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COMPOST2022 Call for Speakers and Posters

US Composting Council

CALL FOR SPEAKERS and POSTERS (If you are looking for the CALL FOR FULL SESSIONS, click HERE)

The USCC's Annual Conference and Tradeshow is the premiere professional meeting for composting, organics recycling, and related topics.  It will be held January 24-27, 2022 in Austin, Texas

Submission Due Date:   July 1, 2021

Abstracts are encouraged on topics in each of these areas.  Bullets are for example only

Marketing and Using Compost

  • Green infrastructure applications
  • Research on compost benefits: water savings, carbon sequestration, growth trials, etc
  • Impacts and remediation of persistent herbicides or other contaminants
  • Increasing sales of compost-based products

The Business of Composting

  • Promoting and supporting Minority and Women-Owned Compost Manufacturers
  • Funding mechanisms
  • Evaluating opportunities
  • Employee recruitment and management

Managing Operations

  • Dust and drought mitigation
  • Safety training
  • Tools of the trade
  • Equipment optimization and maintenance
  • Software and app innovation

Policy Innovation and Implementation

  • Impacts of new landfill bans and diversion mandates
  • New policies that promote compost manufacturing and use

Climate Implications

  • Carbon farming and sequestration
  • GHG reduction
  • Research into direct and indirect impacts

Disaster Management

  • Surviving the Pandemic
  • Managing debris from hurricanes and other natural disasters

Compostable Products

  • Acceptance and accommodation
  • Advances in labeling and identification
  • Field testing

Contamination Reduction and Measurement

  • Upstream diversion policies and practices
  • Contamination removal systems and methods
  • Meeting state limits
  • Benefits and costs of compostables

Composting Process

  • Innovative composting systems
  • Efficiency improvements
  • New research

Environmental Protection and Regulation

  • Overcoming permitting challenges
  • Odor problems and solutions
  • Stormwater management at compost facilities
  • Successful VOC reduction strategies

Community Composting

  • Success stories
  • Working with compost manufacturers
  • Integration into municipal programs

***Abstracts will also be accepted for full 90-minute sessions.  Full session abstracts must identify the individual speakers and panelists and topics to be covered.  To submit a full session proposal, click HERE

Proposers can choose to either a live presentation or poster presentation.  Live speaking proposals that are not selected for presentation may be offered a poster presentation.

VIRTUAL POSTERS

Virtual posters were introduced last year in the pivot to a virtual conference and were well received, so this year we will incorporate them into the regular conference.  Posters are either a short series of slides or a short video that will be viewed online.  They are hosted on our conference website, organized into themes, and viewable before and during the conference.  There will be dedicated times during the conference for groups of poster authors to gather (both virtually and in-person) to answer questions about their individual poster and discuss the general theme of the group.  These poster sessions will be available to the in-person attendees in a dedicated meeting room as well as a virtual meeting room for remote attendees.  You can see the 2021 posters at https://compostconference.com/2021-posters/

Why speak at COMPOST2022? The Conference routinely attracts over 1000 attendees working directly in the fields of compost manufacturing and organics recycling. This guarantees speakers outstanding professional exposure as well as great networking opportunities. Lead speaker for each talk receives the discounted speaker rate of 50% off.

Presenters can expect to have 20 minutes for their presentation, plus a few minutes for Q & A. Proposed presentations should include information directly relevant to compost manufacturing and related professions. Both case studies and research reports are welcome.  Case studies may not simply espouse the benefits of a single product or service but must make a more general point (ie, no “infomercials”).

Abstracts for talks should be clear and concise and be no more than 300 words.  For full session proposals the limit is 500 words. A review committee will rate all abstracts.  Ratings are based on content, clarity, format and USCC membership.

Accepted abstracts will be available to view on-line prior to and at the conference.

Start a speaking or poster proposal

Note that submissions for this call are by invitation only. You must have the passcode provided by the call administrator to respond to it.

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