Back to Where it All Started
In 1996, a cross-section of stakeholders came together in Pittsburgh for the very first federally co-sponsored National Brownfields Training Conference. Now more than two decades later, Brownfields 2017 is coming back to the city where the cleanup and redevelopment movement started.
Cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference will take place December 5-7, 2017, with pre-conference workshops on December 4th, in Pittsburgh, PA at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Offered every two years, the conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.
Mark your calendars and join us for three days of training, networking and business development!
What to Expect
The heart of Brownfields 2017 is a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. Featuring dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops including many showcasing the Steel City and the redevelopment in the surrounding region, the exceptional training offered by the conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.
The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector as many events including a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature upwards of 150 booths housing federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.
Who Should Attend
If you are in the brownfields industry or are part of a locale with a brownfields site, and you are looking to revitalize your community, spur economic growth, restore the environment, and protect the public health, then don’t miss Brownfields 2017.
There will be over 100 educational sessions to discuss new practices, share success stories, and stimulate new ideas.
This Conference is an extremely valuable experience due, in part, to the interactions that take place among the broad range of stakeholders involved with brownfields redevelopment.
Mobile workshops offer attendees the opportunity to visit brownfields sites firsthand.
Individuals who may be interested:
- Local, state, and federal government leaders
- Federal and state contractors
- Real estate developers and investors
- Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
- Economic development officials and community development organizations
- Construction and building firms
- Environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials
- Information technology professionals
- Academic institutions & students