Join us for a one-day seminar on everything winter maintenance! Vaisala, the world leader in providing weather information solutions, has teamed with the Suburban Branch and the Chicago Metro Chapter of the APWA to bring you this educational event. What's different about this seminar versus other snow and ice workshops common this time of year? The speakers! This group of experts will give you tips to make your job easier, and keep it interesting and fun. Winter maintenance training does not have to be boring! We will have an expert from the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, several great speakers from cities in the Midwest, a road weather meteorologist, and a salt expert. Take a look below at the great list of topics scheduled for the day!
Agenda | Thursday, September 8, 2016

7:00 am     Registration
7:30 am     Welcome!
7:45 am     Change – It Doesn't Have to be a Bad Word! – Bret Hodne, City of West Des Moines
8:45 am     Liability – How Would You do in Court? – Dr. Wilf Nixon, The Salt Institute
9:45 am     Break
10:00 am   Yeah, There is a Difference – Measuring Road Weather & Using it! – Jon Tarleton, Vaisala
11:00 am   Using Data for Maintenance – Mark DeVries, Vaisala
12:00 pm   Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm     Panel Discussion
1:30 pm     Starting Over – Bryan Beitzel, Village of Buffalo Grove
2:00 pm     Break
2:15 pm     Winter Maintenance at One Mile Up 
– Larry Schneider, City of Fort Collins   
3:00 pm     Be The Squeaky Wheel – Curt Pape, Minnestoa DOT
4:00 pm     Wrap-up
Door Prizes

Location Information

Seminar Location: 
Medinah Banquets                  
550 Shriners Drive                  
Addison, IL  60101

Hilton Garden Inn – Addison
551 North Swift Road
Addison, IL  60101
(630) 691-0500
Reserve a room online >>

The conference rate is $129 a night. Mention "Snow and Ice Leadership Seminar" when booking your room. We only have a small number of rooms, so please book early.

Are you ready for winter?

Either way we have a perfect seminar that not only gets you through the coming winter, but also helps make it easier on you! We have assembled experts from around the United States to share their plans, answer your questions, and discuss pressing winter operations topics.

The cost of this seminar is $85 for members / $95 for non-members, with proceeds helping fund our national speakers travel and going to the APWA scholarship fund. Certificates for six Professional Development Hours will be awarded for program attendance.

Questions about the Seminar?

If you have any questions, registration or reservation concerns, please feel free to contact Jon Tarleton at (303) 436-2943 or email at

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