ISRI2022 Call for Proposals
March 21-24, 2022
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
  • You are invited to submit a session proposal for the ISRI 2022 Convention and Expo to be held March 21-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    ISRI is seeking high-quality session proposals that address a full range of issues facing recycling companies that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities. This includes topics targeted to the challenges and opportunities manufacturers and sellers of equipment and services to the recycling industry are facing.

    The ISRI convention and expo attracts more than 5,000 attendees from around the world. The event represents a vast array of recycling commodities such as electronics, ferrous, glass, nonferrous, paper, plastics, textiles, tires and rubber.

    If you would like to submit a session proposal, please do so on or before Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Only fully completed proposals submitted by the August 3 deadline will be considered.

    Session proposals will be reviewed by a group of scrap industry professionals and notifications regarding the selection status of the submissions will be distributed no later than Friday, August 27, 2021.

  • 10-word limit. Please create a short yet impactful title that accurately reflects your session topic and entices individuals to attend
  • No more than 200 words. Please include a description that explains what the attendee will gain from participating in your session. The description should specify the benefits for the attendee and why they should choose your session over other sessions offered at the same time.
  • No more than 200 words. Please specify how your session will be presented. You are strongly encouraged to be creative with the presentation format.
  • Session Category Definitions

    Business Management and Operations
    Topics may include day-to-day activities and processes of the facility; business planning and finance; competitive and diversification strategies; growth, profits and productivity; legal issues; human resources and talent/workforce development; marketing and sales; leadership development; commodities hedging; securing and extending credit; buying and selling recyclable materials; insurance and customer service.

    Environmental Compliance and Sustainability
    Topics may include CERCLA (Superfund) and SREA (Superfund Recycling Equity Act); RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act); solid and hazardous wastes; chemical reporting; emissions; stormwater; spills; and existing and emerging substances of concerns such as PCBs, PFAs, energy efficiencies; refrigerants, vehicle airbags and batteries.

    Federal, State and Local Issues, including Community Relations and Outreach
    Topics may include environmental justice; zoning; gentrification; public relations; lobbying local elected officials; philanthropic endeavors; local partnerships and collaborations regarding recycling is essential; governmental relations; and advocacy.

    Recycling Industry Commodities including Domestic and Global Trading
    Topics specific to products that come out of a recycling facility that can be sold as products or feedstock; ferrous metals; nonferrous metals (aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, tin and precious metals); stainless steel and high-temperature alloys; plastics; recovered fiber (paper, corrugated, cartons); tires/rubber; electronics; glass; textiles; residential recyclers and materials recovery facilities; Basel Convention; OECD; import/export; and tariffs.

    Safety and Security
    Topics may include those focused on protecting the health and life of recycling facility employees, customers, visitors, contractors, drivers and the surrounding community; OSHA compliance; disaster preparedness; hazardous materials management; hazard recognition; safety culture; law enforcement; theft; cybersercurity; and infectious disease.

    Technology and Innovation
    Topics may include equipment and services used in recycled materials processing; robotics; sustainability; and reuse.

    Transportation
    Topics may include and be focused on moving incoming materials, processed commodities and products; trucking; rail cars; barges and ocean shipping; logistics; driver training; and vehicle maintenance.
  • Session Speakers

    No more than three speakers may participate in a 75-minute session; no more than 3 speakers in a 60-minute session; and 1 speaker in a 20-minute session.

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  • Important Points to Keep in Mind

    Session rooms are equipped with a laptop, projector, screen and microphone. Internet connection is available on a limited basis.

    The majority of session rooms are set in rounds, theater and classroom seating configurations.

    Individuals selected as session speakers will receive nontransferable credentials to attend the event. ISRI is not able to reimburse for travel, lodging or meals expenses that may be incurred as a session speaker.
  • Deadline for Submissions

    To be considered, submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, August 3, 2021.