Environmental Protection

EPA Extends Brownfields Conference Paper Deadline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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 has been extended to July 30.

The National Brownfields Conference is the largest, most comprehensive conference in the nation focused on cleaning up and redeveloping abandoned, underutilized, and potentially contaminated properties. Proposals can be submitted at the conference website: www.brownfields2011.org .

Cosponsored by EPA and the International City/County Management Association, the conference attracts more than 5,000 registrants and hundreds of exhibitors. With more than 100 educational sessions, the conference offers knowledge building, networking, and business development opportunities for beginners and experienced professionals.

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 and 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 the new public dialogue/debate format.

For more information, visit the Website or contact Julie Butler at jbutler@icma.org.

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