ERC 2018 add-on events

In addition to the networking opportunities, educational agenda and trade show with industry-leading vendors, ERC is offering several special add-on events for 2018.  All events must be added to your conference registration, and when specified, attendance may be limited, so check them out and register today!

R2 Internal Auditor Training

Saturday Oct. 27th, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday Oct. 28th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 


$400 Conference Registration Required, Maximum 25 Attendees

Attend the 2 day R2 Internal Auditor Class presented by SERI.  It is offered only to employees of organizations who are seeking R2 Certification or are already R2 Certified.  The R2 Internal Auditor course is designed to discuss all the finer details of the R2 Standard.  Learn what your auditors are learning and how to effectively implement and internally audit R2 in your organization.  

*Certificates of completion will not be provided to attendees.  Attendees may take an optional online exam after the course.  Upon passing the exam candidates will receive a certificate as an R2 Internal Auditor.  Consultants and Certification Body auditors are not eligible for this course, but may take the R2 Lead Auditor course.

This is a two day training on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am - 5:30pm each day. A break will be provided for attendees to go on their own for lunch. Food and Beverage will not be provided.

Please note Registration Closes on October 22nd.

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Microsoldering 101 Workshop with Jessa Jones, Loren Nunley and Mark Shaffer

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Sunday Oct. 28th, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm OR 3 pm – 5 pm (you can only sign up for one)

Ryman 3

Free - Conference Registration Required, Limited Availability

Have you seen an iPhone that just won’t charge any battery?  Or an iPhone 6plus with intermittent grey flickering bars and no touch?  How about an iPhone 7 with audio problems or boot loop? 

Come to the Microsoldering workshop to walk through live demonstration of the repair of the biggest signature problems affecting thousands of phones.   Learn more about training opportunities in the field of logic board troubleshooting and repair.  Get ready to raise your hand, we will be choosing volunteers to learn how to do a micro-BGA chip replacement on the spot—anyone can learn to do Board Repair.

Join Jessa Jones, Loren Nunley and Mark Shaffer for one of these two 2-hour sessions on Sunday October 28th. The workshop is free, but sign up soon space is limited. Conference registration is required.


Microsoft Imaging Training Workshop

Sunday Oct. 28th, 8:30 am - 5 pm


Free - Conference Registration Required

Join Harold Mitts, Senior Technical Program Manager, on Sunday Oct. 28th from 8:30am - 5pm for a FREE all day event to do a deep dive into the world of Microsoft Imaging tools. Bring your lab equipment to participate in a hands-on lab where we will go through many technical details and processes for building and deploying Windows 10. Lab requirements, additional resources for lab preparation, and agenda can be found here:

A break will be provided for attendees to go on their own for lunch. Food and Beverage will not be provided for this free pre-conference training.


Building Brand Legitimacy: The Argument for Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Systems

Sunday Oct 28th, 1pm - 4pm

Ryman 1

Free - Conference Registration Required

Presented in three independent one-hour sessions, this program is designed to provide all of the information that a facility needs to understand the value, implementation requirements, and certification process for QEHS management systems. Whether you attend one hour, or all three, you will find value and be more prepared for your management system journey—whether it is being done to meet the R2 Provision 1 requirement, or simply to improve your business’ operations.

The first hour will focus on the value of the management system. Why do business go through the process, what value do they see, what resources are required, and what changes should they expect? Our panel of experts will answer all of these questions, share their experiences, and discuss how management systems fit within the repair and reuse space.

The second hour is all about the how-to. We will look at what is required, how it’s accomplished, and the panel will provide nuanced examples of key requirements that are found in nearly all management systems.

Finally, the panel will discuss the certification process. While management systems provide facilities all of the environmental and health and safety benefits even without certification, there is huge marketing potential in a QEHS management system certification. Customers and suppliers place huge value on quality assurance, and on the peace of mind that comes with having processes and operations verified by a third party. In this hour, we cover all of the steps that go into that process.


Industry Workshop with RepairQ

Sunday Oct. 29th from 2:00pm - 5pm

McKissack 2

Free - Conference Registration Required

An opportunity for both current RepairQ users and interested retail repair owners to meet in one place, support each other, and learn about the key offerings and changes coming in the next year, featuring giveaways, Q&A, and a live design session.  This Workshop will be conducted by James Schellhorn.


Networking Dinner Monday Night

sponsored by Tradeloop & the E-Reuse Network

Monday Oct. 29th, 7:30 pm

Il Mulino Restaurant (in Conference Hotel)

$135 - Conference Registration Required, Limited Availability

Join us at our 4th annual networking event for a night of drinks, dinner and deals! A unique opportunity to connect with people in the industry, discuss best practices and make business deals. For decades, Tradeloop has been helping ethical industry professionals discover new sources and customers for their equipment.