2011 National Air Quality Conferences - SAVE THE DATE!!


March 7-10, 2011


Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
San Diego, California

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its co-sponsor, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA), invite you to attend this year's National Air Quality Conferences, which will be held Monday - Thursday, March 7-10, 2011, in San Diego, California. Air quality professionals from federal, state, local and tribal air pollution organizations, metropolitan and regional planning organizations, environmental and research organizations, and industry representatives are encouraged to participate to learn the latest information on air quality forecasting and mapping, air quality monitoring, air quality and your health, and innovative outreach programs.

The conferences will feature optional sessions on Monday, including air quality forecasting training, air quality monitoring training, and a session on timely communications issues of interest to all air quality communicators. The general program will begin on Tuesday with an opening plenary session, followed by two days of focused breakout sessions; exhibits; and a poster session. The breakout sessions will include three tracks: air quality forecasting and mapping, air quality monitoring, and communicating air quality. Wednesday afternoon will feature a plenary session, and the conference will adjourn early afternoon Thursday. Come share your experiences and knowledge, network with colleagues, and learn about new and innovative projects at our exhibits and poster area.


The conferences are being held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, which is located in downtown San Diego. The hotel conference rate is $131 per night/single or $151 per night/double room, plus applicable taxes (currently 10.5% TOT, 2% TMD, and $0.21 CA State Assessment Fee). All reservations must be made by Sunday, February 13, 2011. Make your reservations online by clicking here. You may also call the hotel reservation line at 1-888-421-1442. Please reference either "US EPA or 2011 National Air Quality Conference" to receive the discounted rate. The hotel is offering a limited number of rooms at the group rate 3 days before and after the conference for anyone looking to extend their trip to San Diego. Space is limited and not guaranteed, so reserve your room quickly.


If you are interested in participating in the National Air Quality Conferences as a speaker or poster presenter, please visit the www.airnow.gov web page in November for information on the abstract submittal process.


We welcome inquiries from potential exhibitors and conference sponsors. This is a perfect opportunity to network with your colleagues, clients, and others interested and involved in air quality. In addition to onsite recognition during the conference, logos of exhibitors and sponsors who commit early will be included online and in conference materials. For more information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Pittorino at ERG at erin.pittorino@erg.com.


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