Revitalizing New England: Brownfields Summit 2020

Call for Presentations and Sessions [PDF]

Summit organizers are soliciting proposals for complete 75-minute sessions or individual 20-minute presentations. All proposals will be considered, but complete 75-minute sessions are preferred.

Proposing a 75-minute Session

There are two types of sessions:

  1. A site-specific case-study of a project in one of the New England states that illustrates financing, coalition-building, unique site considerations, and lessons learned. We intend to have one case study session for each of the six states.
  2. Sessions on the following topics (or on other relevant topics that presenters can suggest):
    • Toxicology & human health effects
    • Risk communications strategies
    • Fate & transport of PFAS in the environment
    • Impacts on biota & wildlife
    • Bioaccumulation & impacts on the food chain
    • PFAS in leachate & groundwater
    • Interactions among air, land, & water quality impacts
    • Degradation products
    • Sources of PFAS in the environment
    • ITRC Fact Sheets
    • Latest research on alternative short chain PFAS compounds 
    • Results of recent testing of environmental media – drinking water, soil, groundwater, landfill leachate, biosolids, compost, surface water, air emissions, & wastewater treatment plant discharges
    • Drinking water treatment systems
    • Effective site remediation strategies
    • State & federal standard setting efforts
    • Disposal strategies for contaminated media & product collections, including incineration

Each session will be 75 minutes and should have 3 presenters and a moderator. Each presentation should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, leaving 15 minutes for audience Q&A. Presentations can be shorter, allowing time for a panel format/discussion.

Submit a proposal for a 75-minute session HERE (or copy this link into your browser if you encounter security issues: https://forms.gle/m8jhLkyVtqfy5Bj87). The submission deadline is Friday March 13, 2020. The Google form will require you to provide your name and contact information, briefly describe the session content and key learning objectives, suggest a catchy title, and identify the presenters and moderator.

Proposing an Individual 20-minute Presentation

Suggested presentation topics are listed above, or you can propose a different topic. Submit a proposal for a 20 minute-presentation HERE (or copy this link into your browser if you encounter security issues: https://forms.gle/nTHk7ASYh6G2oB3o6). The submission deadline is Friday March 13, 2020. The Google form will require you to provide your name and contact information, briefly describe the presentation content and key learning objectives, and suggest a catchy title.