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National Air Quality Conference

Forecasting and Mapping

Communicating Air Quality

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Austin, Texas
September 11-13, 2017


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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 this year's National Air Quality Conference, which will be held Monday - Wednesday, September 11-13, 2017, 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 Monday morning with an optional "AQI & AirNow 101" session for those new to air quality programs. The conference will officially kick off 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.


If you are interested in participating as a speaker or poster presenter for the 2017 National Air Quality Conference, please click here for more information.

All abstracts are due Monday, July 10, 2017.

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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 $141 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. All reservations must be made by Sunday, August 20, 2017. 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 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-conference reservations. Space is limited and not guaranteed, so reserve your room quickly.

To make your 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. 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 conference by forwarding this email to colleagues who may be interested in attending!

We'll see you in September!