Upcoming Conference

The Recycling Council of Alberta’s 2017 Waste Reduction Conference, themed “It Takes A Village”, will be held from October 11 to 13, 2017 at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Please email us if you would like to receive conference updates when they become available.

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Featuring Keynote Speaker Sudhir Suri (L’OEUF Architects): An innovator in collaborative process, Sudhir has investigated and designed architectural, landscape and living systems for over 20 years. Convinced that ‘sustainability’ sets the bar too low, his ‘resonant design’ work has been awarded multiple prizes, including the Green Energy Benny Farm project, judged the most sustainable project in North America and third in the world by the Swiss Holcim Foundation. Sudhir also designed the living systems and ecosystem services framework for the Petit Rivière Master Plan, and designed the first structural, insulated rammed earth house in Quebec. His recent work was shortlisted for the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex competition, the Pierrefonds Public Library competition, the Montreal Biodome competition and most recently for the Chambly Center for Knowledge, History and Culture. Sudhir’s current work includes completion of the NDG Cultural Centre; a micro-housing and agriculture project in downtown Montreal; and a soon-to-be-released series of prefabricated passive homes.

Planned Sessions & Topics:

  • Education
  • Young Waste Reduction Entrepreneurs
  • Food Waste
  • Reuse
  • Problematic Materials
  • Cross-Country Checkup
  • ICI Leaders
  • Zero Waste Europe
  • Tour of Chateau Lake Louise’s Environmental Programs
  • Guided Nature Walk


The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is offering special delegate rates starting at $251 per night (plus applicable service charges, taxes & gratuities). Please be sure to state that you are with the group “Recycling Council of Alberta” when booking your room. Reservations are subject to availability and must be made prior to September 10, 2017 to be eligible for the conference rate. After this date, our room block will be released and higher rates may apply. For the Chateau Lake Louise’s in-house reservations department, call 403.522.3511. The Global Reservations Centre at 1.800.441.1414 can also assist you with room reservations, or click here to book online. Travel directions and options to get to the hotel are outlined here.

Professional Development Credits / Continuing Education Units

This conference is on Alberta Environment and Parks’ list of approved courses for continuing education for the Alberta Landfill and Composting Facility Operator Certification Program. Conference delegates who are members of other professional or regulatory bodies or associations that have a Continued Professional Development program may want to check with the association to find out whether conference attendance can be counted towards their certification renewal.

For more information on this or any other feature of the conference, please contact the Recycling Council of Alberta at 403.843.6563 or info@recycle.ab.ca.

Opportunity for Students and Grassroots Delegates

A limited number of free student and grassroots registrations is available, thanks to our sponsors. For further information, please contact the RCA office.

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