ATTENDEE NEWSLETTER

September 15-17, 2014 | New Orleans Hilton Riverside | New Orleans, Louisiana

Your quick reference guide to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings at the Resource Recycling Conference

NEED TO KNOW

Book Your Hotel Room

The Resource Recycling Conference is proud to have chosen the Hilton New Orleans Riverside as this year's venue.  Conference attendees will receive a special room rate of $139 plus taxes for single/double occupancy.  Government attendees will receive the current government per diem rate.  Hotel reservations can be made directly with the Hilton New Orleans Riverside online or by calling 504-561-0500.  Reservations must be made by August 25, 2014 in order to receive the discounted rate.


Recycling Innovators Forum 

The Recycling Innovators Forum is a venue for inventors and innovative organizations to present their game-changing ideas on how to advance recycling. The Forum offers innovators throughout the recycling community the chance to compete for $40,000 in prize money, marketing opportunities and industry support. Co-located with the annual Resource Recycling Conference, the Forum is designed to elevate the best and brightest ideas in recycling to the national stage and connect them with the companies, institutions and organizations that can help turn them into reality. Meet the finalists during the Recycling Innovators Forum reception and view their poster presentations throughout the conference.  The reception and finalist presentations will be held in Grand Salon 1.  To learn more about the Forum and to register for this free event visit  recyclinginnovators.com 


AT THE CONFERENCE

 
Additional Events and Activities

A number of additional events will be available pre, post and during the conference.  For more information on these events, click here.

  • Construction & Demolition Waste Recycling Training
  • Continuing the Dialogue: Polices that Drive Recycling of Postconsumer Packaging 
  • Curbside Value Partnership Board Meeting
  • GRRN Zero Waste Training 
  • NAPRA (Invite Only) 
  • NRC Awards Lunch
  • NRC Membership Meeting 
  • Recycling Innovators Forum 
  • Recycling Innovators Forum Reception and Awards
  • Recycling Organization Meeting 
  • ReTrac Training 

If you have registered for the conference, but not yet signed up for any of the additional events, please log into your registration at this link to make changes.  If you have any questions, please email jef@resource-recycling.com.

Pick Up Your Name Badge and Registration Packet 

We encourage you to stop by the registration desks on Monday September 15 to pick up your name badge and conference packet. With many attendees expected at this year's event, the registration lines will be long if everyone tries to pick up badges on Tuesday morning.  Your name badge is required for entrance into conference sessions, trade show, reception and meal functions.

The registration desks, located in the prefunction area just outside the Grand Ballroom and Grand Salon, will be open Monday September 15 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Registration desks will re-open on Tuesday September 15 at 7:00 a.m. 

Attendee List and Presentations

We believe you deserve to know who is attending the conference.  One week prior to the conference you will receive an email with the attendee list, as of that date, attached.  A few weeks following the conference you will receive an email with a link to a secure Website that will have links to the final attendee list along with the conference presentations.  We encourage presenters to submit expanded presentations, with more information than they had the opportunity to present on stage.

Wear Your Name Badge at All Times

Your name badge is your admission to all elements of the conference, including conference sessions, trade show, meal functions including Tuesday night's reception.  Security personnel will enforce this requirement. 

Prefer Vegetarian, Vegan or Kosher? Have a Food Allergy?

If you did not check this box on your registration, and would like to request vegetarian, vegan or kosher meal, or if you have a food allergy, please email jef@resource-recycling.com to confirm you special dietary request.  Request must be submitted by September 1.

Have a Latte On Us

In the back of your name badge holder you will have a coupon that entitles you to one complimentary beverage at the hotel's River Blends Café located on the second floor adjacent to the main lobby of the Hilton Riverside.

Internet Kiosk 

Internet kiosks and networking lounge will be located in the back of the exhibit hall.  The complimentary internet kiosk will be available for attendees to quickly check their emails.  The networking lounge is a great place for one-on-one or small group conversations.

Take Part In The On-site Recycling Program

Materials recovery opportunities will be provided throughout the conference. You'll find recycling bins and containers in the trade show, sessions and near registration desks. 

Planning Your Time 

To help plan your time in New Orleans, you can review the conference schedule here.  The conference will kick off at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday September 16 and conclude on Wednesday September 17 at 2:30 p.m. For more detailed information on conference sessions, click here.  Additional events will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  For information on the additional events, click here.  

Recommended Conference Attire

Keeping in step with the casual style of the recycling industry, we recommend business-causal attire. Conference meeting rooms are often kept at a cooler temperature while the trade show can get warm with so many visitors, keep in mind packing layers so that you will be comfortable throughout the day.

Stay Connected

Keep in touch with fellow conference attendees, and in the loop on conference updates using facebook and twitter. The official hashtag for the Resource Recycling 2014 conference is #RRC2014, and the official hashtag for the Recycling Innovators Forum is #RIF2014


WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS

Traveling to New Orleans 

Louis Armstrong International Airport (MYS) 

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is approximately 13 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. The airport recently wrapped up its $300 million Capital Improvement Program making the airport easy to navigate through. 

Transportation to and from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside 

Taxicabs are $33 for one or two persons and $14 per person for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be additional charges for extra bags. Taxes are required to offer a credit card payment option.
 
Airport shuttle is $20 per person one way or $38 per person round trip. Three bags per person. Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-596-2699 or 504-522-3500 or at the ticket booth located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. Airport shuttle makes multiple stops to/from the airport and downtown hotels.
 
Van and executive car services provided by Posh Transportation. Reservations can be made online at www.poshnolatransportation.com or by calling 504-258-1634.

New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, adjacent to the Riverwalk Marketplace and four blocks away from the famous historical French Quarter, 6 blocks to Jackson Square, and just 8 blocks from the National WWII Museum. The hotel offers dining and bar options including; Crescent City Marketplace, Drago's Seafood, Le Croissant, River Blends Cafe, and Spirits. 
www.hiltonneworleansriverside.com

New Orleans, Louisiana 

Presiding over the mighty Mississippi, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside is a short walk from nearly everything you will want to experience in New Orleans. Fall in love with the French Quarter, share the excitement of the Warehouse/Arts District, or try your luck at Harrah's Casino. Connected to the hotel you'll find the Riverwalk Marketplace, featuring more than 100 shops and restaurants. You can also visit the Louisian Children's Museum, IMAX Theater, The National World War II Museum, Superdome and the Riverfront Streetcar. And the nightlife, it's all here, just steps from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.  For more information about New Orleans, please visit our webpage.