Save the Date for 2024

November 19-21st

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For our 35th Annual Conference & Trade Show

Held at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY

NYSAR3 is pleased to offer our membership and networks the opportunity
to continue expanding their knowledge and receive pertinent information
with regards to our industry.  



Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsor and exhibitor benefits will include:

  • Networking with public and private sector reduction, recycling, reuse and materials management professionals
  • Interactive in-person vendor show 
  • Modest booth and sponsorship costs
  • Timely technical and educational session topics
  • Planned events and breaks in the exhibit hall to promote networking
  • Bask in the luxury the Otesaga resort provides
  • Visit the nearby Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Exhibitor/Sponsor exposure before, during and after the event
  • Session Sponsors
  • Event Sponsors 
  • Support our Young Professional's with a sponsorship


Looking for a rideshare option to and from Cooperstown for the conference? Have an extra seat in your car? We were pleased to offer information on the Whova App Community Board where we coordinated rideshares between conference attendees – to both lower our carbon footprint and expand access to the event, and maybe make a new friend!


Flights are available to the following large airports:


Take the train to one of the two nearest Amtrak stations: 1 (800) 872-7245 


  • Trailways offers service to Oneonta, located 33-minutes south of Cooperstown.  Call 800-858-8555.
    • Then, one can catch the Oneonta Public Transit bus to Cooperstown.  
  • Oneonta Public Transit (OPT) Oneonta to Cooperstown bus line. Call (607) 432-7100 for details.


  • From the west (Syracuse): I-90 Thruway Exit 30 at Herkimer (Rt. 28).
  • From the east (Albany): I-90 Thruway Exit 29 at Canajoharie (Rts. 10, 20, and 80) or I-90 Thruway Exit 25A and take I-88 to Duanesburg (5 miles), then Rt. 20 west to Rt. 80 south.
  • From the south: I-88 & Rt. 28 (Binghamton/Oneonta/Cooperstown).
  • From the North: Routes 28, 80 South and County Route 31 South.


Low-waste Event

We are pleased to make our events as low-waste as possible. 

  • Paper recycling bins
  • Reused posters from last year
  • Printed minimal posters
  • Food composting bins
  • No plastic silverware
  • No plastic cups
  • Integration of the Whova App to enhance communications to all attendees.  A limited amount of paper agendas and those in large-print are available at the Registration Table.  
  • Reusable name badges (returned at the end of the conference)

Attendee participation to a Low-Waste Event: 

  • Bringing your own water bottle or coffee mug for fill-up
  • Downloading the Whova (pronounced Whoo-va) App to eliminate the use of agendas and to communicate with others at the conference.  
  • Bringing your own carrying tote or bag to pickup promo items in the Exhibitor Hall.
  • Bringing your own washable cloth napkins to quickly wipe up spills, dry out your coffee mug to put back in your bag, or use when you go to dinner instead of paper napkins.  Concerned you'll forget them?  Pack some in your car, purse or reusable bag. 
  • When dining out, order a smaller meal/portions to reduce food waste, or bring your own reusable take-home container to the restaurant.  Ask if the restaurant is opposed to sharing meals.   
  • Taking pics with your phone of displays, business cards, brochures, and more. 


Safety at the Annual Conference

NYSAR3 is taking safety precautions to ensure our in-person event are as safe as possible. Precautions for in-person attendance included:

  • Attendees should follow the CDC Guidelines for travel as well as for Community and work.

  • Conference attendees are asked to please stay home/switch to virtual if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, and/or have recently been exposed to anyone who is ill. 

  • If you find you are not feeling well after you arrive, access our virtual conference components through the Whova App and nestle down in your hotel room to watch the conference
  • Available hand sanitizer at Registration table and throughout conference area.

  • The Otesaga has a Commitment to Care for their guests so you can feel safe and welcome.

Together, we can all strive to keep everyone safe.