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Waste Recycling, Upcycling, and Sustainable Transportation

This year’s workshop will be held in Spokane, WA, July 15-17, 2018, hosted by the Washington State University, with the theme of “Waste Recycling, Upcycling, and Sustainable Transportation”. This annual event is focused on resource conservation and recovery issues affecting transportation and associated infrastructure, including but not limited to:

This workshop is now going into its 16th year and continues to gain momentum. Each year has a slightly different focus. And this year we are exploring it in the format of extended business meeting, i.e., no registration fee and no exhibition.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts Deadline: April 23, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, the abstract deadline for TRB's Resource Conservation and Recovery Summer Meeting in Spokane, Washington has been extended to April 23, 2018. Abstracts can be submitted at the link below.

For assistance, please contact Dr. Xianming Shi at or Dr. Andy Alden at

Register Online

To register for this year’s Summer Workshop, July 15-17, please follow the link below.

Cost: No Registration Fee or Exhibit Fee

Registration Deadline: TBD

Register Online

Summer Workshop Agenda

Download this year’s Summer Workshop Agenda and keep up to date with everything we have planned!

Summer Workshop Agenda

Where To Stay & What To Do

Workshop attendees will find this year’s venue on Washington State University campus within easy walking distance to a variety of hotels suited for attendees to take advantage of easy access to the workshop, dining, and entertainment.

Last Year's Workshop

Here is a glimpse from last year’s Summer Workshop on Natural Resources, Sustainability and their Intermodal Connections hosted in Duluth, MN.