It’s impossible to say where things will be by October, but we’re shifting gears for the 2020 conference. ReUSE2020 is going virtual (!) and moving up from October to July.
Reuse, rental, and repair play an essential role in supporting and stabilizing sustainable, local economies and communities. Now more than ever, we’re seeing the limitations of our existing supply chains and the harmful impacts of our consumption patterns. We need to move away from the linear status quo to a circular, regenerative model.
While a virtual conference wasn’t the original plan, it opens the opportunity for broader connection, and access to information and speakers from around the country. ReUSE Minnesota is excited to bring an interactive and energizing experience to you and continue efforts to grow the national reuse movement.
There is still time to submit a session proposal. The deadline is Monday, June 8.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will ReUSE Minnesota also have a conference in October?
No, the October in-person conference is switching to a July virtual conference. Reuse2020 will now be hosted on Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14. The conference will be 3.5 hours each day, and include similar elements as an in-person conference: plenary key notes, break-out sessions, and interactive discussions.
- Will the conference be free to attend?
The conference will not be free, but given the switch to virtual it will be a reduced registration fee. ReUSE Minnesota also knows how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting reuse businesses and organizations, and is committed to working with you on options to ensure the registration fee isn’t the barrier for your attendance. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
- With ReUSE Minnesota as the conference host, will the sessions only be relevant to Minnesota?
Reuse2020 is a national conference, and intended to offer information that is useful for reuse businesses, organizations, and passionate individuals regardless of where you’re located