Call for Presentations

VRA 2019 Conference – Changing Behaviors to Encourage Recycling

Call for abstracts for presentations on May 7-8, 2019.

 We are currently accepting proposals for presentations for VRA's 27th Annual Conference, "Changing Behaviors to Encourage Recycling."

Proposals on the follwoing topics are welcome: 

  • Changing behaviors towards recycling through social media
  • Changing behaviors towards recycling through other means
  • Measuring waste minimization/reducing and reusin
  • Markets updates and impacts of overseas market constraints
  • Organics recycling
  • Construction and demolition debris recycling
  • Recycling difficult materials/special collections
  • Waste audits 
  • Best practices in contracting
  • Advances in drop-off centers/facilities
  • Litter control and management

The conference includes two tracks of sessions. Most sessions are made up of multiple presentations of 20 - 30 minutes each.

Please submit the following:

  • style of presentation
  • subject of presentation
  • description of presentation
  • presenter(s)

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.  Deadline for abstract submittal is January 25, 2019.

Click here to submit abstract

The one-day discounted speaker registration fee is $100. For those who wish to attend the entire VRA Conference, speakers will be responsible for a discounted registration fee of $175 (includes attendance of all sessions on May 7 and 8, exhibit hall, two continental breakfasts, lunch and refreshment breaks).


VRA 2019 Presentation Requirements for Equipment Vendors, Service Providers

  1. Due to the volume of abstracts submitted by equipment vendors and service providers, VRA Conference organizers have established the following criteria:
  2. Presentations must be case studies, planning process, and or third-party research findings. Abstracts focused solely on vendors' equipment, systems and/or services will not be accepted.
  3. Case studies should be presented from the point of view of a facility manager/operator. VRA prefers case studies be presented by the project or facility manager/operator.
  4. Details should include why and how the project started; unique barriers encountered and or innovative solutions developed during project planning; description of operations.