Annual AOR Conference: Sustainable Oregon 2013 - June 6-8 - Seaside, OR
Join AOR at the Seaside Convention Center in Seaside, OR, June 6-8, 2013 for its annual conference and trade show, Sustainable Oregon.
Sustainable Oregon 2013 features exciting sessions and workshops exploring recycling education, policy, and planning; an extensive exhibitor hall; fun networking opportunities; and more.
The conference's highlight is the Recycler of the Year Awards Banquet, where we honor individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to recycling and waste prevention efforts in Oregon.
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Registration is $475 for members; $525 for nonmembers. Rates for single-day attendance are also available.
Join now to receive the member rate!
Registration fee includes all sessions, trade show, receptions, and meals.
Reserve Your Hotel Room
Be sure to mention that you are with the AOR Conference to get the special conference rate.
Deadline for conference hotel rooms: Our block of rooms is only guaranteed until May 6. After that date, you can still get the conference rate, but availability may be limited. Call now to reserve!
Rates: $79-$159 (plus 9% tax)
Best Western Oceanview
Ebb Tide Resort
The Inn at Seaside
Holiday Inn Express
Share a Room or a Ride
Want to carpool or need a roommate? Post your need or offer of a ride or a room.
VIEW THE RIDE & ROOM SHARE PAGE
Check Out Our Fun Activities
(sign up on the registration form)
- Golf Tournament at Astoria Country Club
Thurs, June 6, 7:30am
Kick off the conference out on the greens and enjoy 18 holes of golf at the Astoria Country Club on Thursday morning! Your golf registration includes green fees, cart, deluxe continental breakfast, box lunch, use of range/balls and, of course, excellent company. Whether you're making new contacts or re-connecting with old colleagues, golfing right before the conference offers you a prime opportunity to stay engaged with others in the industry.
- CARTM Tour
Thurs, June 6, 10am-12pm
$20/person (transportation on your own)
Join us for a field trip to Manzanita to visit the CARTM site to see how a rural community takes action to reduce waste, takes responsibility for the waste it generates, and recovers value from materials that pass through its wasteshed. Discuss with CARTM board members how their unique business model works and how they build on the strengths of their local and county governments. Enjoy a sit-down zero-waste lunch and shop at the thrift store, which has become a social hub in the Nehalem Bay area.
- Re-TRAC Workshop
Thurs, June 6, 10am-12pm
Re-TRAC Connect is the leading waste reduction measurement system for governments and organizations that offers free accounts to help local governments, businesses, schools, universities, and other organizations participate in reporting programs, manage tonnage data, and publish waste reduction information to the public. This highly robust and flexible system is currently being used by over 6,000 waste reduction managers, recycling coordinators, solid waste managers, chief operating officers, and program managers from a wide range of private and public sector organizations in the U.S. What can you do with this software and how can you use it to take full advantage of all its the powerful features? This two-hour-long training will explore the practical applications of this powerful software.
- Seaside Brewing Co.: Tap a Firkin and Take a Tour
Thurs, June 6, 7pm
The fine folks at Seaside Brewing Company are going to tap a firkin in our honor! We hope you can join us as we take a tour of this brand-new brewery and enjoy some of their hand-crafted beers. Located in the old city jail and city hall building, Seaside Brewing completely refurbished the space using the reclaimed wood and brick in the restoration process. Housing kegs of craft beer in the exact same place where, years ago, a rowdy Oregonian might have spent the night in the drunk tank sets a fun stage for the opportunity to unwind with your recycling friends after a long day of engaging presentations. The tour is free, but we need to know if you're coming so make sure to sign up on the registration form.
Be an Exhibitor
Join us in Seaside to network with recycling and
solid waste professionals from around the region.
A commercial booth is just $700. Nonprofit groups and government agencies pay only $600. Fees increase after this date.
Booth fee includes one conference registration worth $425, meals, snacks, conference attendee list, conference sessions, Hospitality Reception, and Friday night Recycler of the Year awards banquet/entertainment..
VIEW THE EXHIBITOR PAGE
Be a Sponsor
This year, AOR is offering five sponsorship levels (platinum, gold, silver, bronze, and sponsor) that range from $250 to $5,000.
All sponsors will have their company featured on AOR's conference web page, in the conference program, on signage for sponsored items, and in our newsletter.
Sponsors at higher levels receive benefits such as complimentary conference registrations, exhibit booth packages, and ads in the conference program.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive full promotional benefits of your sponsorship, we must receive ALL applicable logo files, ads, listing text, etc. no later than Friday, May 3.
VIEW THE SPONSORSHIP PAGE
Run for a Board Position
Interested in taking on a leadership role in AOR?
There are several board positions up for election this year: Education Chair, Legislative Chair, Markets Chair, and Treasurer.
VIEW THE ELECTIONS PAGE
Donate to the Silent Auction
This year, AOR will continue its tradition of hosting a silent auction to raise money for conference scholarships.
We’ve all received gifts that are not quite right for us, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Sharing your special skills or handmade items are also great ways to contribute. Items and services that help reduce waste or involve recycled material are especially encouraged!
If you have questions or would like to help plan the silent auction, please contact Michelle Metzler, AOR's Education Chair.
VIEW THE AUCTION DONATION FORM
Make a Nomination for the Recycler of the Year Awards
Nominations for the Reycler of the Year Awards are now closed.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Friday, June 7.
VIEW THE NOMINATIONS PAGE
Apply for a Scholarship
Scholarship applications have been awarded. If you applied for a scholarship and have not been notified, please contact Amy Roth, Resource Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 19
VIEW THE SCHOLARSHIP PAGE
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