Ohio EPA is accepting registrations for attendees and exhibitors for the Ohio Brownfield Conference, Wednesday and Thursday, May 23 and 24. The conference will educate attendees about options to redevelop brownfield sites and highlight funding resources to develop brownfield areas into greenfields. 

The conference will be held at the Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Exhibitors must register for booth space with Ohio EPA by Friday, April 20. Registration for attendees is open and will continue as space is available. 

Four tracks of information will assist participants at all levels of knowledge and interest. They include the following:
– Brownfield basics.
– Remediation and assessment.
– Planning a brownfield redevelopment project.
– How brownfields can incorporate green remediation and sustainability.

There will be four to five sessions in each track both days; a fifth track will offer brownfield-related training sessions and will run concurrently. Those who participate in the brownfield training track can learn how to apply for money for assessment and cleanup, how to prepare property risk assessments and how to set up a variety of legal protections that encourage redevelopment. 

The conference is geared toward local government leaders, financial and insurance providers, risk management practitioners, economic development officials, community development organizations, environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials, real estate developers, investors and attorneys. 

Additional information about the sessions and registration information is available online at http://www.epa.state.oh.us/derr/Brownfield_Conference2012.aspx.