2024 Program

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Preliminary Agenda

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Monday, April 8

11:00 - 5:00Registration / Info Desk Open
12:00 - 5:00CRA Annual Golf Classic (Check-in at the course starting at 11:30 am)
Workshops & Tours
9:00 - 3:00Collegiate Recyclers Coalition Workshop and Tour
@Southwestern Community College
11:00 -3:00 Tour - Jackson County Green Energy Park
3:00 - 5:00 Keep Carolinas Beautiful Workshop

Tuesday, April 9

8:00 - 9:00
Breakfast on Your Own
8:00 - 5:00Registration Open/Info Desk
8:00 - 11:30Exhibitor Setup
8:00 - 10:00 HHW Council Workshop & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 First Timer's Meeting
9:00 - 10:00
Collegiate Recyclers Coalition Business Meeting
10:00-12:00Workshop
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop
12:00 - 1:15 Exhibit Hall Soft Opening & Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:15 - 2:30General Session 1
Opportunity Knocks for the Carolinas
2:30 - 3:00Break in Exhibit Hall
3:00 - 4:30Breakout Sessions
Breakout 1: Supercharging Battery Safety
Breakout 2: Diversify Your Creativity
Breakout 3: Paper Cup Recycling
4:30 - 6:30Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception & Meet the Candidates
5:00 - 5:303R's on a Runway
8:30 - 11:30 Let's Roll: Networking Night!

Wednesday, April 10

8:00 - 9:00Breakfast on your own
8:00 - 9:00Coffee and Compost with the NC Composting Council
8:00 - 5:00Registration & Info Desk Open
8:00 - 6:30 Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 - 10:00General Session 2 - Keynote (ZWBI 1)
The Total Package
10:00 - 10:30Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 - 5:45Silent Auction Opens in Exhibit Hall
10:30 - 12:00

Breakout Sessions
Breakout 4: MRF Evolution
Breakout 5: Leading Examples of Textile Circularity in the Carolinas
Breakout 6: Seeing the Value in Waste and Recycling Studies
10:30 - 12:00 ZWBI 2: Circular Economy Storytelling
12:00 - 1:30Town Hall Meeting, Awards & Lunch
1:30 - 2:20Waste Wise Wednesday Breakouts:
WWW1 - Collegiate Roundtable
WWW2 - SC E-waste Recycling Law - How's It Going?
WWW3 - Repair & Reuse for a Local Circular Economy
WWW4 & ZWBI 3 - Setting Up for Success
2:30 - 3:20Waste Wise Wednesday Breakouts:
WWW5 - Sustainable Yard Waste Management
WWW6 - Navigating Change in Glass Recycling
WWW7 & ZWBI4 - Chemical Recycling
3:30 - 4:20Waste Wise Wednesday Breakouts:
WWW - Hot Topics in Food Waste, Recovery and Composting
WWW9 - Creative Reuse Centers - How Can They Help?
WWW10 - Optimizing Construction and Demolition Waste
WWW11 & ZWBI 5 - Net Zero - Unlocking the Power of Waste Reduction to Achieve ESG Goals
4:30 - 6:30 Exhibitors Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:00 - 6:30 Live Auction in Exhibit Hall
6:30 - 7:00 Silent/Live Auction Ends in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, April 11

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast on your own
8:00 - 10:00 Registration & Info Desk Open
8:00 - 11:00Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 - 10:30Concurrent Workshops
Workshop: Worm Bin Workshop
Workshop: Grants Workshop
Workshop: Auditopia
10:30 - 11:00Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 - 12:00General Session 3
Between Two Ferns with Chaz Miller
11:00 - 3:00Exhibit Hall Breakdown
12:00Adjourn

Attendees may be eligible for CEUs from multiple organizations including SWANA, APWA, NC OEE and others. CRA is happy to sign off on any CEU forms to help you request CEU’s from applicable organizations. We are no longer able to obtain pre-approval for SWANA CEU’s due to changes in SWANA’s policies. You can email SWANA to request your CEU’s using the agenda of the program you attended and the required forms. Additional CEUs may be available for workshops and tours based on attendance. CRA is happy to provide proof and verification of attendance.