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Call for Poster Presentations

Call for Poster Presentations, 2021

The 11th Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC) being held from May 16-17 in Niagara Falls Ontario, is providing an opportunity for professors and students to showcase their latest research to waste & recycling sector experts from government, municipalities and Canada’s leading waste management companies.

This year, we are 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 recognized across the country as "the place to be" for waste management professionals, thereby providing excellent exposure opportunities for research outcomes and for students or academia looking to establish linkages with the sector.



  • Please, send your request for a space to prior to April 16th, 2021 – limited space is available.
  • • Accepted submissions (pdf format) must be send to by May 3rd, 2021.


General poster guidelines

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:

Poster presentations in all areas related to waste management are eligible, including but not limited to:

  • Food & Organics Waste Management (Reduction, Collection, Processing, Composting, and Anaerobic Digestion/Biomethanization)
  • Stewardship Programs - Materials Markets – Paper, Plastics, Glass, etc
  • Recycling/Waste Disposal in Property Management
  • Policy, Regulations, Economics and Planning
  • New & Emerging Technologies
  • Green Energy (EFW, LFG, GHG & Carbon, New Technologies)
  • Waste Minimization & Materials Reuse
  • Waste Transfer & Disposal (Transfer Stations, Landfills)
  • Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Management (Recycling, Treatment, Disposal)
  • Waste and Recycling - Collection and Transport

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 the presentation, sub-title (if any), 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 the poster like the outline of a journal article. Ensure the content is presented in a clear, coherent format.

  • Provide a succinct introduction and a brief description of the methodology used for the research followed by a results and discussion section.

  • Ensure the results and discussion section clearly identifies the problem, result and conclusion for each of the key findings.

Bottom of the poster:

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


NEW THIS YEAR - Academic Awards Available!

All poster presentations are eligible for academic awards based on the poster quality and the knowledge and skill of the presenter in explaining the work to a small group of sector representatives. Awards will be as follows:

1st - $250.00 2nd - $150.00 3rd – $100.00


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