Spring 2009: Alaska Forum on the Environment hosts conference this week

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Today-Friday, Feb. 2-6
Dena'ina and Egan Convention Centers

The Alaska Forum on the Environment announces its 11th annual conference, Green Infrastructure/Green Building Track, to be held over two days beginning today, Feb. 2, at both the new Dena'ina and Egan convention centers in downtown Anchorage.

This year the conference will feature more than 130 technical breakout sessions and eight keynote events. For 2009, the forum has expanded its content and partnerships, offering a full week of sessions on climate change, energy, environmental regulations, cleanup and remediation, fish and wildlife, solid waste and much more.

In addition, a full series of technical sessions in recognition of the 20th year after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill will be offered. On Wednesday, Feb. 4 from noon-1:45 p.m., the keynote speaker will be University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton.

Students can register online at a discounted rate if they are 21 and under and have a valid student ID. Professors interested in adding participation in the event (in coordination with class curriculum) are encouraged to contact the Alaska Forum for special arrangements. Contact information is available toll-free at (888) 301-0185 or by e-mail at info@akforum.org. See the Alaska Forum on the Environment Web site for more details on registration and the conference.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered to Forum participants. For additional information, contact Dian Lo Dolce at Workforce and Professional Education, (907) 694-3461 or dian@uaa.alaska.edu.


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