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The National Brownfields Training Conference is an extremely valuable experience due, in part, to the vast amount of interactions that take place amongst the broad range of stakeholders involved with brownfields redevelopment. With the almost 3,000 attendees, you are sure to make connections to help you further brownfields redevelopment.

 

 

 

Affiliate Events

Affiliate Events are any events that are requested to take place in conjunction with the Brownfields Conference that are not part of the educational programming. There is no additional fee to attend any of these events, though you must be registered for the conference.

The Affiliate Events that are open to all conference attendees include the following:

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

EPA Revolving Loan Fund Meeting
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Room 411
Bringing together both EPA Project Officers and Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grant recipients, this meeting will cover programmatic updates and serve as a platform for successful grantees to share strategies for success through interactive case studies. All those interested in learning more about the program are welcome to attend.

Road Testing the BFs Community Benefits Assessment Toolkit
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Room 503
With support from a US EPA Brownfields k (6) research grant, a team led by the University of Louisville, has spent the past three years designing-the Brownfields Community Benefits Assessment Toolkit (BCBAT).

 

US EPA Region 1 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 515 A
Opportunity for the regional Brownfields community to meet and discuss their projects with the Regional Administrator.

 

US EPA Region 2 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 511 A/B/C
This meeting is to showcase successful projects from our Brownfields program.

 

US EPA Region 3 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 402 A/B
This meeting is an Open House where all regional grantees will attend to meet with other grantees and Region 3 Brownfields staff.

 

US EPA Region 4 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 406 A/B
Welcome to the Region 4 Open House. What a perfect opportunity for those interested to visit with representatives from EPA Region 4 and the Region’s State Environmental Agencies. This is the ideal setting to take advantage of networking and brainstorming with your Federal and State Project Managers. Please join us!

 

US EPA Region 5 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 503
The Open House serves as an opportunity for participants located in the Great Lakes Region to meet EPA management and staff, State and Tribal partners, and other regional stakeholders. During the event, Region 5 will acknowledge accomplishments of its Brownfields Program through noteworthy projects by various grantees.

 

US EPA Region 6 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 405
To meet and greet Region 6 grantees and communities as they arrive at the National Brownfields Conference.

 

US EPA Region 7 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 404 A/B
Join the Regional Administrator, the EPA team and the Brownfield contacts for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska to celebrate the latest achievements in Brownfield Land Revitalization and Environmental Workforce Development.

 

US EPA Region 8 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 505
EPA Region 8 Brownfields Open House

 

US EPA Region 9 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, West Lobby Tower
Join the EPA Region 9 Brownfields Team to network with partners from throughout the Pacific Southwest. We will spotlight conference sessions featuring innovative brownfield work underway in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, the Pacific Island Territories and the region’s 148 Tribes.

 

US EPA Region 10 Open House
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 409 A/B
An opportunity to meet with the regional contingency of meeting attendees, highlight success, facilitate a conversation with regional staff and senior managers, and provide an opportunity to network with other brownfield practitioners.

 

Meet & Greet/ Networking for State Brownfield Associations Across U.S.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Room 504
This is a Meet & Greet for representatives/members of state Brownfield associations and for all interested parties. There will be a (i) brief introduction and comments by existing state associations and key initiates and (ii) networking and contacts from states with existing associations or interested in creating one.

 

Environmental Justice (EJ) Caucus
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 502 B
Join us at the Environmental Justice Caucus to hear 3 amazing success stories from environmental justice communities that achieved dramatic change by leveraging brownfields resources. Then, you’ll interact and learn from experts in different fields to help advance your own environmental justice projects. We want everyone to leave with actionable steps and new relationships to carry you through the rest of the brownfields conference and into your community work! You must register for this free event.
Learn more about the EJ Caucus! 

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

ACRES Training
Room 506
Come learn about the NEW and IMPROVED ACRES 6! Special sessions are available for Brownfields Cooperative Agreement Recipients and Project Officers! Staff is on hand to answer any and all of your ACRES questions!

