We’re looking for presenters who will share innovative ideas to reform our waste management system and address our country’s trash crisis.  

The Talk Trash City applications are OPEN!

Companies accepted into the pitch competition will get free lodging at HI USA Hostel in NYC.

The application deadline is November 30th, 2018 for our February 9th event

If you have any issues with the application form, please contact us.


Talk Trash City Presenter Application

Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to an existing urban waste management challenge

  • Clarity of the idea and pitch

  • Scalability of the proposed business

  • Thoroughness (considerations of timeline, implementation procedures, cost, social obstacles)

While not a requirement, preference may be given to pitches that provoke a new way of viewing an old problem or that are working in underrepresented areas of the waste stream.


Thank you for your application!

Our committee will carefully review your application and be in touch. Selected presenters will be notified on a rolling basis.

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