Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 261-0710 Email: Get Directions

Schedule of Events

Click on the date for detailed descriptions (coming soon).

(schedule subject to change)

Monday, March 25, 2024

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon EPA Region 3 All Grantees Meeting
1:00 – 3:00 PM CABIN Summit
2:00 – 5:00 PM Fly Fishing – More Info – SOLD OUT
5:00 – 7:00 PM Opening Reception at the Axemann Brewery


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

8:00 – 8:50 AM Brownfields 101
9:00 – 9:30 AM Breakfast Break, Opening Session
9:30 – 10:20 AM Welcome Opening Session


10:30 – 11:20 AM

1A: To Sample or Not to Sample? Contaminants of Emerging Concern at Brownfield Sites and the Multiple Lines of Evidence Approach

1B: Capacity Building in Rural PA

1C: McGinness Innovation Park, Columbia, PA – Ready for Takeoff

1D: Developers View – Brownfields Redevelopment

11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 – 1:20 PM Keynote Session


1:30 – 2:20 PM

2A: Path Forward for addressing PFAS at Brownfields under the Act 2 Program

2B: Innovation through Collaboration – The Darlington Brickyard

2C: Sustainable Approaches to Site Remediation and Site Closure

2D: Transforming Brownfield Portfolios in Southwestern Pennsylvania



3:00 – 3:50 PM

3A: PFAS Forever Chemicals and Brownfields – What you need to know

3B: Finding Hope: Remediation and Redevelopment in Struggling Steelton Borough

3C: The Sunny Side of the Street-Planning and Implementing Successful Solar on Brownfields

3D: Data Tools for Brownfields

4:00 – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Reception
5:00 – 6:00 PM Women in Brownfields Session


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

8:00 – 8:50 AM Plenary Session: Federal and State Updates – Hear about regulatory and program updates and brownfields initiatives from representatives of US EPA and PA DEP
9:00 – 11:00 AM Breakfast Break



9:00 – 9:50 AM

4A: Emerging Contaminants as Brownfield Reopeners: Armageddon or Red Herring?

4B: Redevelopment of 1300 acres in Philadelphia, from Former Refinery to State of the Art Campus for E-Commerce, Life Sciences, and Logistics

4C: Mining the Ripple Effects: Factors Contributing to Success in Rural Brownfields-to-Healthfields Projects

4D: Brownfield Job Training for the Environmental Justice Terrain

10:00 – 10:30 AM Networking time over Breakfast Break



10:00 – 10:50 AM

5A: Bethlehem Steel: Community and Economic Revitalization 20 years later

5B: Intersection of Clean Energy Projects and Brownfield Sites (new time)

5C: Electrifying Brownfields-Empowering Low Value Sites

5D: Choosing the Right Approach: Maximizing Value of your Grant Dollars thru Community Renewal



11:00 – 11:50 AM

6A: Seeing Beyond the Scars: Three Decades of Transforming Abandoned Mine Lands in Northeastern Pennsylvania (new time)

6B: Fighting an Uphill Battle in Pottstown

6C: “The Vapor Caper” – Solving the Mystery of Preferential Pathways, and other VI Roadblocks

6D: Reenergizing PA’s Coal Mines

12:00 – 12:50 PM Closing Plenary Session featuring Matt Ward
12:50 PM Luncheon Buffet



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