Brownfields 2009 Conference

November 16-18, 2009
New Orleans, LA
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the 13th National Brownfields Conference. The conference will provide a forum for training, research and technical assistance to communities to facilitate the inventory of brownfield sites, assessment and remediation of brownfields sites, community involvement, and the green and sustainable revitalization of brownfields and contaminated sites.

The National Brownfields Conference is the largest, most comprehensive conference focused on cleaning up and redeveloping abandoned, underutilized, and potentially contaminated properties in the nation. There is no better deal in the redevelopment marketplace than Brownfields 2009. Why? Because registration is free, and by signing up you gain access to more than 150 educational and learning opportunities, outstanding plenary sessions, 200 exhibitors, scores of networking events, special training sessions, film screenings, book signings, and much, much more.
Call for Ideas
Deadline: May 1, 2009
With nearly 6,000 registrations the U.S. EPA and ICMA co-sponsored National Brownfields Conference is the premier event of its kind. To create an exceptional educational experience, they welcome your perspectives on the most important issues facing brownfields practitioners, policy makers, communities and companies. Send abstracts, proposals for complete sessions, or simply an idea that you think ought to be considered for this year’s conference. Use our online submission tool to propose ideas
There are plenty of ways that individuals and organizations can take advantage of all the educational and networking opportunities that Brownfields 2009 will present. Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of economic and environmental redevelopment, or a seasoned professional looking to make new connections and increase your business Brownfields 2009 offers something for you.
Who should attend?
* Local, state, and federal government leaders
* Federal and state contractors
* Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
* Economic development officials and community development organizations
* Environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials
* Information technology professionals
* Academic institutions & students
* Real estate developers and investors
* Attorneys
What are Brownfields?
Brownfields are rural or urban industrial commercial sites that are abandoned or underused because of real or perceived contamination. Communities across the country face the challenge of putting these idle sites back to work, from old industrial cities with thousands of acres of abandoned factories to rural villages built around derelict mines or timber mills. Brownfields are a valuable community resource that through redevelopment and reuse could easily bring important benefits to many economically depressed communities or serve as the centerpiece in comprehensive redevelopment strategies.
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