FAQs

CONTACT INFORMATION

GENERAL QUESTIONS
Tad McGalliard, ICMA
Phone: 202-962-3563
E-mail: tmcgalliard@imca.org
SPONSORSHIP SALES
Matt McLaughlin, Corcoran Expositions
Phone: 312-265-9655
E-mail: matt@corcexpo.com
EXHIBITORS
Elieen Fitzgerald, Corcoran Expositions
Phone: 312-265-9638
E-mail: eileen@corcexpo.com
HOUSING AND REGISTRATION
Barbara Jo Trent, CSRA
Phone: 304-841-2112
E-mail: barbarajo.trent@csra.com
MEETING REQUESTS
Nancy Bennett, CSRA
Phone: 248-513-3648
E-mail: nancy.bennett@csra.com
SPONSORSHIP MANAGER
Mary Michalik, Corcoran Expositions
Phone: 312-265-9650
E-mail: mary@corcexpo.com

CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

ACCESSIBILITY

All areas of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center meet ADA requirements. The Center has curb cuts, which provide easy access to the main lobby areas. Sliding glass doors are located at each main lobby with clear access to elevators. The elevators are equipped with Braille signage, and lead to all levels of the Convention Center. All rest rooms are equipped for standard wheelchair accessibility. The Center also provides family rest rooms, which are located throughout the building. Specially marked parking spaces are offered on the first level of the parking garage with close access to building lobbies. Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first serve basis in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center East Lobby.

ASK ME! INFORMATION DESK

A  Brownfields  ASK  ME!  Desk  will  be  available  during  all  registration  hours  on  the  Second  Floor, Concourse A/B of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  The desk will open at 8:00 am on Monday, December 4, 2017 and remain open for the duration of the conference during registration hours.

COAT CHECK/BAG STORAGE

Coat check/Bag Storage will be available during registration hours in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Concourse A/B Foyer. Cost will be $2 per item.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING

The conference will begin at 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Starting with the 9:00 am Opening Plenary Session, the conference will run all day Tuesday and Wednesday and will end at 12:45 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUS)

CEUs will be offered. Additional information will be forthcoming.

INTERNET

Complimentary wireless Internet will be available in all public areas and meeting space at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING

The Pre-Conference Training Workshops will take place on Monday, December 4, 2017 between 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.

SCOOTERS AND WHEELCHAIRS

If  you  would  like  to  rent  a  mobility  scooter  or  wheelchair,  please  contact  Pittsburgh  Wheelchair Exchange at 412-241-5121 or  inq@pittsburghwheelchairexchange.com to make your reservation. Please advise them you will be attending The 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the dates you would like to rent. Your pre-reserved equipment will be delivered and picked up from your hotel. Scooter rates are currently $40 a day or $110 for 3 days. A credit card is required to reserve the equipment. Rates are subject to change.

Wheelchairs are also available on a first come, first serve basis in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center East Lobby.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

ARE ANY MEALS INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION FEE?

No, meals are not included with the registration fee. All attendees are responsible for covering their food and beverage costs. We have left generous timeslots in our educational programming to allow you to experience some of Pittsburgh’s wonderful restaurants located in and around the Convention Center. We also will have several food vendors available for you inside the exhibit hall on the Second Floor of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

ARE SPEAKERS GIVEN A DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FEE?

Yes, a discount for speaker registration is available until December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm. Please be advised that registration fees increase once pre-registration ends.

CAN EXHIBITORS ATTEND THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING?

Yes, all our exhibitors are considered conference attendees and are welcome to join the educational programming, including registering for any Mobile Workshops and the Community Reception.

CAN I REGISTER MY SPOUSE AT A DISCOUNTED RATE?

No, all attendees are required to pay a standard registration fee. With the economy and government limitations, we have restructured this meeting to be a working business event with the opportunity to network professionally and attend educational programming.

WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE?

You will participate in a full educational program, which includes access to over 100 educational sessions and events, three plenary sessions with nationally-recognized speakers and leaders and the Exhibit Hall (projected to be over 175 booths).  Meals are not included with your registration fee. Please note that a separate registration fee is required for a few affiliate events like the Community Reception and Mobile Workshops. More information can be found on the conference website.

WILL ON-SITE REGISTRATION BE AVAILABLE?

Yes,  beginning  on  December  4,  2017  at  8:00  am.  The  on-site  registration  fee  is  the  same  for Academia/Students and Community Groups/Environmental Justice/Non-Profits and slightly higher for Federal/Local/State/Tribal Governments and the Private Sector. Payment options are cash, check or credit card. Please visit one of the on-site Registration counters located on the 2nd floor of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

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