Conferences and trade shows are an excellent opportunity to network with solid waste and recycling professionals. You can also learn about upcoming issues and trends that are impacting the industry. The more tuned in you are to these trends, the more you can engage and educate your colleagues and residents on recycling.
What happens if you can’t attend conferences in person?
You can do the next best thing – follow and engage with conference attendees on social media. If you're looking for conferences in April, we've listed two events that focus on recycling, technology, and innovation that you may be interested in.
SpeechTek – April 9 to 11, 2018
By 2020, it’s projected that 50% of all searches will be completed by voice. This means that more residents are adopting digital assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa into their home.
Do your residents search for waste and recycling information using digital solutions or voice search? It's worth staying up-to-date on the latest trends to see if your municipality can use technology to help educate and empower residents to become better recyclers.
We're going to be following SpeechTek 2018 next week to see how other businesses are using speech and conversational technology to connect with customers. The main themes to pay attention to include:
- Voice technology and digital assistants for the home
- Voice controls for IoT products
We're going to be following this event online using the #SpeechTEK and #RecycleCoach hashtags. We’d like to have you join in on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn as well.
In the meantime, you may also be interested in this article we recently wrote on how seniors are using digital assistants and voice technology effectively.
Waste Expo – April 23 to 26, 2018
Most municipalities face challenges meeting their waste and recycling management targets. Conferences provide an opportunity to discuss these key issues and possible solutions that can be adapted for local governments.
Celebrating its 50th year, Waste Expo provides an opportunity for thousands of solid waste professionals and decision makers from 80+ countries to interact and discuss key issues with exhibitors and attendees.
The key themes that are emerging from this year's workshops include:
- The rise of artificial intelligence and drones
- Curbside plastic film recycling
- Reduce waste from a sustainability perspective
- Managing batteries and Styrofoam
We're also going to be following this conference on social media using the #WasteExpo and #RecycleCoach hashtags on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Take some time this month to follow these conferences, learn about recycling technology trends from your peers and find potential solutions that you can apply to your municipality.
About Recycle Coach:
Recycle Coach is trusted by 3,000+ communities across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to make their local waste and recycling management programs more efficient. Our digital technology platforms extend to web and mobile, along with digital assistants and voice technology.
We educate and encourage residents to become better recyclers, with the goal of inspiring positive and lasting change in communities around the world.
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