2021 Florida & Alabama Annual Brownfields Conference 2X
Call for Abstracts

 

Submit abstracts for review to [email protected].

 

The Florida Brownfields Association (FBA), in partnership with the Alabama Brownfields Association (ALBFA), is hosting the Florida and Alabama Brownfield Conference in Pensacola Beach, Florida on October 24-27, 2021. This event will host workshops and discussions on topics ranging from brownfields funding and incentives, environmental justice, innovations in the brownfields industry and much more. FBA and ALBFA will bring together information, experience, and research to provide participants with a greater knowledge and ability to help revitalize their community. 

The conference will include various tracks focusing on both Alabama and Florida-specific topics, as well as general brownfield concepts.  We plan to offer in-person and hybrid attendee options, but that may be adjusted subject to potential COVID limitations, if any. 

 

Abstract Submission 

Abstracts should focus on one of the following categories:

  1. Brownfields Funding and Incentives (Opportunity Zones, State Brownfield Incentives, and/or Leveraging Funding Sources for Brownfield Projects)
  2. Brownfields Lessons Learned and/or Lifecycle of a Successful Brownfields Project
  3. Innovations in the Brownfields Industry (Technology, Project Implementation, Community Outreach, and/or Planning) 
  4. Emerging Contaminants of Concern and How these are Managed
  5. Environmental Justice (Community Health Improvements through Brownfields Redevelopment, and/or Equitable Development as an Environmental Justice Catalyst) 

When submitting your abstract, please indicate the category which best represents your contribution and include if it is state-specific. Your topic may be proposed as an individual topic (20 mins) or a panel discussion (up to 3 speakers for up to 1 hour). The Planning Committee will work with the speakers based on abstract approval regarding their proposed topic and duration based on available time slots. The Planning Committee reserves the right to adjust proposed times and presentation topics to accommodate as many speakers and presentations as possible. Topics that incorporate collaborative efforts between lenders, redevelopers, regulators, and community stakeholders are most desired. 

Any questions regarding abstract submittals, conference presentations or general questions regarding conference attendance, sponsorships, and schedule should be sent to [email protected].

 

Criteria

The Planning Committee will accept abstracts through July 9, 2021. Abstracts should meet the following criteria:

  • Do not exceed one-page in length, with a 500 word maximum;
  • Point of contact, including contact information (name, company or affiliation, email address, and telephone number);
  • Include session title;
  • Proposed presentation duration (20 mins for individual presentation and up to 1 hour/three speakers for panel discussions); provide proposed speaker(s) and their relevance to the topic;
  • Presentation format (PowerPoint, handouts, and/or other); and 
  • Provide thorough overview of the proposed topic, clearly and concisely outlining the material being proposed for the presentation, including the content to be addressed and projects/case studies to be referenced.

 

**Abstracts with a pronounced commercial or marketing tone will not be accepted. 

 

 

 

 

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Questions

Send all questions to [email protected] or call 850-666-2947.