CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Iowa Recycling Association (IRA) and Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations (ISOSWO) invite you to submit an abstract for the 2018 Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference by June 1, 2018. Submit your abstract here. (Google Form)
The Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show is a premier event providing exceptional educational programs, networking, and trade show opportunities to recycling and solid waste management professionals from across the Midwest. The conference curriculum addresses a broad array of issues and provides a balanced program that meets the various skill and interest levels of the conference audience.
Technical Focus for Tracks
The conference education sessions are divided into three concurrent tracks; typically, solid waste management, recycling and education, and best practices and professional development tracks. The following are topics desired, but please feel free to submit a presentation topic that is not listed or does not fit into one of the identified tracks.
|Solid Waste Management Track||Recycling & Education Track||Best Practices and Professional Development Track|
|Landfill Operational Performance||Community Recycling Programs ||Conflict Resolution|
|Landfill Design and Construction||Ideal Recycler Recognition Programs||Developing and Interpreting Data for Decision Making|
|Solid Waste Planning||Pay-As-You-Throw Strategies||Communication Strategies|
|Pollution Prevention||Repair and Reuse Programs||Financial Planning|
|Post Closure Release Case Studies||Rethinking Recycling Metrics (Evolving Ton)||Leadership/Management Development|
|Storm Water BMP’s Case Studies||Strategies and Approaches Addressing Contamination||Leading Across Generations|
|Special Waste, Sludge and “Other” Wastes Management Practices||Pollution Prevention Best Practices||Developing Requests for Information, Bids, Proposals and Qualifications|
|Collection Efficiencies and Approaches||Energy Conservation and Utilization||Social Equity in Environmental Issues|
|Transfer Station Operations and Economies||Composting and Biological Treatment||Recruiting, Hiring, Training and Retaining Employees|
|Landfill Gas Management||Recycling Practices for Business and Industry||Policy Development and Evaluation|
Why Should You Submit an Abstract?
This is an opportunity to share your knowledge with professionals in the solid waste management and recycling industries. Presenting at the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference enhances your professional development, enables you to share with your peers, gains you recognition in the industry, and provides you an opportunity to learn from your colleagues.
Click on the link below to submit your presentation. You will be asked to fill in contact information, past speaking experience, brief biography and an abstract (200 words/1500 characters or less). Abstracts must be submitted online and received by June 1, 2018.
Submit your abstract here. (Google Form)
Please review the conference's Speaker Compensation Policy regarding any financial compensation. If you require financial assistance in order to speak at the conference, please complete the Speaker Reimbursement Request form for consideration.
Presentations will have a duration of 25 or 50 minutes. Each session may have one or multiple presenters or may be in a panel format. Sessions are planned for Tuesday October 9 10 a.m.-noon, 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Wednesday October 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Please indicate as part of your submittal if you are NOT available for a specific date or time.
Speakers are required to submit an abstract. While previous speaking experience is an advantage, new presenters are strongly encouraged to submit. Each submission will be reviewed by a panel which will focus on:
1. Innovation of topic or project
2. Relevance to the respective audience
3. Overall merit of the abstract: clarity of description, creativity of presentation and scope of objectives
Presenters will be notified by July 6, 2018.
If you have questions regarding the submission of your abstract contact:
John Foster, ISOSWO Conference Chair, 563-589-4354, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Meister, IRA Conference Chair, 402-669-3848, email@example.com