Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the 2017 Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference be held?

October 2 - 4, 2017


Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: 1-(800) 767-7777

The Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference is coproduced by Waste Today magazine and Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

About Waste Today:
Published by the Recycling Today Media Group, the magazine is a dedicated resource for this rapidly developing field. The group also publishes Recycling Today, Recycling Today Global Edition, Construction & Demolition Recycling, as well as numerous other magazines and directories for the scrap, recycling and waste management industry. Established in 1963, the group provides unique and powerful perspective on industry activities and trends. Visit us online at

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc.:
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. GBB’s waste management expertise extends to waste-to-energy (WTE) projects and financing as well as conversion technologies in waste processing.

Registration will open on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

There are four ways to register.

  1. Online: Click Here
  2. By Phone: Call 800.456.0707 (or 216.393.0300) and ask to register for the Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference
  3. By Mail: Complete a registration form and mail with payment (checks made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) to 5811 Canal Road Valley View, OH 44125.
  4. By Fax: Complete a registration form and fax with credit card information to 216.525.0515.

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Bring this confirmation letter with you to the conference

GIE Media accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Checks and money orders (made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) are also accepted. Please do not send cash with mail in registrations. Checks must be drawn in U.S. dollars and from a U.S. bank.

Yes. On-site registrations are accepted on a space available basis.

All cancellations must be made in writing and either faxed or e-mailed to Renewable Energy from Waste (REW)Conference. Voice mails will not be accepted. Cancellations received prior to September 15, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Please see your confirmation email for further information. The Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration or instructor emergency. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if this occurs.

A full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if the cancellation is received by September 15, 2017. No refunds will be issued after September 15, 2017 or for no shows. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if the show is cancelled due to insufficient registrations or instructor emergency.

Attendees can notify the show at any time that another individual will attend the conference in their place.

All materials will be distributed on-site when you check-in at the conference registration desk.

The host hotel for the 2017 REW Conference is the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa.
The Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908
(239) 466-4000

To book your reservation call the hotel directly at 1 (800) 767-7777 and ask for the REW Conference rate.. A block of rooms is available at a special rate of $165 per night, plus tax. Rooms must be reserved no later than Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Space and rate availability cannot be guaranteed after this time. 

Attendees can cancel their existing reservation by calling 1 (800) 767-7777.

The hotel is located approximately 22 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport - RSW. Driving directions can be found HERE.

There are a multitude of websites with information on Fort Myers attractions. You can find a list of Fort Myers Attractions list by going to the hotel website or byclicking here.