Waste to Worth Conference Social & Networking Activities

Animal Manure Management March 17, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

waste to worth 2017 conference logoOne of the most valuable aspects of a face to face conference is the opportunity to meet and get to know other people working in your area/s of interest. As such, we have developed several optional informal activities to encourage networking among conference participants.

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Welcome Table

A "welcome" table will be located next to the registration table. There, you can stay updated on informal activities and opportunities to meet with other professionals at the conference. Handouts or sign up sheets for most of the activities below will be located at the welcome table.


 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings of the conference. More... Contact: Tommy Bass tmbass@montana.edu

Dinner for Six

During the evenings of Monday (pre-conference) and Thursday, participants can sign up to go out for dinner with a group of around six people. Each group will have a volunteer leader and the goal is to help participants meet new people they might not have otherwise. Each person is responsible for their own meal costs. The number six is used to encourage chances for everyone to talk and because reservations are usually not needed for a small group. Contact: Mary Berg mary.berg@ndsu.edu. List of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel....

Sharing Photos

The slideshow (for now it is pictures of Seattle): Waste to Worth 2017 Slideshow preview

Leslie made an instruction sheet: How to include your pictures in the Waste to Worth 2017 conference slideshow

The phone number for texting pictures will be available through April 30.

Please note: We reserve the right to remove any photos from the group page if they are deemed inappropriate. Not all photos will be shown at the conference; we will select the best from those submitted. Photos submitted to the slideshow may be used to promote future Waste to Worth events. Do not share photos of any site, farm, or business unless they have granted permission to the group to take and share photos. Please ask at the tour site if you are unsure if it is OK to take photos.

Contacts: Leslie Johnson leslie.johnson@unl.edu and Robb Meinen rjm134@psu.edu

Facebook and Twitter

Post your tweets with the hashtag #wastetoworth and connect with other animal ag professionals in social media.

The LPELC Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/lpelc.cop Post your questions, photos, and thoughts there

Lunch Conversations

This is an optional activity at lunch activities on Wednesday and Thursday. Look for table tents with posted topics on some tables in the lunch area. If you see a topic you would like to talk about, sit at that table. If you are not interested in any of the topics or want to multi-task at lunch, pick a table without a table tent.

A current list of topics for Wednesday is:

A current list of topics for Thursday is:

Suggestions for topics can be sent to Mary Berg any time before or during (earlier is better) the conference mary.berg@ndsu.edu


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