The Best Show in Public Works

August 26–29, 2012

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California


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For more than 100 years, the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition has drawn thousands of public works professionals from all over the world. If you're like many, you have limited resources for professional development, so you've chosen APWA's Congress as your preferred venue for:

  • Outstanding education sessions that address current public works issues—as well as ongoing challenges. Choose from more than 125 technical and professional development sessions that will be presented by your colleagues—who will impart their vital knowledge and experience to you. APWA's education sessions are based on the very latest learning models—classroom, interactive and "live" learning labs.
  • The chance to see an extensive gathering of exhibitors and The Expo Experience that will showcase the latest products, services and technologies specific to public works. APWA's exhibit floor encompasses nearly 90,000 square feet! Special "non-compete" hours allow you to visit the floor—uninterrupted.
  • Opportunities to network with your peers, hone your leadership abilities and learn new job skills. APWA offers Congress attendees MANY opportunities to meet and mingle with your peers—the Get Acquainted Party, Awards Ceremony and more! Build lasting professional relationships and make a few lifelong friends at the same time.


Congress Overview

APWA's Congress features more than 125 technical and professional development sessions presented by your colleagues and industry vendors. There's no better way to learn than from those who are "in the know." You can earn CEUs and PDHs that will add value to the information you learn onsite. The Expo Experience—keeping in line with the impressive size of our host site—will be the BEST ever!

Keynote Speakers

This year's keynote speakers are Bob Woodruff, Michio Kaku, Jamie Clarke, and Simon T. Bailey. Click here for more information.



The 2012 exhibit floor isn’t your ordinary exhibit floor—it's an EXPERIENCE. Yes, we’ll still have the great lineup of vendors you’re used to seeing with outstanding product displays, fabulous prize drawings, lunch on the floor, and exhibitor showcase presentations, plus a whole lot more.

  • An estimated 90,000 square feet of exhibit floor
  • More than 400 exhibitors
  • A Technology Pavilion, a Green Pavilion, Central Park, New Product Showcases, and an Exhibitor Solutions Theater, where you can earn CEUs!
  • To exhibit, contact Ron Bates at 800-687-7469, or 703-706-8230, or e-mail

We’ve added so much more to the experience, you might have a hard time leaving! When you’re not in an education session, you’ll want to check out all of the action at the EXPO EXPERIENCE. We’ll be bringing you live interviews with session speakers throughout the week, you’ll have multiple opportunities to connect with your colleagues, we’ll have more prize drawings than ever, you can discover the newest “APPs in Public Works” and, as always, you can keep up with your friends and colleagues at the cyber stations.

If that isn't enough to get you on the exhibit floor to enjoy the EXPO EXPERIENCE, you can also earn CEUs for attending exhibitor showcase presentations!

The 2012 EXPO EXPERIENCE will be a place to LEARN, DISCOVER, and HAVE FUN! So put it in your plans now—we know you’ll want to spend a few more hours at the EXPO EXPERIENCE.


Who Should Attend?

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


Areas Covered:

Career & Personal Development
Construction Management
Emergency Management
Engineering & Technology
Fleet Services
Parks & Grounds
Snow & Ice
Solid Waste
Stormwater / Flood Control
Traffic Engineering
Water & Wastewater

Call for Presentations

The 2012 Congress Call for Presentations for Congress is closed. If you are interested in speaking at other upcoming APWA events, visit:


Future Events

APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition
2013     August 25 – 28     Chicago, IL     McCormick Place
2014     August 17 – 20     Toronto, Ontario     Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada
2015     August 30 – September 2     Phoenix, AZ     Phoenix Convention Center