The Trash Summit

More Than 10 Years of Impact

Since 2006, the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Summit has brought together elected officials, business leaders, community activists, and municipal managers to explore local and regional policies and efforts to reduce trash in communities along the Potomac River Watershed, particularly the Anacostia River.


Save the Date: October 16, 2018

The 12th Annual Trash Summit


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2018


This year’s Trash Summit will bring together hundreds of community members, business leaders, elected officials, non-profit partners and municipal staff to explore private sector leadership on issues of plastic pollution prevention. Join the conversation at the 12th Annual Trash Summit, and help shape regional solutions to the issue. This one-day event will feature presentations from experts, topical panels, networking with local leaders, discussion roundtables, best practices, information sharing, and more. Registration and tickets will be available in late August.  


Keynote Speaker

Conrad MacKerron is senior vice president at As You Sow, an Oakland non-profit that promotes corporate social responsibility through shareholder advocacy.  Conrad has more than a decade of experience managing corporate dialogues and shareholder advocacy initiatives on key social and environmental issues.

He specializes in engagements on resource efficiency and post-consumer producer responsibility.  He has engaged Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, and Procter & Gamble on sustainable packaging; and Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, and Dell on electronic waste recycling. In the social arena, he has engaged Gap, McDonald’s, Nordstrom, Nike and Walt Disney on supply chain labor practices.

His most recent focus challenges consumer brands to make plastic packaging more recyclable and to take more responsibility for improvement of recycling collection and processing systems.



George Mason University Founders Hall

3351 Fairfax
Arlington, VA 22201


Thank You to George Mason University and George Mason University Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center for supporting this event.





For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]