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The 2009 conference was held over three days, beginning Tuesday morning, August 18, and ending Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2009. The agenda is provided below. Click on each session or activity to view a description/abstract. You can also download the 2009 Conference Agenda (PDF) (3pp, 62.4KB, About PDF).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


7:30 Registration/Conference Welcome/Continental Breakfast
8:15 Plenary Session:
  • Welcome
    • Jim Woolford, Director, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, U.S. EPA
    • Jeff Philip, Manager, Community Involvement and Public Information Unit, U.S. EPA Region 10
  • Keynote Presentation by Shelly Vendiola, Community Alliance & Peacemaking Project
  • Announcements
9:15 Break
9:30 90-Minute Information Sessions
Advocating for Children's Health at Superfund Sites: Collaboration with Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units New Tools to Transform Your Community Connections Networking Across Organizational Boundaries to Improve Crisis Communication Sa-Heh-Wa-Mish Environmental Stewardship Initiative to Foster Voluntary Behavior Change Using Intercollegiate Debate to Inform Environmental Policy in America Visioning the Future: Engaging Diverse Communities in Creating a Community Vision for the Future of the Lower Duwamish
11:00 Break
11:15 Plenary Session:
  • Facilitated Dialogue
    • Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. EPA
    • Michelle Pirzadeh, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 10
  • Plated Lunch
1:15 Break Four-Hour Field Trips
1:30 Four-Hour Training Sessions Boat Tour of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site International District Walking Tour
Communicating During Environmental Crisis Meeting Together to Succeed Together Picturing Your Program: Logic Models Can Tell Your Performance Story What Factors Determine the Quality of Collaborative Processes?
5:30  
5:45-
7:45
Poster Session/Evening Reception

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009


7:45 Registration/Poster Session/Continental Breakfast
8:15 Plenary Session:
  • Open-Time Topic Announcements
  • Poster Awards
8:45 Break
9:00 90-Minute Information Sessions
An Environmental Justice Youth Corps Program: Engaging Multiple Community Partners Empowering a Community to Reverse Environmental Health Policy Mistakes Going Beyond the Usual Suspects to Ensure Balanced Participation Overcoming Boundaries: Using Online Media Tools to Effectively Engage the Public Teaching Negotiation For Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution Working Together: Aligning Communities, Academia and the U.S. EPA
10:30 Break
10:45 Open-Time Sessions
Informal Conversation about Changes of Community Involvement Policy Over Time Strategies for Dealing with Small Groups of People Who Monopolize the Time of Site Teams Case Study of Superfund Jobs Training Initiative (SuperJTI) Project at Savannah River Site Demonstration of Internet Mapping Program of Environmental Sites Proactive Strategies for Working with News and Information Media How Neutral Facilitators/Mediators Can Help in Disputes
11:45 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 Four-Hour Training Sessions Four-Hour Field Trips
Apology—A Tool for Conflict Prevention or Resolution? Communicating Risk Through Multi-Agency Teaming Using Collaboration to Overcome Barriers Working Redevelopment into the Superfund Cleanup Pipeline—How Site Reuse Happens Islandwood Environmental Learning Center Northgate Urban Center: Uniting A Divided Community Through A
Facilitated Stakeholder Process
5:00  
5:30-
10:30
Evening Activities:
  • Dinner Cruise on the Emerald Star (bus departed hotel on Seventh Street at 5:30 and 5:50 and left from the dock at 9:15 and 9:30)
  • Bus trip to Fremont District (bus departed hotel on Seventh Street at 6:15 and 6:30 and left Fremont at 10:00 and 10:15)

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Thursday, August 20, 2009


7:15 Registration/Exhibit Session/Continental Breakfast
8:00 Plenary Session
  • Keynote Presentation by Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  • Closing Remarks by Michelle Pirzadeh, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 10
9:00 Break
9:15 Three-Hour Training Sessions Seven-Hour Training Sessions
Overcoming Barriers to Effective Community Involvement: A Citizen Participant Perspective Using Social Media to Enhance Outreach to Diverse Communities Be Prepared: Working with the News Media The Charrette: A Conflict Resolution Tool for Revitalizing Contaminated Lands Preparing for Effective Community Involvement: Tools & Techniques Interest Based Negotiations for Community Involvement Professionals Risk Communication
12:15 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 Four-Hour Training Sessions Seven-Hour Training Sessions (Continued)
Building Sustainable Communities with Vision-to-Action, Multi-Vision Integration Cultural Sensitivity Training: Opportunities to Connect with Native American Communities Be Prepared: Working with the News Media The Charrette: A Conflict Resolution Tool for Revitalizing Contaminated Lands Preparing for Effective Community Involvement: Tools & Techniques Interest Based Negotiations for Community Involvement Professionals Risk Communication
5:30 Adjourn

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