26th Annual US Composting Council Conference and Tradeshow

                                                                 


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Cancellation Policy
: Cancellation notices must be made in writing (email, mail or fax). Refunds of full fee, less $50 administrative fee, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received by January 1, 2018.  No refund will be granted for any reason after January 1, 2018.  Please call the USCC Office at 301-897-2715 to confirm receipt of cancellation.


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When
1/22/2018 - 1/25/2018
Where
The Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30303 UNITED STATES
Note: If you select Pre-Conference Workshop ONLY Registration, you must select one or more sessions from the Pre-Conference Workshop section below. 

Program

   

A La Carte Additional Items

 
Cadmium CD Proceedings Recordings - Get the recordings of every speaker! Purchase in advance for a savings of $20. Basic proceedings are included with conference registration.
Category
A La Carte Additional Items
Time
1/22/2018 - 1/25/2018
1/22/2018
Welcome Reception - this is included when you register for the FULL Conference registration
Category
A La Carte Additional Items
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
1/22/2018 6:00 PM

Half Day Tours

 
Morning-Venue Sustainability: The New Mercedes Benz Stadium and the Westin Peachtree

Category
Half Day Tours
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1/22/2018 8:30 AM
Afternoon-Venue Sustainability: The New Mercedes Benz Stadium and the Westin Peachtree

Category
Half Day Tours
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
1/22/2018 1:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

 
Compost Odor Emissions and Process Efficiency - Connecting the Science to the Practice (Half Day)

Instructors: Tim O'Neill and Geoff Hill

Description: In this class we will present how composting biology responds to process conditions inside the pile, and what operators can do to make it better. This will include a not-too-technical discussion of research findings and mechanisms. We'll then review what is meant by BMP compliance, and how the range of BMP compliance impacts the biology. This will include actual data from operating composting facilities. We'll then talk about how operations and facility design contribute to BMP compliance. Finally we'll look at the economics of BMP compliance and discuss how to determine the right level of BMP compliance for specific composting facilities.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1/22/2018 8:30 AM
Organics Diversion Optimization and Opportunities: Strategic Ways to Move Forward (Half Day)

Instructor: Lisa Skumatz

Description: This workshop assembles key concepts that communities can use to move diversion forward, even under tight budget situations. The workshop summarizes the "next steps" that communities should consider in order to achieve more diversion, GHG reduction, and sustainability within limited budgets, in urban, suburban, and rural environments.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1/22/2018 8:30 AM
Foundations of Composting (Full Day)

Instructors: Dr. Robert Rynk & Matt Cotton

Description: This intensive and interactive one-day training will cover the basic concepts, practices and "how to's" of compost production. The course will provide a broad foundation for novice compost operators, managers and regulators and will refresh veteran composters on the underlying scientific principles. Subjects will include: Basic principles of composting, process insights, facility design and managing, feedstock properties, qualities of compost, odor control, major processing methods, and an overview of markets for compost.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
1/22/2018 8:30 AM
Best Practices in Community Composting (Full Day)

Instructors: Brenda Platt and Linda Bilsens

Description: In this full-day workshop for community composters, we will walk through practices that work and address how to take your community-scale composting to the next level. Through both presentation and small group discussion, walk away knowing how to adapt the efforts and achievements of other programs for your community. Open to community-scale composters who are composting on-site at schools, community gardens and farms or otherwise keeping the process as local and small-scale as possible while engaging the community through participation and education. Pedal-powered collectors welcome.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
1/22/2018 8:30 AM
Compost Business Management (Full Day)

Instructors: Mark King and David Hill

Description: This full day training will cover the basic principles and techniques necessary to create a successful compost business. This course is designed to provide a 'buildable" foundation for all attendees. Topics covered will include a variety of items necessary to establish and maintain a viable compost business, including:

- review of basic compost biology
- feedstock management
- equipment selection
- financing and maintenance
- measuring compost quality
- health and safety concerns
- compost marketing (bag and bulk sales) and distribution
- compost business 101 (starting from the ground and working up

By day's end, attendees will have a working knowledge and skill base necessary to succeed in any compost business venture.
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
1/22/2018 8:30 AM
Basics of Compost Marketing and Planning (Full Day)

Instructor: Ron Alexander

Description: Provides training for compost sales and marketing staff on the basics of compost marketing and sales. The workshop provides marketing insight and sales techniques for new, as well as veteran, compost sales staff. Subjects will include: understanding the product (and how it fits into a marketing strategy), best practices in compost marketing, marketing plan components, general sales principles and requirements, staffing, sales approaching to the major compost markets, devising sales 'pitches', completing the 'sales call', dealing with objections, and more...
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1/22/2018 9:00 AM

Tradeshow Only

 
Tuesday Trade Show Registration Fee - ONLY select this option if you have already selected the Tuesday Trade Show Only registration option above and you want to attend the Trade Show on Tuesday.
Category
Tradeshow Only
1/23/2018
Wednesday Trade Show Registration Fee - ONLY select this option if you have already selected the Wednesday Trade Show registration option above and you want to attend the Trade Show on Wednesday.
Category
Tradeshow Only
1/24/2018

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