Community Involvement Best Practices Workshop

EPA is inviting stakeholders and partners to participate in the EPA Community Involvement Training Conference: The Next Generation of Community Involvement set for July 30 through August 1 in Boston, Massachusetts.

What is the EPA Community Involvement Training Conference?

This dynamic training conference (offered only once every two years) seeks to both inform and train EPA staff as well as Agency stakeholders and partners in best practices to enhance community involvement. This three-day training conference features plenary sessions with guest speakers, topical discussions, multiple 90-minute information sessions, engaging three, four, and seven hour training sessions with continuing education unit (CEU) credit, and field trips demonstrating effective community involvement and cooperative conservation efforts in the Boston area. Additionally, there will be a Tuesday evening reception that will highlight a poster and technology demonstration session to showcase excellent community involvement projects as well as new tools, technology, and software. Throughout the training conference there will be exhibits, a variety of networking opportunities, and also evening activities to add value and fun to the experience. Please visit the training conference website at for more information.

DATES:  July 30 – August 1, 2013

LOCATION:  Boston, Massachusetts

COST:  $45 for non-EPA personnel.  There are reduced rates for one day participants.

REGISTRATION:  Click here << Register Now >> for in-person attendees.  Registration will be open until July 17, 2013.

ON LINE PARTICIPATION:  If you cannot attend in person, you may register to participate online in a limited number of select sessions that will be streamed live.  More information on this option will be available in early June on the training conference website at

Training Conference Audience

The training conference audience consists of EPA staff as well as EPA partners and stakeholders coming from local, state, federal, tribal, industry, non-governmental, or other sectors who interact with EPA on community involvement related projects.

Training Conference Agenda & Hotel Information

Please visit the training conference “Agenda”  and  “Hotel” pages to view the final agenda for the training conference and to reserve your hotel room.

For questions, please contact any of the following:

Elana Goldstein, Conference Co-Chair
U.S. EPA Office of Water
Phone: 202-564-1800 |

Pamela Harting-Barrat, Conference Co-Chair
U.S. EPA Region 1
Phone: 617-918-1318 |

Laura Knudsen, Conference Co-Chair
U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

Phone: 703-603-8861 |


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