Creative Reuse CON

October 18-20, 2017 | Durham, NC


WHAT IS CREATIVE REUSE CON: The Scrap Exchange developed its popular Boot Camp program based on decades of experience as a national model and leader in the creative reuse industry. At Creative Reuse CON, we will take your training to the next level with two days of collaborative discussions focused on building the future of your creative reuse center and exploring the future of the entire industry.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18 & Thursday, October 19, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional networking activities in the evenings. Optional opportunities on Friday, October 20 to dig deeper into The Scrap Exchange model by participating in volunteer activities, touring our facilities, and attending an opening in our Cameron Gallery.

WHERE: The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC  27707

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone operating a creative reuse center, upcycling program or government program focused on materials reuse or creative reuse, including those in the planning stages.

LEARN ABOUT: Overview of general operations and start-up intensive including:
board engagement | business models | economic development specific to reuse industries | fundraising & grant opportunities | gallery operations | human resource policies | income generation strategies | management techniques and governance policies | materials management | pricing materials for retail sales | creative reuse arts programming and services | volunteer management | and more


Price includes two days of workshops and programming plus coffee, lunch, snacks & post-session networking opportunities with beer & wine. Accommodations are not included, but we can provide you with a list of affordable accommodations with information about the venue, rates, and distance and transportation options.

For more information, contact Diana Shark at 919-213-1278 or by email at

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