The IRC’s annual conference will be held June 12-14, 2017 at the Marriott East Hotel
in Indianapolis! At the conference you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments and innovations in waste reduction, reuse, composting and recycling, network with industry professionals, form new partnerships and greet old friends, and share innovative ideas and products!
At the conference, not only will you learn the latest trends in the recycling field and make valuable professional connections, you’re also bound to have fun! Between two receptions, two luncheons, a tour around Indy, and a silent auction, we promise a memorable experience.
CLICK HERE to check out some photos from last year. CLICK HERE for 2017 Conference Registration Rates.
The Conference features two days of educational keynote, plenary and breakout sessions. The full program will be available soon (CLICK HERE to see what was covered in 2016). If you already know you’re coming, register today for the early bird rate!
If you are interested in speaking at the conference please complete and submit the following form to email@example.com! Speakers of all backgrounds, interests, and expertise are welcome to submit proposals! CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Call for Abstracts.
We’ll see you in June!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: STEPHEN SIKRA, SECTION HEAD, CORPORATE R&D, P&G
Stephen Sikra (Section Head, Corporate R&D, P&G) is a Materials Science Engineer with 25 years work experience at the Procter & Gamble Company. Currently, he is a Section Head leading P&G’s global Material Science and Technology program for package material innovation in support of all P&G business units. His history includes management roles in process development, package development, and product supply operations contributing to P&G’s Fabric Care, Home Care, and Beauty Care business units. Stephen is a champion for plastic recycling and currently holds the following positions: Chairperson, Rigids Committee, Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR); Advisory Board Member, Closed Loop Fund (CLF); Executive Board Member, The Recycling Partnership (TRP); Steering Committee Member, Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG); Technical Advisor, Materials Recovery For the Future project (MMRF).
Jerry Powell is the owner of three magazines, Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update, and E-Scrap News, and the executive editor of Resource Recycling, a premier recycling publication. He also aids in the management of three annual conferences, The E-Scrap Conference and Exhibition, the Plastics Recycling Conference, and the Resource Recycling Conference and Exhibition, a few of which are the world’s largest in their fields. Powell has over 20 years collective experience founding a recycling consulting firm and managing a recycling business based out of Portland. He is a 3-time past Chair of the Board of the National Recycling Coalition and his state recycling association and has spoken on waste management and recycling issues in 48 states and 5 Canadian provinces.
PLENARY SPEAKER: DAMON CARSON – OWNER & FOUNDER, REPURPOSEDMATERIALS
Damon Carson is the founder and President of repurposedMATERIALS-a unique materials management company based out of CO, with a national network. This company is Carson’s second foray into America’s waste stream; previously, he and a partner founded a garbage hauling company in two Colorado ski resorts, Vail and Breckenridge, which he sold to Waste Management. Moving away from traditional waste management, repurposedMATERIALS has assisted countless organizations in landfill diversion via repurposing, including the US Army, Denver Broncos, Nestle, Purina, Paramount Pictures, and more. Carson has been a keynote speaker at multiple conferences across the country.
Exhibitors at the Conference come from all over the state and region, representing nearly every aspect of the industry and offering a wide array of products and services. The Trade Show is the perfect way to extend your brand and meet prospective partners.
CLICK HERE for the 2017 exhibitor information!
CLICK HERE to register as an exhibitor!
Sponsoring the Conference is a great way for your company to gain exposure while ensuring Hoosiers are experiencing the high-quality event they’ve come to expect from the IRC. CLICK HERE to view our 2017 sponsorship opportunities. If you’d like to support Indiana’s premier sustainable materials management conference, email Jean Miller.