2014 NEMC
August 4-8, 2014 • Hyatt Regency • Washington, DC


Washington, D.C.

Welcome

The 2014 Environmental Measurement Symposium, which is the combined meeting of the Forum on Laboratory Accreditation and the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC), will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The symposium is co-sponsored by The NELAC Institute (TNI) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year, the Symposium’s theme is "The Future of Environmental Measurement and Monitoring." Some of the highlights for the week include:

  • A special half-day general session focused on the conference theme and featuring EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and other key Federal officials from the Department of Defense (DOD), the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA);
  • Over 160 oral and poster presentations on a variety of cutting-edge environmental monitoring issues;
  • Meetings of TNI Committees to further TNI efforts on environmental laboratory accreditation, proficiency testing, and accreditation of field sampling and measurement organizations;
  • An exhibit program showcasing the latest innovations in environmental monitoring;
  • Five special keynote presentations on topics of general interest; and
  • An open meeting of US Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board
Who Should Attend?
  • Laboratory Scientists, Managers and Directors
  • QA/QC Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Senior Analysts
  • Field Sampling Management Organizations (FSMO)
  • Students, instructors, researchers, and others in the related academic community
  • Anyone else concerned with environmental monitoring
The Benefits of Attending

All Symposium attendees have the valuable opportunity to share new monitoring approaches and technologies, and contribute to discussions regarding regulatory issues and initiatives. As an attendee, you are able to:

  • have one-on-one discussions with key regulators about problems and issues facing the industry;
  • obtain the information you need to better plan for future capital purchases, research, and staffing levels;
  • learn how to save time and money when performing sampling and analysis techniques;
  • improve the quality and efficiency of your analyses; and
  • learn about new technologies and regulations.