Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Call for Presentations and Workshops

Submission Deadline: Thursday, November 15th, 2018

13th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS)
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vermont


The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit offers eight (8) workshop/presentation sessions on topics related to food rescue and the recycling of organic materials such as food scraps, manures, food processing residuals and yard debris. This invitation to submit presentation abstracts is for composting & organics recycling professionals; researchers and educators; government officials; planners; community & business leaders; consultants; contractors; and advocates. Download a pdf of the guidelines here.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

Compost production and panagement
Food rescue: strategies and stories
Erosion and nutrient management
Policy related to organics recycling
Waste reduction
Source separation success stories
Community composting
Compost product end uses
Outreach and education strategies
Feedstocks: supply; quality control, etc
Compost technologies and systems
Compost quality and market development
Commercial and residential collection
Research and case studies
Implementing Universal Recycling, Act 148
Energy recovery, anaerobic digestion

Please submit a one-page abstract (MS Word format), containing the following information:

  1. Proposed Title of Presentation
  2. Speaker(s) Name, Affiliation, Address, Email, and Phone Number
  3. 3-4 sentence biography of speaker(s)
  4. 5 sentences describing the presentation content
  5. Prior speaking experience; has presentation been done at other conferences?
  6. If available, sample PowerPoint of presentation
  7. Presentation length options:  □10-15 min (panelist), □ 90 min (workshop),  □ other
  8. Preference, if any, for morning or afternoon time slot
  9. Are you willing to to have a pdf of your presentation posted after the Summit?
  10. Additional presentation information

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit.

Note: Presenters receive free admission to the Summit.
*Presentations that primarily promote for-profit technologies or services are discouraged.

Submission deadline:  Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Submit proposals to:
For more information, contact Natasha Duarte at 802-373-6499 or

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