This webpage is exclusively for the invited attendees of The Recycling Partnership’s Leadership Summit: 50 Cities Driving the Circular Economy. For general information about the summit, please visit https://recyclingpartnership.org/leadership.
The Recycling Partnership’s Leadership Summit: 50 Cities Driving the Circular Economy
On May 12-14, 2020, The Recycling Partnership will host its second Leadership Summit to drive recycling systems change across the country. The Summit will be held at the Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront Hotel in Detroit, MI.
The invitation-only meeting will feature results-driven ‘how-to’ workshops on implementing infrastructure, fighting contamination, and using effective, aligned recycling messaging to better engage residents to capture quality materials at the cart. Participants will leave equipped with a comprehensive set of ready-to-use tools and resources to drive recycling systems change in their communities.
Register for the Summit here!
What expenses will The Recycling Partnership cover?
The Recycling Partnership will register each selected participant for The Recycling Partnership’s Leadership Summit: 50 Cities Driving the Circular Economy in Detroit, MI from May 12-14, at no cost to the participant.
Two Nights Lodging
The Recycling Partnership will register and book hotel rooms for each selected participant for the nights of May 12 and 13 at the host hotel, the Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront. The value of this is $500, excluding taxes and fees. Any incidentals or additional charges are the responsibility of the participant.
Travel Stipend up to $500
The Recycling Partnership will cover airfare up to $500 roundtrip. If a participant chooses to drive, The Partnership will reimburse for mileage at $0.58/mile and parking at $30/day (for a total of up to $500).
We require confirmation of travel and receipt of travel by April 1, 2020.
Travel stipend checks will be issued in person the morning of Thursday, May 14. Travel stipends will not be issued to those who do not attend the Summit.
How do I RSVP, and by when?
RSVP via email to Events Manager Tricia Tiedt (email@example.com) by Monday, March 9.
Why was my city selected to participate?
The Recycling Partnership selected invitees using population and recycling program data in an effort to bring together 50 of the largest communities with similar program attributes, geographically distributed across the United States. Whether seeking to improve cart-based curbside collection, clean up contamination, or engage residents on how to recycle better, all 50 communities will come together to learn and share their successes, challenges and innovations – with the goal of creating local sustainable recycling programs that drive national and global economic and environmental change.
I am a selected participant and want to bring another representative from my community to the workshop. Is that allowed?
Yes. Communities may send up to two representatives to the Summit, but The Recycling Partnership will offer only ONE expenses-paid opportunity to each community (i.e., (1) two-night hotel stay, (1) travel stipend, and (1) complimentary registration). Additional attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel stay. Additional participants must be involved in the budgeting, planning and/or operations management of your community’s residential recycling program. Attendance by additional participants is subject to approval by The Partnership.
I am a selected participant but cannot attend the Summit in Detroit May 12-14. Can I send someone else from my office/department in my place?
Yes. Following the same RSVP instructions listed above, simply name the alternate representative from your community and include them on the email. The alternate participant must be involved in the budgeting, planning and/or operations management of your community’s residential recycling program. Attendance of additional participants is subject to approval by The Partnership.
What if I want to come for additional nights?
The grant covers hotel for the nights of May 12 and 13. If additional nights are needed, a participant may book the nights directly with the hotel. The group rate of $179 per room per night is available to Summit participants three nights before and three nights after the event, subject to availability.
What if I have special needs with my hotel room?
The host hotel is responsible for accommodating the special needs of Summit participants. Any special needs regarding the hotel room must be given to Tricia Tiedt at The Recycling Partnership (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1.
What meals are included?
Tuesday, May 12: Appetizers and dinner will be provided at a private reception to welcome participants to Detroit.
Wednesday, May 13: A continental breakfast, seated lunch, appetizers and dinner will be provided.
Thursday, May 14: A continental breakfast will be provided before participants head home.
What if I am a vegetarian/vegan/kosher/ halal/have food allergies?
All reasonable special food needs can be accommodated during the Summit. Please send any special food needs and/or allergies to Tricia Tiedt at The Recycling Partnership (email@example.com) by April 1.
What is the attire?
Do I need to book my own travel?
Yes. You must book and pay for your travel up front and send both confirmation and receipt to Tricia Tiedt at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1. The Recycling Partnership will reimburse you via check hand-delivered on the morning of Thursday, May 14. Except as determined by The Partnership in its sole discretion, the check will be made payable to the recipient, not the organization.
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