2021 North American Snow Conference Cancelled

APWA cancels in-person event, plans virtual learning experience

It is with great disappointment that we must announce that the 2021 North American Snow Conference in-person event will be cancelled. The APWA Board of Directors, after careful deliberation, decided to cancel the North American Snow Conference, to have been held in Grand Rapids, MI, April 11-14, 2021.

APWA has been closely monitoring the public health developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our communities throughout North America. Our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of APWA members, staff and the public. Currently, state law in Michigan prevents us from holding an event of this size.

While nothing can replace the in-person experience, APWA staff has already begun planning for a virtual learning experience, with a little Michigan flavor added to the mix, to include the best winter maintenance educational content, virtual technical tours and new opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors to connect with participants. We will be providing you with more information as it becomes available.

We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for all of the hard work and passion that the Michigan Chapter’s Host Committee has already put into planning for this event.

We know that cancellation of various face-to-face meetings is getting old and frustrating but we will get through this together. APWA is here for you during this time, even if it is virtual. We very much look forward to getting together with you next year--whether it is for PWX in St. Louis or in 2022 when the North American Snow Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA. Until then we will see you online.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.