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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.

The Conference room block rate at the Marriott East is $119 per night.  Rooms must be reserved by 5/12/17.  CLICK HERE to reserve your room.

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to check out some photos from last year.  CLICK HERE for 2017 Conference Registration Rates.

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Help us kick off our conference by joining us at our opening night reception (optional)!

This year the opening night reception will be held at the Art Bank located at 811 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204, from 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Established in 2007, the Art Bank is one of the most respected and well recognized galleries in Indianapolis. The Art Bank is claims distinction among other venues for numerous reasons.  First, the gallery is housed in a repurposed bank built circa 1920; even the vault and teller room are intact.  Second, the atmosphere of the Art Bank is uniquely whimsical and inviting, featuring over 20 artists’ eclectic works within its quaint rooms and winding walls.  Third, the Art Bank has a philanthropic spirit, being one of the only galleries in Indiana that doesn’t charge commission on art sales.  Since its inception, the Art Bank has generously provided a home for hundreds of artists to display their work free of charge.

INFORMATIVESESSIONS

The Conference features two days of an educational keynote, plenary and breakout sessions.  The full program will be available soon.

CLICK HERE to see the SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE.

If you already know you’re coming, register today!

If you are interested in speaking at the conference please complete and submit the following form to emily@indianarecycling.org!  Speakers of all backgrounds, interests, and expertise are welcome to submit proposals!  CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Call for Abstracts.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: STEPHEN SIKRA, SECTION HEAD, CORPORATE R&D, P&G
Title: Sustainable Packaging Leadership in a Circular Economy – P&G Goals, Progress, and Partnerships
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).

 

PLENARY SPEAKER: JERRY POWELL, PRESIDENT OF RESOURCE RECYCLING
Title: National Industry and Policy Trends – Impacts of elections, markets and more!
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
Title: “Repurposing”: A New Frontier in Landfill Diversion
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.

 

 

2017 BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS

 

  • Legislative Policy Updates
  • Commodity Markets
  • Sustainability in Schools
  • Waste Diversion – Breweries & Restaurants
  • Repurposing & Reclamation
  • Zero Waste and the Circular Economy
  • Creative Reuse
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Corporate Food Waste Recovery

*Note these session topics are not set-in-stone yet. Stay tuned for updates!

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The bus will depart from the hotel lobby at 1:00 PM and return to the hotel at 4:00 PM.  Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Goodwill Recycling Center in Greenwood
Ever wonder where your donated clothes and household items end up if they aren’t sold or aren’t up to retail standards? Goodwill recently opened a new recycling center in Greenwood, IN. The recycling center is supplied by unsold material from their retail locations and outlet stores across the state. After touring the center last year, the IRC staff was impressed with its processing capability and is excited to announce it as a tour stop!

 

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Ivy Tech Culinary College & Convention Center
Under the management of Chef Thom England, the Meridian St. Ivy Tech Culinary College is now a zero waste facility! The Culinary College impressively exceeds the 90% waste diversion requirement outlined the Zero Waste International Alliance, circulating approximately 97% of its would-be-waste through an on-site, closed loop system. Tour attendees will get a first-hand look at this process from start to finish.

 

 

Indianapolis Zoo
IRC is thrilled to offer a sustainability-centered tour of the Indianapolis Zoo this year! The Indy Zoo is receiving more and more recognition for its commitment to environmental consciousness via usage of renewable power, conservation programs, recycling efforts, and many other green initiatives.
TRADESHOW

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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!

SPONSORSHIPOPPORTUNITIES

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.

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