There’s no better time to visit Western North Carolina than in the fall when leaves are exploding with color. The weather is still warm yet offers an evening crispness long forgotten from the hot, humid summer months. This year, the SERDC Symposium and Annual Membership Meeting will take place in Asheville, NC, just steps from the famed Biltmore Estate, minutes from an eclectic downtown and right beside the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This year's Symposium aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange within the recycling community. It serves as a platform for professionals to stay updated on industry trends, build partnerships, and contribute to the sustainable development of recycling practices. In addition, our 2023 Champions of the Southeast award winners will be announced and the SERDC membership will be able to get an update on this year’s work as well as vote in the 2024 Board of Directors.
Tuesday, October 17
Off-site evening gathering 5-7 ish pm:
Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top Location
Join us just a few blocks from the hotel for a casual social gathering. Not only will you get to say hi to old and new friends, it's $3 Flagship pint night!
8:00 AM Registration opens
8:30- 9:05 AM Welcome/Keynote- Restoring Confidence in Recycling (NCDEQ Secretary: Elizabeth Biser)
9:10- 10:00 AM Session 1-Panel on Demand- KW Plastics, Unifi, Pratt Recycling, Keurig Dr.Pepper
10:00- 10:30 AM Break/Exhibitor time
10:30- 11:45 AM Session 2- Restoring Faith in Recycling Working Session
11:45 AM- 12:55 PM Champions of the SE Awards Luncheon (view finalists)
12:55- 1:15 PM SERDC Annual Members Business Meeting
1:15- 2:00 PM Session 3- Legislative panel- Material Management
2:00- 2:45 PM Session 4- Engaging Legislators
2:45- 3:00 PM Break/Exhibit Area
3:00- 3:30 PM Session 5- How EPR stands to impact recycling
3:30- 4:00 PM Conclusion and Final Dialog
Friday, October 20
8:30-12:00 pm Biltmore Estate Sustainability Tour and all day gardens and grounds, starts at $150
DoubleTree by Hilton in Asheville, NC
Room Block October 16-19 available $169/night plus taxes and fees
Free Parking No Resort Fees
The block is limited and closes Sept. 17, so book now to get this rate.
If you want to extend your stay in order to do a Biltmore tour or explore the area, the hotel has offered shoulder dates 2 nights before and after the contracted block BUT it must be booked directly with the hotel front desk to get the group rate. They are only offered on a first come first serve basis. Make a reservation for the blocked dates using the link below then call them at (828) 274-1800 to extend your stay.