Schedule

Daily Virtual Schedule

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March 23 - 25, 2021

DAY 1 March 23

9:00         Welcome/ /Keynote

  •  Governor Northam

9:00        Virtual Exhibit Hall opens

10:00 - 11:30   Session 1

  • DEQ Regulatory Updates

11:30     BREAK

11:45       Session 2

  • Solar Farms in Virginia: Opportunity, Planning and Reality
  • Broadening Partnerships and Building Capacity for Bay Restoration

12:45       BREAK 

1:00         Session 3

  • The Changing PFAS Landscape: Analytical Science, Regulation and Liability
  • Climate Change - Creating Resilient Communities in Urban and Rural Landscapes
  • Sunshine in Southwest Virginia: Growing a Solar Economy

2:15         Session 4

  •  The Commonwealth of Virginia's Progress on Addressing Environmental Justice

3:15     BREAK

3:30         Topic Discussion Rooms: Moderated Q & A with presenters and discussion with attendees

  • Solar Farms
  • PFAS
  • Environmental Justice
  • Regulatory

4:30         Adjourn/Exhibit Hall Closes

Additional pre-recorded bonus presentations are available to all registrants on the online conference portal.

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DAY 2 March 24

9:00       Virtual Exhibit Hall opens

9:00         Session 5

  • Energy - The Virginia Clean Economy Act - One Year In
  • Land - Collaboration in Forestry Conservation: A Story of Success

 

10:00 BREAK

10:15       Session 6

  • Chesapeake Bay -Restoration: Where Do We Stand? Where Are We Headed?
  • Energy - Decarbonizing Virginia's Transportation Sector

11:15    BREAK for Exhibit Hall

11:30       Erchul Award Presentation

12:00      Lunch Break and Exhibit Hall

12:30       Moderated Interview with Matthew Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources and Bettina Ring, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

1:45         Session 7

  • Climate Change - Community Driven Climate Resilience
  • PFAS - Sources, Assessments, and Treatment
  • Pollinator-Friendly Landscapes for Solar Facilities and Beyond

2:45      BREAK

3:00        Topic Discussion Rooms: Moderated Q & A with presenters and discussion with attendees

  • Energy
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Climate Change
  • Land

      

4:00       Adjourn and Exhibit Hall closes

Additional pre-recorded bonus presentations are available to all registrants on the online conference portal.

 

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DAY 3 March 25

8:30         Women in the Environment Networking Session

9:00        Virtual Exhibit Hall opens

9:45         Plenary speaker: Ann Phillips, Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection

10:30       Break

10:45       Session 8

  • Equitable Collaboration for Environmental Justice
  • A Statewide Plan - ConserveVirginia and the Cumberland Forest: A SW Virginia Success Story
  • Climate Change - Improving Community Resilience

11:45       BREAK/Lunch/Visit the Exhibit Hall

1:00         Session 9

  • Environmental Justice - The Intersection of Race and the Environment
  • Chesapeake Bay - BMP Challenges
  • Energy - Future Technologies in a Zero Carbon Future

2:15         Governor’s Environmental Awards

3:15         Virtual Exhibit Hall closes

Additional pre-recorded bonus presentations are available to all registrants on the online conference portal.

 

                Adjourn/ Conference Ends