National Brownfields Training Conference – Postponed to 2022

December 8, 2021

The National Brownfields Training Conference has made the difficult decision to postpone their conference until 2022. However, the organizers are still planning to host a couple of remote/virtual engagements in December.  Click on the link below for the latest updates and evolving program details, including the virtual training planned for December.

The dates of Brownfields 2022 are to be determined.

Brownfields 2021 Conference was scheduled to be in Oklahoma City due to the exciting brownfields redevelopment happening in the city, including the brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center, which was built on a redeveloped brownfield site!

The National Brownfields Training Conference provides networking and learning opportunities to the Brownfields community.  Conference planners are working to ensure that the venue and travel arrangements will be as safe and healthy as possible so conference attendees can continue to experience the valuable in-person education and networking opportunities that have defined the Brownfields Conference since 1996.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.

The Conference features a dynamic program of speakers, mobile workshops, films, over 100 educational sessions, and other learning formats calibrated to provide case studies, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head-on.  The exceptional training offered by the Brownfields Conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.  Topic areas include

  • Brownfield Assessment, Cleanups, and Redevelopment
  • Community Engagement and Empowerment
  • Creative Placemaking
  • Equitable Development and Environmental Justice
  • Funding and Financing for Community Revitalization
  • International Programs and Policies
  • Environmental Liability and Enforcement
  • Opportunity Funds and Brownfields Revitalization Renewable Energy Alternatives
  • Resiliency and sustainability
  • Brownfields Strategies for Rural and Small Communities
  • Promoting Public Health through Brownfields Revitalization
  • Workforce Development and Job Training

The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector with a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities that are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.

As an added bonus, organizers recently added Brownfields University to the program.  BU is a set of pre-conference training workshops that will provide a core of brownfield concepts and practices to prepare attendees for the full educational program content.

Click for Conference and Brownfields University registration information and program details




Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am