The National Brownfields Training Conference will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, December 11-13. The theme this year is “Sustainable Communities Start Here.”
The conference is cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Offered every two years, the conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.
Conference planners are current soliciting ideas for dynamic educational sessions that encourage conversation and participation from fellow attendees. They are looking for topics such as :
- Track 1: How Do We Increase our use of Renewable Energy and Design Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities?
- Track 2: Can Our Assessment and Cleanup Technologies be Greener?
- Track 3: How Do We Leverage Financing to Foster Economic and Community Redevelopment and Revitalization?
- Track 4: What in the World?
- Track 5: Are We Engaging the Local Community?
- Track 6: How Do We Address Environmental Liability and Enforcement Concerns, and How Do We Form Meaningful Partnerships with Government Entities?
What to Expect
The heart of Brownfields 2019 is a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. Featuring dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops including many showcasing the City of Angels and the redevelopment in the surrounding region, the exceptional training offered by the conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals. There will be over 100 educational sessions and numerous networking opportunities to discuss new practices, share success stories, and stimulate new ideas.
The conference features a vibrant exhibit hall and other activities catered towards companies conducting brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature upwards of 150 booths housing federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.
Who Should Attend
If you are in the brownfields industry or are part of a locale with a brownfields site, and you are looking to revitalize your community, spur economic growth, restore the environment, and protect the public health, then don’t miss Brownfields 2019. Individuals who may be interested include:
- Local, state, and federal government leaders
- Federal and state contractors
- Real estate developers and investors
- Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
- Economic development officials and community development organizations
- Construction and building firms
- Environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials
- Information technology professionals
- Academic institutions & students
Mark your calendars and be sure to register for an excellent three days of training, networking and business development!