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EREF 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Classic

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm


We hope you’ll join us, October 15 – 16 in Orlando, FL, as we recognize EREF’s impact on the solid waste industry and acknowledge the role our stakeholders have played in supporting the Foundation and sharing our research. This event will unite leaders from across the industry for an evening of networking followed by day of friendly competition on the green – all in the name of advancing solid waste research! Proceeds support the Foundation’s mission to improve sustainable waste management practices to benefit the industry and the communities it serves.

What can You Expect from These Co-located Events?

Our 25th Anniversary Celebration, taking place the evening of October 15, will consist of a networking reception followed by a plated dinner. During the dinner, hear from leading executives and EREF stakeholders, grantees and scholars regarding EREF’s impact on solid waste over the last 25 years, as well as thoughts regarding the future of the industry.

The Fall Classic golf tournament kicks off with a shotgun start on the morning of October 16 and concludes that afternoon with an awards luncheon.

Dress Code on the Evening of October 15th:
Cocktail Attire:

  • Men: Jacket required, tie recommended
  • Women: Dress, pant suit/dress pant or skirt & blouse


Important Registration Information: While the registration page allows you to register for both the EREF Fall Classic and the 25th Anniversary Celebration, registering for the Fall Classic does not automatically register you for the EREF 25th Anniversary Celebration and vice versa. If you would like to attend both events, please be sure to purchase a ticket for each event.

Online registration is no longer available. To inquire about registration, please e-mail kpickurel@erefdn.org.

Why Attend?

Unparalleled networking opportunities! Network with leading executives from major waste companies.

Experience the fun! Open bars, golf and 2 days away from the office – need we say more? The EREF Fall Classic is known for being one of the most exciting events of the year. Co-located with our 25th Anniversary Celebration this year, you don’t want to miss this event.

Support a non-profit organization! Funds raised support EREF’s mission to advance sustainable solid waste management practices.

Attendee Discounts

Have a Family Getaway! EREF’s event is located within minutes of exciting, family-friendly places like Disney and Universal. In fact, attendees of the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Classic will receive a discount on Disney tickets. See below for more information. A link to purchase the discounted tickets is in the confirmation e-mail after registration.

Golf the New Course! 25th Anniversary Celebration and/or Fall Classic attendees can play the New Course for ONLY $79! Discount is good for October 14 – 18. To receive this special pricing, call the main tee line (407-239-1909) and reference the EREF event. About the course: Set in the midst of an open meadow, the New Course is Jack Nicklaus’ tribute and homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland complete with double greens, stone bridges and walls, gorse mounds, burns and pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet—all in the spirit of the true Scottish original.

25th Anniversary Celebration Program

EREF’s 25th Anniversary Celebration features emcee/entertainer, Scott Bloom, who will guide the evening’s proceedings. We’ll look back at the impact of EREF’s solid waste research, and hear from leading industry executives Richard Burke, Jon Vander Ark, Worthing Jackman and Tara Hemmer on the future of the industry, as well as the role EREF and philanthropy will play in shaping that future.

Click here to view the program.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 15
All events this evening will occur at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

5:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Welcome Reception
Upper Pool Deck 1 & 2

6:30 – 8:30 pm ET
25th Anniversary Celebration
Regency Hall

Wednesday, October 16
All events on this day will occur at the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort.

6:30 – 8:00 am ET
St. Andrews A&B

8:00 am ET
Shotgun Start
North, South & East Courses

12:30 – 3:00 pm ET
Awards Luncheon
St. Andrews A&B


Hotel/Celebration Event Location
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836

Click here to book your accommodations.
Rooms must be booked by Friday, September 20, 2019.
The hotel is booked to capacity on October 15; however, rooms are still available on October 14 and 16.

Golf Location
Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort
1 N. Jacaranda
Orlando, FL 32836

25th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors

Platinum Level

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Gold Level

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Silver Level

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CES logo
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PTR Baler Logo

Ron and Susan McCracken

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Fall Classic Sponsors

Overall Event Co-Sponsors

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Major Giveaway


Golf Balls and Tee Markers

Golf Carts

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Beverage Carts

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Hole-in-One Insurance and Goody Bags

Putting Contest

Golf Towels

Peterbilt April 2011 USE THIS copy

Golf Contest Package

Bloody Mary Bar


Welcome Bags

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Big Truck Rental logo for web
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Longest Marshmallow Drive Contest

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Mack Logo
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PTR Baler Logo
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Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

To sponsor the 25th Celebration, Fall Classic or both, contact Kristy Pickurel at kpickurel@erefdn.org.

Discounted Disney Tickets

These tickets offer advance purchase savings on Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include one (1) complimentary +1 FUN visit to an additional Disney Experience at any one (1) of the following (additional details are listed on the web site):

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • Greens Fees for one round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, our 9-hole walking course

Please note, the Meeting & Convention ticket discounts are for attendees and their guests who purchase their tickets in advance, they are not available for purchase to the general public and are not sold at theme park ticket windows.


October 15 @ 8:00 am
October 16 @ 5:00 pm
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836 United States
(407) 239-1234