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The ACE 2019 Technical Program is the heart of the conference. Technical presentations and panels cover the latest international topics and provide solutions to environmental challenges of today and the future. 

This year, we have over 300 platform, panel, and poster presentations organized into focused technical tracks to help you get the information you need to get ahead and stay ahead. Take advantage of the many opportunities to learn from the world's experts in environmental technology. 

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Technical program highlights 

  • Keynote plenary session featuring environmental experts from Canadian and US governments, and industry
    • Introduction by Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Assemblée Nationale du Québec for the Deux-Montagnes
    • George Minter – Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, SoCalGas
    • Dr. François Reeves – Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Montréal
    • Bill Wehrum – Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation
  • 49th Annual Critical Review by Dr. Jeffrey Brook on Effective Monitoring Programs to Assess the Ecosystem Effects of Pollutant Emissions from Canada's Oil Sands 
  • The Mini-Symposim on Facing Environmental Challenges This year’s mini-symposium will feature sessions discussing environmental challenges over a cross-section of disciplines, fitting with the ACE 2019 theme and includes eight sequential platform and panel sessions examining environmental programs and initiatives with an eye on current and forward-looking policy and technological advancements. These sessions will provide diverse perspectives from representatives of industry, environmental practitioners, regulatory agencies, law firms, municipal bodies, and advocacy organizations. Sessions include panels on air quality monitoring challenges and innovations, carbon taxes and cap-and trade programs in the U.S. and Canada, NASA satellite images to address air quality issues, climate change litigation, and air quality regulation, with papers on air quality and greenhouse gas initiatives in North America.
  • Over 30 panels featuring experts who will discuss the latest issues in technology and regulation including: 
    • ​Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
    • Adaptation to Climate Change and Litigation 
    • Sustainability and Zero Waste 
    • ​Air Quality Monitoring Cap-and-trade and Carbon Taxes 
    • VOC Emission Controls 
    • New Source Review 
    • BACT 
    • EPA Priorities 2019-2020
  • How Does It Work? Introductory Sessions for young professionals and students on Controls, Air Dispersion Modeling, Industries, and Environmental Regulations in the United States and Canada
  • Over 50 sessions, organized into 17 tracks on the latest environmental topics, including: 
    • Air Quality
    • Regulatory and Legal 
    • Health and Environmental Effects 
    • Transportation 
    • Waste Management 
    • Sustainability 
       •   Combined technical and student poster session in the Exhibit Hall with over 50 posters