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 4-5 hours of content with added 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).
Tentative Speakers & Topics (subject to change)
- Kara Sergeant (Renewable Energy Coordinator, MA Department of Energy Resources)
– The Massachusetts SMART Program, renewable energy policies & community involvement.
- Dwayne Breger (Director of the UMass Clean Energy Extension)
– Dual-Use policies, pollinator friendly solar for agricultural lands.
- Chris Stone, P.E. (Stormwater Permit Engineer, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection)
-Stormwater management challenges with the installation of large-scale solar arrays.
- 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) – worker-owned cooperative business model & solar.
- Stephen Herbert (Professor of Agronomy, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
– Dual-use of farmland & renewable energy.
- 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.
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!
Thank you to our Conference Sponsors and Supporters!
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
Exhibitors will include: HomeWorks Energy, BlueWave Solar, & EJ Prescott
Email email@example.com with any questions.