Two Days. Four Tracks. Twenty-Eight Sessions.

There’s a lot to learn.
Designed by regional environmental professionals from across the consulting, legal, regulatory, policy, and regulated industries sectors, the four track, sixteen session agenda covers a wide range of topics addressing the issues and challenges you face in the fast changing environmental landscape.

Conference Tracks

Stick with one or mix it up.

Regulations & Best Practices

New to the field or want a refresher? Stay up to date on the latest in regulations and topical issues in the regulated industries of stormwater, air quality, wastewater, and emergency preparedness.

Advanced Topics

Expert panelists will take you on an in-depth exploration of some of the most challenging technical issues faced by environmental professionals while providing insights, experiences, and solutions.

Hot Topics

What are your industry drivers? We’ll explore the complex, often controversial issues industry leaders must contend with to stay competitive in the regional, national and global marketplace.

Sustainable Business Practices

Learn from sustainability experts as they address the challenges and opportunities of adopting, managing, and expanding sustainable business practices within your own company and for your clients.

Meet the Regulators

Meet the Regulators, Part 1.The Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Washington State Department of Ecology will kick off Business & The Environment with the opening keynote panel on Day 1. Come hear the latest information in a lively moderated discussion.
Meet in the Regulators, Part 2. On Day 2, join the regulators at the complimentary networking breakfast. Representatives will be on hand from E.P.A, DEQ, and Ecology to personally meet with attendees and answer questions.

Additional Training

HazMat / HAZWOPER / Emergency Response Annual Refresher

This course meets the OSHA requirement for annual refresher training for those who have taken the appropriate classes. Designed for emergency responders as well as hazardous waste staff, heavy equipment operators, hydrogeologists, engineers, safety officers and others involved in cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
Refresher course is offered on Thursday, December 13 at Red Lion – Jantzen Beach, Portland.

CEU Credits

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)
    Available; Attendee self-reports
  • Board of Environmental Health & Safety Auditor Certification (BEAC)
    Day 1: 8 Hours; Day 2: 6 Hours; Attendee self-reports
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) CMPs
    Available; Attendee self-reports
  • National Environmental Health Association
    10.5 Contact Hours National Registry of Environmental Professionals CE Hours Available; Attendee self-reports
  • Oregon State Bar
    8.75 MCLEs
  • Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering Credit
    Available; Attendee self-reports
  • Washington State Bar MCLEs