SOAR 2022 Conference Program

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Monday, March 21, 2022
7:00 AM - 10:00 AMRegistration OpenMarriott: East Tower Lobby     
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSWANA Training Center - Day 1Marriott East Tower    Joe Williams Neal Bolton Jo-Walter Spear Bob Watts Ronald Wilks Russell Anderson Bill Dillon Lee Daigle MATT STUTZ Randy Arizmendiz Debbie Hackman James Skora
8:30 AM - 12:30 PMSOAR Facilities TourMarriott: East Tower Lobby     
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMSustainable Materials Management Technical Division Meeting Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2102A    Gunther Wellenstein Allison Trulock
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMJoint Meeting of the Landfill Gas & Biogas Field Practices and Extraction & Control CommitteesKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Lee Daigle Russell Anderson Tom Lock Robert Butler
2:00 PM - 6:00 PMRegistration OpenKansas City Convention Center     
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMLandfill Gas & Biogas Rules and Regulations Committee MeetingKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102A    MATT STUTZ Niki Wuestenberg
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSafety Ambassadors MeetingKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Jesse Maxwell
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWaste Conversion Energy Recovery Technical Division MeetingsKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    Tom Reardon Jean Lucas
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMLeachate & Landfill Liquids Committee MeetingKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Ivan Cooper Arie Kremen
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLandfill Management Technical Division MeetingKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Dave Vladic Lynsey Baer
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLandfill Gas & Biogas Technical Division MeetingKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB    Carlo Lebron Nicole Burkhardt
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMCommunication Education & Marketing Technical Division MeetingKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    Laura Drescher Veronica Roof
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSOAR Networking Happy HourMarriott - Bar M (East Tower) SOAR Networking Happy Hour   
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
7:00 AM - 6:00 PMRegistration OpenKansas City Convention Center     
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSWANA Training Center - Day 2Marriott East Tower    Joe Williams Neal Bolton Jo-Walter Spear Bob Watts Ronald Wilks Russell Anderson Bill Dillon Lee Daigle MATT STUTZ Randy Arizmendiz Debbie Hackman James Skora
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMCEU FasTrack BriefingKansas City Convention Center - Room 2105    James Moore
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMCoffee Service Kansas City Convention Center  Coffee Service   
9:00 AM - 11:30 AMOpening Ceremonies & KeynoteKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB Opening Ceremonies & Keynote  Brenda Haney Michael Shaw David Biderman Michael E. Hoffman
10:00 AM - 7:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall A     
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLunchExhibit Hall A     
12:00 PM - 12:20 PMCatalyst Session: Intro to Reverse Osmosis to Remove PFAS from Landfill Leachate Rochem Booth 211 Catalyst Session: Intro to Reverse Osmosis to Remove PFAS from Landfill Leachate   Bernie Rieder
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMPFAS Seminar: Kick-OffKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB PFAS Seminar: Kick-Off PFAS Seminar: Kick-OffStephanie Bolyard Ivan Cooper Jonathan Kitchen Arie Kremen Jeremy O'Brien Bernie Rieder
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM10 Ways Automation Helps Haulers Attract and Retain Talent While Building ResilienceKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Tyler Bandemer Mark Fournier
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMLandfill Gas Rules & Regulations UpdateKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    MATT STUTZ Niki Wuestenberg
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMUS EPA’s National Recycling Strategy: Part 1 of a Series on Building a Circular Economy for AllKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Nena Shaw
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMTackling Solid Waste Contracting ChallengesKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Scott Pasternak Eric Sapir Joseph Sullivan
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMConversion of Biogas Power to Renewable Natural Gas – Flip or FlopKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    Steven Hamilton
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMPFAS Seminar: Conventional Approaches to Leachate Treatment 101Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB PFAS Seminar: Conventional Approaches to Leachate Treatment 101 PFAS Seminar: Conventional Approaches to Leachate Treatment 101Jeremy O'Brien Ivan Cooper Arie Kremen Bernie Rieder
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMUS EPA's Recycling Framework Briefing Part 2Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Elizabeth Roe Allison Trulock
3:00 PM - 3:20 PMCatalyst Session: Equipment Review and Startup/Changeout ProcessInterra Booth 422  Catalyst Session: Equipment Review and Startup/Changeout Process Jay Skiersch
3:30 PM - 3:50 PMCatalyst Session: Using Technology to Improve Operational EfficiencyTetra Tech Booth 416 Catalyst Session: Using Technology to Improve Operational Efficiency  Lee Daigle
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMHow to Get Involved With ISWA’s Global Initiative on Closing DumpsitesKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    James Law
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMSupply Optimization of Waste ResourcesKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Andrew Joiner
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMPFAS Seminar: Leachate and Other Landfill Liquids – How to Manage Your Achilles HeelKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB PFAS Seminar: Leachate and Other Landfill Liquids – How to Manage Your Achilles Heel PFAS Seminar: Leachate and Other Landfill Liquids – How to Manage Your Achilles HeelArie Kremen Thomas Bilgri Bernie Rieder
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMSuccessfully Navigating the Environmental Justice ProcessKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Kate Bartelt
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMExhibit Hall ReceptionExhibit Hall A     
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMYP Networking EventThe Dubliner Irish Pub     
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
7:00 AM - 5:00 PMRegistration OpenKansas City Convention Center     
