Event formerly called Environmental Connections Conference
Registration opened for the 2018 International Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo. The conference, which brings thousands of erosion and sediment control and storm water management professional together each year, will be held Feb. 11 to 14 in Long Beach, Calif., at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
Recently rebranded from the Environmental Connections Conference, the IECA Annual Conference and Expo is the signature event for IECA and the erosion and sediment and storm water management industries. This conference provides training from more than 100 sessions, including preconference sessions, industry roundtable sessions and fireside chats that allows attendees to get their professional questions answered by industry experts and learn what changes are coming in the industry. Construction and regional track sessions round out a comprehensive conference schedule.
“We’ve retained popular session formats like the fireside chats and industry roundtables from last year’s event and have added new options that will provide career-changing education,” said Sharan Wilson, IECA executive director. “We’ve opened up new training opportunities to all conference attendees through our new contractors’ corner to allow all attendees the opportunity to sample our educational offerings and earn four professional development hours.”
Additional IECA Annual Conference and Expo highlights include:
- Closing Keynote – Andrew Wright will provide an “inside the beltway” presentation on the environmental agenda of the Trump Administration and Congress. Wright will explain the current political climate, why it’s happening and explain what attendees can do to influence the process.
- The New Contractors’ Corner is designed especially for contractors, sub-contractors and installers to learn about compliance, erosion and sediment control, site stabilization, and site monitoring. This new training is available to all attendees.
- Regional Industry Overview – From the western region’s drought to storm water.
- discharges in 2010 to 1017, this track offers a snapshot of regional issues featuring top local thought leaders presenting papers, case studies and workshops to provide insight on how to handle the area’s toughest environmental challenges.
- Solar Industry Presentations – With commercial solar projects increasing in popularity, learn how the construction of these farms affect the industry and how it relates to erosion and sedimentation control planning, compliance and storm water pollution.
“You can’t forget our expo hall,” Wilson said. “We’re proud to offer one of the largest expo halls in the industry where attendees learn what products, services and technology are available to help them do their jobs better.”
A $200 discount is now available before Jan. 15 for IECA members for $699 for full conference passes. Registration for nonmember full conference passes is $899 and Expo Hall only passes begin at $75. IECA also offers two scholarship opportunities for full conference registration. Applicants must be members of IECA and apply online. Applications are due Dec. 15 and all applicants will be notified by Jan. 8, 2018.
To learn more about the conference and to register, click here. Connect with conference attendees on social media with the hashtag #IECA2018.