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Components of the Conference

Listed below is a brief description of all the components of the conference with a link their corresponding page with more information.

  • The Educational Program – there will be over 100 sessions presented by experts in an assortment of town hall, panel, and roundtable formats to learn the ins and outs of brownfields redevelopment as well as other sustainability topics. All educational sessions will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center throughout the 2 ½ day program
  • Mobile Workshops –workshops give attendees the chance to see brownfields transformations firsthand. Brownfields 2013 will present an array of Atlanta’s brownfield success stories and projects in progress. Interact with local experts and learn how they turned a community liability into a catalyst for revitalization. Preregistration online is required.
    • Transportation will be provided
  • Economic Redevelopment Forum - One of the most popular components of the National Brownfields Conference is the unique Economic Redevelopment Forum (ERF) where property owners, redevelopment agencies, and communities have the opportunity to showcase their brownfields sites directly to real estate redevelopment professionals. This is the premier venue for property owners to share information on their properties ready and ripe for reuse to potential buyers and investors. There are three components of the ERF:

1. Stakeholder Marketplace - This area will display properties and funding opportunities clustered by state. The Marketplace will foster communication between states, communities, private property owners and federal government agencies.

2. Redevelopment Center Stage - Featuring brief, practical presentations, the ERF will offer six educational sessions that highlight key brownfields sub-market topic topics.

3. Advisory Panel Consultations - Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule personal consultations with subject matter experts and professionals.

  • Exhibit Hall – Located in the center of the action, next to the Economic Redevelopment Forum, there will be over 250 exhibitors looking to market their products and services with thousands of decisions makers.
  • Film Series – There will be 8 films shown throughout the 2 ½ days. The variety of films and documentaries not only educates but provide an entertaining, thought-provoking, and emotional springboard for innovations in environmental studies, stakeholder involvement, and sustainability.
  • Poster Gallery – Poster Gallery will showcase the most cutting-edge projects and research being performed in the brownfields community. Some of the best projects in the national will be presented on a grouping of quality-designed displays.
  • EJ Caucus -  The Environmental Justice Caucus invites EJ members to further discuss redevelopment in a sustainable and equitable manner. Speakers will present various topics and allow for discussion and questions. The EJ Caucus unites EJ groups to examine the most critical issues in the field. 
  • Design Charrette - The Design Charrette offers the opportunity to put your design and planning skills to the test. An area of Atlanta is asking for short-term actionable designs to improve the current  conditions.