EPA Brownfields 2015 Conference

Brownfields 2015 will be held in Chicago September 2-4, 2015.   I attended a local planning committee meeting in Chicago on November 12 along with 70 other representatives from throughout EPA Region V.  What I learned:

  • Downtown Chicago will be center-stage with conference sessions split between the Hilton Chicago and the nearby Palmer House Hilton.  The Hilton Chicago has 5200 rooms (hint: don’t wait to book your room).  Hotel info will be available in December.
  • Regardless of conference location, Region V sends more attendees than any other EPA Region (yay, Region V!).
  • The highest EPA Brownfields conference attendance was in Detroit in 2009 (7000+ attendees).
  • 500-600 conference session ideas are expected by the December 8 deadline.  Learn more here.
  • The 2015 conference will feature more educational sessions than ever.  Mobile workshops will all occur on September 1.

With the spectacular City of Chicago as a backdrop, it should be a great conference.  To learn more, visit the EPA Brownfields 2015 conference website.