to improve our public health and the environment through smart choices

March 18 - 20, 2019

Meadowview Convention Center, Kingsport, TN



The TNEC conference, now in its 18th year, will feature more than 40 presenters addressing the latest trends, practices, and policies aimed at preserving our resources, balancing growth, improving human health and protecting the environment - and a special track all about brownfields!

As Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Robert Martineau, Jr. noted in 2013; “This is a great opportunity for environmental professionals to learn from specialists around the country and receive updates on current projects”.

The Annual Tennessee Environmental Conference is the state's largest and most comprehensive educational opportunity and will be attended by an over 500 State, Local, and Federal Government Officials, Business and Industry Leaders, Attorneys, Consultants, Engineers, Developers, Land Owners, Architects, Agribusiness Leaders, Energy Experts, Water Planning Districts, Universities, Public Health Officials, Solid Waste and Recycling Experts, and many others.

Over the two-day period, this Conference will host an elite group of environmental professionals seeking knowledge and sharing ideas around environmental concerns in Tennessee.

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This year, CABIN is partnering with the Tennessee Environmental Conference to bring you two and a half days of amazing brownfield and environmental learning and networking opportunities on March 18-20 in Kingsport, TN.

The Central Appalachian Regional Brownfield Summit educates stakeholders from across the region on complex redevelopment issues; provides the opportunity for communities to network with peers, agency representatives, development professionals, and environmental experts in person; and highlights success stories from across the region.  

On Monday afternoon, March 18, join CABIN for a focus on our ongoing regional conversation, including highlights from across Appalachia, an opportunity to network with stakeholders from across the region, and the return of the state panel discussion. 

2019 Photos

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2019 resources

Did you attend the 2019 Tennessee Environmental Conference? Click the links below for attendees list, photos, presentations, and more!

2019 Program Now Available

Click the button below to download the Conference Program for the 2019 Tennessee Environmental Conference which includes the Agenda, Keynote Speaker Bios, Presentation Overview, and More!


Tennessee's largest and most comprehensive educational opportunity for those with a strong interest in the state's environmental programs.



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.


paul hayden memorial award

The Tennessee Environmental Conference honors the memory of Paul Hayden by presenting an annual award in his name to an individual that demonstrates similar leadership and vision. Paul was an environmental steward who worked tirelessly to conserve and protect waters of East Tennessee. Late in his career he was honored by Tusculum College who dedicated an education wetland in his name.

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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