[GRRN] RAM/SWANA Conference Announcement/Call for Speakers

Hatti Koth (hattik@spnec.org)
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 16:58:40 -0600

5th Annual RAM/SWANA Fall Conference and Show--Thursday October 28, 1999.

The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) and the Solid Waste Associatio=
n of North America (SWANA), Land of Lakes Chapter, are pleased to announce =
a call for speakers and papers for their 5th Annual RAM/SWANA Fall =
Conference and Show, to be held October 28, 1999, at the Earle Brown =
Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

This conference brings together solid waste and recycling professionals =
from across Minnesota and surrounding states. Our participants represent =
all levels of local and state government and private industry from waste =
hauling and disposal to recycled product manufacturers and marketing. In =
addition to educating and informing our attendees with great speakers, we =
host a trade show. We expect an attendance of 250-300 people.

We invite you to share your expertise on any of the following topics, or =
other closely related issues:

-Waste Management System Economics
-Recycling Markets-Long/Short term; MRFs; Development
-Buying Recycled
-Environmental Stewardship Initiatives
-Recycling and Waste Reduction Education/Outreach
-Urban Sprawl and its Effect on the Environment
-SCORE--Ten Year Overview
-Public/Private Partnerships
-Toxics Exposure/Endocrine Disrupters
-Green Building & Remodeling
-Green Purchasing/Retailer Training
-Educational Opportunities for Recycling Professionals
-Waste Audit Training

*Benefits of Presenting*
There are many benefits of presenting at our conference! We offer =
speakers free admission to the conference with all meals included. =
Speaking will give you an opportunity to set yourself apart and enhance =
your credibility and stature among industry colleagues. You will refresh =
and increase your own knowledge about recycling, waste reduction and =
emerging environmental issues. Challenge yourself and your colleagues =
through the interactive sessions and lively debate over current and future =
issues. We encourage you to participate and take advantage of this great =
public relations opportunity.

*How to Apply*
Please submit a one page abstract to be considered as a speaker. Your =
abstract should describe the topic and content of the proposed presentation=
and clearly state its relevance to solid waste management professionals. =
Tell us what attendees will gain from hearing your presentation, and =
briefly outline your qualifications. Speakers typically serve on a panel =
of presenters, and the length of each presentation ranges from 15 to 20 =

Abstracts must be received by Friday, April 23. Submit abstracts to:

Jodi Taitt, Conference Manager
8457 North Meadow Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55428

You may also fax your abstract to: Jodi Taitt at (612) 504-2450
Or email them to jodi@jltaitt.com
(Please do not send your abstract as a reply to this email message.)

The conference planning committee will review abstracts and notify =
successful applicants by Friday, May 14.

If you have any questions, please call Jodi Taitt at (612) 504-2445. =
Thank You!