The USCC’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow is the premiere professional meeting for composting, organics recycling, and related topics. The Conference routinely attracts approximately 1000 attendees working directly in the fields of compost manufacturing and organics recycling, guaranteeing speakers outstanding professional exposure.

Proposed presentations should include information directly relevant to compost manufacturing and related professions.

All sessions are 90 minutes. Presenters can expect to have 20 minutes for their presentation, plus a few minutes for Q & A if time allows. Both case studies and research reports are welcome. Case studies may not simply espouse the benefits of a single product or service but must make a more general point (ie, no “infomercials”).

Abstracts will also be accepted for full 90-minute sessions. Session abstracts must identify the individual speakers and panelists and topics to be covered.

Abstracts should be clear and concise and be no more than 300 words for a single presentation or panelist, and 500 words for a full session. A review committee will rate all abstracts.  Ratings are based on content, clarity, format and USCC membership.

Accepted abstracts will be available to view on-line prior to and at the conference.

The lead speaker for accepted presentations will qualify for the speaker rate (50% off their regular registration rate). For accepted sessions, the moderator/organizer and up to 4 panelists may qualify for the speaker rate.

Submission Deadline: EXTENDED to JULY 7!
Submissions after may not be considered.

To apply to be a Speaker or Session Organizer: CLICK HERE 


In addition to the two days of concurrent 90-minute sessions, we have several half-day and full-day preconference workshops. We are interested in expanding and diversifying our workshop offerings. If you have a workshop on any topic related to compost manufacturing, organics collection or diversion, or compost markets and uses, you are welcome to propose it.

To propose a workshop, please DO NOT use the abstract submittal form. Please send an email to Cary.oshins@compostingcouncil.org with the following information:

  • Workshop Title
  • Instructors, including brief bios
  • Duration (half-day (3-3.5 hrs) or full-day (6-8 hrs)
  • Summary and Topics covered
  • Agenda or outline
  • Teaching methods
  • Expected learning outcomes
  • Where have you taught this workshop, or similar ones, before

We do not pay for workshop development or instructor travel, but we do split the net revenue, with a guaranteed minimum. Instructors are eligible for the conference speaker rate. Email Cary if you have questions.