The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention invite submission of proposed presentations for the 17th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show to be held on September 17, 2014 at The Palms [Banquet & Conference Center] in Plainfield, Indiana. Organizations that typically attend the annual conference include manufacturers, consultants, not-for-profits, and government agencies interested in promoting pollution prevention efforts in Indiana and beyond.
The Partners for Pollution Prevention Executive Committee is seeking presentations from local and national speakers regarding pollution prevention, resource conservation, sustainability, wastewater management, pollution prevention success stories, and environmental stewardship. The committee is particularly interested in presentations that highlight specific success stories and/or outline methods and strategies that conference attendees can take back to their organizations for potential implementation. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Wastewater Operator/Apprentice, Drinking Water Operator, Continuing Legal Education, and Professional Engineers will be sought.
The Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to accept or reject proposals. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee participation in the conference program. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on March 14, 2014. See instructions below for submitting proposals. If you have any questions, please contact the Indiana Department of Environmental Management at Partners@idem.IN.gov or (317)234-8319 or Steve Leeper at email@example.com or (765) 477-4302.
Session proposals will be reviewed by the Executive Committee for content, presenter’s experience, session description, and how well they meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate well-defined topics with focused objectives.
- Introduce innovative programs and services that organizations can implement.
- Inspire and motivate attendees to make positive pollution prevention improvements in their organizations.
- Share case studies, new technologies, and best management practices for pollution prevention.
- Demonstrate how pollution prevention focused programs, processes, and/or practices improve human health and the environment.
Please note the following definition of pollution prevention. Presentations that focus solely on recycling will not be considered.
Pollution prevention (P2) means working at the source of pollutants to prevent them from being generated or to reduce the amount generated. It is using materials and energy more efficiently, and conserving natural resources, including water. It is following best management practices, and involving all employees in their implementation, to reduce and prevent pollution. Finally, P2 means also seeing the financial benefits of increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water or other resources.
Instructions for Submitting Proposals
You may submit more than one presentation idea. Please respond to the following questions (for each presentation idea) and submit via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or U.S. Mail to the address below. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on March 14, 2014.
Evonik Industries AG Tippecanoe Laboratories
Mail Stop TL72
1650 Lilly Road
Lafayette, IN 47909-9201
Presenter(s) (If more than one presenter, please include all of the requested information for each speaker.)
Biography (limit 125 words):
1. Presentation Title:
2. Abstract – Please provide a brief description of your proposed session. The description will be printed in the conference materials and included on the conference web site. (Limit 75 words)
3. Audience – Please describe the intended target audience of the session.
4. Learning Objectives – Provide three objectives that identify knowledge and skills that attendees will obtain by attending your session.
5. Has this presentation been given previously? If so, please identify when and where.
6. Audio Visual Needs – Microphones, screens, projectors, and laptop computers will be provided. Please list any additional needs that you may have.
Examples of potential topics for conference presentations (not all inclusive)
- Strategies for improving management support for environmental projects, based on lifecycle cost analysis, environmental benefits, customer related benefits, etc.
- Effective and efficient fleet management
- How to implement water saving projects
- Vendor and contractor pollution prevention requirements
- New P2 technology
- How does P2 fit into sustainability efforts?
- Environmental Management Systems and P2
- P2 success stories and case studies
- Energy efficiency
- Including P2 in your training programs
- Zero Waste Landfill
- Global Harmonization Systems (GHS)