Several workshops and events will be held in conjunction with this year’s conference. These events may require separate registration and additional fees apply. Times and events are subject to change without notice. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.
These are all the activities that NRC has helped to organize at the 2017 Resource Recycling Conference.
Informal Gathering (Sunday, August 27, 2017)
|Sunday, August 27, 2017||NRC organized a “meet and greet” at “The Local” near the Hyatt Conference facility|
Pre-Conference (Monday, August 28, 2017)
|9:00 – 10:00am CT||NRC Board of Directors Meeting|
|10:30am – noon CT||NRC Members Meeting|
|1:00pm – 2:30pm CT||RO Organizational Developmental Session (on topics recommended by RO and ROC)|
|2:30pm – 5:00pm CT||ROC Meeting|
Welcome Reception and Joint NRC/RAM Fundraiser (Monday, August 28, 2017)
|6:30pm – 10:00pm CT||Located at Lakes and Legends brewpub. This session includes NRC Awards Ceremony and Murray J. Fox Scholarships Recognition|
Day 1 of Main Conference (Tuesday, August 29, 2017)
|12:00pm – 1:00pm CT||NRC “Current” Board of Directors Final Meeting (to close Members Meeting) and Conference Lunch|
|1:30pm – 3:00pm CT||NRC Markets Council Town Hall Session 1 on “How each Organization can help ROs focus on Quality and Market Development” (Presenters: all ROs invited plus organizations focused on recycling market development; all attendees are welcome to watch and submit written questions). As of July 14, 2017, the following organizations have committed to participate:
|3:30pm – 5:00pm CT||NRC Markets Council Town Hall Session 2 (2nd half of discussion)|
Day 2 of Main Conference (Wednesday, August 30, 2017)
|10:30am – noon CT||Recycling Markets and Market Development, organized by the National Recycling Coalition
Building upon the National Recycling Coalition’s Markets Council Town Hall, this special session will bring some of the most experienced and successful market development professionals together to address the critical role that regional, state and local efforts play in making recycling sustainable. As changes in export markets threaten recycling’s future, this session brings recycling jobs back home through innovation, creativity, investment and infrastructure, emphasizing we are all in this together.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm CT||NRC Newly Elected Board of Directors Initial Meeting|
|1:00pm – 2:30pm CT||Closing Plenary – “Recycling Policies in the new Administration” Invited Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, Congressman Keith Ellison from MN and Barnes Johnson, Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, U.S. EPA, to highlight trade and infrastructure policies and bringing recycling manufacturing jobs home to the U.S.|
Learn about the Sponsorship Opportunities for these event
As background for these sessions, we encourage you to review the Opinion article that NRC President Bob Gedert wrote for Resource Recycling on: “Congress must protect US recycling infrastructure”.