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The 2012 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition is four days of valuable information, with more than 125 education sessions, hundreds of exhibitors covering nearly 90,000 square feet of exhibit space — all in sunny Anaheim, California.

Keep Up With the Trends…

The world is moving fast and it’s hard to keep up. We’ve examined all of the latest trends and innovations and bring them to you all under one roof. Innovations in technology, public works applications using your smart phone, social media, funding, software, new ways to manage and think, big machines that make your job easier—it’s innovation you won’t find all together anywhere else. Whether you’re in one of the many education sessions, hiking around the exhibit floor, or forging new relationships at a networking event, you’ll be discovering new innovations every day.

Stay Motivated…

We all need to be motivated sometimes, but who motivates you, the leaders? WE DO! The Best Show in Public Works isn’t just about the latest innovations and technologies—it’s also about motivating leaders to be the best they can be. We’ll start every day with a high-energy motivational and inspirational speaker that will challenge you to be better and motivate you to kick it into another gear in the coming year. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with your peers and discover new ideas and methods that will charge you up—if you’re not motivated when you leave, we have to assume you stayed in bed.

Get Refreshed…

You may find it hard to cope with of all of the demands placed on you and your staff with fewer resources and tighter budgets. But after a few days at The Best Show in Public Works, you’ll be able to breathe easier no matter where you are. Armed with the latest innovations, applications and technologies for your community and a newfound motivation, the enthusiasm you’ll bring back to your agency or department will be contagious. 

The goal is to make you the best you can be for your community, making your community the best it can be. The Best Show in Public Works brings you the latest innovations in public works, delivers topnotch motivational speakers, and promises to energize you and your community. 

Join us in Anaheim in 2012! View list of 2012 Exhibitors

Why Should You Attend Congress?

Here are the top ten reasons to attend Congress. Feel free to share this with your boss!

Who Should Attend Congress?

Public Works Directors
Superintendents and Managers
Directors and Managers of Operations and Operations Personnel
City and County Engineers
Consulting Engineers
Construction Directors and Managers
Solid Waste Managers and Coordinators
Public Fleet Directors and Managers
Public Facilities and Grounds Directors and Managers
Water Services Directors and Managers
Streets/Roads/Bridges Directors and Managers
Transportation Directors and Managers
Stormwater and Flood Control Directors and Managers
Emergency Management Directors and Coordinators
City Planners
Sustainability Specialists
Anyone else whose responsibilities are public works-related


Download the Congress Preview

Click here to download the Congress Preview (12MB PDF)


Hotel Information

Both Congress hotels are located on the Anaheim Convention Center Campus, literally steps away from the front door. And both hotels are extending great rates for APWA Congress attendees and exhibitors. Book your room thourgh the Congress website, and save money during your Congress stay.

Hilton Anaheim Hotel (Headquarters)
$160 single/double

Anaheim Marriott Hotel
$160 single/double

Book your hotel room online today!  Or download the hotel reservation form here.

Or you can call 714-765-8868 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT to book your hotel room by phone.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: APWA encourages you to book your hotel room within our official Congress Hotel Block. We know that wholesalers have been contacting exhibitors and attendees offering deals on hotels for the 2012 APWA Congress and Exposition. While it is not illegal for a travel firm or booking agent to solicit potential customers, it can be difficult to determine the legitimacy of the offers from these organizations and they sometimes misrepresent themselves as an official APWA housing company. Those who opt for alternatives to the APWA negotiated rates at official Congress hotels may find themselves at risk. APWA reminds you that we have no affiliation with any of these room brokers. Rooms in the official Congress housing block are only available through the APWA Housing Bureau. APWA’s housing bureau does not contact attendees or exhibitor directly.


Public Works Time Capsule

To commemorate 75 years of building better communities, APWA is inviting each of our chapters from around the globe to bring a special memento to be placed in our Public Works Time Capsule during a special ceremony. Then at our Sesquicentennial Celebration we will reopen the capsule as part of the Best Show in Public Works 2087!