2014 REW Conference Agenda

Monday, November 17, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration Open
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mechanical-Biological Treatment (MBT) Workshop (seperate fee required)

Presented by: Dr. Matthias Kuehle-Weidemeier
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Overview of Waste Conversion Progress in North America
Hear the most up-to-date progress report available on waste conversion project progression in North America including how these technologies are fitting into th eoverall waste management approach across the U.S. and Canada.

Speaker: Harvey Gershman, GBB
8:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. A City with a Vision: How San Jose made Waste to Energy a Reality
The city of San Jose shares how it turned a vision into reality to develop the nation's first large-scale system for waste collection, processing and energy recovery with help from project developers, who will participate in a panel discussion.

Moderator: Kristin Smith, Renewable Energy from Waste magazine
Q&A Panelist: Emily Hanson, Zero Waste Energy Develpment Co.
10:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Making the Case for Conversion
Gaining public and political support is one of the largest obstacles to development of a waste conversion project. Panelists will discuss winning strategies that can help move projects forward.
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Financing Fundamentals
A core understanding of the financial avenues available to fund waste conveersion projects will be laid out in this session.

Moderator: Harvey Gershman, GBB
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Leading by Example in the Golden State
Legislative actions in California have set the stage for how waste conversion technologies are developing. Understanding how California agencies and legislators view waste diversion and energy production can help further conversion projects in the state and set an example for other states to follow.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Integrated Model
Integrated waste management projects in various stages share what it takes to implement a system that works, including public, private partnerships.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Corporate Achievements in Waste Conversion
Major corporations are implementing waste conversion technologies as part of their strategy to reduce or eliminate waste. Hear from the sustainability leadres in the private sector who are turning to fuel and energy alternatives.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Anaerobic Digestion Project Updates
Anaerobic digestion projects are becoming more prevalent as a solution to the organic waste component of municipal solid waste. Project developers on three projects share their stories on how the technology is being implemented.

Moderator: Ljupka Arsova, GBB
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Research Development Roundup
Researchers will share key findings from leading-edge researchprojects that are paving the way for the future waste conversion technology development in what is sure to be an enlightening session.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Hall
Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tour: Newby Island Resource Recovery Park and Zero Waste Energy Development Co. (ZWEDC) (additional fee required)