8:00 Welcome

8:15 Presentation of the 2017 Charlie Carter Award

8:20 - 8:45 Keynote Address

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Method Update Rule
  • NEMC: Overcoming Interferences in Optical ICP Analyses
  • NEMC: Topics in Drinking Water
  • TNI: Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee (LASEC)
  • TNI: National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) Accreditation Council
  • TNI: Proficiency Testing Program Executive Committee

10:00 - 5:00 Academic Poster Session

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided
Dispelling Myths of Citizen Science
Caren Cooper, North Carolina State University

1:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • ELAB: Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board
  • NEMC: Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring
  • NEMC: LIMS in the Modern Laboratory
  • TNI: Mentor Session: Regulatory Overview and Staff Training
  • TNI: Microbiology Expert Committee
  • TNI: Quality Systems Expert Committee
  • TNI: Stationary Source Audit Sample (SSAS) Expert Committee

5:30 - 7:00 Opening Reception and Exposition

8:00 - 5:00 Poster Session and Exposition

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Communicating Science with Data Visualization
Dr. Lisa Leombruni, University of California, Santa Barbara

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Advances in Sample Preparation and Clean-up
  • NEMC: Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Citizen Science
  • NEMC: Reinventing Method Validation for Environmental Monitoring
  • TNI: Mentor Session: Standard Implementation Issues (Continued)
  • TNI: Chemistry Expert Committee

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided

1:00 - 3:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Effectively Communicating Scientific Information
  • NEMC: Panel Discussion - Method Development and Approval in the 21st Century
  • TNI: Proficiency Testing Expert Committee
  • TNI: Radiochemistry Expert Committee

3:30 - 5:30 Innovative New Technology Showcase and Reception


Tuesday, August 8, 2017; 3:30 - 5:30 pm

The Innovative New Technology Showcase allows up to twelve (12) organizations to showcase innovative new technologies such as sensors, sampling devices, personal monitoring devices, and other new or innovative approaches to environmental monitoring. The Showcase will feature:

  • A poster board and table set-up in a walk-in reception style setting;
  • A 5 minute platform speaking opportunity for all those attending the Showcase to hear about each technology;
  • A networking reception with attendees following this event.


8:00 - 5:00 Poster Session and Exposition

8: 15 Welcome

8:30 - 12:00 Plenary Session

8:30 - 9:15 Science Communication 101: Message, Jargon, and Delivering the Perfect Elevator Pitch
Jory Weintraub, Duke University

9:15 - 10:00 Forms and Functions of Storytelling in Science Communication
Liz Neeley, The Story Collider

10:00 - 13:00 BREAK

10:30 - 12:00 Lessons from Creating an Online Outreach Empire
Craig McClain, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on Your Own, OR Attend a Free Lunch Seminar with:

Agilent Technologies: What’s in Your Water? Trace Determination of Emerging Containments in Environmental Matrices
Craig Marvin and Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies


Restek Corporation: A Web-Based Application for Modeling Gas Chromatographic Separations
Trent Sprenkle, Restek Corporation


Waters Corporation: Analysis of Samples for Chemical Warfare Agents, Byproducts, Precursors, and other Compounds of Interest 
Joy Ginter, The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)'s Forensic Analytical Center

1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Data Management and Review
  • NEMC: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
  • NEMC: Harnessing the Challenges in Reinventing California's Laboratory Accreditation Program
  • TNI: Consensus Standards Development Program Executive Committee
  • TNI: Whole Effluent Toxicity Expert Committee

1:30 - 5:00 Optional Workshop: Science Communication 101

8:00 - 5:00 Poster Session

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Detecting the Unintended Consequences of Energy and Water Conservation on Water Quality at the Tap
Michele Prevost, Department of Civil, Geological, and Mining Engineering Polytechnique Montreal

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Ambient Air Measurements
  • NEMC: Premise Microbial Testing
  • NEMC: Topics in Shale Gas Exploration and Production
  • NEMC/TNI: NEMC Steering Committee and TNI Advocacy Committee
  • TNI: Laboratory Accreditation Body Expert Committee
  • TNI: FIeld Activities Committee
  • TNI: National Environmental Field Activities Program Executive Committee

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided
Historical Review of Data Qualifiers and QC Formulation
Gary Ward, G. Ward and Associates

1:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • NEMC: Best Practices in Indoor and Outdoor Air Monitoring
  • NEMC: Data Quality
  • NEMC: Field Sampling, Measurement and Sensor Technology
  • NEMC: Overcoming Legacy Obstacles with Innovative Approaches
  • TNI: Microbiology Expert Committee
  • TNI: The New ISO/IEC Standards
  • TNI: General Session: Committee and Program Reports

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Helping Contaminants Emerge: The Application of High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry to Non-Targeted Analysis of Organic Pollutants
Dr. P. Lee Ferguson, Duke University

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Forensic Chemistry
  • NEMC: Metals and Metal Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples
  • NEMC: Non-Targeted Compound Screening
  • TNI: Advocacy Committee