You do? Then unless you’re a cow1 you should plan on attending LMOP XIV, EPA’s stellar event in the solid waste (or any for that matter in my opinion) arena.
Once again, the LMOP Conference and Project Expo will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this coming January 19–20. We anticipate over 500 attendees, from the United States and internationally.
A block of rooms is being held for conference participants at the Hilton Baltimore from January 17–20, 2011.
You may make your reservations directly by calling the hotel at 443-573-8700. In order to receive the special conference rate of $135 single/$155 double (or current US government per diem) plus 15.5% tax, be sure to mention you are attending the “LMOP Conference.” Reservations must be made on or before Friday, December 17, 2010, to receive the discounted conference rate. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space- and rate-available basis only.
Exhibit space is already sold out for this year’s event, but if you’ve missed out there’s always next year.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available! If you are interested in sponsoring a portion of the Conference, please complete the Sponsorship Information Sheet and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors allow LMOP to keep the registration fee affordable to all and still provide attendees with top-of-the-line food and beverage, not to mention some fantastic receptions! Sponsors will enjoy a host of benefits, including increased exposure among the conference attendees and recognition in the conference materials.
Call for Abstracts
The abstract/description submission date has come and gone, but, because plans change, you might still take a shot at it. Submit a brief abstract/description of your proposed presentation to email@example.com. Case studies and lessons-learned presentations are strongly encouraged. Please note: Abstracts and presentations that are focused on marketing products and services will not be accepted. Please note: Presenters will be responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses.
Stay tuned for details about the Partner/Project of the Year Awards—LMOP will have more information about this later in September!
Lauren Lariviere and Katherine Moore of Eastern Research Group are once again handling the logistics of the conference. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, you’ll enjoy meeting the LMOP group consisting of Rachel Goldstein, Victoria Ludwig, Swarupa Ganguli, Tom Frankiewicz, and Chris Godlove.
As I’ve said many times in the past, I wish all of the EPA’s functional groups would take a look at what LMOP does, how it does it, what it has helped its partners achieve…and then copy it.
1 A recent study has found that feeding oregano to cattle could lead to a significant worldwide reduction in methane generation while increasing milk production.