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All events take place at Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel except the Equipment Show

Monday, January 28, 2019
Preconference Activities

Full and half-day workshops and tours (see details below)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibitor move-in9:00 am - 5:00 pmExhibit Hall
BPI Membership meeting - Open Forum on Compostable Products followed by BPI Membership meeting:
An open forum to discuss the connection between food waste and compostable packaging. An extension of the CPTF and BPI's historic partnership with USCC, this meeting will provide a chance for composters, municipalities, compostable packaging companies, etc., to share and collaborate on barriers and opportunities. BPI will also give an overview of its current organization and future plans (Annual Meeting, open to all), including a strategic framework intended to bring a wider group of stakeholders together.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annual Membership Meeting of USCC - Annual Membership Meeting of the US Composting Council and Annual Report of the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception6:00 - 8:00 pmExhibit Hall

Full and Half-Day Workshops and Tours

For workshops and tours details click HERE

Full Day

Foundations of CompostingMatt Cotton and Bob Rynk8:00 – 4:00
Community Food Scrap Composting—Path To SuccessAthena Bradley and Natasha Duarte 8:30 - 4:30
Compost Business ManagementMark King and David Hill 8:30 – 4:30
Optimizing BMPs for Compost Facility Planning and ManagementTim O’Neill and Geoff Hill8:30 – 4:30

Half Day

Compost U--Moving Colleges and Universities Toward Zero Waste with Organics Recovery: Workshop 201Nicole Chardoul and Kelly Domino8:30 - noon
Odor Control for Windrow OperationsJeff Gage8:30 - noon
Basics of Aerated Static Pile (ASP) CompostingCraig Coker1:00 - 5:00
Introduction to BiocharJeff Novak, Jon Nilsson, Peter Hirst1:00 - 4:30
Compost Marketing for Public FacilitiesRon Alexander1:00 - 5:00


Coming Soon

Tuesday, January 29



8:00 - 9:15 am
Diverting Organics: Case Studies from from Stadia, Stores and Restaurants; Compostable Products White Paper (Note: Ends at 9:30)
Biosolids Development Around the US and Guam
Municipal Composting 1: Building and Financing Yard Debris Facilities
PFAS--Understanding the Impact of Florinated Hydrocarbons on Compost Manufacturers
Exhibit Hall opens, coffee available8:00 am

Plenary: Welcomes, Opening Keynote

Moderator: Frank Franciosi, USCC
Opening Keynote from Katharine Wilkinson, Project Drawdown
9:45 am - 11:15 pm
Visiting with Exhibitors
Lunch sponsored by your vendors
11:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Annual Meeting of STA Certified Compost program participants (Open to all)

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm


1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
CCREF Presents Recent Compost Research: Parasites, Prions and Urban Soil Rehabilitation
Taking Safety from the Office to the Job Site
Municipal Composting 2: Addressing Wasted Food through Reduction and Composting
Knowledge is Power: Deep Dive into the STA Certified Compost Program and How to Get The Most Out Of It
Break in Exhibit Hall3:15 - 4:15 pm


4:45 - 5:45 pm
CCREF Supported Research Results: Air Emissions, Soluble Salts, Wetland Restoration
Mobile Technology for Data Monitoring Efficiency
Sashti Balasundaram, WeRadiate, Getzville, NY
Municipal Composting 3: There's Green in Them Thar Piles!
Mini-Workshop: Understanding Soil Specs and How to Meet Them
An Affordable, Commercial-Scale Rotating Drum Composter Designed to be Built For and By Medium-Sized Organizations
John Culpepper, North Country School and Camp Treetops
Exhibit Hall closes5:00 pm
Vermeer Reception (open to all)6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, January 30

Exhibit Hall opens8:00 am


8:30 - 10:00 am
College and University Composting 1: The Small(er) School Experience
Addressing Physical Contamination: Case Studies and a Novel Approach
Public Private Partnerships in South Carolina and Virginia
Growing Your Market: DOT's, Urban Applications
Break in exhibit hall10:00 - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:30 pm
College and University 2: Lessons from the Large(r) Campus
Persistent Herbicides in Compost: Identifying the problem, Exploring Solutions
Financial Planning and Analysis for Compost Manufacturers
Step it Up a Notch: Deeper Understandings of Market Forces and Opportunities
Networking with Vendors
Lunch available to purchase
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Trade show closes2:30 pm


2:00 - 3:30 pm
Emissions and Composting: Sequestering Carbon, Predicting Greenhouse Gas Impacts, Connecting Regulations to Science (A Proposal)
Biochar and Compost: Exploring the Synergies
Rural and Urban Community Composting
Mini-Workshop: Best Practices in Using Social Media
Closing Celebration
Annual Awards
Closing Keynote with Dr Sally Brown "Revised Ranking: the True Value of Compost"
3:45 - 5:45 pm
Young Professionals Reception6:00 - 9:00 pm

Thursday, January 31

Demo Day Schedule

7:30 amShuttle buses start and will run all day
8:00 amWelcome and breakfast
all dayDisplay equipment available to view and discuss with vendors
8:30 amWindrow Turners
Mixing and Application equipment
9:30 amGrinders and Shredders
11:40 amScreeners
12:00 pmLunch provided
1:00 pmRepeat all demonstrations
2:00 pmVendors available to discuss equipment
3:30 pmLast bus leaves