Here are two longstanding local conferences that deserve highlighting.
1st: Next week is the Annual Waste Conference hosted by the Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association. The keynotes are Cheryl Newton, Acting Regional Administrator at USEPA Region V, and Yesenia Villasenor, Assistant General Counsel–EHS at Tesla, Inc. It’s two virtual half-days, plus networking, with a keynote for each day and topics like PFAS, EJ, and the always popular Region 5 State Agency Panel. Hope you can make it in person, but it's being recorded for later viewing if needed. More info and registration at https://lmawma.org/. You're in good company if you're thinking..."How did that sneak up so fast?!"
2nd: The one, the only, Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conference (https://chisafetyconf.org/) is gearing up to be ba-ack September 21-23rd. So, NOW is the time to submit a presentation topic by going to the website and clicking on “Speakers.” Speaker Proposals are being accepted until May 1st. Share your expertise on one or more environmental or safety topics and you attend that conference day for free.