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2009 Annual Conference

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

IRC’s 2009 Conference and Exhibition – June 2 – 4, Bloomington Convention Center Bloomington, Indiana

Call the IRC office @ 317-632-5915 to register today!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (content subject to change)


2:00p                Tour – Tibetan Cultural Center

4:00p—6:00p     Registration & Early Exhibitor Setup

5:00p—6:30p Sponsor & Exhibitor Reception

7:00p                “Kick-off” Reception at Upland Brewery


7:00a               Registration Desk Opens

8:00a               Buffet Breakfast & IRC Annual Meeting featuring installation of new board members and highlights of the IRC’s recent activities

9:00a              Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment

B.                  How to go Green 101: Models for Businesses of all Sizes

C.                  Green Building: New & Renew

10:15a            Exhibitor Spotlight Enjoy some refreshments and visit with our exhibitors

11:00a            Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  Sustainable Schools

B.                  Greening the Medical Community

C.                  IDEM’s Clean Community Challenge

12:15p             Lunch & Keynote Presentation by Wayne Zink, CEO of Endangered Species Chocolate

1:30p               Exhibitor Spotlight Enjoy some refreshments and visit with our exhibitors

2:15p              Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  Waste Reduction for Hotels & Restaurants

B.                  Current Status of eScrap in Indiana

C.                  Understanding Zero Waste

3:30p              Happy Hour

4:00p—6:30p  Silent & Live Auction


7:00a              Registration Desk Opens

8:00a              Buffet Breakfast with our Exhibitors

9:00a              Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  Recycling in the Era of Tough Markets: a Roundtable Discussion

B.                  Recycling & Carbon Policy

C.                  Composting Do’s and Don’ts

10:15a Exhibitor Spotlight

Enjoy some refreshments and visit with our exhibitors

11:00a            Concurrent Breakout Sessions Choose one

A.                  America Recycles Day/Earth Day: a Roundtable Discussion

B.                  Construction & Demolition Waste: What’s Old is New Again

C.                  Alternative Energy Projects in the Midwest

12:15p            Lunch and Keynote Presentation by Bill Brown, Sustainability Director, Indiana University

1:30p—3:30p  Concurrent Workshops Additional fees apply

A.                  Making Your Own Green Cleaning Products

B.                  Vermicomposting 101

IRC 2009 Conference and ExhibitionSponsors to Date (5.01.2009)


Waste ManagementBRONZE SPONSORSAlcoa

All Pro Shearing


Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District

Recycling for Tomorrow

What’s the Conference Like?

Our annual conference is Indiana’s premier waste reduction and recycling event, featuring exhibitors from around the country involved in all aspects of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. We also offer educational sessions that cover current topics and issues in those same fields, and featured speakers who sometimes give us a different take on what we are doing and why. Learning from each other, gaining new professional contacts, and providing attendees with the tools to do more waste reduction & recycling are prime goals of our conference. We do our best to make all this happen in a fun, inviting atmosphere!

Attendees include administrators, program directors, purchasing agents, sales representatives, and educators from a wide variety of organizations. There is something for everyone:  – Healthcare sector / Local health departments

– Solid waste & recycling professionals – Colleges and universities

– Design/build industry – Hospitality industry

– State and Local Governments

– NonProfit Organizations

– Faith community / “green” sanctuaries movement


Conference and Exhibition activities will be held at the Bloomington Convention Center located at 302 South College Avenue in downtown Bloomington. Bloomington is about fifty miles south of Indianapolis. Directions are available at

Hotel accommodations are available at a reduced rate at the Courtyard Bloomington. The Hotel is attached to the convention center. A block of rooms is being held for conference exhibitors and attendees at a reduced rate of $94.00 per night plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling the reservation line at 800-321-2211 or by calling the Courtyard Bloomington directly at 812-335-8000. You must call by May 2, and mention the group code “IRC” when making your reservation to ensure you receive the reduced rate.


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