Friday March 20th, 2020 – University of Massachusetts Amherst
1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003
A light breakfast & lunch are included!
$100 – General Admission (Non-members)
$75 – SWCS Members
$40 – Students*
*Must be a full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
TICKETS ARE GOING QUICKLY – REGISTER TODAY!
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. With these objectives in mind, the Chapter hosts an annual educational winter conference. We are planning another exciting day of networking and knowledge exchange this year with our conference Lights Up: Sustainable Solar in New England.
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.
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.
Our previous conferences have attracted a wide range of participants, including those in the private and public sectors, so don’t miss out!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please refer to this list of benefits – updated for 2020. Please contact Renee Bouldin at email@example.com with any questions!
Registration is online only! The event is rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds are offered – however tickets may be transferred.
Thank you to our Conference Supporters!
All-Points Technology Corp: Helping to Harness the Power of the Sun
Riggs Distler: Connections Your Customers Count On
Additional Supporters Include:
Exhibitors will include: HomeWorks Energy & BlueWave Solar
Please check back for updated program information!
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.
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