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSWANA Training Center - Day 3Marriott: East Tower Lobby    Joe Williams Neal Bolton Jo-Walter Spear Bob Watts Ronald Wilks Russell Anderson Bill Dillon Lee Daigle MATT STUTZ Randy Arizmendiz Debbie Hackman James Skora
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMCEU FasTrack Briefing Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2105    James Moore
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMCoffee Service Kansas City Convention Center  Coffee Service   
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMEffective Ways of Addressing Labor Shortages in Waste and Recyclables CollectionKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Jeremy O'Brien Felipe Moreno Pat Tapia
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMOrganics Diversion California StyleKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Michelle Leonard
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMLandfill Leachate Evaporation Utilizing Wood Waste CombustionKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    Joseph Curro
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMLandfill Gas Field Practices and Procedures Manual revised for the Safety and Wellbeing of our Industry PartnersKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB    Robert Butler
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMUsing Desiccants for Treatment of Landfill Gas for Seasonal Use ApplicationsKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    Joseph Curro
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMRemediation of Substances in a Leachate Collection System Through Chemical CleaningKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB    Steven Carl
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMLandmark National Litter Survey and Behavior Study: Keep America BeautifulKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Robert Craggs Veronica Roof David Scott
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMWhat To Do When Landfills Are No Longer Ecologically And Economically Viable?Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Glen Tobiason
10:00 AM - 2:00 PMExhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall A     
11:30 AM - 11:50 AMCatalyst Session: Intro to Reverse Osmosis to Remove PFAS from Landfill LeachateRochem Booth 211 Catalyst Session: Intro to Reverse Osmosis to Remove PFAS from Landfill Leachate  Bernie Rieder
12:00 PM - 12:20 PMCatalyst Session: PFAS Sequestration in LandfillsTetra Tech Booth 416 Catalyst Session: PFAS Sequestration in Landfills  Arie Kremen
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch Exhibit Hall A     
12:30 PM - 12:50 PMCatalyst Session: FerroSorp Case Study ReviewInterra Booth 422  Catalyst Session: FerroSorp Case Study Review Jay Skiersch Gary Byers
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMPFAS Seminar: Landfill Liquids and the Non-PFAS Emerging Contaminants - What You Need to KnowKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB PFAS Seminar: Landfill Liquids and the Non-PFAS Emerging Contaminants - What You Need to Know PFAS Seminar: Landfill Liquids and the Non-PFAS Emerging Contaminants - What You Need to KnowThomas Bilgri Jonathan Kitchen Arie Kremen Bernie Rieder
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMDrop It Low: Best Management Practices for Reducing Contamination in Drop-off ProgramsKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Cassandra Ford
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMGIS, Garbage, & Drive Bys, Oh My!Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Jennefer Klennert
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMThe Current and Potential Role of WTE Facilities in Destroying PFAS Discards in Consumer ProductsKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    Jeremy O'Brien Mark Maritato
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMPFAS Seminar: P F A S is a Four-Letter WordKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB PFAS Seminar:  P F A S is a Four-Letter Word PFAS Seminar:  P F A S is a Four-Letter WordJonathan Kitchen Daniel Cho Ivan Cooper Patrick Stanford
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMInnovative Technologies for Improved Diversion of Organic Waste from LandfillsKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Carlos Ramos
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMThe Renewable Natural Gas “Gold Rush”Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    Scott Martin
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMCreating Durable Concrete Floors for Your Solid Waste FacilityKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Bob Swan
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMPFAS Seminar: PFAS Treatability & Management: An Example of Wastewater Utility and Landfill CollaborationKansas City Convention Center - Room 2102 AB PFAS Seminar: PFAS Treatability & Management: An Example of Wastewater Utility and Landfill Collaboration PFAS Seminar: PFAS Treatability & Management: An Example of Wastewater Utility and Landfill CollaborationWilliam Meinert Ivan Cooper
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMTales from the LandfillKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103 AB    Elizabeth Roe Anastasia Welch
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMSolid Waste Record-Keeping in California: Transparency in Waste Hauler Data is a Game ChangerKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMEffective Ways to Reduce Contamination in Curbside Recycling ProgramsKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Jeremy O'Brien Tammy Clausing Cassandra Ford Felipe Moreno Luann Meyer
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMCEU FasTrack Briefing Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2105    James Moore
6:00 PM - 8:00 PMNetworking Event No Other PubNetworking Event Networking Event Networking Event Networking Event  
Thursday, March 24, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:50 AMCEU FasTrack Briefing Kansas City Convention Center - Room 2105    James Moore
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMCoffee Service Kansas City Convention Center  Coffee Service    
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMFrom Waste to Resources: Transitioning from Landfill to Sustainability CampusKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Carlos De La Torre Fatima Luna
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMExploring Remote Controlled Technologies at the LandfillKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    Clay Layne
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMTechnologies to Reduce Landfill Greenhouse Gas EmissionsKansas City Convention Center - Room 2101    David Hostetter Brett Heist
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMMN Statewide C&D Generation & Characterization Study FindingsKansas City Convention Center - Room 2103C    Cynthia Mormile

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