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2024 Western Regional Symposium
Call for Speakers, Panel Discussions and more!

May 20th - 23rd, 2024  |  Hilton, Palm Springs

Why Speak at WRS 2024?

The conference routinely attracts more than 200 attendees working in the solid waste and recycling field. This guarantees speakers outstanding professional exposure as well as great networking opportunities. Speaker discounts will be available. Stay tuned for details.

Presenters can expect to have 20-30 minutes for their presentation, plus a few minutes for Q & A. Proposed presentations should include information directly relevant to solid waste 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, and format. SWANA membership is highly encouraged.

All events are IN-PERSON ONLY.

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2023
The SWANA Western Regional Symposium and Tradeshow is the premiere professional meeting for solid waste, recycling, composting, and organics management professionals.  Abstracts are encouraged on topics in each of these areas:

• Circular Economy
• Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation
• Zero Waste Programs
• Food Waste Prevention, Rescue and Recovery
•Recycling Markets
• Organics Policies, Programs and Infrastructure
• SB 1383 (Procurement; Collection Services;
  Contamination; Creative Solutions)
• Technology for Reporting

• Large Venue Programs
• Waste Reduction, Recovery, and Reuse
• Landfills, Transfer Stations, and Processing Facilities
• Safety Initiatives
• Innovative Industry Technologies (Processing;  
  Fleets; Facilities; Odor Management)
• Relevant topics to the waste and recycling industry

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