Environmental Leaders from across the Commonwealth to Gather at VMI

LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2022 – Registration is open for Virginia Military Institute’s 32nd Annual Environment Virginia Symposium to be held in-person March 29-31, 2022 in Marshall Hall. The event attracts about 500 participants, who include leaders from Virginia’s state environmental agencies, industries, and non-profit organizations. “This annual event is the Commonwealth’s premier environmental conference” explained Lt. Col. Kim Connolly, the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics’ assistant director for programs and conferences, one of the event’s hosts and main organizer.

Keynote speakers include Brenda Mallory, the White House Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.

The conference includes exhibitors from industry, government, non-profits and academia. Sessions and topics include: a preconference hike to House Mountain, DEQ regulatory updates, the Chesapeake Bay, PFAs, energy, environmental justice, water, waste/recycling, climate change/resilience, forestry, conservation, public sector best practices, and sustainability. 

Regular conference registration is open now until March 1. Rates are $40 for full-time students and $99 for young professionals with less than five years in an environmental field. The cost is $190 for those representing nonprofits or academia, or are attending as unaffiliated individuals, and $330 for those representing government or business.

Rates will increase after March 1. There are no day rates, but registration remains open throughout the conference.

Co-hosts for this conference include the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Environmental Endowment, and the Virginia Department of Forestry.

To register or for more information on the conference, visit www.vmi.edu/about/conferences/eva.

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