Raleigh to Host ReuseConex, First Annual Reuse Conference and Expo
Raleigh, N.C. (Aug. 10, 2010) — The Reuse Alliance is hosting the first annual ReuseConex, a national conference and expo recognizing the importance of reuse. The event will take place in Raleigh, N.C., and is open to the public. The event features over sixty speakers including Garth Johnson, author of 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse; and activities such as a ReFashion show; ReArt exhibit and sale featuring work from reclaimed material artists; and a film screening.
ReuseConex is attracting nationwide attention from government leaders, reuse-related product and service providers, non-profit organizations, artists, designers and architects. The reuse movement promotes a cleaner environment and a greener economy through reuse of items for the same or repurposed function.
“The conference and expo offers a great opportunity to raise awareness on the issue of reuse,” said MaryEllen Etienne, executive director of Reuse Alliance. “Whether you are a consignment retailer, eco-entrepreneur or just concerned about the environment, the ReuseConex is not to be missed.”
Running from Monday, Oct. 18 until Wednesday, Oct. 20, the conference and expo will be held at the North Raleigh Hilton, located at 3415 Wake Forest Road. Tickets are available for full-conference, one day or expo only on the ReuseConex website. All conference meals, sessions and expo hall entrance and activities are included in the full conference ticket rate.
About Reuse Alliance
Reuse Alliance is a national non-profit association that increases public awareness of reuse and strengthens the reuse sector by connecting, supporting and promoting its members. Reuse Alliance also has a North Carolina chapter that acts as a networking conduit, provides capacity building training and resources, and advocates for pro-reuse policies in the state. To find out more, please visit www.reusealliance.org.
Kathryn Stuart Lee