Call for Speakers

Abstract Due Date: Abstracts are due September 20, 2023

Prospective Speakers are invited to submit abstracts. General topics of interest include:

Food Recovery Forum: Actions, progress, solutions, & BMP’s for food waste and wasted food prevention, reduction & recovery | Funding & infrastructure development | Achieving 50% reduction of food waste by 2030

Organics Recycling & Management: Technologies, diversion, collection, renewable energy | GHG Reduction Infrastructure development, financing, funding | BMP’s for processing, process management, odor control


Detailed topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Organics Recycling & Management

  • Anaerobic Digestion systems and technologies, case studies, BMP’s, odor control, financing options, funding opportunities
  • Composting systems and technologies, odor control, process management, BMP’s
  • Integrating AD, Composting and other technologies
  • MBT & other Conversion technologies for organics
  • Technology evaluation and selection
  • Financing organics recovery facilities
  • Regulations & issues for siting, permitting and operating organics recovery facilities
  • Infrastructure development, meeting capacity needs
  • Developing organics recycling & food scrap recovery programs – municipal, commercial, institutional…
  • Organics collection & processing - BMP’s, model programs, equipment
  • Renewable energy from organics
  • Zero waste strategies, policies, & programs
  • Biogas production and markets | Gas upgrading | digestate processing, quality & uses
  • GHG reduction and mitigating climate change
  • Compost benefits | Quality Criteria
  • Compostable plastics & packaging
  • Cannabis Composting, residuals management, compost production for cannabis growers


Food Recovery Forum

  • Food waste prevention and reduction – programs, policies, solutions
  • Food Rescue – BMP’s, model programs
  • Using Technology and data to reduce food waste and increase food recovery
  • Government and business policies and programs for reducing food waste
  • Achieving 50% reduction of food waste by 2030
  • Food residuals diversion: source separation, collection, processing, case studies, BMP’s
  • Recovery of food scraps from commercial, institutional, and residential sources
  • Food scraps recovery from event venues, e.g., stadiums, sports, concerts, convention centers
  • Strategies and policies for increasing diversion of food waste & other organics
  • Mitigating climate change
  • Technologies & equipment for processing food scraps
  • Developing food waste and organics recycling programs – strategies, innovations, case studies
  • Food waste and organics collection: methods, vehicles, containers, frequency, case studies
  • Circular Economy in food waste and food production
  • Building food waste recovery infrastructure | Financing & funding needs
  • Developing a Sustainable food system

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Guidelines – Maximum length 100 words

  1. Include: Title of presentation, author name(s), affiliation(s), address, e-mail, cell phone
  2. Content: Keys points that will be addressed and a brief list of “what attendees will learn”
  3. Brief bio of author/speaker

Abstract Due Date: Abstracts are due September 20, 2023

Submission Questions: E-mail Dr. Stuart Buckner

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Stuart Buckner | Conference Chair & Program Director: Organics Recycling Conference & Food Recovery Forum | [email protected] | 631-834-1400.