2018 Brownfield Seminar

We are excited to share information about GBA’s fourth annual Brownfield Seminar, bringing together information, experience, and research to provide Seminar attendees a greater knowledge and ability to help revitalize their respective communities. Click here to register.

Who: Leading development, legal, engineering, risk management, economic development and other professionals with a shared interest in cleaning and redeveloping contaminated properties
What: 2018 GBA Brownfield Seminar
WhenThursday, April 19, 2018 from 8 am (registration begins at 7 am) to 5 pm, with a complimentary reception from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm

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REGISTRATION
Click here to register:
  • 2018 GBA corporate member: $150/person
  • 2018 GBA individual member: $175/person
  • Non-member: $200/person
  • Government employee: $75/person
  • Student: $75/person

AGENDA

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7:00-8:00
Registration

8:00-8:10
Georgia Brownfield Association Opening: Adam Hayes, Wenck

8:15-8:20
Welcome to Georgia Power: Brett Mitchell, Georgia Power

8:25-9:10
EPA’s Superfund Program and Brownfields Program: An update on both programs and a discussion about how each is putting sites back into productive use in Georgia, the Southeast, and across the nation. I Bill Denman, US EPA Southeast Region; Dustin Heizer, Wood PLC; Scott Miller, US EPA Southeast Region

9:15-10:00
Reshaping Perspectives – Assessment, Remediation & Community Mitigation Project: A discussion of various legal, real estate, and regulatory perspectives covering available funding, permitting, potential legal liabilities and consensus building. I Albert Edwards, CERM

10:00-10:25
Break

10:25-11:25
Vapor Intrusion: Possible Reopening Risks and Sampling Methods Update: An examination – using hypothetical remediation site case studies – of how potential risks can be proactively managed and a review of Federal and State Guidelines. I Jim Fineis, Atlas Geo-Sampling; Justin Knight, Geosyntec; Lindsay Wallace, NewFields; Kathryn Wurzel, NewFields

11:25-11:45
Rails-to-Trails Conversions for Beneficial Reuse of Underutilized Properties: Studies of abandoned rail lines being given a new purpose will demonstrate beneficial reuse. I Tom Wurzinger, Geosyntec

11:45-12:30
Lunch/Break

12:30-1:15
Keynote Presentation: An update about EPD’s recent accomplishments, current issues, and future challenges. I Director Rick Dunn, Ga. EPD

1:20-1:50
GBA Updates: Information about GBA’s impact on the industry and information about new initiatives. I John Spinrad, Arnall Golden Gregory

1:50-2:35
Lurking Pitfalls for “Innocent Purchasers”: A conversation about the legal, environmental, and real estate development obligations – from a pre-closing environmental diligence and a post-closing management plan – to avoid or minimize risks. I Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Shannon Ridley, Ga. EPD; Katie Ross, Wenck; Scott Samples, Terra Group

2:35-3:00
Break

3:00-3:45
Broader Community Concerns and Environmental Justice Considerations: A discussion of environmental justice considerations for brownfield redevelopment from varying perspectives, addressing funding availability, local government, potential legal liabilities, private developers’ incentives, and more. I Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Patrick McShane, City of Atlanta; Deborah Ortiz, US EPA Southeast Region; Camilla Warren, US EPA Southeast Region

3:50-4:45
Pullman Yard Redevelopment – Linking the Past to the Future of Georgia: A discussion of Atomic Entertainment’s vision for a Work, Live, Play development to accommodate a growing film industry, and how the former Pullman Yard facility and property is becoming the fruition of this vision. I Len Diprima, United Consulting; Maureen Meulen, Atomic Entertainment Development; Andrea Rimer, Troutman Sanders; Adam Rosenfelt, Atomic Entertainment Development

4:45-5
Event closing: Adam Hayes, Wenck; Darlene Hawksley, Hawksley Consulting

5:15-7:30
Reception: All attendees are invited to attend.

SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsorships are an excellent way to gain exposure among the 150+ attendees.Sponsorships are limited. Contact Kelly Andrews (Kelly@HLStrategy.com) with any questions or to discuss which sponsorship level would be the best fit for your company. Click here to register.
Premier Sponsor – $2,000
  • Booth at entrance of auditorium
  • Four complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on onsite signage, registration booth, and seminar program
  • Feature placement of logo on all seminar marketing materials, including website (with link to company website), and event flyer
  • Advance copy of the full attendee list
Presenting Sponsor – $1,500
  • Booth at entrance of auditorium
  • Three complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on onsite signage, registration booth, and seminar program
  • Feature placement of logo on all seminar marketing materials, including website (with link to company website) and event flyer
  • Advance copy of the full attendee list
Lunch Sponsor – $600
  • Two complimentary seminar registrations
  • Recognition during seminar remarks
  • Logo included on onsite signage, registration booth, and seminar program
  • Advance copy of the full attendee list
Reception Sponsor – $500
  • Two complimentary seminar registrations
  • Recognition during seminar remarks
  • Logo included on onsite signage, registration booth, and seminar program
  • Advance copy of the full attendee list
Coffee Sponsor – $400
  • One complimentary seminar registration
  • Recognition during seminar remarks
  • Logo included on onsite signage, registration booth, and seminar program
  • Advance copy of the full attendee list
Refreshment Break Sponsor – $400
  • One complimentary seminar registration
  • Recognition during seminar remarks
  • Logo included on onsite signage, registration booth, and seminar program
  • Advance copy of the full attendee list