Time is running out to submit your session proposal for Brownfields 2009 (New Orleans, November 16-18)! To submit your session proposal by the go to The Brownsfields 2009 Conference Web Site
Deadline: May 1, 2009
Cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ICMA, the conference attracts more than six thousand registrants and hundreds of exhibitors. With more than 150 educational sessions, the conference offers knowledge building, networking, and business development opportunities for beginners and experienced professionals.
The conference organizers are particularly interested in new ideas related to economic redevelopment, innovative reuse strategies, green jobs, real estate and investment, environmental management and cleanup, technological solutions, community development, environmental justice, sustainable communities, leadership and management, financing and more. Don’t delay. Submit your ideas now at www.brownfields2009.org. For more information please contact Sean Tolliver at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the conference website
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.
Addressing the Need – What Is the National Brownfields Conference?
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.
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
If you are having problems with your online submission contact: Sean Tolliver stolliver_AT_icma_DOT_org or call 202-962-3590. Or check out the blog article “Tips for Getting Your Idea into the Educational Program“
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