A full slate of information-packed workshops will be available in conjunction with E-Scrap 2018. Learn what's new in R2 and RIOS, see how to grow your business with e-Stewards certification, maximize value in reuse, get an overview of e-scrap laws, and much more. Register for these additional industry events and workshops on your conference registration form. Additional fees may apply.

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Tuesday, October 9

Best Practices for Batteries
Presented by ISRI
10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. / Strand 13
Free to attend, registration required

This workshop will be an in depth look at the different types of batteries coming into our facilities and delve into the proper removal, storage, testing and repair, installation and transportation. Thermal events continue to be an issue at many facilities, product design often makes it difficult or impossible to remove these batteries. Industry experts from collectors, processors, and repair/reuse companies will share insights in to this key industry problem and solutions to improve both safety and potential value recovery.

– Moderator/Speaker: Craig Boswell, HOBI International

– Todd Ellis, Call2Recycle

– Todd Coy, Kinsbursky Brothers, Inc.

Introduction to e-Stewards Certification
Presented by e-Stewards Program
1:00 – 2:15 P.M. / Strand 10
Free to attend, registration required

Join us to learn all you need to know about e-StewardsÒ certification including steps, how it works, costs and benefits to certification, and how you automatically have influence in its governance.  Learn about what is new in the program and what is coming soon.  Find out why so many of the world's most sustainable companies insist on e-Stewards.  Learn how e-Stewards uniquely uses EarthEyeÔ technology and services.  For more information contact 

Best Practices for Owners of eScrap and ITAD Companies
Presented by ISRI
1:00 – 2:30 P.M. / Strand 13
Free to attend, registration required

This workshop will be a roundtable discussion led by industry veterans discussing what it takes to be successful in the electronics recycling business. We will cover all steps of the business and highlight key areas where there are opportunities to improve and gain efficiencies. Topics will include purchasing, logistics, triage and processing, sales, reporting and accounting.

– Moderator: George Hinkle, ARCOA Group

– Jim Levine, Regency Technologies

– Dag Adamson, Destroy Drive

– Peter Schindler, The Wireless Alliance

Reuse: Intro to the Mobile Space
Presented by E-Reuse Services Inc.
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. / Bolden 6
Free to attend, registration required

In this workshop, we will discuss the implications of recycling and reuse specific to mobile devices.  Our panel of experts will discuss the recycling and reuse implications of these compact devices, data destruction and testing operations, best practices in device repair, and processing mobile devices through partnerships.  Attendees will gain valuable knowledge to help shape strategies for maximizing the recovery value of mobile devices.

– Moderator: Michael Cheslock, E-Reuse Services Inc.  

– Craig Boswell, HOBI International

– George Rogers, Genius Phone Repair

– Michael Oberdick, Device Renew

ERCC Workshop
Presented by ERCC
1:00 – 4:00 P.M. / Strand 11
$75 registration fee for non-ERCC members

ERCC Workshop will focus on key issues in the development and changes to state electronics recycling laws.

Intro to R2
Presented by R2 – a certification program of SERI
1:30 – 3:00 P.M. / Strand 12
Free to attend, registration required

An overview of the R2 Standard requirements and the steps and costs of certification. This class is deigned for those who are considering R2 certification and others who desire a basic understanding of what R2 certification entails.

– Patty Osterberg, SERI Director of Education & Outreach

EarthEye: Real Time Logistics Monitoring - Information Workshop
Presented by e-Stewards Program
2:15 – 3:00 P.M. / Strand 10
Free to attend, registration required

Data security continues to trend upwards as a major concern for corporations and institutions, leading to a demand for higher levels of verification and accountability.   Stolen or lost hardware is an often forgotten pathway to a devastating security breach.  Further, it has been discovered by BAN's studies that about 40% of recyclers are exporting harmful e-waste to developing countries.   Audits don't tell you what happens after the auditor goes home -- EarthEye does.   Find out how your company or customers can use EarthEye -- the e-Waste audit conducted every 24 hours.  For more information contact

Update on Proposed Changes to the R2 Standard
Presented by R2 – a certification program of SERI
3:30 – 5:00 P.M. / Strand 12
Free to attend, registration required

Hear about changes that are under consideration by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Following the update will be a time for questions and feedback from the audience.

– Corey Dehmey, SERI Executive Director