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Call for Papers

2024 Call for Papers


The 13th Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC) is being scheduled for Summer of 2024 and will provide a forum for presentations to the waste and resource sectors from across North America.

This conference is of primary interest to waste generators, stewards, brand owners, municipalities, private waste sector companies, and property management companies. If you are involved in any of the following, – you will gain insight and be able to share ideas: facility owners and operators, regulators and policymakers, academia and students.

CWRC will be held in a setting where all participants can share ideas and includes conference presentations, as well as networking opportunities for interaction and discussion.

Presentations at the conference will be assigned to different ‘tracks’ outlined in this Call for Papers. General session, opening keynote speakers, and a closing general session speaker will also be chosen. Members of the CWRC Annual Conference Committee are responsible for ranking proposals, speakers, and timelines of topics.


Share your insight and knowledge
Present a paper at this year's national conference 12th Canadian Waste to Resource Conference, (CWRC), Canada’s national conference. If you have an interesting presentation or an idea that could be developed into an educational session, you are invited to submit a proposal. Conference speakers gain visibility in the sector, as well as contribute to the advancement of the profession.



We invite papers in all areas of waste management, resource recovery, and recycling, with an emphasis in 2024 on:

  • Landfill operations and capacity
  • Innovation and efficiency in waste management
  • Fleet management, equipment, and new emerging technologies
  • Extended producer responsibility – tires, electronics, batteries, and hazardous waste (MHSW)
  • Blue Box recycling including printed paper, plastics, and packaging
  • Deposit Return Systems • Waste transfer and disposal
  • Food and organic waste management
  • Material recycling and reuse including commodity markets
  • Construction & Demolition Recycling
  • PFAS
  • and more

Paper Submission Requirements

Please review the following requirements carefully and keep them in mind before submitting your paper.

Presentation Limits: A maximum of two presentations per organization may be selected for CWRC 2024.

Tracks: Identify one of the potential tracks under which the subject matter of your proposal falls. There may be 3-4           concurrent sessions per track.

Presentation Length: Sessions are 40 minutes long and should include some time for a question-and-answer                period (about 5-10 minutes). Speakers may be asked to repeat their session.

Speakers: A single presentation will typically only have one to two presenters. Consideration will be given to ‘panels’      of more than two presenters based on the subject and speaker(s). All speakers must be identified at the time of the          submission deadline.

Registration and Expense Reimbursement: Speakers will be invited to attend the whole event at a reduced              registration fee (tbd). Additionally, transportation, meals, and lodging are the responsibility of each presenter and will        not be reimbursed.

Presentation Selection: Presentations will be selected based on:

  1. Subject – relevance, interest, informative, educational merit
  2. Speaker(s) – knowledge, credibility, experience, speaking ability, past ratings, reference.

Sales Presentations:  CWRC does not/will not accept sales presentations of any kind. It is not in your professional         interest to develop a presentation that sells a specific company, product, and/or service. Conference attendees react       negatively to sales presentations, and it is against CWRC’s policy for speakers to support and promote or endorse           any single company, product, and/or service. Suppliers who present a session that attempts to sell to attendees will         not be considered for future conferences. All presentations must be “commercial free.”

Title, author, and a brief presenter bio to be included and submitted to Ashley De Souza. Electronic email submissions    are encouraged

Papers will be reviewed by the conference committee and submitters will be notified of the paper acceptance or               rejection.

For questions regarding this Call for Papers, please contact W2RO – Ashley De Souza, CEO, at (416) 674-1542 ext. 21 or

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