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To: CRRA Members, Sponsors and Exhibitors
From: Karen Coca, Judi Gregory, Richard Anthony,
CRRA/LA05 Conference Chairs
Date: December 2004
The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) hosted by the City of Los
Angeles is pleased to celebrate 30 years of Resource Management leadership in
California . This year the 29th Annual Conference will be held July 10 – 13,
2005 at the Downtown Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles , California . The City of
Los Angeles , a leader in the world of recycling and composting programs was a
founding member of CRRA 30 years ago.
Today as we examine thirty years of laws regulating wasting, the City of Los
Angeles and the CRRA are eager to host the discussion that builds the new
resource management consensus. This is a formal request to all CRRA members,
sponsors, and exhibitors to participate in the organizing and presentation of the
California Resource Recovery Association’s 29th annual conference by proposing
papers, programs (technical, political and entertainment) and policies to be
part of the agenda.
The 2005 CRRA Conference format has been developed to provide an
organizational approach to building consensus on current and proposed statewide programs
and policies. The four-day event will include technical training certificates
and is designed to expand public awareness and promote the benefits of
associating with the CRRA and its members by involving the members and the “stake
holders” in the discussion of “where we go from here”. The Conference program
will provide an opportunity to evaluate the past rules and results and seek
statewide consensus for the development of resource management policies that
include financial incentives, training, and clear directions.
Participation opportunities : Councils or other members can propose workshops
for Sunday and if time permits, Wednesday. Panel speakers are needed as well
as topics for sessions. Suggestions are encouraged for the keynote speaker
spots. Exhibitors can propose an exhibit hall presentation and members with or
without talent can apply to be part of the cast for the Entertainment at the “
big show”.
Training on Sunday: We are open to proposals from Technical Councils,
individuals and NGO’s who are CRRA members to propose nuts and bolts training and
certificates of participations. Sunday events will be voluntary and may include a
separate registration charge from the presenting organization providing the
training. In the past the Sunday trainings have included workshops, public
hearings and subject teach-ins. Proposers will be responsible for setting times
and identifying speakers for workshops proposed for Sunday and Wednesday.
Monday and Tuesday Panel Sessions
We are seeking suggestions for speakers for the panel sessions. Twenty
minutes will be allocated for each speaker at conference panels on Monday and
Tuesday. Panels Topics for Monday and Tuesday that have been suggested but are not
limited to include: Recovering U-waste and the countdown to the ban, Zero Waste
goals and action plans, and progress to date, Effect increased redemption
value on containers in CA., Politicians: How to get them to care , Why is green
building certification (ala LEED) so expensive?, Social marketing, Arts as
Outreach, C and D Facilities , Using MRFs for processing, Governmental models for
establishing Resource Recovery Parks, Clean Production tools, Multi-Family
recycling: The last frontier, Tools to expand office building recycling, Reuse
models. Counting to 50%, NRC and recycling, 'Planning for the Future of
Recycling, Airport/large venue recycling, Dry Stream or Single-stream recycling pros &
cons, Third world competition for recycled materials & long term effect, Wet
stream recycling (adding food to green).
Exhibitor presentations
These should be twenty minutes long and depending on how many proposals we
get will determine whether they will be held concurrently in the Exhibit Hall or
Casting call for the Tuesday Night for the Dinner and Awards show; The venue
is the site of many Academy Award shows. We are ideas that can provide both
education and entertainment. If you sing, dance, tell jokes or want to be a
straight person consider this the casting call.
Wednesday will include the future of recycling, tours, Technical Councils
meetings and reruns of some workshops. Technical councils planning to put on
meetings and workshops need to complete a proposal form.
The Deadline for papers, programs (technical, political and entertainment)
and policies will be 5 PM January 28, 2005 . Our goal is to finalize the program
and use the spring to promote the event. The speakers will be identified in
that process.
How to Get Involved ; Pick what you want to do (technical, political and enter
tainment) and policies and provide: A description of your presentation, or
talent, your experience and opinion, a title and a summary of the subject,
panel, act, and how this can fit into a Resource Management Training program
Panel discussions presentations should answer the following questions ; What
are the factors, which were responsible for the programs success? What are its
limitations? What would you do differently if you had to do it again? What
are the key decision points that someone interested in implementing your program
needs to consider? What are the costs and programs results?
Talent and exhibitor presentations; Shouldsummarize the presentation and
include your part in the presentation.
All applicants should include the following information: Proposal submitted
by: Name, Organization, Street/Mailing Address, City/State/Zip, Phone, E-mail.
Current CRRA/NRC member: YES__NO__?
Presentation Title (25 or less words),
Summary of Presentation (75 words), Talent Summary (75 words), Exhibitor
Presentation Summary (75 words)
Important: If your application is accepted, you may be asked to submit a
written paper or provide copy of your power point, preferably electronically, for
use as a handout at the conference.
The presentation review panel will consider all submittals, establish the
sessions to be part of each track, and contact prospective speakers.
Duplicate this form for multiple entries.
Applications must be e-mailed no later than 5:00 January 28, 2005 .
All speakers must be current CRRA or NRC members.
Proposals should acknowledge that speakers understand that they are
responsible for paying all conference and travel-related expenses and are currently a
member of CRRA/NRC.
The conference venue is assessable by public transportation.
Return to: Richard Anthony at ricanthony@no.address
Questions or comments should be directed to:
Rick Anthony, CRRA Conference Program, ricanthony@no.address
Judi Gregory, CRRA President, judigregry@no.address
Karen Coca, Conference Host, kacoca@no.address
Applications must be postmarked or faxed by January 28, 2005 .

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