There’s no better time to visit Western North Carolina than in the fall when leaves are exploding with color. The weather is still warm yet offers an evening crispness long forgotten from the hot, humid summer months. This year, the SERDC Symposium and Annual Membership Meeting will take place in Asheville, NC, just steps from the famed Biltmore Estate, minutes from an eclectic downtown and right beside the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This year's Symposium aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange within the recycling community. It serves as a platform for professionals to stay updated on industry trends, build partnerships, and contribute to the sustainable development of recycling practices. In addition, our 2023 Champions of the Southeast award winners will be announced and the SERDC membership will be able to get an update on this year’s work as well as vote in the 2024 Board of Directors.
DoubleTree by Hilton in Asheville, NC
115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Tuesday, October 17
Off-site evening gathering 5-7 ish pm:
Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top Location
Join us just a few blocks from the hotel for a casual social gathering. Not only will you get to say hi to old and new friends, it's $3 Flagship pint night!
Wednesday, October 18
8:30 am: Registration opens
(Learn more about tours- separate registration)
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm: Sonoco Recycling MRF/Wicked Weed Brewing Tour $25
4:00 pm – 7:00 PM Exhibitor Welcoming Reception (DoubleTree Gallery/Mezzanine)
Join us in the hotel for food and drinks as we officially start the 2023 Symposium while getting to meet our exhibitors for this year's event.
8:00 AM Registration opens
8:30- 9:00 AM Welcome/Keynote- Restoring Confidence in Recycling (Elizabeth Biser, NCDEQ Secretary,)
9:00- 9:55 AM Session 1-Panel on Demand (CPRC Welcome and Moderation by Anna DeLage, SC Dept. of Commerce)
9:55- 10:25 AM Break/Exhibitor time
10:25- 11:45 AM Session 2- Restoring Faith in Recycling Working Session (Marissa Segundo, Transformations PR)
11:45 AM- 12:55 PM Champions of the SE Awards Luncheon (view finalists)
12:55- 1:15 PM SERDC Annual Members Business Meeting
1:15- 2:00 PM Session 3- Legislative panel- Material Management
2:00- 2:45 PM Session 4- Engaging Legislators
Alex Miller, Alex Miller Government Affairs and NC Senator Julie Mayfield will share techniques for effectively communicating with elected officials.
2:45- 3:15 PM Break/Exhibit Area
3:15- 3:45 PM Session 5- How EPR stands to impact recycling
3:45- 4:00 PM Conclusion and Final Dialog
Friday, October 20
8:30-12:00 pm Biltmore Estate Sustainability Tour and all day gardens and grounds, starts at $150