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Interest high in Virtual Great Lakes PFAS Summit, spots still available
November 29, 2023
Interest in the fourth annual virtual Great Lakes PFAS Summit is high, with 1,200 registrants from all 50 states and eight countries to date. The deadline for registration is Dec. 1.
EGLE Director Phil Roos and Abby Hendershott, executive director of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, will kick off the conference, to be hosted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, from December 5 to 7.
The three-day conference features 37 speakers, 26 sessions, and 21 exhibitors. Check out the agenda to see the topics to be covered. The cost is only $35.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to present some of the biggest challenges in chemical contamination across the world. States throughout the nation, including the Great Lakes region, are finding PFAS contamination in a growing number of locations where these persistent chemicals pose a threat to human health and the environment. The Great Lakes PFAS Summit will bring together environmental program managers, policy experts, researchers, and contractors from around the Great Lakes region to share new methods of addressing this contamination and present innovative technical solutions developed to address these “forever” chemicals.
Participants will include local, state, and federal government officials; environmental consultants and vendors; academic researchers and students; industry managing PFAS contamination; and community organizations. The Summit will be held virtually through a combination of Zoom and the event app, Whova. All registrants will have the ability to network, chat with peers, visit with exhibitors, and contact speakers.
- Get information on the most current and reliable science and policy.
- Network with hundreds of professionals from around the Great Lakes Region using our online event platform, Whova.
- Explore current and future research topics related to PFAS.
- Hear the latest from federal, state, and local officials on their challenges and innovative solutions in dealing with these "forever chemicals."
- Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEH) / Professional Development Hours (PDH). (The Summit does not provide water operator CECs.)