to improve our public health and the environment through smart choices

March 24-25, 2020

Meadowview Convention Center, Kingsport, TN

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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   

US Nitrogen

University of TN

Waste Industries

Watershed Geo

Waypoint Analytical

Worldwide Equipment




Ballad Health

City of Johnson City

City of Kingsport

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Columbia Southern University

Dominion Due Diligence Group


ECS Limited



Environmental Standards, Inc.



Heritage Environmental Services

Lighting Resources, LLC

Marion Environmental, Inc.


Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

Patriot Recycling, Inc.

PM Environmental, Inc.

S&ME, Inc.

SGS North America

Non Profit Exhibitors

Boone Watershed Partnership

East TN Chapter of A & WMA

Ivy Academy

Keep Tennessee Beautiful

Keep Tennesee Beautiful (Local


Northern WV Brownfields Assistance


Pathway Lending, LLC

TN Bottle Bill Project/Scenic TN

2019 Photos

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Click the button below to view 2019 Tennessee Environmental Conference Photos!




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



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.

This is a great opportunity for environmental professionals to learn from specialists around the country and receive updates on current projects
— TDEC Commissioner Robert Martineau, Jr. 2013

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