The National Recycling Coalition (NRC), Alexandria, Va., has decided to move its Annual Congress and Exposition to Jan. 13-16, 2002, in Seattle.
The conference originally was scheduled to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 30, 2001. However, shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the NRC received a number of comments from people experiencing personal anxiety as well as logistical problems, where a number of organizations were starting to impose travel restrictions, says Will Ferretti, NRC executive director.
“It was becoming clear that we were going to get a significant erosion of attendance, and we pride ourselves on putting on a Congress that brings together a large portion of the recycling community,” Ferretti says. “With the trend we saw happening and the logistical challenges, we determined that the best decision was to move the Congress date to January.”
The Washington State Convention and Trade Center, and the Sheraton Hotel have agreed to move NRC's conference to the new dates. All registrations and exhibitions will automatically be moved to the January dates without penalty.
Later this year, the NRC will release an updated program and registration form, with a new registration deadline. A new cancellation policy for people who have registered but are unable to attend at the new dates is being developed.
“We know this is going to cause a disruption, but we hope everyone involved will be understanding,” Ferretti says. “And we hope our speakers and exhibitors will hang in with us and have a successful event.”
For more information, visit NRC's Q&A Fact Sheet at www.nrc-recycle.org/changedate.htm. Phone: (703) 683-9025.