Date: May 15 – 17, 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
In today’s economy, one of the common issues facing local governments is the redevelopment of abandoned, underutilized or potentially contaminated properties, also known as brownfields. The EPA’s Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, and environmental job training, but many local governments fail to take advantage of these resources.
The National Brownfields Conference, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ICMA, is the largest, most comprehensive conference in the nation focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. In its 15th year, the conference attracts over 6,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors to converge for two and a half days of educational sessions, plenaries, training workshops, walking tours, volunteer activities, mobile workshops, film screenings, and much much more!
Come hear from leading experts and city officials on how your community can benefit from EPA’s resources!
How Do I Submit a Session Idea?
The Call for Ideas is open on the official Brownfields 2013 website. Use the online submission tool to propose a full session idea for Brownfields 2013. The Call for Ideas closes on August, 3, 2012.
What Topics Are Included in the Program?
The Brownfields 2013 Planning Committee is particularly interested in topics related to:
- Community engagement
- Environmental cleanup
- Sustainable solutions
- Environmental justice
- Green technology
- Community revitalization.
For more information, contact Grant Sparks at email@example.com or 202-962-3657.