The team hopes everyone enjoyed last year as we partnered with the Central Appalachian Regional Brownfields Innovation Network (CABIN) for one of the most successful conferences to date. It was a journey of discovering the importance of revitalization and how partners from many realms came together to create such remarkable successes.
Similarly in 2020, we are excited to have special emphasis on water – themed presentations to further promote the value of one of our most precious natural resources. We will celebrate milestones such as the first water – based Keep American Beautiful affiliate and development of the first statewide plan for future water availability in Tennessee. The committee applauds the network of water and wastewater professionals, consultants, supporting organizations, development districts, state offices and others who play important roles in water availability, safety, quantity and quality.
Although water is a primary theme, we will continue to have updates from regulatory leaders with air, land, and water focus, along with supporting presentations and exhibitors for a variety of topics of interest. Exhibitors serve up a large portion of the conference interactions by hosting networking breakfasts and a reception while the state parks game brings visitors to each booth. As always, the planning team will focus on providing an overall educational, interactive, and fun networking experience.
New in 2020 will be the Consultant’s Corner (more details to follow) along with an Innovation and Sustainability tract. The poster session and women in science and engineering (WISE) social will return by popular demand.
thank you 2019 sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees
TDEC – Division of Solid Waste Management
TDEC – Office of Policy & Sustainable
TDEC DSWM Toxic Substances Program
TDEC - Small Business
Environmental Assistance Program
TDOT – Beautification Office
TN Dept. of Health CEDEP EEP
TN Dept. of Tourist Development
Tennessee State Parks
Tennessee Valley Authority
TriAd Environmental Consultants
US DOE Southeast CHP Technical Assistance/
NC State University
University of TN
City of Johnson City
City of Kingsport
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Columbia Southern University
Dominion Due Diligence Group
Environmental Standards, Inc.
GEO Jobe GIS
Heritage Environmental Services
Lighting Resources, LLC
Marion Environmental, Inc.
Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
Patriot Recycling, Inc.
PM Environmental, Inc.
SGS North America
Non Profit Exhibitors
Boone Watershed Partnership
East TN Chapter of A & WMA
Keep Tennessee Beautiful
Keep Tennesee Beautiful (Local
Northern WV Brownfields Assistance
Pathway Lending, LLC
TN Bottle Bill Project/Scenic TN
Click the button below to view 2019 Tennessee Environmental Conference Photos!
- Feb 5, 2019 Keynote Speaker TDEC Commissioner David W. Salyers, P.E. Feb 5, 2019
- Jan 23, 2019 Introducing 2019 Keynote Speaker, Jeff Yorzyk Jan 23, 2019
- Nov 28, 2018 Don't Be Humble...Be Recognized Nov 28, 2018
- Feb 28, 2018 Kingsport Redevelopment and Recreation Tour Feb 28, 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 Bill and the Belles Jan 31, 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 Tourism and Tennessee Jan 31, 2018
- Jan 30, 2018 Industry and Energy Track Jan 30, 2018
- Jan 24, 2018 Economic Development Track Jan 24, 2018
- Jan 16, 2018 Environment, Industry, Energy Track Jan 16, 2018
- Jan 9, 2018 Crisis Communication for Public Health and the Environment Workshop Jan 9, 2018
- Jan 9, 2018 Materials Management Workshop Jan 9, 2018
- December 2017
- September 2017
2020 Welcome Letter
Click the button below to download a welcome letter from Jan Compton, Chairman, Tennessee Environmental Conference Planning Committee & TDEC’s Regional Director of External Affairs
call for presentations
The Tennessee Environmental Conference (TNEC) Executive Planning Team is officially opening the invitation for presentation proposals for the 19th annual event to be held March 23-25, 2020, at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. We welcome proposals which support our mission “To Improve Our Public Health and the Environment Through Smart Choices”.
We encourage speakers to submit an abstract of their presentation according to the mandatory fields and guidelines on the form. Please submit this form by October 18, 2019, to Debbie England at Debbie.England@tn.gov.
Sponsorship enable more diverse groups and individuals to participate at the Tennessee Environmental Conference. Through continued participation in this program, we may continue to offer registration fees far below that charged for comparable events and learning opportunities, while providing a top-notch Conference experience.