Join Us for the
52nd Annual Florida Section Conference & Exposition
THANK YOU to all who attended the
2016 Annual Florida Section Conference
On behalf of the entire conference committee we would like to thank all 168 attendees who were able to participate in the 52nd Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE) held on October 26-27, 2016 in Tampa at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. It’s your participation, year after year that makes our event such a tremendous success. As promised, the event provided a number of technical presentations by leaders in their fields, covering a broad range of the hottest issues with participation by representatives of regulatory agencies from around Florida including Florida Water Management Districts (WMDs) as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Feedback from the conference attendees has been overwhelmingly positive stating the opportunities for networking and discussion with experts in air, water, and waste were tremendous. In addition, our Young Professionals group held their first networking and social event at this year’s conference with more than a dozen YPs in attendance.
Scroll down to see the recently posted conference photos. Fo those of you who are looking for copies of the technical presentations, they will be posted within a week. Again, we thank everyone very much for your participation and look forward to seeing you next year in Tallahassee on October 25th & 26th at the FSU Turnbull Center!
The Florida Section is expecting an extraordinary turnout for its 52nd Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE) being held on October 26-27, 2016 in Tampa at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The event will offer a number of technical presentations by leaders in their fields, covering a broad range of the hottest issues with participation by representatives regulatory agencies from around Florida including Florida Water Management Districts (WMDs) as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The conference has been specifically designed to enhance opportunities for networking and discussion with experts in air, water, and waste. In addition, our Young Professionals group is planning a networking and social event at this year’s conference and our student programs feature the Student Poster and Environmental Challenge competitions. Our conference will also feature an exceptional tour at the Port of Tampa on Tuesday evening that is a must see. We look forward to seeing you there!
Accommodations for this year’s event will be hosted by the Tampa Marriott Courtyard. Our conference room rate is $149/night plus parking and applicable taxes. When you contact the hotel, ask for the “Florida A&WMA Annual Conference Rate”. Book your rooms at the link below before October 4th to secure this room rate.
Have General Conference Questions?
Contact the Conference Co-Chairs:
Byron Burrows – BTBurrows@tecoenergy.com
Mike Kennedy – Mike.Kennedy@duke-energy.com
Hotel Is now FULL!
Tampa Marriott Courtyard
102 E Cass St
Tampa, FL 33602
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2016 Conference Photos
Technical presentations have just been posted below!
There is a robust technical program planned again for this year with the preliminary agenda taking shape to address technical and regulatory air, water, and waste issues. Topics for this year’s conference will include:
- Carbon Dioxide Regulation: Legal and regulatory update with a status update for capture, sequestration, and beneficial reuse options
- Solid Waste Roundtable: Roundtable discussion with county, FDEP, legal, research, and private industry participation
- Water Issues Roundtable: Roundtable discussion about water issues with legal, FDEP, and private industry participation
- Sustainability: A broad look at sustainability for Florida industries and the FDEP
- EPA’s Final SSM SIP Call: Presentation of the regulation of Emissions from Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction
- Effluent Limitation Guidelines: Presentation of the rule, technical compliance strategies, and addressing uncertainty about meeting the standards.
- Coal Combustion Residual: Presentation of compliance issues associated with implementation of this Rule
- FDEP Leadership Roundtable: Roundtable discussion of key regulatory initiatives at FDEP
- Legislative Roundtable: Roundtable discussion around key legislative initiatives affecting Florida industries and agencies
- Contaminated Media Forum; A regulatory update of 62-780/777, F.A.C.
The 2016 Annual Conference Technical Presentations have just been posted!!!
Conference Technical Session Co-Chairs:
Josepth Brown – JosephB@hgslaw.com
Mike Cooke – email@example.com
Manita Moutrie – firstname.lastname@example.org
This Just In! The draft Technical Program is now available. For more information:
For more information about the Boat Tour, click the links below
Interested in learning more about the 1st Annual YP Networking Event?
Interested in Sponsoring This Year’s Event?
As a sponsor, you will ensure valued participation at the ACE, which is important for a robust and meaningful discussion of emerging topics. The Section also uses sponsorship funds to provide scholarships to students who represent the Section at competitions held at the International Conference and for Section leadership training. As a sponsor, you will be given an opportunity to reach out to all of those attending through a display in the exhibition area, and the Section will recognize your company at the conference and through the Section’s website.
Please make plans to participate in the conference this year and to support the Florida Section as a sponsor. The Section sincerely appreciates your consideration of this request as sponsorship opportunities are still available!
Conference Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
Joe Applegate – JApplegate@geosyntec.com
Nandra Weeks – email@example.com
Need an invoice to Sponsor?
Students….We Need Your Participation!
Your participation is critical at our Florida Section Conference and the benefits are huge. You will have featured opportunities to present before industry professionals and show-off your skills, participate in young professional events, and network to build your external reputation.
University/college students are invited to submit abstracts on topics of environmental interest for presentation at a Student Poster Session to be held on October 26, 2016, during the Florida Air & Waste Management Association’s 52nd Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE). Deadline for Student Posters: Abstracts must be received by September 19, 2016
For more information about the call for Student Posters or Student Poster Guidelines, click the buttons below.
This Just In!
The Student Volunteer Information and Sign-Up Form includes information on how students can register and attend the conference for FREE, by participating in the conference AND volunteering to help with registration and/or technical sessions monitoring. Click the button below for more information about participating and volunteering in our event this year.
Student EC Competition
University students, can you solve… The Environmental Challenge
A Competition for University Students
Attention! Given the complexity of the problem, we encourage students from both engineering science and law to collaborate to form a stronger presentation. There are no school boundaries meaning your team can be comprised of students from various universities. It is up to you to build the best team (3 to 5 talented students)!
The Environmental Challenge gives student teams the opportunity to develop solutions to an environmental problem and have the experience of presenting their solution to a panel of environmental professionals. We do not give you a lot of numbers to crunch. We are more interested to hear about the issues involved, how you interpreted the problem, how you got to your conclusions, and how well you can communicate and defend your thoughts. We want you to learn and have fun! This exercise gives us all a chance to participate and gets the professionals of tomorrow to interact with the professionals of today.
Have questions…contact the
Student Program Co-Chairs:
Jordan Haywood – firstname.lastname@example.org
Upasna Rai – email@example.com
Clair Fancy Outstanding Leadership and Service Award
We are accepting nominations for the the Clair Fancy Outstanding Leadership and Service Award now. Nominations for this award are due September 1, 2016 with the award presented to the recipient during the Conference. For a copy of the nomination form, please click the link below.
Clair Fancy Award Chair:
Joseph Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Clair Fancy Outstanding Leadership and Service Award Recipients
2015 – Mary Archer
2014 – Mike Markey
2013 – Max Lee
2012 – Liz Foeller
2010 – Dennis Mitchell
2009 – Jordan Haywood
2009 – Bruno Ferraro
2008 – Kathy Lockhart
2007 – Becky Heilman
2005 – Dr. David Cooper
2004 – Karen Mort
2003 – Jerome Guidry