Deadline Extended to Tuesday, August 10!

You are invited to submit a session proposal for the ISRI 2022 Convention and Expo to be held March 21-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ISRI is seeking high-quality session proposals that address a full range of issues facing recycling companies that process, broker, and consume recyclable commodities. This includes topics targeted to the challenges and opportunities manufacturers and sellers of equipment and services to the recycling industry are facing.

The ISRI convention and expo attract more than 5,000 attendees from around the world. The event represents a vast array of recycling commodities such as electronics, ferrous, glass, nonferrous, paper, plastics, textiles, tires and rubber.

If you would like to submit a session proposal, please do so on or before Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Only fully completed proposals submitted by the August 10 deadline will be considered.

Session proposals will be reviewed by a group of scrap industry professionals and notifications regarding the selection status of the submissions will be distributed no later than Friday, August 27, 2021.

ISRI2022 Audience

ISRI Convention and Expo attract 4,000 – 6,000 attendees.

20% report being first-time attendees.

Top three reasons to attend include networking, exhibits, and education programs.

Session Categories

Topics may include day-to-day activities and processes of the facility; business planning and finance; competitive and diversification strategies; growth, profits and productivity; legal issues; human resources and talent/workforce development; marketing and sales; leadership development; commodities hedging; securing and extending credit; buying and selling recyclable materials; insurance and customer service.

Topics may include CERCLA (Superfund) and SREA (Superfund Recycling Equity Act); RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act); solid and hazardous wastes; chemical reporting; emissions; stormwater; spills; and existing and emerging substances of concerns such as PCBs, PFAs, energy efficiencies; refrigerants, vehicle airbags, and batteries.

Topics may include environmental justice; zoning; gentrification; public relations; lobbying local elected officials; philanthropic endeavors; local partnerships and collaborations regarding recycling is essential; governmental relations; and advocacy.

Topics specific to products that come out of a recycling facility that can be sold as products or feedstock; ferrous metals; nonferrous metals (aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, tin and precious metals); stainless steel and high-temperature alloys; plastics; recovered fiber (paper, corrugated, cartons); tires/rubber; electronics; glass; textiles; residential recyclers and materials recovery facilities; Basel Convention; OECD; import/export; and tariffs.

Topics may include those focused on protecting the health and life of recycling facility employees, customers, visitors, contractors, drivers, and the surrounding community; OSHA compliance; disaster preparedness; hazardous materials management; hazard recognition; safety culture; law enforcement; theft; cybersecurity; and infectious disease.

Topics may include equipment and services used in recycled materials processing; robotics; sustainability; and reuse.

Topics may include and be focused on moving incoming materials, processed commodities and products; trucking; rail cars; barges and ocean shipping; logistics; driver training; and vehicle maintenance.


Call for Proposal opensTuesday, June 15
Call for Proposals closesTuesday, August 10
Proposals Review PeriodAugust 10 – 20
All submitters notified of the status of their proposalAugust 27
Signed agreements due from accepted proposal moderators and speakersSeptember 12

Tips for Submitting a Successful Proposal and Rules of Engagement

All proposals must be submitted online using the provided form. Complete all fields on the form to be considered. Incomplete forms will not be reviewed nor considered for ISRI2022.

The full and complete roster of speakers (and moderator if applicable) must be included in the session proposal. If a speaker changes after a proposal is accepted, the session may be subject to cancellation.

An individual may appear on no more than two session proposals either as a speaker or moderator.

Avoid all commercial bias. Sessions content must be free of commercial motive/intent. Sessions should be brand and vendor-neutral. Proposal submissions promoting a specific product, brand, service, or technology will not be considered.

Session rooms are equipped with LCD projector, screen, laptop, podium, and microphones.

Write your session description from the perspective of what attendees will gain from participating rather than what speakers will present. The audience wants to know what’s in it for them to attend your session and reviewers give a lot of consideration to how you describe the session content. In addition, the description you provide will be used to promote your session if accepted.

Session attendees want varied learning experiences so consider proposing workshops inclusive of small group exercises, real-life case studies, or large group problem-solving. Be creative with how you use the workshop time and share your content with attendees.

Sessions focused on how-to or solve problems, along with those that present innovative processes or are “forward-thinking” are appreciated by the reviewers.

ISRI provides complimentary registration to speakers of accepted proposals. Speakers are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and incidental costs to attend the convention and expo.