Environmental Justice Technical Program

Environmental Justice: From Policy to Practice, October 23-24, 2023, Arlington, VA

Join the important discussion on scientific, technical, legal, and related policy issues critical to Environmental Justice! 

Conference program updated!  (revised 9/18)   Check out the sessions, speakers, presentations, posters, and panels and discover what you can learn. 

The overwhelming response to the Call for Presentations further justified the need for an open, inclusive conference to engage local, state, and federal agencies, academic and scientific researchers, industry leaders, and community groups in a discussion to forward this critical topic. Each day will open with a high level plenary session with officials from EPA, State Agencies, NGOs and more, and will be followed by concurrent sessions broken down into four tracks. There will be a poster session, vendor display, and plenty of networking time to connect with speakers, exhibitors, and attendees during breaks, lunch, and a networking reception.

Monday, October 23 Opening Plenary Speakers 

Philp M. Fine,
 Ph.D., Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer Bay Area Air Quality Management District 

Courtney Peterson, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, and Chief Human Resources Officer, Edison Electric Institute

Additional plenary speakers invited. 

Tuesday, October 24 Plenary Session Speakers 
Kelly Crawford, Senior Advisor for Energy Equity and Environmental Justice, US DOE

Carolyn Nelson, Director of Environmental Policy & Justice Division, Office of Planning & Analytics, US DOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration  Matthew Tejada, Deputy Assistant       Administrator for Environmental Justice, Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights, US EPA

Sessions, presentations, and panels will cover these key topics: 

Engagement and Collaboration
•  Regulators, Industry, and Communities Working Together
•  EPA/Private Sector Engagement

Screening & Measurement
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Case Studies
  • Site Remediation
Cumulative Impacts
  • Assessment
  • Implementation
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Case Studies
Permitting and Compliance
  • Case Study Examples in Practice
  • Policy and Implementation Hurdles and Lessons

Stay tuned for the full conference program, plenary presenters, and session details, coming soon!