2019 Southeast Brownfields Conference Call for Abstracts

The Florida Brownfields Association (FBA) is hosting the Southeast Brownfield Conference in Orlando, Florida on October 27-30, 2019, providing workshops and discussions on topics ranging from brownfields funding and incentives, environmental justice, innovations in the brownfields industry and much more. FBA will bring together information, experience and research to provide participants with a greater knowledge and ability to help revitalize their community. 

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 Successful Projects, or Lifecycle of a Brownfields Project
  3. Innovations in the Brownfields Industry (Technology, Project Implementation, Community Outreach, and/or Planning)
  4. Emerging Contaminants of Concern
  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. 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 of their session 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 and conference presentations, please contact Belinda Richard at [email protected]. General questions regarding conference attendance, sponsorships, and schedule should be directed to Melissa Pearce at [email protected].  

The Planning Committee will accept abstracts through Friday, June 14, 2019. Abstracts should meet the following criteria:

  • Do not exceed one-page in length;
  • Session 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, 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.

Please submit abstracts to [email protected] by Friday, June 14, 2019.



For more information, email [email protected] or call 850-666-2947.

P. O. Box 10885
Tallahassee, FL 32301