Register Today for the 2023 Environmental Conference

Immerse yourself in a day of valuable environmental insights at the PA Chamber’s upcoming 2023 Annual Environmental Conference next Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.

Join us at the University of Pittsburgh’s prestigious University Club for another enlightening event that promises to deepen your understanding of critical environmental issues. Here is a preview of what to expect at this year’s conference:

Morning Keynote: Energy Policy at a Crossroads

Kickstart your day with a thought-provoking morning keynote from Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the American Gas Association. With over 200 local energy utility companies under its umbrella, AGA is a powerhouse in the energy sector. During this talk, you will gain invaluable insights into the future of energy policy in America and discover how it shapes our environmental landscape.

Panel Discussion on Carbon Capture Technology

Join Abby Smith, president & CEO of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, and Shawn Bennett, Energy and Resilience Division Manager at Battelle, for a compelling panel discussion on Pennsylvania’s progress towards becoming a carbon capture hub. Discover how innovative strategies are driving emissions reduction and shaping the future of energy in Pennsylvania.

Breakout Sessions: Tailored Insights, Tangible Solutions

Attendees will be able to choose between four breakout sessions throughout the day, each carefully curated to address specific facets of environmental stewardship.

Dive into the regulatory landscape with Lisa Bruderly and Gary Steinbauer, legal experts from Babst Calland, Attorneys at Law. Unearth the complexities of emerging contaminants with David Rockman, Attorney at Eckert Seamans, and James Culp, Senior Principal Geologist at Geosyntec Consultants.

And, explore strategies for converting manicured lawns into native meadows with Jim Kooser, Senior Ecologist at Atlas Technical Consultants.

Afternoon Keynote: Harnessing American Chemistry for a Sustainable Future

Close out the conference with an inspiring afternoon keynote from Chris Jahn, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. Attendees will gain a deeper appreciation for the pivotal role chemistry plays in advancing sustainability and discover how American ingenuity is shaping a better tomorrow.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to connect with industry leaders, legal experts, and others at the forefront of Pennsylvania’s future. Register today for the 2023 Annual Environmental Conference and enter the code ENVIR2023 for a $100 registration discount! We look forward to seeing you there.


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