Connecting Communities and Decision-makers with Environmental Information
Cosponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Council of the States and the World Resources Institute
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park
November 1 – 4, 2010
- About the Conference
- Conference Location
- Registration (Now Closed!)
- Corporate Sponsors
- Speaker Bios
- Recorded Sessions
- Exhibit Booths and Posters
- Attractions and Dining
- Contact Us
- Save the Date
- Call for Presentations, Demonstrations, and Posters
NOTE: Please note Tuesday November 2, 2010 is Election Day and we encourage all conference participants to apply for absentee ballots or make arrangements to get to the polls early or late on that day.
The 2010 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities will be held November 1-4, 2010 in Washington, DC at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel.The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and the World Resources Institute (WRI) are co-sponsors of the 2010 conference and have chosen the theme of Connecting Communities and Decision-makers with Environmental Information.
The National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory and Environmental Conditions in Communities was formerly known as the TRI National Training Conference. Since its implementation over 20 years ago, the Toxics Release Inventory has made information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities available to the public. TRI information is reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities (for more information the TRI program visit www.epa.gov/tri).
Conference Structure: The first day of the conference, November 1st, will be for US EPA staff only, while the second and third days will be open to the public. The fourth day, November 4, will be a half-day session for US EPA, States, and Tribes.
Why You Should Consider Attending: The cosponsors expect a dynamic meeting as over 60 abstracts were submitted for oral presentations and demonstrations from experts both in the US and abroad!
By attending the conference, you will learn about:
- Future TRI rulemakings and enforcement goals and priorities;
- Identifying and addressing environmental justice concerns through the use of environmental information, electronic tools, indices and policies.
- Studies describing the impacts of toxic chemical releases to water and land;
- Finding, understanding and using environmental information and analytical tools;
- Enhancing community engagement through the use of mobile devices, models, language, and access to information;
- Innovative ways of communicating and understanding TRI data; and
- New research focusing on TRI data and other environmental information.
Conference Location: The conference will be held at the Washington Marriott at Wardman Park, in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Contact information for the hotel is listed below:
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms is being held for attendees at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel for the nights of October 31, 2010 – November 3, 2010. Please contact the hotel directly at 202-328-2000 to make your reservation and reference the "US EPA TRI ". You may also make your reservations directly in our special room block at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/USEPA
Reservations must be made by Friday, October 1, 2010 in order to obtain the special government room rate of $211.00 (for October 31) and $181.00 (for November 1-3), plus tax for single or double-occupancy. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space- and rate-available basis only.
Directions: The Washington Marriott Wardman Park is in the heart of Washington, DC, just a few steps from the Woodley Park Metro stop on the Red line and a short drive from National Airport.
Click here for directions to the hotel by Metro and for driving directions from local airports.
Over 60 abstracts were submitted for oral presentations and electronic demonstrations, therefore the conference cosponsors have high expectations for a dynamic meeting!
The final agenda for the public days of the conference is now available.
The final agenda is also available as an HTML page with links to presentations. This page will be updated with speaker slides as they become available.
Registration for the 2010 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities is now closed.
Travel Scholarships will be available on a limited basis to offset travel costs and registration fees. Please contact Kelley Ann Lovelace at email@example.com for more details.
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At this year’s conference, all of the conference sessions were recorded using GoToMeeting Webinar software. Click here to access the recordings.
Exhibit booths and posters will be set up at this year’s conference as additional sources of information for conference participants. Some exhibitors will be presenting at sessions throughout the conference to demonstrate the information tools they have available. Conference participants also can find those presenters in the exhibit booth area to learn more about what they hear. Not all exhibitors (and none of the posters) will be speaking during the conference so participants are encouraged to stop by the exhibit booth and poster area to find out about the services, information and resources they are presenting!
Exhibit Booths: This year’s exhibit booths will include the following:
- US EPA’s Envirofacts, Lead-Free Kids, and Mobile Apps
- US EPA’s MyEnvironment, Enviromapper, and EJ View
- US EPA National Library Network
- US EPA Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP & Oil Information Center
- US EPA TRI Data Analysis Tools
- US EPA TRI-MEweb Reporting Software and State Data Exchange
- National Library of Medicine TOXMAP®
- CARE Program: Community Action for a Renewed Environment
Posters: This year’s posters will include:
- Reaching Environmental Justice Stakeholders through Live, Web-Based Presentations and Demonstrations: Community Empowerment from the Desktop.
- Uranium Mining and Milling on the Navajo Nation: Analysis of Technical Issues From Water Contamination
- US EPA/CDC/ATSDR Community Collaboration Website.
- www.indiapollutionmap.org: Tracking Environmental Quality by Adding Meaning to Data
Although our oral presentation and electronic demonstration sessions are filled, we welcome additional posters
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park is a short distance to:
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park is a short Metro, bus or cab ride to the following Washington landmarks:
- Arlington Cemetery
- The White House
- The Smithsonian Institution
- The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- The United States Capitol
- The United States Observatory
- The National Mall (monuments, memorials)
- The United States Botanic Gardens
The Woodley Park neighborhood has an extensive selection of diverse restaurants. Nearby dining choices that conference participants can walk to (1-2 blocks away) include:
- Afghan Grill – 2309 Calvert Street NW
- Baskin Robbins – 2604 Connecticut Ave NW
- Café Paradiso -2649 Connecticut Ave NW
- Chipolte – 2600 Connecticut Ave NW
- Eddie’s Café – 2600 Connecticut Avenue NW
- Fusion Alley’s Lex Cajun Grille -2614 Connecticut Ave NW
- Ipoh Asian Cuisine – 2625 Connecticut Ave NW
- Lebanese Taverna – 2641 Connecticut Ave NW
- Little India – 2623 Connecticut Ave NW
- Manhattan Market – 2647 Connecticut Ave NW
- McDonald’s – 2616 Connecticut Ave NW
- Medaterra – 2614 Connecticut Ave NW
- Mr. Chen’s – 2604 Connecticut Ave NW
- Murphy’s – 2609 24th Street NW
- New Heights – 2317 Calvert Street NW
- Papa Joe’s House of Philly – 2311 Calvert Street NW
- Petits Plats – 2653 Connecticut Ave NW
- Pizze – 2653 Connecticut Avenue NW
- Open City – 2331 Calvert Street NW
- Rajaji Curry House – 2603 Connecticut Ave NW
- Taste of India – 2621 Connecticut Ave NW
- Tono Sushi – 2605 Connecticut Ave NW
- Trattoria Italiano – 2651 Connecticut Ave NW
- Woodley Café – 2619 Connecticut Ave NW
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Additional restaurants are a short walk, Metro, bus or cab ride away.
- Click here to view a list of restaurants that are a short walk from the hotel in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.
- Click here for a list of nearby restaurants recommended by the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.
- Kelley Ann Lovelace of ECOS at (202) 624-3661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christine Arcari of US EPA at (202) 566-1746 or email@example.com
Click here to view the conference Save the Date.
The submission deadline for the Call for Abstracts for oral presentations, electronic demonstrations, and posters has passed. View the Call for Abstracts.