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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Optional: Preconference site visit

Time: 3-4:30pm
$15 - Registered conference guests

Kick off your REUSE23 Conference experience with one of our member-hosted site visits! These optional tours will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what happens to your items after you donate them. What percentage of items get recycled, landfilled, or reused? What social impact do these organizations have on the community around them? Sign up for one of these site tours to begin learning and networking before the REUSE23 Conference officially starts. Availability is limited, so sign up soon to reserve your spot! Site hosts reserve the right to require facemasks or other social distancing guidelines.

Site visit hosts

Alta Technologies
Whoever said that newer is better? Join in on Alta Tech’s 75-minute facility tour and hear how they are reusing technology to meet the IT needs of businesses and offices. For twenty-eight years, Alta has been leading in refurbishing and redeploying enterprise IT hardware systems, with a mission to bring circular IT to every network.

ARC's Value Village
Enjoy thrifting? Join Arc Value Village staff in New Hope to learn what they're doing to make second-hand shopping comfortable and easy. From donations to volunteers, get a first-hand account of what it takes to run a thrift store and take a look at what’s for sale.

Mano A Mano International
See first-hand how surplus medical supplies can change lives during the tour of Mano a Mano’s warehouse in St Paul. Mano a Mano International is a nonprofit organization that receives, sorts, and distributes medical supplies to Bolivian communities. Come and experience the mission and see behind the scenes of international aid and assistance.

Minnesota Tool Library
There's a LOT to explore! Join us for a tour of the Minnesota Tool Library. Learn how this local, volunteer driven collaborative works to empower each other, reduce waste and improve communities through the sharing of tools, trade skills, and shop space. Check out the lending library inventory, visit the tool repair lair, explore upcoming public programs (like their monthly Fix-Ins and DIY Classes), and peruse their reuse retail.

University of Minnesota ReUse Program
How much reusable material can a university end up with on its hands and how can those goods be reused? Join the University of Minnesota ReUse Program for a tour of their reuse warehouse and learn how reuse is implemented throughout the university’s operations.

Optional: Social hour

Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: PILLLAR Forum Cafe, 2300 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55407

FREE - but please RSVP when you register for REUSE23

Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Hennepin Technical College | 9000 Brooklyn Blvd | Brooklyn Park, MN | 55455


8:30 - 9:00am  Checkin and breakfast
9:00 - 10:15am  Session 1 - Welcome & keynote
10:15 - 10:45am  Break & exhibitor networking
10:45 - 11:45am  Session 2
11:45 - 12:45pm  Lunch & exhibitor networking
12:45pm - 1:45pm  Session 3
1:45 - 2:15pm  Break & exhibitor networking
2:15 - 3:00pm  Session 4 
3:00 - 3:30pm  Break & exhibitor networking + snack
3:30 - 4:30pm  Session 5


Continental breakfast
Coffee, water, assorted pastries, bananas, oranges, apples

Roasted Sweet Potato Skins with Goat cheese and Honey Walnuts
Fall Crisp Pear Salad with Spiced Cider Vinaigrette
Assorted Dinner rolls
Roasted Potatoes
Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Onions
Vegetable Stew with Acorn and Butternut Squash, Chickpeas, and lentils
Roasted Turkey with pan gravy
Beef Pot-roast
Assorted Pies (Apple, Pumpkin, Blueberry)
Water, coffee, and sweetened iced tea

Coffee, water, assorted cookies, bananas, apples, oranges

The students in the culinary and baking program at Hennepin Technical College have crafted a seasonally delectable menu which they will be preparing and serving themselves. We've worked with them to make sure there are plenty of reusables where necessary, compost bins are accessible, and food waste is reduced.

The school believes in reducing food waste and providing free groceries to those in need. As a designated Hunger Free Campus, leftover food not taken home by conference guests will be made available to students in a marked cooler in the cafeteria at the Brooklyn Park campus. Feel free to pack a clean, empty container to take home leftovers, and bring a refillable water bottle or coffee cup! 


Reuse Minnesota was founded in 2012 and is a member-based nonprofit that works on behalf of repair, resale, and rental businesses to promote the reuse economy in the state of Minnesota.

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