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Registration Open for PA Brownsfields Conference

2013-11-08 12:35:07

Brownfields Conference: Positioning for the Future

Registration is now open for the annual Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference to be held Dec. 9-11 at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia. The conference, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, is the largest brownfields networking and education event in Pennsylvania.

The theme of this year’s conference will highlight building community partnerships, incorporating sustainable design into projects, accessing financial assistance and keeping abreast of regulatory changes. There will also be mobile workshops at the Navy Yard and Conshohocken waterfront, a video showcase of success stories, technical updates on market trends and treatment options, and a tiered track of courses that will provide continuing education credits for professionals attending the conference. The popular Extreme Makeover competition will also take place.

Featured presenters include David Lloyd, head of EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, Brian O’Neill of O’Neill Properties, and Keith Orris of Drexel University who will speak on development trends in the private and community institutional areas. Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo will deliver the keynote address and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker will lead a panel discussion about Philadelphia’s resurgence as an energy hub.

Attendees will have the chance to network with local, state and federal government officials, private developers, economic development agencies and consultants.

To register for the conference, visit www.eswp.com/brownfields/. To learn more about brownfields redevelopment in Pennsylvania, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the “PA Brownfields Conference” banner, or call 717-783-1566.