Several pre-and-post conference workshops will be available in conjunction with E-Scrap 2015.  Learn what is new in R2 and RIOS, how to grow your business with e-stewards certification, maximize value in reuse, get an overview of e-scrap laws, and much more.  E-Scrap Academy is the perfect opportunity for someone new to the industry.  Additional information on these and other events will be available soon.  Register for additional education and events on your conference registration, additional fees may apply.  

Tuesday, September 1

Maximizing Value in Mobile Devices

Presented by ISRI Electronics Recycling Education Program

10:00 am - 12:00 pm  I  Congressional
Fee: If registered before August 1st - ISRI Members $49, Non-Members - $60
If registered after August 1st - ISRI Members $60, Non-Members - $75

As the market for mobile devices continues to expand and innovate, it has become a significant segment of the volumes handled by the electronics recycling industry. This course will address how to make money in the reuse and recycling of mobile devices – including challenges (e.g., property rights, repair, batteries), processes and reuse markets. The instructors are experts in this segment of the industry.

Course Outline:

Moderator: Craig Boswell - HOBI

  • Introduction, Industry Overview & Perspectives
  • Challenges - Property Rights & Repair
    Kyle Wiens - iFixit
  • Processing, Reuse & Recycling Markets
    Peter Schindler - The Wireless Alliance
  • Q&A

Optimizing the Business Model for Electronics Recycling

Presented by ISRI Electronics Recycling Education Program

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  I  Congressional
Fee: If registered before August 1st - ISRI Members $49, Non-Members - $60
If registered after August 1st - ISRI Members $60, Non-Members - $75

There are a number of major segments in the electronics recycling industry (e.g., asset recovery, refurbish/reuse, services, logistics, recycling, materials processing and recovery). Most companies in the industry focus on one or a few of these segments – very few try to operate in all of them. This course will explore a variety of business models to identify their strengths and challenges. The instructors are executives of leading companies in the industry.

Course Outline:

Moderator: Jim Levine - Regency Technologies

  • Introduction & Industry Perspective 

Major Segments (company perspectives)

  • Front-end/Asset Management/Reuse/Refurb/Services Focus
    Instructor: Scott A. Shackelford - Arrow Electronics
  • Main stream Recycler 
    Instructor: Adam Dumes - Cohen Brothers
  • Back-end/Materials Processing Focus
    Instructor: Joe Clayton - Metals & Residues Processing (MRP)
  • Panel Discussion – trends, challenges, business models

Identifying Opportunities and Working through Challenges under State Electronics Recycling Law Programs

Presented by ERCC

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  I  Olympic
Fee: Free for ERCC members, $75 for non-members

This workshop, hosted by the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC), will discuss recent trends of increasing calls for modifications to legislated state electronics recycling programs. Many state programs are holding stakeholder discussions and contemplating legislative changes to addresses challenges in implementation.  Workshop attendees will hear from a panel of manufacturers about their views on what is working and where programs should head, as well as work in small groups to develop constructive next steps and a common understanding of the issues.  ERCC welcomes all participants to attend in order to bring their observations for this lively discussion.

Your EHS Management System is Being Revised: What to Expect from the new RIOS and ISO Standards

Presented by RIOS

1:00 - 3:00 pm  I  Royal Melbourne
Fee: No Fee, Preregistration required

RIOS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 are all getting a facelift. These changes are designed to improve your management system, and ultimately make your business stronger. While the changes will not require a complete system rewrite, there are several things that you will need to know to be sure that you are ready for these changes.  In this panel, experts with knowledge of the revisions will tell  you what to expect from the new standards, how to be prepared for their release, and how to most effectively transition within the allowed transition period. If you are currently certified to any of these standards, or are considering obtaining certification, this session is an event that you simply cannot miss.

New to R2? What you need to know for R2 Certification 

Presented by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI)

1:00 - 2:30 pm  I  Colonial
Fee: No Fee, pre-registration required

Learn about the benefits of R2 Certification, what the R2 Standard requires, the steps to certification, and hear success stories.  This workshop is intended for those considering R2 Certification for their facility.

Discover the e-Stewards Certification Advantage

Presented by e-Stewards Administrators

2:00 - 4:00 pm  I  Championsgate
Fee: No fee, pre-registration required

Grow your business and gain contracts with clients seeking the best refurbishers and recyclers certified to the highest standard for environmentally and socially responsible electronics recycling. This workshop will provide an overview of the steps to becoming e-Stewards certified, requirements in the standard (including the basics of an environmental management system), how it will differentiate your business, and the marketing support provided by the e-Stewards staff. Attend the e-Stewards workshop and learn how e-Stewards certification can boost your brand and attract clients. 

e-Stewards Networking Opportunity

Presented by e-Stewards Administrators

4:00 - 5:30 pm  I  Championsgate
Fee: No fee, pre-registration requested

Join us immediately following the e-Stewards workshop (in the same room) to meet e-Stewards certified recyclers, learn about new technologies and business models, speak with program administrators, and get one-on-one time with fellow industry professionals at our networking event. This networking opportunity is for certified e-Stewards and those interested in being certified. Complimentary food and drinks will be served.

Welcome Reception 

hosted by RIOS

5:30 - 7:00 pm  I  Ballroom Commons
Fee: No Fee, Open to all registered attendees

RIOS invites all conference attendees to attend an opening welcome reception on Tuesday September 1-3 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Screening of E-Scrap Shorts

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | National Ballroom C
Fee: No Fee, Open to all registered attendees

For the second straight year, the conference will be screening documentaries that provide a variety of views on the trade, focusing specifically on the controversy surrounding processing of scrap electronics abroad.  The full lineup of films is outlined in the addendum to the conference program, which can be found at moderated Q-and-A session will follow the screening.  Come for the documentaries, stay for the dialogue.

eLIFE film crew will be onsite filming various sessions and interviews with attendees or their E-Life (working title) documentary about the electronics that have become an intrinsic part of our daily lives, revolutionizing the way we interact, communicate and view the world. Keeping up with the latest models and lifestyle products has firmly positioned us consumers as the driving force behind a runaway cycle of technological advancement. But what exactly happens to our old phone when we upgrade to a new one? Where does our broken computer go after we throw it away? How is our TV widescreen taken care of when it is no longer high enough resolution?

From the container ports of Europe and the US to the scrapyards of Ghana and India, E-LIFE will investigate the value within the average computer, the recycling and disposal processes involved in extracting that value and, if not taken care of in the appropriate way, the detrimental effects that electronic waste has on the environment, the economy and the people who are landed with the remains. It will follow the trail of discarded tech around the globe and its impact and provide us with alternatives for a better, more sustainable future.