The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its co-sponsor, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), invite you to attend this year's National Air Quality Conferences, which will be held Monday - Wednesday, February 10-12, 2014, in Durham, NC. Air quality professionals
from federal, state, local and tribal air pollution organizations, metropolitan and regional planning organizations, environmental and research organizations, and industry representatives are encouraged to participate to learn
the latest information on air quality forecasting and mapping, air quality and your health, and innovative outreach programs.
The general program will begin on Monday afternoon with an opening plenary session, followed by focused breakout sessions; exhibits; and a poster session. The breakout sessions will include two tracks: air quality forecasting and mapping, and communicating air quality. Wednesday afternoon will feature a closing plenary session. Come share your experiences and knowledge, network with colleagues, and learn about new and innovative projects at our exhibits and poster area.
The conferences are being held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Conference Center, which is located in Durham. The hotel conference rate is $89 per night for either a single or double occupancy room or you may upgrade your room to the Club Level for $129/$139 per night singe/double, plus applicable taxes. Please reference "NAQC or EPA" to receive the discounted rate. All reservations must be made by Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Reservations can also be made online by clicking here. The hotel is offering a limited number of rooms at the group rate 3 days before and after the conference for anyone looking to extend their trip to the Research Triangle Park area. Space is limited and not guaranteed, so reserve your room quickly.
If you are interested in participating as a speaker or poster presenter for the Air Quality Forecasting, Mapping, and Monitoring conference, please contact Cary Gentry (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Goldstein (email@example.com).
Those interested in speaking or presenting a poster in the Communicating Air Quality conference, please click here for more information. Communicating Air Quality abstracts are due Friday, December 6th.
We welcome inquiries from potential exhibitors and conference supporters. This is a perfect opportunity to network with your colleagues, clients, and others interested and involved in air quality. In addition to onsite recognition during the conference, logos of exhibitors and supporters who commit early will be included online and in conference materials. For more information on these opportunities, contact Erin Pittorino at ERG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, due to the current economic climate and government regulations, an Optional Refreshment Fee will be charged to cover the cost of the morning and afternoon light refreshments.
Contact Deborah Elmore (email@example.com) with any technical questions.
Contact ERG, EPA's contractor for more information regarding conference registration and logistics at 781-674-7374 or Meetings at ERG (firstname.lastname@example.org), subject line: 2014 National Air Quality Conference.
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