2013 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum
Welcome to the website for the 2013 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum. This year's forum will be taking place August 19-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, located on the Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico. On this website you can view the event's agenda, register for the forum, make hotel reservations and learn about transportation options, register for a vendor/registration table, and submit a proposal for a breakout session or training.
Please be aware that this year there is a registration fee for each individual coming to the forum. This fee is $50 until July 15, when it will increase to $100. You can pay the registration fee with a credit card, on a secure site, when you register for the forum.
A variety of special eight and four hour trainings will be offered at the forum this year on Monday, August 19. Please follow the link below to read more about the trainings and to sign up in advance. If you are interested in attending any of these trainings you must sign up by Monday, August 5, 2013.
Click HERE to register for a training.
For more information, please contact:
Todd Barnell, Program Coordinator, Sr.
We are currently accepting proposals for breakout sessions and trainings. Once we have selected all the successful proposals we will be posting an official agenda.
In the meantime, the forum this year will follow this format:
Monday, August 19: This day will be focused on 4 or 8 hour training sessions. Subject areas will include solid waste, Tribal Response Programs, UST/LUSTs, Superfund, and cross media subjects.
Tuesday, August 20: This day will begin with a morning plenary session, followed by 90 minute breakout session periods in the afternoon. Each breakout session period will include tracks on solid/hazardous waste; Tribal Response Programs/Brownfields; UST/LUST; Superfund; and Cross Media/Technology.
Wednesday, August 21: This day will be given over to breakout sessions all day.
Thursday, August 22: Morning breakout sessions will be followed by a closing luncheon.
Click HERE to register and pay the registration fee for the 2013 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum.
Please be aware that you will be prompted to pay a registration fee of $50 when you register. This registration fee will be $50 until July 15, when it will increase to $100. You may pay this fee via credit card or e-check online. If you are unable to pay to the registration fee online, you may send a check made out to Northern Arizona University to the Institute for Tribal Environmental, Box 15004, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86011. If, after registering and paying the registration fee, you need to cancel your registration we will refund your registration fee.
The 2013 Tribal lands and Environment Forum is being held at the Santa Ana Pueblo's Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. The beautiful Tamaya Resort is offering forum attendees a special rate of $115 per night (plus taxes and fees). This special room rate for the TLF is available for three days prior and three after the forum dates for those wanting to spend additional time.
Please be aware that this special rate will expire on July 22, 2013 so make your hotel reservations soon!
To make your reservations at the Tamaya Resort, please visit their special Tribal Lands and Environment Forum website here:
If you are flying to the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum, you may fly directly in to the Albuquerque, New Mexico international airport. The airport code is ABQ.
You can arrange transportation from the Albuquerque airport to the Tamaya Resort through Southwest Carriage. The Southwest Carriage charter transportation to and from the Tamaya Resort is by reservation only. Make your reservations by calling Southwest Carriage at 888-644-4514. During the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm the charter fee is $42.50 one way. If you are traveling with other people, the fee is $12.50 for each additional person in your party. If you are arriving outside of the hours of 6:00am – 6:00pm the charter fee is $86.30 per person.
You must check in with the Southwest Carriage personnel to confirm your reservation and receive instructions on where to board the charter vehicle for the Tamaya Resort. The Southwest Carriage charter vehicles depart from the airport to the Tamaya Resort every hour on the hour between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. When you arrive in Albuquerque, proceed to the baggage claim area. In the baggage claim area at the bottom of the escalators, Southwest Carriage personnel will be holding signs for arriving passengers announcing the Southwest Carrier charter service to the Tamaya Resort.
Click HERE for an additional shuttle service option between the airport and Tamaya Resort.
Vendor/Exhibitor tables will be available in the Tamaya pre-function area of the conference space at the Tamaya Resort. There are 12 tables available for vendors, exhibitors, government programs, tribal, and non-government organizations to distribute relative information to forum attendees. The table set-up location will be in the Tamaya Pre-Function Area that is the center of activity and foot traffic for break-out sessions as well as morning and afternoon food and beverage offerings. Each table will consist of one 72X30 inch table with chairs. Wireless internet is available throughout the Tamaya Pre-function area for vendors and exhibitors.
Table and display set up on Monday August 19th is encouraged. Time for vendors & exhibitors begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 20 and 21. All tables must be cleared and materials removed from the area by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday August 22.
The vendor/exhibitor area is a public space so be aware that you will be responsible for storing and securing items of value during hours that your space is not occupied by you. The Tamaya resort has dedicated storage space available for vendors and exhibitors.
Click HERE for online form to request a vendor/exhibitor table. [online]
Please note: If you are shipping any materials prior to the forum, this needs to be coordinated through PSAV Services. They charge $6 per box and request you do not send materials any earlier than three days before the forum. If you are shipping materials, please use the PSAV form below. PSAV also charges for wireless access and electricity in the vendor area, but ITEP is covering these charges through the vendor table fees. You do not need to order these services through PSAV.
Click HERE for the PSAV form if you are shipping boxes. [pdf]
Please be sure you visit the registration and hotel sections of this website to register for the forum and to make your hotel reservations!
August 20-23, 2012
Mill Casino and Hotel, Coquille Indian Tribe
Coos Bay, OR
Click HERE for presentation downloads
Click HERE for attendee networking list. [pdf]
Click HERE presenter bios. [pdf]
Click HERE to download the official forum booklet.
August 23-25, 2011
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Oneida/Green Bay, WI
Click HERE for conference presentations
August 24-26, 2010
US Grant Hotel
San Diego, CA
Click HERE for conference presentations
Last updated: December 5, 2012