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What's New?
  • Presentation materials are now available for many conference sessions. Please visit the abstracts page to see if materials are available for your sessions.
  • Registration is now closed. You are welcome to register on-site in Atlanta, but please note that many sessions are now full. Please contact Catherine Sims (catherine.sims@emsus.com or 301-589-5318 ext. 23) with any registration-related questions.
  • Online streaming registration is still open! If you cannot attend in person, click here to register for the online streaming sessions.
  • The room block at the Sheraton is now closed.

The U.S. EPA Community Involvement Training Conference was held annually from 1998-2007 in various locations throughout the United States. In 2007, the conference moved to a two-year cycle. The last conference was held in July 2013 in Boston, MA. The conference caters to EPA staff, as well as Agency stakeholders and partners, who plan and implement environmental community involvement and public communication, education, and stewardship programs. Attendees gain an opportunity to learn from and share experiences with each other, as well as hear and learn from other stakeholders through:

  • Classroom-style training
  • Case studies
  • Panel sessions
  • Group discussions
  • Information sharing
  • Interactive exercises
  • Field trips
  • Networking opportunities
  • Poster and multimedia presentations

The conference also provides a platform for all parties to discuss successes, obstacles, and lessons learned, as well as an opportunity to cultivate cross-program/cross-agency relationships.

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