7:45 am – 8:45 am: Walk-Up Help Desk
8:45 am – 10:00 am: Closed for Opening Plenary
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Intro to ACRES: Beginner Training Session
11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Walk-Up Help Desk
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Closed for Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Advanced ACRES Training Session
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Walk-Up Help Desk

 

Meet the TABs
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 501 A/B/C
For conference participants to have a meet and greet with the Targeted Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) recipients who provide support to all communities with brownfield sites.

 

Road Testing the BFs Community Benefits Assessment Toolkit
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 503
With support from a US EPA Brownfields k (6) research grant, a team led by the University of Louisville, has spent the past three years designing-the Brownfields Community Benefits Assessment Toolkit (BCBAT).

 

Revitalization Research: Planning the Next Brownfield Decade
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Room 410
Bring researchers together to identify key gaps.

 

Stantec Consulting Services Inc. – Hosted Reception
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, West Lobby
Stantec hosted reception open to all conference attendees to facilitate networking. Hors D’oeuvres/Refreshments.

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

BCONE (Brownfields Coalition of the Northeast) Welcome Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:30 am, Room 505
All are invited to attend a “Get Acquainted with BCONE” networking breakfast on December 11, 2019.
BCONE, the non-profit organization which has been called “THE experts in brownfields” in this nation’s northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, has as its prime objective to purvey education on the benefits of brownfield remediation and sustainable redevelopment. As a regional organization, BCONE is particularly beneficial in providing multi-state knowledge gained when you are working in metropolitan real estate areas that cross state boundaries, such as NYC- Northern NJ-Southern CT or Philadelphia- Delaware-Southern NJ.
Please register here, cost is $19.75 per person. For more information, contact BCONE’s Executive Director, Sue Boyle, at sboyle@geiconsultants.com.


ACRES Training
Room 506
Come learn about the NEW and IMPROVED ACRES 6! Special sessions are available for Brownfields Cooperative Agreement Recipients and Project Officers! Staff is on hand to answer any and all of your ACRES questions!

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Walk-Up Help Desk
8:30 am – 10:00 am: Closed for Plenary Session
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Intro to ACRES: Beginner Training Session
11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Walk-Up Help Desk
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Advanced ACRES Training Session
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Closed for Lunch Break
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: ACRES Training for EPA Project Officers
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Walk-Up Help Desk

 

Brownfields & Reuse Opportunity Working Network (BROWN)
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm, Room 410
Connect with Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Brownfields Reuse Opportunity Working Network (BROWN), and others interested in incorporating health considerations in land reuse decisions, reducing exposures to contamination, and turning brownfields to healthfield to build healthier communities.

 

Environmental Justice Through B2H (Brownfields to Healthfields)
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm, Room 512
This event will bring together those who are promoting transformation of contaminated sites into commuity developed end uses that promote health, environmental and economic vitality for impacted populations. This event will reconvene those from the EJ Caucus, related conference sessions and others to discuss the key findings, recommendations and follow-up actions.

 

ASTSWMO Brownfields Focus Group: States Roundtable
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm, Room 518
This meeting will be an opportunity for State Brownfield members to learn more about ASTSWMO and what the Brownfields Focus Group does, discuss State specific topics and network with colleagues

 

EPA Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Open House
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Room 505
Join us for this open house to learn about the fabulous EPA tools and support for Superfund site redevelopment! Staff is on hand to learn about your experiences, answer your questions and connect you with resources!

 

Friday, December 13, 2019

ACRES Training

Room 506
Come learn about the NEW and IMPROVED ACRES 6! Special sessions are available for Brownfields Cooperative Agreement Recipients and Project Officers! Staff is on hand to answer any and all of your ACRES questions!

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Walk-Up Help Desk
8:30 am – 9:30 am: Closed for Keynote Session
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Advanced ACRES Training Session
10:30 am – 11:30 am: ACRES Training for EPA Project Officers
11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Walk-Up Help Desk

 

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