Register at Early Bird Rates for BCONE Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop

Two Days Left for Early Bird Registration!

Register by February 18th for discounted rates - save up to $50 over the standard rate.


Now in its 7th year, the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) will be hosting the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW) 2016 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey on March 16, 2016. The NSCW's goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas, and posit new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, contamination, resiliency, brownfields, technology, and their impact on community revitalization. Our past events have been attended by representatives from government, community groups, higher education, professional organizations, and laboratories, as well as attorneys, developers, contractors, and consultants.

This year's theme is "Imagination and Creativity in Urban Change for the NJ/NY/CT/PA Metropolitan Area." NSCW is like no other conference you've attended. PowerPoint presentations are sparse and image-only; speakers are concise, yet informative; and, there is plenty of time in each session for dialogue, challenges, and questions between attendees, speakers, and moderators. Come be a part of the conversation.

As always, those in the center of these policy decisions speak in panel format that includes representatives from all states in the region. Everyone who attends NSCW is an active participant in shaping the ideas, projects, and policies that will guide the revitalization and redevelopment of our region- CT, NY, NJ, and PA- for years to come. The impact of the day is to have everyone leave more knowledgeable, more committed, and more inspired to influence the changes necessary in our professional and personal lives to create a more enduring and resilient life working with, and not against, nature.

Keynote Speaker:  Michael Riccio, CFO and Treasurer, Panasonic Corporation of North America

Mr. Riccio, who was responsible for overseeing the construction of and relocation to the new LEED-certified Platinum and Gold Panasonic facility in Newark, will discuss how Panasonic is integrating sustainability initiatives into their business operations, including the new LEED-certified facility in Newark, and how they are applying concepts from global operations, such as the Fujisawa (Japan) Sustainable Smart Town model, here in the US.  

"Panasonic takes seriously its responsibility to support a sustainable future. We are delighted our headquarters earned both LEED Platinum and Gold Certifications and hope that other new buildings being constructed in therevitalization of thecity of Newark will be designed to achieve the same environmental and energy standards."- Mike Riccio

So please join us at NJIT, Newark, NJ on March 16, 2015 for what promises to be an extraordinary event.  

  • NSCW is an event approved for USEPA Brownfield Grantees. Contact your USEPA Regional Brownfield Coordinator.
  • Register at the early bird rates! Rates will increase on February 19, 2016, so take advantage of these great rates now! Don't wait, as this event has sold out in the past and will likely sell out again!
  • Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Early bird rates until February 18th! 
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For more information about this conference, contact:

Rick Shoyer, LSRP