National Reuse Conference and Expo Call for Abstracts

Reuse Alliance is announcing a CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for ReuseConex, the first National Reuse Conference & Expo, taking place October 18-20, 2010, at the Hilton North Raleigh in Raleigh, N.C.

The Reuse Alliance is looking for speakers, panel discussion topics and round-table ideas in the categories listed below. To be considered for a presenter spot, please submit a brief summary (less than 300 words) describing your success stories, tools and/or case studies by April 30, 2010. Approximately 15-30 minutes are provided for each presentation, depending on format (e.g., plenary, breakout session, roundtable, etc.). To learn more about attending the conference and/or exhibiting at the expo, please go to www.ReuseConex.org.

We are especially interested in the following topics:
-Creative Reuse, Upcycling & Repurposing (both in educational settings and/or business/entrepreneurial application
-Adaptive Reuse (repurposing entire buildings, often to save them from demolition)
-Traditional Reuse / New Salvage (selling items as-is; resale / thrift / consignment)
-Designing for Reuse, Refurbishing & Remanufacturing (zero waste / cradle to cradle manufacturing)
-School/University Reuse (on-campus reuse programs & services)
-Online Materials Exchanges (commercial, residential, specialty, etc.)
-Corporate Reuse (partnerships with local nonprofits to collect/distribute used goods)
-Connection between Reuse and Climate Change (how can we calculate and/or communicate GHG/energy savings of reuse)
-Reuse as the "Original Green Collar Job" (new green economy, eco-minded venture capital)
-Economics of Reuse (full program accounting, real costs & real savings)
-Reuse Sector best practices (including C&D, computers, creative/upcycling, hotels/institutions, architecture/adaptive, film/movies)
-Reuse in Environmental Education (replicable curricula, events, education campaigns or programs)
-Cooperative marketing campaigns (increasing community participation in local reuse opportunities)
-Community Activism and Reuse (replicable grassroots campaigns)
-Reuse and Public Policy (green procurement, product stewardship, building codes, LEED, CSR, etc.)
-Reuse and Technology (how can software make reuse operations more efficient)

When completing the abstract, please touch upon these points:
1. How is your subject contemporary and relevant? Explain what is new or unique about the information presented.
2. What lessons did you learn from the implementation of your project?
3. What specific benefits/advantages will attendees gain from this topic? Be specific about the tools and techniques you provide for attendees.
4. Will attendees be able to replicate your project? Provide examples of how the points presented can be transferred to other organizations.
5. What format (panel discussion, round-table) would best suit your needs?

Submit your abstract to info@reusealliance.org by April 30, 2010.

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