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AGENDA

TUESDAY, October 29, 2019

8:30

Registration & Continental Breakfast (provided)

9:00

Introduction – Lynn Rubinstein, Executive Director, NERC

9:15

Keynote Address – Upstream, Uphill, Uprising: the Packaging Industry's Journey Towards Sustainability - Adam Gendell, Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

10:00

Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:30

Managing Plastics Panel Discussion
  • Tonya Randell, Program Manager, More Recycling – Plastics Paradox
  • Victor Bell, US Managing Director, EPI – Packaging EPR and the World’s “Plastics Crisis”
  • Kristen Aldred Creek, Director of Policy & Programs, PSI – Learning from Europe’s EPR for Plastics & Packaging

12:00

Lunch (provided) 

Advisory Member Lunch (by invitation only)

1:30

Single Use Plastics Legislation

3:00

Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30

Innovative Products, Programs & Technology

5:30

Adjourn

5:30

Social Hour & Awards Ceremony

WEDNESDAY, October 30, 2019

8:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30

Introductions & Welcoming Remarks - Lynn Rubinstein, Executive Director, NERC

8:45

Basel Plastics Decision – Adina Renee Adler, Assistant Vice President of International Affairs, ISRI

9:15

Value of Plastics – Dylan de Thomas, Vice President of Industry Collaboration, Recycling Partnership

9:45

Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:15

Toxics in Packaging –John Gilkeson, Chair, Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) & Principal Planner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

10:45 PFAS
  • Terri Goldberg, Executive Director, NEWMOA - PFAS in Packaging
  • Debra Darby, Organics Recycling Consultant, Darby Marketing - PFAS in Compost
11:45 Strategies for Plastics Education
  • Beth Gingold, Founder, Recycle Leaders – Bridging the Gap Between STEM & Civic Education
  • Rachel Bookman, Senior Communications Outreach Manager, ISRI – Jason Learning Program
12:30

Adjourn

12:30 NERC Board Meeting

       

DISCLAIMER

NERC’s Conferences offer presentations and discussions on a wide variety of topics from many different points of view. Presenters and attendees have the opportunity to discuss their opinions in order that all sides of an issue are heard.  Neither the expressed nor the implied opinions of any individual Conference presenter, attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor should be considered as an endorsement by NERC or reflective of its position.

 

Conference Registration: Go here to register for NERC's Fall '19 Conference.  The online registration closes on October 18.

Lodging: NERC's Fall 2019 Conference will be held at the Graduate Providence in Providence, Rhode Island. NERC's sleeping room block rate is $159 for a King Deluxe and $169 for a King Junior Suite (2 beds).  Book your room online or call in at 401-421-0700 and choose Option 1. NERC's Group Reservation Code is 1910NERC19.

NERC's room block rate will expire on October 7 or before (if the rooms are sold out). 

Conference Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by October 9, 2019 are subject to a $75 administrative fee. Absolutely no refunds will be given for cancellations after October 9.

For more information about the Conference, email Mary Ann Remolador or call (802) 254-3636.