Registration is now open for the Sixth AgSTAR National Conference taking place in Boise, Idaho May 11-12, 2011. The conference will include technical presentations on a variety of topics related to anaerobic digestion, expanded networking events, and an exhibit hall. Also planned is a tour of local anaerobic digestion systems that will take place on Tuesday, May 10th.

Conference agenda

Some of the exciting topics at this year’s conference include:

  • A Brief History of Digesters in the US
  • Potential for Exponential Growth in AD Market
  • USDA Funding Programs – New Sources and Bundling
  • Nuts and Bolts of AD Systems
  • Project Financing
  • Status Check on Centralized Systems
  • Communities Step Up on AD Systems
  • Co-Digestion: Risk and Reward
  • AD Project Case Studies
  • Alternative Technologies for Manure and Organics Management
  • Manure Fiber Use and Market Development
  • The Future of the US Digester Industry

To register for the conference, visit the online registration page. There is no charge to attend the conference, however, to facilitate networking opportunities with attendees and exhibitors, we recommend that you participate in the optional food and drink events, that will include daily continental breakfast, morning/afternoon breaks and lunch, as well as two receptions. The optional fee is $170 per person. Within one week of receiving your registration, you will be sent a confirmation and receipt, if participating in the food and drink program.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities

We welcome inquiries from potential exhibitors and conference sponsors. This is a perfect opportunity to network with your colleagues, clients, and others interested and involved in anaerobic digestion systems. In addition to onsite recognition during the conference, logos of exhibitors and sponsors who commit early will be included online and in conference materials. More information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities is available on the AgSTAR Conference Web page.

Optional site tour

On Tuesday, May 10th, we will be conducting site tours of local digesters. When you register for the conference, you may also sign up for the site tour. As it is an all day event, we are also offering the option of purchasing a box lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments. Once the details are finalized, you will receive an email confirmation with the final logistical details.

Conference location

The conference will take place in downtown Boise, Idaho, at the Boise Centre. For more information on the city and surrounding area, local activities, restaurants, and shopping visit the Boise Convention and Visitor's Bureau's Web site.

Hotel accommodations

Discounted overnight hotel accommodations are available at these hotels: Grove Hotel, Owyhee Plaza Hotel, and Hampton Inn and Suites. Reservation information is available on the AgSTAR Conference Web page. This is a busy time of year in Boise, so we urge you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible to ensure you obtain a room at the Conference hotels. We appreciate you booking with these hotels as they are part of an overall conference package.

Source: EPA AgStar