RCBC Conference 2020: Call for Presentations

RCBC invites academics and professionals to share their knowledge and expertise in recycling, waste prevention, waste management, organics management, environmental sciences, municipal planning, extended producer responsibility and sustainable economics at RCBC’s 46th Annual Conference on Circular Economy: Moving Beyond Waste from June 10-12, 2020 at the Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler, B.C.  Share your ideas, innovations and knowledge as one of the leaders in the wholesale system change from antiquated practices of managing waste, to a future optimizing the resources within a sustainable economy.  

Selection Criteria | How to Submit | Conference Background | Why Present? 

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46th Annual RCBC Conference on Circular Economy --

2020 Foresight: Transforming Tomorrow

We are looking for presentations in the following areas:

  • Reuse, Repair, refurbishing, remanufacturing
  • Materials recovery, recycling, and processing
  • End-of-lifecycle management
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) waste diversion, management and resource recovery
  • Organics waste practices
  • Illegal dumping and abandonment issues, prevention, mitigation, research, and enforcement
  • Public awareness, communications, education and engagement
  • Advanced and innovative waste management, processing, and treatment technologies
  • Regional economic growth through product development ideas based on feedstock from collected stewardship materials and products
  • Chemical, household-hazardous, medical and special wastes
  • Construction, demolition and renovation waste prevention strategies and sustainable business ideas based on recovered materials
  • Industrial design that incorporates waste minimization and prevention

Selection Criteria

Presentation selection is based on the following criteria:

1. Does the presentation reflect real-world examples, progressive policy, and/or academic theory?

2. Is the presentation cutting-edge, innovative, fresh and relevant?

3. Will it strengthen the skills and knowledge of recycling and waste management professionals, businesses, and related organizations?

4. Will this proposal provide an engaging 10 to 20 minute presentation?  

Please note that presentations simply promoting products, companies or individuals cannot be considered

How to Submit

Not with a PDF please. Please submit presentation abstracts, including a working title, as a less than one-page synopsis in Word format - not PDF, to RCBC by Friday Feb. 21, 2020, via email to brock@rcbc.ca.

Conference Background

The Annual RCBC conference is attended by approximately 250-plus industry professionals from B.C. and North America. The three-day conference features a keynote speaker(s), presentations, workshops, information sessions and exhibits, as well as a Gala Dinner, entertainment and the annual RCBC award presentation.

Why Present?

By presenting, you help raise the level of professionalism in the field and promote good practices to ensure a better future by sharing your expertise. You also enhance your reputation, make new contacts, gain recognition in your field and add to the body of knowledge to prevent and manage waste and promote recycling. One speaker per presentation is provided with complimentary registration for the full conference.

Please note that the Westin Resort & Spa will extend the special room rates for three days before and after the conference dates. Please plan to come and participate while enjoying one of North America’s premiere vacation resorts.


Questions regarding format or content of your presentation can be addressed to RCBC by email at conference@rcbc.ca.

For more information on RCBC events, contact Harvinder Aujala at 604-683-6009 ext. 313 or harv@rcbc.ca.

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