Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference

Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota – November 1-4, 2017!

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The PSAI Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference is the world’s premiere education event focused solely on the portable sanitation industry. Attendees are provided with a wide array of resources to grow their business. Whether you are a portable restroom veteran, just opened your business – or you’re somewhere in between – the Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference has something relevant for you.



The hotel reservation link is NOW LIVE!

mspcc_phototour14The 2017 Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis.

You are able to make your reservations at the Minneapolis Marriott online or over the phone.


The above link will allow you to make and modify your reservation online. It will also provide access to any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.

To make your reservation over the phone, you may call either of the numbers below to access the PSAI group rate:

Toll Free Line: 1-877-303-0104
Local Phone: 1-866-315-9403

If you have any questions regarding making your hotel reservation, contact the PSAI office at 964-854-8300 or at

Check back to this page for more updates closer to November.
Updates will also be featured in future editions of Association Insight.


View last year’s details from our conference in
New Orleans, Louisiana – November 16-19, 2016: msymc_phototour37


Click here for the 2016 schedule of events.

Click here to view our Know Before You Go information. It includes helpful links and information for our Member’s stay in New Orleans, including a link to the weather and nearby restaurants.


2016 Keynote Speakers


Larry OxenhamLarry Oxenham is the one of America’s top asset protection experts, having helped thousands of professionals achieve financial peace of mind by teaching them how to properly structure their assets for lawsuit protection and tax reduction. Discover the tools you can use to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind.

“Is your financial house in order? It takes a lifetime to accumulate your assets. Take two hours to protect them.”




Khadijeh A. Abdullah is a FEMA Region 6 Contracting Officer and LBTT, Local Business Transition Team member assisted as a dedicated resource for Stafford Act compliance and outreach. She will discuss how FEMA, other relevant agencies, and service providers work together during times of crisis. Khadijeh will specifically touch on emergency response contracting opportunities, considerations in providing disaster relief services, and how to successfully navigate the contracting process.


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Marc Wayshak is a best-selling author of two books on sales and leadership: Game Plan Selling and Breaking All Barriers. Marc will talk about topics both PROs and suppliers need to know such as how to distinguish yourself from the competition, techniques busy business leaders use to develop and implement a systematic approach to selling that leads to closing sales, and how to create a personal selling plan to increase sales.

“In order to create value, you must think in terms of selling solutions and packages. Every qualified prospect has challenges you can solve.”


Site Visits

P1000995Site visits are a favorite at PSAI events! Workbox LLC and Event Restroom have generously offered to host this year’s visits. Don’t miss the opportunity to network, connect, and learn from these industry professionals. Your registration fee includes both site tours, lunch, and bus transportation from the Marriott New Orleans Downtown Convention Center.


Portable Sanitation at Work Sites PhotoThe PSAI Training Committee will debut its newest session, Portable Sanitation Excellence on Work Sites.

Learn how to differentiate needs and best practices for various types of work sites, and what you need to know regarding special types of sites such as federal installations, schools, and big box stores. In addition, attendees will take away key considerations in determining the optimal number and types of units required for work sites, and how to identify both ideal and acceptable placement. This session is included with your registration.

PSAI_Certification_LogoThe PSAI Basic Service Technician Training and Certification Exam will be held on Saturday, November 19.

Certification is voluntary and all participants had an opportunity to attend 5-6 hours of educational training to brush up and review of best practices.

At the conclusion of the classroom portion of this training, each participant could elect to pass a written test of technical skills and industry knowledge.

There are additional fees for this course and the exam.

Social Events

Social Event Web PhotoIf you’re not yet a Member of the PSAI, or it’s just your first time at Nuts and Bolts, we want to welcome you! Please join us for a free training session, “Portable Sanitation and Special Events” followed by an evening reception. You’ll meet the Board and lots of interesting industry colleagues. For more information, call the PSAI office at 952-854-8300.

PSAI_NutsBolts_Mailer_Single_PagesEveryone knows a highlight at Nuts and Bolts each year is our Friday night social event! Join us for an Authentic Creole Dinner and Historical Walking Tour of New Orleans. We’ll start the evening with an early dinner at the historical Court of the Two Sisters restaurant. Built in 1832 and a historical site in its own right, Court of the Two Sisters is known for its food, jazz brunches, and outdoor dining experience. After dinner we’ll depart for a nighttime walking tour of the Crescent City. The information, legends and insights will astound you. If walking isn’t for you, feel free to join us for dinner only. We’ll provide round trip bus transportation from the hotel. The cost for this event is additional. See the registration form for applicable fees, and register by October 21 to save!


PSAI Event Policies:

In order to facilitate a positive experience for all, attendees must adhere to the PSAI’s event policies. Click here to review them. 
Additional policies may apply to specific groups of attendees including exhibitors and registrants for certain training or credentialing sessions. Refer to information supplied at the time of registration for these events or contact the PSAI office for more information.