Don’t Miss Our 2023 Environmental Conference

Join us for an immersive day of environmental insights at the PA Chamber’s 2023 Annual Environmental Conference, happening this Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh’s esteemed University Club. Enhance your understanding of critical environmental issues with a lineup of engaging sessions:

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 and 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 attend various 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. A preview of Chris’s keynote can be viewed in this article he authored for the PA Chamber’s blog.

Free Member Mixer at Aurora Innovations

Elevate your Pittsburgh experience by joining us at Aurora Innovation’s cutting-edge space the evening before the conference for a FREE Member Mixer on Tuesday, November 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night of networking, food, and drinks at Aurora’s innovative company headquarters. Connect with Pennsylvania business leaders and members of the PA Chamber team at this exclusive event. To register to attend the mixer, please click here.


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