We’re going virtual!
Thursday December 3rd & Friday December 4th, 2020
The objective of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Southern New England Chapter is to promote, educate and advance all phases of the science of conservation of soil, water, and all related resources, as well as to provide a medium of exchange of facts, experience, and thoughts. We aim to represent, advance and promote the standards of the science of soil and water conservation.
Our 2020 conference will shine a light on the role of sustainable solar energy in New England. We will discuss the current status of solar and how innovation and community involvement can be combined to expand the use of sustainable solar. Each day in this 2-day event will have around 5-6 hours of content including time for social events!
$100 – General Admission (Non-members) –> $50 General Admission
$75 – SWCS Members –> $35 SWCS Members
$40 – Students –> $20 Students*
*Must be a full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
Our previous conferences have attracted a wide range of participants from the private and public sectors. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with these Registered Attendees (subject to change).
We’ve expanding networking through discord. Our attendees have the option of interacting with other conference goers through the Lights Up discord server. Learn more about discord and how to join in on the conversation.
Speakers & Topics:
- Chris Stone, P.E. (Stormwater Permit Engineer, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection) – Stormwater management challenges with the installation of large-scale solar arrays
- Dwayne Breger (Director of the UMass Clean Energy Extension) – Dual-Use policies & the UMass Clean Energy Extension
- Lucy Bullock-Sieger (Director of Civic Engagement, BlueWave Solar) – Sustainable solar siting in the solar industry & creating a framework of best practices
- Sharon Klein (Associate Professor, University of Maine) – Decision-making analysis for renewable energy & energy efficiency for local energy groups
- Karen Ribeiro (Policy & Commercial Design, PV Squared Solar) – benefits of a worker-owned cooperative business model & the politics of solar
- Stephen Herbert (Professor of Agronomy, University of Massachusetts Amherst) – Dual-use of farmland & renewable energy
- Abby Barnicle (Renewable Energy Program Coordinator, MA Department of Energy Resources) – The Massachusetts SMART Program
- Yasmin Yacoby (Program Manager for Energy Justice, RI Office of Energy Resources) – Social and environmental justice in a clean energy transition
- Emily Cole (Climate & Ag Program Manager, American Farmland Trust) – Sustainable Solar, balancing development with conservation
- Zara Dowling (Research Fellow, UMass Clean Energy Extension) pollinator friendly solar for agricultural lands
Please check back for updated program information!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Renee Bouldin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Learn more about our Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors by clicking their logos.
All-Points Technology Corp: Helping to Harness the Power of the Sun
Riggs Distler: Connections Your Customers Count On
Additional Supporters Include:
TRC | Stantec | Davison Environmental |POWER Engineers
Supreme Industries | Watkins Strategies – Public Involvement Specialists
Email email@example.com with any questions.