Call for Poster Presentations

Call for Poster Presentations, 2019

The 10th Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC) is providing an opportunity for professors and students to showcase their latest research to industry experts, government officials and Canada’s leading waste management companies.


This year, we are once again inviting you to share your insight and recent studies on waste management and recycling with a poster presentation in the main gathering area.


The CWRC is widely recognized across the country as “the place to be” for waste management professionals, so there’s really no better venue to promote your findings.

General poster guidelines

With such an exciting and busy line-up at this year's conference, you'll have some competition presenting your work.

To stand out, your poster should convey your key findings and be visually appealing to grab the attention of attendees. So be clear, concise and creative.

To supplement your poster, prepare handouts and be ready to answer questions and explain your research in greater detail.


Topics for poster presentations:

We invite poster presentations in all areas related to waste management, including but not limited to:

  • Waste and Recycling - collection and transport
  • Waste minimization, materials reuse and recycling
  • Hazardous Waste Management (Recycling, Treatment, Disposal)
  • Organics Waste Management & Processing & Diversion (Collection, Processing, Composting, and Anaerobic Digestion/Biomethanization)
  • Servicing Options - Public/Private
  • Stewardship Programs - Materials Markets - Paper, Plastics, Glass, etc
  • Recycling/Waste Disposal in Property Management
  • Extended Producer Responsibility Programs - Impacts on Service Provision, Export Issue
  • Policy, Regulations, Economics and Planning
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Landfill Gas Management
  • Green Energy (EFW, GHG & Carbon, New Technologies)
  • Waste Transfer & Disposal (Transfer Stations, Landfills)
  • Construction and Demolition Waste

Poster must be vertically oriented and adhere to the following dimensions:

  • Maximum size: 91 cm wide and 122 cm high.
  • Minimum size: 76 cm wide and 102 cm high.

Content guidelines:

Top of the poster:

  • Include the title of your presentation, the sub-title, the list of authors, contact information (website, email, social media and phone number) and a photo of the lead presenter in the top right corner of the poster.

Main body of the poster:

  • Organize the content of your poster much like the outline of a journal article. But make sure the content is presented in a clear, coherent format. Conference attendees have a lot on the go and many different presentations competing for their attention.

  • Start off with a succinct introduction and a brief description of the methodology used for your research followed by a results and discussion section.

  • Make sure the results and discussion section clearly identifies the problem, result and conclusion for each of your key findings. But keep it brief. Too much detail.

Bottom of the poster:

  • Include a conclusion that either summarizes your work or informs attendees about your future research.


  • Please, send your request for submission consideration to by September 1st, 2019 - space is limited.  Accepted submissions (pdf file) must be received prior to September 12th, 2019.


  • There is no cost for posters presentations at the CWRC, however, if you would like to attend the sessions/networking opportunities - please contact for registration costs.


For more information:
For questions regarding this Call for Poster Presentations, please contact Conference Manager Michele Goulding at (905) 791-9500 or

Recent News

Nam dignissim dolor est, ac blandit dolor pretium id. Proin eget massa id mi luctus mattis.

Thanks to our Sponsors

The support of our sponsors has made the CWRC one of Canada's leading conferences for the waste management and recycling sector.