Conference Program-At-A-Glance

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Be sure to arrive early to participate in events taking place on Monday, October 8.

First there is the golf tournament at the Holiday Island Country Club with registration starting at 9:00 am,.

The tour bus leaves out at 12:30 pm headed to Rogers to tour the eSCO Processing & Recycling facility then on to tour EcoTech Consumer Products company. A box lunch will be served in-route.

Starting at 3:00 pm there will be a session at the convention center titled: Addressing Safety Concerns at your Recycling Centers. Speakers for this session will be Garnett Wise with Waste Management and Kendrick Ketchum, Waste Connections.

Welcome Reception
Monday night, starting at 6:00 pm, we will all gather at the Rowdy Beaver Restaurant for fun and networking. A shuttle bus will start running to and from the Rowdy Beaver at 5:30 pm. You can catch the shuttle in front of the Convention Center or the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks lobby.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
Solid Waste Licensing Holders and SWANA Certified Professionals – need CEU’s? By attending the ARC’s 28th Annual Conference’s recycling tour and sessions you can earn the required CEU’s. To register click on the Attendee Registration link above.

Pathways to Sustainability, ARC’s 2018 Annual Conference theme, takes place at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Hotel & Convention Center, Eureka Springs, AR, on October 8-10, 2018. We have had some wonderful conferences in the past, but believe our 28th will be the best one ever. We have some great presenters confirmed including some who have spoken on the world stage. We are honored to have Mr. John Bradburn, who recently retired from General Motors after 39 years of service, as our keynote speaker. Keynote Biography

Brenda Pulley, formerly with Keep America Beautiful, Pete Grogan, recently retired from the International Paper Company, and Chaz Miller, National Waste & Recycling Assn (retired), will all be on the agenda.

Other activities taking place during the conference will be the Annual Awards Luncheon, Breakout Sessions, a Golf Tournament, Recycling Tour, and Receptions.

Need lodging at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, site of the conference? Call 479-253-9768 and ask for the ARC Conference Rate. Call early, the hotel is booking fast.

Bus Tour

Be sure to arrive on Monday (Oct 8) in time to hop on the bus for the Recycling Tour. The bus boards in front of the Hotel Convention
Center starting at 12 Noon and leaving at 12:30 PM for Springdale where the first stop will be to tour the EcoTech Consumer Products Facility then on to Rogers where the next and final stop will be to tour ESCO Processng and Recycling.

The tour bus is anticipated to arrive back at the Hotel Convention Center around 5:00 pm, in time to catch the shuttle for the Rowdy Beaver Reception for a night of networking and fun. The reception will be from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, with the shuttle running back and forth starting at 5:45 PM with stops at the Convention Center and the Hotel Lobby.

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