Environmental Contamination & Cleanup
Bringing together attorneys, scientists, engineers, policymakers, regulators, educators, advocates, students, and more.
January 20, 2022
Join this half-day event in Miller Hall at the beautiful World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon. Expert roundtable discussions and an evening reception will provide plenty of opportunities to learn and connect.
This will be a hybrid event, with in-person participation and remote viewing options available. As ELEC returns to gathering, we are sensitive to concerns about physical distancing, vaccination, COVID, etc. Upon registration, you will receive comprehensive information about the conference and reception space and the expectations of attendees.
Each panel of experts will speak for approximately one hour, followed by Q&A with conference participants.
12:30-1:00 On Site Registration
1:00-2:30 Environmental Cleanup: Legal Developments & Hot Topics
Moderator: Holly Duncan, Environmental Law Education Center
Dean Ingemansen, Land Law Branch Chief, Office of Regional Counsel, US EPA, Region 10
Eric Christensen, Beveridge & Diamond
Richard Whitman, Director, Oregon DEQ
Patricia Dost, Pearl Legal Group
Christopher Rich, Perkins Coie
2:45-4:15 Compliance and Community Engagement
Moderator: Philip Spadaro, TIG Environmental
Kevin Parrett, PhD, Cleanup Program, Oregon DEQ
Laura Knudsen, US EPA, Region 10
Barbara J. Smith, Harris & Smith Public Affairs
MacKenna Perry, PhD, Clarity Scientific
Lauren Wirtis, Northwest Region Public Affairs, Oregon DEQ
4:30-6:00 Portland Harbor
Moderator: Dennis McLerran, Cascadia Policy Solutions
James McKenna, Natural Resources Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Kate Brown
Jessica Hamilton, Director, Portland Harbor Environmental, Port of Portland
Hunter Young, Remedial Project Manager, US EPA Region 10
Sarah Greenfield, P.E., Northwest Region Cleanup Program, Oregon DEQ
Anne Fitzpatrick, LHG, Geosyntec Consultants
Pricing & Registration
ELEC welcomes all participants and strives to be inclusive by providing scholarships to our events. To request a scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In-person participants will have the opportunity to socialize with expert panelists and will also receive conference materials and a recording of the event. In-person gathering limited to 100 participants.
Remote participants will be able to access live, professionally-managed video and audio of the discussions (via Zoom), and will also receive conference materials and a recording of the event.
Registration now closed. Check back soon for the opportunity to purchase a recording of the event.