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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2014 Canadian Waste-to-Resource Conference

With a new name, date and location, the fifth Annual Canadian Waste-to-Resource Conference (formerly known as the Canadian Waste Sector Symposium) will provide a forum for presentations about North America's waste and resource sectors.

With a new name, date and location, the fifth Annual Canadian Waste-to-Resource Conference (formerly known as the Canadian Waste Sector Symposium) will provide a forum for presentations about North America’s waste and resource sectors.

This conference is of primary interest to waste generators, stewards, brandowners, municipalities, private waste sector companies and property management companies. Also, facility owners and operators, regulators and policymakers, academia and students.  The CWRC will be held in a setting where all participants can share ideas and includes conference presentations as well as networking opportunities for interaction and discussion.

Presentations at the Fifth Annual CWRC will be assigned to different ‘tracks‘ outlined in this Call for Papers. General session, opening keynote speakers, and a closing general session speaker will also be chosen.  Members of the CWRC Annual Conference Committee are responsible for ranking proposals, speakers, and timelines of topics. 

Submit presentation papers prior to April 30, 2014. CWRC invites papers in all areas related to policy and management, including but not limited to:

• Waste and recycling collection and transport
• Waste minimization, materials reuse, and recycling
• Hazardous Waste Management (Recycling, Treatment, Disposal)
• Organics Waste Management & Processing & Diversion (Collection, Processing, Composting, and Anaerobic Digestion)
• Stewardship Programs – Materials Markets – Paper, Plastics, Glass, etc
• Recycling/Waste Disposal in Property Management
• Extended Producer Responsibility Programs – Impacts on Service Provision, Export Issue
• Policy, Regulations, Economics and Planning
• Life Cycle Analysis
• Landfill Gas Management
• Green Energy (EFW, GHG & Carbon, New Technologies)
• Waste Transfer & Disposal (Transfer Stations, Landfills)
• Construction and Demolition Waste

Paper Submission Requirements

Presentation Limits: A maximum of two presentations per organization may be selected for the 5th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference.

• Tracks: Identify one of the potential tracks under which the subject matter of your proposal falls. There will be 6-8 concurrent sessions per track.

• Presentation Length: Sessions are 40 minutes long and should include some time for a question-and-answer period (about 5-10 minutes). Speakers may be asked to repeat their

• Speakers: A single presentation will typically only have one to two presenters.Consideration will be given for more than two presenters based on the subject and speaker(s).

• Registration and Expense Reimbursement: Speakers will be invited to attend the whole event at a reduced registration fee. Additionally, transportation, meals, and lodging are theresponsibility of each presenter and will not be reimbursed.

• Maximum length is 300 words

• Presentation Selection: Presentations will be selected based on:

1. Subject – relevance, interest, informative, educational merit.
2. Speaker(s) – knowledge, credibility, experience, speaking ability, past ratings, references.

• Panel Presentations: A panel presentation will be considered based on the subject and speaker(s). All speakers must be identified at the time of the submission deadline.

• Sales Presentations: CWRC does not accept sales presentations of any kind.

• Title, author, and brief presenter bio to be included and submitted to Michele Goulding (Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), #3 – 2005 Clark Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6T 5P8) prior to April 30th, 2014. Electronic email submissions are encouraged ( Papers will be reviewed by the conference committee and submitters will be notified of the paper acceptance or rejection before May 14, 2014.

For questions regarding this Call for Papers, please contact OWMA – Michele Goulding at (905) 791-9500 or Visit the conference website here.