The Conference has been POSTPONED
We are currently looking at dates in the early fall for our tentative rescheduling. Thank you for your patience in this difficult time.
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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.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
$100 – General Admission (Non-members)
$75 – SWCS Members
$40 – Students*
*Must be a full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
Parking, a light breakfast & lunch are included!
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.
Speakers & Topics:
- 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 refer to this list of benefits – updated for 2020. Contact Renee Bouldin at email@example.com 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
University of Massachusetts Amherst
1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003
Please park in the campus parking garage found at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003. As you enter the Parking Garage proceed down the ramp and park on Level 2. An enclosed entranceway leads directly from Level 2 onto the Campus Center Concourse (Level 2). As you enter the Concourse, you will see information signs directing you to the location of the conference registration. Proceed to the left, and walk past the University Store; the elevators are on the right – the conference is on the 10th floor.
Parking is included in the registration fee.
Directions and other information will be included in an e-mail from Eventbrite that will be sent 48 hours before the event to the e-mail address provided during registration.
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