EPA seeks presentations for national brownfields conference
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking proposals for educational sessions at the 14th National Brownfields Conference, scheduled for April 3-5, 2011, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The deadline for submitting proposals is July 2, 2010.
Cosponsored by EPA and the International City/County Management Association, the National Brownfields Conference focuses on cleaning up and redeveloping abandoned, underused and potentially contaminated properties. The conference addresses issues facing brownfields practitioners, policy makers and communities. This year, conference organizers are particularly interested in ideas related to green jobs, community engagement, environmental justice, the business of brownfields, green technology and emerging solutions, planning for community revitalization, and sustainability. Additionally, the Brownfields 2011 planning committee wants to encourage more interactive sessions that use the marketplace/roundtable format or a public dialogue/debate format.
The conference usually attracts more than 5,000 registrants and hundreds of exhibitors, and presents more than 100 educational sessions. Submit proposals and see more information on the conference.