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2024 Call for Presentations

WIRMC wouldn't be what it is without YOU sharing your passion and industry experience!

Submissions are closed - thank you!

Deadline for Submissions - Friday, August 25th, 2023, 11:59 P.M. CST
Contact with questions regarding submissions
When preparing your submission, please refer to this preview of the form.
The conference planning committee will review all submissions and make selections by the end of September, which is when presenters can expect to be notified.  Thank you for your time, and we hope to see you in February!  

We are convening at the Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells for WIRMC 2024!  The conference will be held Wednesday, Feb 28 - Friday, March 1.  We are looking for engaging presentations that educate, inspire, and spark discussion among professionals in solid waste and resource management.  Presentations will be delivered in person. Every presentation will have a moderator available to provide support to the speakers and engage attendees.  

Standard presentations are expected to run for 50 minutes, followed by an additional 5-10 minutes for Q&A, and will be delivered on Thursday (2/29) and Friday (3/1).  For those interested in providing a "workshop style" presentation of 2 hours+, please select Wednesday as your available date when submitting.


Presentation proposals are due no later than August 25, 2023.  The conference committee will review all submissions and make final selections in September.  You will be notified if your submission was selected or not by late September. 


Please review our Tips for Submitting a Winning Proposal for some best practices to create an engaging presentation. 

In submitting a proposal, submitters agree to the following:

  1. Identify by name, title, organization and contact information the person(s) that AGREES to present face to face if the proposal is selected. 

  2. Meet all deadlines. WIRMC reserves the right to refuse any proposal that does not meet deadlines.

  3. Submit a proposal that is original and offers new insights and solutions.

  4. Present on any day and time between February 28 - March 1, 2024.  The WIRMC Planning Team will try to accommodate schedules, but will not guarantee preferences.  

  5. Submit slides for the presentation by February 26, 2024.  Slides will be uploaded to a shared folder.

  6. Register for WIRMC 2024 if you are interested in attending other sessions or activities during the conference. 

  7. Authorize the recording, use, and display of the presentation. Additionally, give permission for use and display of presenter’s headshot for WIRMC conference publicity/marketing purposes.

  8. Permit WIRMC to modify your session description to ensure consistent tone and grammar across all sessions. Presenters will have an opportunity to review and approve revisions.

Topics for presentations could include, but are not limited to:
  • Adapting to a Changing World

  • Agricultural Wastes

  • Alternative Daily Cover Options

  • Artificial intelligence in solid waste management

  • Carcass composting for animal disease outbreaks

  • Community Education and Outreach

  • Composting and Biological Treatment

  • Construction & Demolition Recycling

  • Emerging Issues (i.e. Energy, Market, & Recycled Content Product)

  • Emerging Landfill Design Options

  • Environmental Equity

  • Financing Private Sector Ventures & Operations

  • Grant Writing

  • Hazardous & Special Waste Mngmt.

  • Household Hazardous Waste

  • Industrial & Business Recycling

  • Innovative Technologies

  • Inspiration and Innovation Resulting During a Global Crisis

  • Integrated Waste Management

  • Landfill Air Permit Impacts

  • Landfill Closure Phasing

  • Landfill Gas Reuse Projects

  • Leachate Recirculation and/or Bioreactor Landfills

  • Managing through a Mass Disruption 

  • Methane Generation Modeling

  • Natural Disaster Solid Waste Planning

  • Organics management

  • Product Stewardship

  • Program Funding

  • Rapidly Changing Messages – How to keep Community Members Informed during a Rapidly Changing Environment

  • Recovered Material Market Up-Dates

  • Recovering More Recyclables

  • Recycling Technology Advances

  • Regulations, Safety and Quality Control

  • Remediation

  • Safety Related to Facilities, Operational, etc.

  • Special Event Recycling

  • Sustainability

  • Waste Composition Studies

  • Waste Reduction, Zero Waste & Recycling in the Public or Private Sector

  • Waste-to-Fuels & Energy Recovery

  • Workforce Development and Employee Safety During Change 


Kelly Adlington

*2023 conference planning and coordination provided by Recycling Connections Corporation (RC) on behalf of AROW/WCSWMA/SWANA

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