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2012 Conference Registration


2012 AQS Conference – Paperless and Wireless

This year’s training and general sessions will be different in many ways from those held at previous conferences. In our quest to be more responsible stewards of the environment, we looked for ways in which to reduce the footprint of the event. We are doing this in a number of ways:

1. The event will be paperless. Binders with agendas and presentations will not be handed out when you check in for training or at the start of the conference. Instead, the training materials and general session presentations will be posted to this web site prior to the conference so you can download them to your lap top and have them available, or print them at your office and bring them with you.

2. Bring your own lap top for training. To participate in any of the training classes held Monday through Wednesday, you need to bring your own lap top and ensure it has the following capabilities:

To take the AQS Introduction or Discoverer class, you need the following additional services on your lap top: To take the AQSP&A class, you need the following additional services on your lap top:

We are going wireless for this year’s training and general sessions. As stated above, a wired internet connection will not be available, so please make sure that your lap top has a wireless card and can connect to the internet and to AQS if you are attending AQS training. Be sure to have MS Excel if you are attending the AQSP&A training. And make sure that you can connect to and run Discoverer if you are attending the Discoverer training classes.


Please register online for the 2012 AQS Conference.  (There is no registration fee.) If you are unable or unwilling to register online, please print this page, complete it and mail or fax it to Michael Hamlin at the address at the bottom of this page.

Note: * Indicates a required field.

*First Name:   MI:   *Last Name:
*Job Title:
*Mailing Address: 
*City: *State: *Zip:
*Phone: FAX: 
Date of Arrival:
Sun. 8/19 or earlier Mon. 8/20 Tue. 8/21 Wed. 8/22 Thu. 8/23
Date of Departure:
Tue. 8/21 or earlier Wed. 8/22 Thu. 8/23 Fri. 8/24Sat. 8/25 or later
ADA: I have special needs.  (Someone will contact you to discuss your needs.)

  Optional Training Sessions

Training sessions will be offered all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning.  All sessions except "How AQS Relates to the Monitoring Program" are "hands-on" with attendees using their own laptops. See above for laptop requirements.

You should verify your laptop's capability prior to the conference; visit our conference page for information.

Monday - Training Day 1


Tuesday - Training Day 2

8:30 - 10:00

10:15 - 2:45 3:00-4:30 8:30-12:00 1:15-4:30

AQS Introduction- Retrievals

 AQS Introduction - Load (continued)
AQS Precision & Accuracy Discoverer with AQS AQS Precision & Accuracy Discoverer with AQS Advanced Discoverer

Wednesday - Training Day 3

8:30 - 11:45
Advanced Retrievals
How AQS Relates to the Monitoring Program

The "AQS Introduction" class is designed for new users, primarily those who will be submitting data to AQS.  It is a full 2-day class with hands-on exercises.  Class size is limited to 40 people.  Please do not register for this class if you have previously attended it.

"AQS Precision & Accuracy" shows how to use the Air Quality System Precision & Accuracy Generator (AQSP&A) to create AQS data input transactions for precision and accuracy data.  This same session is offered twice.  Class size is limited to 40 people.

"Discoverer with AQS" shows how to use the Discoverer web tool from Oracle Corporation to perform ad hoc queries of the AQS database. You will learn how to connect to Discoverer and how to use it to retrieve AQS data, including raw data.  If you've taken an "Intro to Discoverer" session before but have not been using the tool, feel free to register for this session. This same session is offered twice.  Class size is limited to 40 people.

"Advanced Discoverer" is designed for users familiar with Discoverer who want to learn to create more complex retrievals to answer programmatic monitoring questions. You should not register for this class unless you have taken the "Discoverer with AQS class", or are an experienced Discoverer user.  Class size is limited to 40 people.

"Advanced Retrievals" provides information about several AQS standard reports, such as the Design Value Report, the Data Quality Indicator Report, the Data Completeness Report, and the Quick Look Report.   Class size is unlimited.

"How AQS Relates to the Monitoring Program" will help explain the purpose of ambient air monitoring as it pertains to the national air quality program created by the Clean Air Act. The role that monitoring and AQS play in the "big picture" of air quality standards and air pollution control programs will be discussed.

   Wednesday Evening Group Event  

We are hoping to make arrangements for a group dinner and walking tour of Providence.  We will provide details as soon as we can.  The event is a good way to get to know your fellow AQS users, as well as get out and about and see some of the city; we encourage you to attend!   

I plan to participate in the group event Wednesday, August 22nd. Yes No Maybe

If yes, please indicate the number of additional, non-conference folks (friends, family, etc.) that also plan to participate in the group event with you:

  Your Badge

Your badge will look similar to this:

Please tell us how you would like your name, your agency and city information to appear.  Keep in mind that there's not too much room on the badge, so abbreviate when possible. 

First name: 

Last name: 




After you press Submit, you should see a window with your registration information as it will be e-mailed to US EPA.  Please be sure your information is correct.

For more information, contact: 
Michael Hamlin
NADG (MD-C339-04)
RTP, NC 27711

Phone:  (919) 541-5232
FAX:      (919) 541-7674
Email: hamlin.michael@epa.gov

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