The ISRI convention is the place to be to improve your skills, your business intelligence and your equipment assets.  The workshops and spotlights offered each year are selected to give you an edge against tough markets and tough competition.  Build on your skills and knowledge to better yourself, your company and the industry!

This year’s ISRI sessions offer key information on market development, market trends and data, business operations, along with thought sessions on how your company can and will adapt to new products and new technology.  

ISRI2020 Tracks
A 20/20 Vision for Recycling’s Future
Take a deep dive into the changing recycling stream and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the industry. The track also looks at the role technology and innovation is playing in the future of the industry.
Who Should Attend: Executives, equipment and service providers, and operations managers.

Managing a 21st Century Workforce
Hiring and retaining a strong workforce during a period of low unemployment is one of the industry’s business challenges. Learn creative ways and benchmarks to ensure your company has the workers it needs to remain competitive.
Who Should Attend: Executives, human resources and hiring managers, equipment and service providers, and other manager-level positions.

Market Development & Commodity Trends
Regardless of the commodities your company handle, developing new markets and creating demand is the key to future success. Hear from industry experts and economists about what is happening in the global and domestic markets, where the demand is growing or shrinking. This track includes the Convention’s well-respected Spotlight series for each commodity.
Who Should Attend: Executives, brokers and traders, salespersons, equipment and service providers, and economists.

EHS: From Compliance to Culture
Environmental, Health and Safety is at the core of any recycling business. Being able to understanding and comply with today’s regulatory environment could make or break a recycling company. Meanwhile, building a proper culture of safety could literally mean life or death. Get the latest tools to manage your company’s EHS needs.
Who Should Attend: EHS Managers, executives, equipment and service providers, legal counsels, and those charged with training.

Business Operations and Management
There are many different components needed to run a successfully recycling business. These workshops are intended to focus on key areas that could improve your company’s operations and increase profits.
Who Should Attend: Executives, operations managers, other managers or department heads, those interested in developing different skills, and human resource managers.

Preliminary Exhibit Hall & Workshop Schedule
Schedule is subject to change – check back frequently for updates.
Specific workshop titles and descriptions will be released in the coming weeks.
This schedule listing does not include all activities, including networking receptions, exhibit hall lunches, after hour events, and just for fun activities.

Exhibit Hall

Monday, April 27

Tuesday, April 28

Wednesday, April 29

Opening Night Reception
 5:00 – 8:00 pm

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Concurrent Workshop Series will have four to five educations sessions running at the same time.


Tuesday, April 28

Wednesday, April 29

Thursday, April 30

8:00 – 9:30 am

Opening General Session

Workshop 1*

Concurrent Workshop Series 1

9:45 – 11:00 am

Concurrent Workshop Series  1

Workshop 2*

Concurrent Workshop Series 2

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Concurrent Workshop Series 2

Workshop 3*

Closing General Session
(11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

2:00 – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Workshop Series 3

Concurrent Workshop Series 1


3:30 – 4:45 pm

Concurrent Workshop Series 4

Concurrent Workshop Series 2


*ISRI member only programming