Rescheduled Dates Announced Registration Now Open

National Air Quality Conference

Forecasting and Mapping

Communicating Air Quality

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Austin, Texas
January 24-26, 2018


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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) and the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) invite you to attend the rescheduled National Air Quality Conference, which will be held Wednesday - Friday, January 24-26, 2018, in Austin, Texas. 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 Wednesday morning with an optional "AQI & AirNow 101" session for those new to air quality programs. The conference will officially kick off Wednesday 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. Friday 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.

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The conference will be held at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, which is located in downtown Austin. The hotel conference rate is $165 per night for either a single or double occupancy room plus applicable taxes. Please make your reservations online or if you call, reference "EPA National Air Quality Conference room block" to receive the discounted group rate. Space is limited and not guaranteed, so reserve your room quickly. All reservations must be made by Friday, January 5, 2018. After this date, reservations are subject to space and rate availability. 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 Austin. Call the Sheraton's reservation line at 1-888-627-8349 for details and pre or post conference reservations.

To make your hotel reservation, please click here.


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. EXHIBIT AREA IS FULL PENDING CONFIRMATION OF 2017 EXHIBITORS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED TO EXHIBIT. If we have any previously confirmed exhibitors who are not planning to exhibit during our rescheduled conference, we will notify companies on the wait list in order of requests received.To find out more about supporter opportunities available and/or to be placed on the exhibitor wait list, contact Erin Pittorino at ERG.


There is no fee to attend this conference.

Contact Deborah Elmore ( with any technical questions.

Contact ERG, EPA's contractor, for more information regarding conference registration and logistics at 781-674-7260 or, subject line: National Air Quality Conference.


Help us get the word out about the rescheduled conference by forwarding this email to colleagues who may be interested in attending!

We'll see you in January!