2018 Conference Agenda

Sustainable Oregon 2018

June 13-15 - Hilton - Eugene, OR


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Wednesday, June 13

8:00am Registration Opens Conference Center Lobby
9:00am-12:30pm Tours Depart from Conference Center Lobby
10:30am-12:00pm Speed Networking (pre-registration required) Hellman Room
12:30pm Exhibit Hall and Silent Auction Open O'Neill/Williams Room
1:00pm-2:30pm Opening Plenary: The Association of Oregon Recyclers—
the People Plenary
Composer's Hall
  AOR Members' Foundational Perspectives  
  AOR Board Panel  
  AOR Members' New Perspectives  
2:30pm-3:00pm Break O'Neill/Williams Room
3:00pm-4:30pm Concurrent Sessions  
  1. We Know What Goes In, What Is the Cost to Get It Out?
MRF Stories
Hellman Room
  2. From Residents to Regulators: Coming Together to Improve
Multi-Family Recycling
Bloch Room
  3. From Community Events to Creative Entrepreneurship: 
Reuse in Action
Sousa/Seeger/Joplin Room
4:30pm-6:30pm Welcome Reception O'Neill/Williams Room
7:00pm-10:00pm Keynote: Paul Hawken McDonald Theater

Thursday, June 14

7:00am Registration Opens Conference Center Lobby
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast and Table Topics O'Neill/Williams Room
9:00am-10:30am Plenary: Recycling Markets Composer's Hall
10:30am-11:00am Break O'Neill/Williams Room
11:00am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions  
  1. Aiming for Zero: The Business Case for Waste Reduction and Reuse Bloch Room
  2. Conscientious Consumption for Local Governments Hellman Room
  3. Measure It Right: Aligning Recycling Metrics with Sustainability Goals Sousa/Seeger/Joplin Room
12:30pm-1:30pm AOR Annual Meeting and Board Elections Luncheon O'Neill/Williams Room
1:30pm-2:30pm Lunch Plenary: You Are Here: Mapping Your Equity Journey O'Neill/Williams Room
2:30pm-4:00pm Concurrent Sessions  
  1. Wasted Food Prevention—Learnings from the Oregon Food Study
on Best Practices and How to Make the Business Case for Wasted Food
Hellman Room
  2. Tech·nol·o·gy: The Application of Scientific Knowledge for
Practical Purposes, Especially in Industry
Bloch Room
  3. EPR Pathways to Success Sousa/Seeger/Joplin Room
4:00pm-6:30pm Disc Golf Tournament and Hosted Networking Alton Baker Park, Shelter #2
6:30pm-7:30pm No-Host Cocktail Hour Conference Center Lobby
7:30pm Silent Auction Ends O'Neill/Williams Room
7:30pm-9:30pm Dinner Banquet/Election Results/Entertainment O'Neill/Williams Room
9:30pm-11:30pm Game Night Wilder Room

Friday, June 15

8:00am Registration Opens Conference Center Lobby
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast and Silent Auction Pickup O'Neill/Williams Room
9:00am-10:30am Concurrent Sessions  
  1. Household Behavior and How to Change It:
Cart Studies and Program Results Across the Country
Bloch Room
  2. A Culture of Collaboration: Achieving Sustainability Goals Through
Nonprofit Partnerships
Sousa/Seeger/Joplin Room
  3. Can Packaging Attributes Predict Environmental Goodness? Hellman Room
10:30am-10:45am Break Conference Center Lobby
10:45am–12:15pm Concurrent Sessions  
  1. The Impact of the Housing Crisis on Solid Waste Programs Sousa/Seeger/Joplin Room
  2. Sharpening Your Tools: Conversing With Your Audience
Through Campaigns and Toolkits
Bloch Room
  3. "Digestible"—Food Scrap Recovery Hellman Room
12:15pm-2:00pm Recycler of the Year Awards Luncheon/Closing Remarks O'Neill/Williams Room