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Call for Presentations

Knowledge Leads to Progress: The New Climate of Brownfields

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), has opened the call for presentations for the 2024 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference! We seek presentations with current, relevant, and informative content on a wide range of topics involved in bringing a brownfield back to successful reuse.

While fundamental issues such as financing, funding, remediation and others will always provide the foundation for reuse, we hope to go beyond these traditional topics to present a program that is thought-provoking and forward thinking with “what’s next” for the brownfields industry.

Please consider submitting a brief abstract with these thoughts in mind and tell us which of the following themes your presentation falls within (you may choose more than one theme). Abstracts are due no later than September 27, 2023. Invited presenters will be notified in early October.



    Topics and Tracks (Brownfield’s Brothers: Getting the Band Back Together)

    You may choose more than one
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    Brownfield redevelopment has the power to energize communities. How does your story improve the community, and who benefited?

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    New and emerging trends in the redevelopment of brownfields. What’s happening in your area and how do you learn from other community trends?

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    Working with what you have, and creating destinations. How does a community deal with an historic building or develop a master plan?

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    Many sites are prime for development, but is the necessary infrastructure in place to make it a reality? How do we overcome these challenges?

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    The technical issues that are important to a successful brownfield redevelopment.



  • Abstract length should be a minimum of 150 words with a maximum of 400 words. Please upload or attach a picture or images should you desire.

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    • Copyright Guidelines: The PA Brownfields Conference reserves the right of FIRST PUBLICATION of any presentation accepted for PRESENTATION. If a speaker has a presentation accepted, he/she must not submit it elsewhere for publication without the consent of the PA BROWNFIELDS COMMITTEE. If published by PA Brownfields Conference, the presentation becomes the copyright property of PA Brownfields Conference. It is recognized by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania that the presenters reserve the following:

      (1) All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights.

      (2) The right to use all or part of the presentation in future works of their own, such as lectures, press releases, reviews, textbooks, or reprint books.

      Rights to reprint presentations from the PA Brownfields Conference Proceedings may be granted provided the PA Brownfields Conference receives a written request from the intended publisher and written concurrence from the author. The author must email acceptance indicating that the author acknowledges his/her intent to submit for publication and to adhere to all submission deadlines as required.