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COMPOST2023 Call for Speakers and Posters

US Composting Council


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, 2023 in Ontario, CA

Submission Due Date:   July 1, 2022 (you must start by midnight EDT.  You have until July 5 to finalize)


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

Climate Implications

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

California Track

  • Opportunities and Challenges of 1383
  • SB 1383 Procurement experience and strategies
  • Healthy Soils Program
  • Impact and next steps for CalRecycle’s pilot grant program “Community Composting for Green Spaces

Diverting and Collecting Organics

  • Best Practices for back or front of house
  • New research in effective signage
  • Current state of compostable labeling legislation and guidelines
  • Trends in Community Composting programs
  • Collecting from multi-family dwellings

Marketing and Using Compost

  • Advances in application equipment
  • Green infrastructure applications
  • Use for fire prevention and restoration
  • Research on compost benefits: water savings, carbon sequestration, growth trials, etc
  • Impacts and remediation of persistent herbicides or other contaminants

The Business of Composting

  • Promoting and supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in composting ventures
  • Success and insights in various funding mechanisms
  • Employee recruitment and management strategies

Contamination Prevention and Removal

  • Contamination removal systems and methods
  • Meeting state limits
  • Benefits and costs of compostables

Policy Innovation and Implementation

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

Environmental Protection and Regulation

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

Composting Process

  • Equipment electrification
  • Innovative small-scale composting systems
  • Efficiency improvements
  • New research

Managing Operations

  • Dust and drought mitigation
  • Safety training
  • Tools of the trade
  • Equipment optimization for all sizes of operations
  • Software and app innovation


Authors may choose to submit a poster instead of speaking.  Posters are 4’-6’ wide and 3’ high.  They will be displayed around the perimeter of the exhibit hall.  Posters should be self-sufficient, but authors are encouraged to be by their posters during the main break times.  Speaking submissions that rank high but don’t fit in the program will be offered the opportunity to provide a poster. 

Why speak at COMPOST2023?

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.  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.

Call Closed

This call is no longer accepting submissions. For a list of calls that are currently open in ProposalSpace, check out our active calls page.