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Invitation to Members: 7th National Conference on Environmental Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution Conference (ECR2012)

ECR2012: Working Across Boundaries
Seventh National Conference on
Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
May 22-24, 2012 – Tucson, AZ


The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution invites you to the seventh national conference, ECR2012: “Working Across Boundaries,” to be held on May 22-24, 2012, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, Arizona. ECR2012 will be a three-day event filled with training workshops, plenary discussions, technology exhibits, panel sessions and presentations across four proposed conference tracks:

TRACK I: Tribal Consultation, Collaboration and ECR

TRACK II: Collaborating at New and Larger Scales

TRACK III: Building Institutional and Practitioner Capacity for ECR and Collaboration

TRACK IV: ECR in Administrative and Litigation Contexts

Half-day Training Workshops will be offered on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Training workshops provide an opportunity for participants to brush up on their skills and learn new techniques and approaches to collaborative problem solving and environmental conflict resolution.

In addition, four cross-cutting, special subject areas will be highlighted as part of the ECR2012 program: Renewable Energy, the Economics of ECR, Environmental Justice, and Innovative Uses of Technology in ECR Processes. The technology emphasis is particularly important and timely, as technology is transforming the way people communicate as well as the way people understand, analyze, and make decisions about environmental stewardship.

Up to 36 concurrent 90-minute breakout sessions will be offered on both Wednesday, May 23, 2012, and Thursday, May 24, 2012. Conference panel and roundtable sessions will feature moderators and presenters from federal departments and agencies (including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Justice, Interior, Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), as well as representatives from tribal, state, and local governments; ECR practitioners; environmental advocates; NGO’s; community-based groups; science and technical experts; academics; and others.

For a general conference schedule, go to [View ECR2012 Schedule of Events]

To register for the conference, go to [Register for ECR2012 Now]

To make travel accommodations, visit the Travel and Accommodations Section.

Important Dates

Following is a schedule of key conference deadlines:

Apr. 20, 2012 Deadline for Early-Bird Conference Registration
Deadline for Poster Session applications
April 27, 2012 Conference Rate Hotel Reservation Cut-Off Date
May 1, 2012 Deadline for Late Conference Registration
(All registrations after May 1, 2012 must be conducted on-site May 22-24, 2012. An additional $75 surcharge will be added.)

Conference Sponsors

We offer special thanks to the agency cosponsors of the ECR2012 Conference. They include the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, and the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about the ECR2012 Conference, please contact Conference Coordinators Pam Carlson atcarlson@ecr.gov or Tina Gargus at gargus@ecr.gov or 520.901.8501.

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