Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (NCSWANA)
Workshop- 5 CEUs
Conference- 9.5 CEUs

Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS)
Workshop- 5 hours
Conference- 10.5 hours

Conference Costs

The NCSWEOA conference and workshop are open to members and non-members. You can register for the full conference (Wed through Fri), one day only of the conference (either Wed and Fri OR only Thurs), or just the pre-conference workshop. Conference costs are as follows:

Member Rates
Full Conference (Wed-Fri)              $130
One-Day Conference                         $65
Pre-Conference Workshop              $25

Non-Member Rates
Full Conference (Wed-Fri)              $170
One-Day Conference                         $85
Pre-Conference Workshop              $35

If you are interested in becoming an NCSWEOA member please visit our New Member System.  To check your membership status, contact Susan Heim at susan.heim@ncdenr.gov or (336) 776-9672.

Hotel Information

The conference will take place at the Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Contact the hotel directly to make a reservation: (910) 256-8696.  The conference rate is $91.00 per night. Tell them you are with NC Solid Waste Enforcement Officers Association to receive this great discount.

The conference rate has been extended to October 10th.  After that, the nightly rate is $239.00 per night.

The Shell Island Resort is located at 2700 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. Visit their website at www.shellisland.com


Registration for the conference and workshop will close on Friday, October 13 at 5:00 pm. Note- Registration needs to be completed by the 13th but payment can be made after the 13th is needed. If you are trying to register after October 13, contact Susan Heim at susan.heim@ncdenr.gov or (336) 776-9672.

For those who have been to previous conferences, registration will be a little different this year. We are using a new system and registration will be online.

While we prefer online payments, we understand that some organizations, or people, need to write a check. If you wish to pay by check you must still complete the registration online. After you complete the form, select the “Pay by Check” option. When you get to the payment page, just simply close out of the webpage. Your information will be saved, and you will receive a confirmation email.

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Pictures from 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop