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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
PO Box 15004
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5004
Phone: (928) 523-9555
Fax: (928) 523-1266
Email: itep@nau.edu
National Tribal Forum on Air Quality:

National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTF):

The purpose of the NTF is to provide environmental professionals from tribes, EPA, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, funding, and technical topics in air quality. The NTF is a cooperative endeavor co-sponsored by The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA), made possible by funding from US EPA and sponsorships from the entities listed below.

2015 NTF:
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA), and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi would like to invite you to attend the 16th Annual National Tribal Forum on Air Quality, to be held:

May 19-21, 2015

Firekeepers Casino Hotel
Battle Creek, Michigan


All tribal environmental professionals, US EPA representatives, and members of national or local organizations with interests in air quality and climate change issues in Indian Country are encouraged to attend. This conference is designed to allow attendees a venue to share with and learn from one another. Conference highlights include:
  • Virgil Masayesva Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony
  • Special networking sessions
  • Updates on new and upcoming rules and regulations
  • Tribal case studies
  • EPA listening sessions
  • Air quality and health impacts
  • Optional training sessions and site visits the day before the conference (See "Register" tab)
  • The latest on climate change, indoor air quality, and much, much more!


The NTF is a cost-share event. Attendees are responsible for travel arrangements and expenses, however a limited number of scholarships are available; please see the “Register” tab for more information.

2015 NTF Sponsors:
ITEP would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2015 NTF:
Platinum-Level Sponsor: Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi


Lydia Scheer, Program Coordinator, Sr.
NAU-ITEP
Tel: 928/523-6887
Email: Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu
Andy Bessler, Project Director
National Tribal Air Association - NAU
Tel: 928/523-0526
Email: Andy.Bessler@nau.edu


Vendors and Exhibitors:

We are looking for any interested sponsors for this premier conference for environmental professionals. Our annual conference consistently receives high marks and has become a must-attend event for tribal environmental professionals from across the country, and also draws solid participation from senior US EPA officials and other Federal, State and Local agencies. Hundreds attend our conference annually to present research, learn and advance air quality management issues for Indian Country and Alaska. Many important national and regional air quality issues will be presented and discussed at this conference; by becoming a sponsor, your organization in affirming its commitment to air quality and tribal environmental protection. Sponsorships will be used to enhance the overall conference experience for attendees, however if you have specific items you wish to sponsor, please let us know. Options include:

  • Evening reception
  • Scholarships for tribal students
  • AV and facility rental fees
  • Morning/afternoon breaks
  • Carbon offsets
  • Keynote Speaker fee


Click HERE to download the Vendor/Exhibitor Request form. [MSWord]

Thank you for allowing us to solicit your interest in the National Tribal Forum on Air Quality! If you have any questions, please contact us at the information below.

Sponsorship Levels:

Platinum ($2,000) – logo displayed prominently at event and on printed program; verbal recognition of sponsorship during plenary session; up to 30 minutes exclusive non-compete time during event for you to promote your business or organization; complimentary half-page full-color and half-page black-and-white advertisements in conference program; four (4) free conference registrations; one (1) complimentary exhibitor space.

Gold ($1,000) – logo displayed prominently at event and on printed program; verbal recognition of sponsorship during plenary session; complimentary 3"x5.25" full-color advertisement in conference program; three (3) free conference registrations; one (1) complimentary exhibitor space.

Silver ($500) – logo displayed prominently at event and on printed program; verbal recognition of sponsorship during plenary session; complimentary 3"x5.25" black & white advertisement in conference program; two (2) free conference registrations; one (1) complimentary exhibitor space.


Lydia Scheer, Program Coordinator, Sr.
NAU-ITEP
Tel: 928/523-6887
Email: Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu
Andy Bessler, Project Director
National Tribal Air Association - NAU
Tel: 928/523-0526
Email: Andy.Bessler@nau.edu


Presentations, Posters and Training Sessions:

We want to hear from YOU at this conference! If you're interested in presenting a poster, hosting a training session, or giving a presentation please let us know. The more we can do to highlight and enhance the great work of tribes, the more we'll learn from one-another and improve the welfare of us all!

Click HERE to submit a presentation or training session abstract.

Is there a topic or issue you would like hear about at NTF? Do you have a specific training need that you would like to see offered in conjunction with NTF? Click HERE to email the conference coordinators.

Eco-Café Information & Networking Session:
The Eco-Café is a unique session held during the NTF where conference attendees can circulate to a variety of tables or stations that pique their interest, and are able to ask questions and interact one-on-one with the table presenters. Eco-Café tables can be used to present a special project, highlight services available, get feedback from potential audiences about a topic, and enhance networking among attendees, among other things. The Eco-Café portion of the agenda has been a great success and with your participation, it will be again!

Click HERE to submit a request to participate in the EcoCafe.


Lydia Scheer, Program Coordinator, Sr.
NAU-ITEP
Tel: 928/523-6887
Email: Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu
Andy Bessler, Project Director
National Tribal Air Association - NAU
Tel: 928/523-0526
Email: Andy.Bessler@nau.edu


Registration

Register:
Registration is currently closed. Please check back soon!

Agenda

2015 NTF:
Agenda is currently under development, please check back soon!


Lydia Scheer, Program Coordinator, Sr.
NAU-ITEP
Tel: 928/523-6887
Email: Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu
Andy Bessler, Project Director
National Tribal Air Association - NAU
Tel: 928/523-0526
Email: Andy.Bessler@nau.edu


Hotel/Logistics:

Hotel:

Please check back soon for more information!


Lydia Scheer, Program Coordinator, Sr.
NAU-ITEP
Tel: 928/523-6887
Email: Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu
Andy Bessler, Project Director
National Tribal Air Association - NAU
Tel: 928/523-0526
Email: Andy.Bessler@nau.edu


Presentations:

2015 NTF presentations.

Please check back for presentations after the conference.

Past NTFs:

2014 NTF:

    Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
    Anacortes, WA
    May 13-15, 2014


    NTF Presentations:
    Click HERE for Conference Program.

    Click HERE for Agenda.

    Click HERE for presentations.

2013 NTF:

    Fort McDowell Reservation
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    April 30-May 2, 2013


    NTF Presentations:
    Click HERE for presentations.

2012 NTF:

    Cherokee Nation's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
    Tulsa, Ok
    May 22-24, 2012


    NTF Presentations:
    Click HERE for presentations.

    FINAL Agenda:
    Click HERE for agenda. [pdf]

2011 NTF:

    Kalispel Tribe’s Northern Quest Hotel and Casino
    Spokane, WA
    June 14-16, 2011


    NTF Presentations:
    Click HERE for presentations.

    FINAL Agenda:
    Click HERE for agenda. [pdf]

    Optional NSR Consultation Session Agenda, June 13, 2011:
    Click HERE for NSR agenda. [pdf]



Lydia Scheer, Program Coordinator, Sr.
NAU-ITEP
Tel: 928/523-6887
Email: Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu
Andy Bessler, Project Director
National Tribal Air Association - NAU
Tel: 928/523-0526
Email: Andy.Bessler@nau.edu




Last updated: January 26, 2015

 

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