Welcome to NEMC 2017

August 7-11, 2017
Grand Hyatt, Washington DC

The table below summarizes registration fees:

Symposium Registration1

Full Conference

Daily

Attendee Registration
$495
$225
Participant2
$395
$195
EPA Employee
$325
$160
Student
$195
$75
Late Fee
$75
$75


You may register now using our on-line registration system.

You may also register by completing the registration form (PDF) and sending to:

The NELAC Institute
PO Box 2439
Weatherford, TX 76086
FAX: 817-623-4777
Email: jerry.parr@nelac-institute.org


Notes:
1. Symposium registration includes participation in all meetings, all printed materials, continental breakfasts, and lunches on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Four free vendor-sponsored lunches are also available on Wednesday.

2 A Participant is an NEMC Session Chair, a speaker at NEMC, or a member of a TNI Committee or Board.

CANCELLATION:
If you cannot attend, notification must be received by August 1. You may either send a substitute or receive a refund, less a $75 administrative fee.

Science Communication 101

Funding is scarce. Anti-science rhetoric is on the rise. Policymakers often fail to grasp the research necessary to make informed decisions in the best interests of their constituents. But empirical data suggest that good science communication both empowers citizens and benefits the careers of scientists. This half-day workshop helps scientists develop communication skills and put those skills into action by:

  • Exploring the empirical benefits of communicating science
  • Learning to answer difficult, controversial, and critical questions from the media
  • Tweeting, blogging, writing op-eds, and presenting research to engage the lay public
  • Preparing policy briefs
  • Engaging with policymakers and funders

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 9; 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Jory Weintraub, Duke Initiative for Science and Society
Fee: $45

Science Storytelling

The best available science tells us that for most audiences, stories are more interesting, understandable, convincing, and memorable than evidence‐focused communications. Stories weave together fact and emotion to create meaning, and they are how people make sense of the world. However, storytelling is not taught during scientific training, and discussion of feelings is explicitly discouraged. This workshop focuses on helping experts develop and tell stories about science with intellectual honesty, emotional authenticity, and ethical care. This half-day Story Collider event combines hard-won stage experience with a grounding in the academic research about effective science communication. In addition to lecture, discussion, and critical analysis, participants will experience hands-on practice and personal critique. Join us for this unique opportunity to craft your own story arc from the first moment of inspiration to the final word of its performance.

Date and Time: Friday, August 12; 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Instructor: Liz Neeley, The Story Collider
Fee: $250

Grand Hyatt Washington


Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: +1 202 582 1234

washingtondc.grand.hyatt.com
(for general hotel information only)


Special advance registration rates of $172 per night (single or double) can be obtained by calling the hotel directly before July 17, 2017 or using our secure on-line registration system (click here).

 

Grand Hyatt Washington is located in the celebrated Penn Quarter neighborhood, just moments away from CityCenterDC. See top sights, from The White House to museum after museum, or traverse the city's rich dining and nightlife scene. While at the hotel, dine at the signature restaurant, grab brunch, or sip Starbucks® coffee. Access the FIT Club next door and work out or swim laps in the pool. If you'll be working during your stay, we offer a fully equipped FedEx® Business Center.


Transportation

From/To Ronald Reagan National Airport:
Taxi: Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area. Fare is approximately $14 - $18 (10-20 min).

Metro Subway: Take the Blue line from the airport to the Metro Center Station. The hotel is 3 blocks from the station. Alternatively, take the Yellow line from the airport to the Gallery Place Chinatown Station. The hotel is 4 blocks from that station. Fare is approximately $1.35-$1.75 (about 25 min).

 

The exhibit program begins with a reception on Monday and concludes following the break on Wednesday afternoon.

In 2017, we are offering several options:

  • Lunch sponsorship opportunities on Wednesday where you provide information about a topic of your choosing for 50 individuals.
  • An opportunity to have a Powerpoint ad visible at general sessions.
  • An opportunity to purchase a one-day registration for customers in the local area.


Why Exhibit?

  • Support the efforts of the Symposium to bring innovative ideas to the environmental monitoring community.
  • Raise the profile of your organization and the work you do!
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities with decision-makers, government and industry leaders, and researchers.
  • Develop direct client relationships.
  • Develop new prospects.


Exhibition Schedule:

Monday, August 7, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Reception
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:30 am to 8:15 am
10:00 am to 10:30 am
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Breakfast
Morning Break
Afternoon Breakout
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:30 am to 8:15 am
10:00 am to 10:30 am
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Breakfast
Morning Break
Afternoon Break

Please Note: If you select the Exhibitor Only option ($1250), you cannot exhibit during the Monday reception.

 

What Our Exhibitors Have Said:

“After years of exhibiting at EMS, this conference has become the highlight of our event calendar.  The organizers go the extra mile to ensure numerous opportunities to interact with the environmental community allowing for one-on-one exchanges and in depth conversations. Each year we walk away with the benefit of connecting with current customers and prospective clients.” Julie Smith, Calibrate, Inc.

“NEMC brings us face-to-face with many of the leading environmental labs in the US affording us the opportunity to meet with and thank our customers for their business.” Joe Konschnik, Restek Corporation

“SPECTRO keeps coming back to exhibit at the EMS conference each year because it is the perfect venue to interface with decision makers in the environmental market.” Bob Dussich, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, Inc.

 

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF)

If you would like to participate in this event as an exhibitor or would be interested in sponsoring one of the activities described, please register online at: https://iattend.net/EventHome?id=ems17-exhibitor.

 

If you have any questions, contact the NEMC Exhibit Coordinator, Joel Holtz, at joel.holtz@nelac-institute.org.