The Environmental Conference (TEC2018) is focused on industry, manufacturing and other regulated entities.
We're bringing industry, private business partners and local, state, and federal regulators together to provide an informative and actionable experience.
You'll get timely insights and perspectives so you're equipped to comply with current and coming regulations and policies.
We're bringing all of this and more to Springfield, Missouri.
Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, is living proof that one person can make a difference.
He founded America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization.
He'll tell us his compelling, uplifting, and inspiring story about growing up on the river, the Mississippi. His river experiences drove his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi and start an internationally recognized not-for-profit, Living Lands & Waters.
During his hour-long talk, Chad will take us out on one of the world’s greatest rivers, a journey filled with endless challenges and gripping adventures. He is motivating, captivating, genuine and refreshingly spontaneous. Chad will relate his experience to your organization’s mission and vision.
Founder, Living Lands & Waters
WalMart, Director Water Compliance
CEO Missouri Association of Manufacturers
Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
Associate, Abt Associates
Missouri DNR - VCP
Water Quality Compliance Officer, City of Springfield
Stormwater Specialist, City of Springfield
CEO, Ollis, Akers, & Arney
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Ollis, Akers, & Arney
Assistant Vice President of Underwriting, Ollis, Akers, & Arney
Program Manager - Due Diligence
Senior Project Manager
Waste Water, City of Springfield
Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Management
Senior Project Manager/Geologist
Assistant Director, Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri (REGFORM)
The Paul Mueller Company
Program Manager Tanks Inspections
Technical Director of Aquatic Toxicity, Pace Analytical
Water Protection Program’s Operating Permit Section Chief, Missouri DNR
Peoria Disposal Company
If you belong to one of the following, enter one of these codes at registration to receive a discount
Single Day Pricing Options:
Additional items available at registration – Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
Discounted Admission: $38.95
Explore over 1.5 miles of immersive galleries that take you into the natural habitats of the animal kingdom. Get up close and personal with big game and other mammals in the Wildlife Galleries, and dive into the ocean world in the Aquarium Adventure.
We have set aside a block of 60 rooms at the Springfield Oasis for a discounted price of $93 plus tax.
**Springfield Hotels are expected to sell out the week of the Conference due to Missouri State University Graduation. Please be sure to take advantage of this offer early.**
To receive the discounted rate, mention The Environmental Conference when you book your lodging at Springfield Oasis.
Proceeds from this Raffle will got to Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
The mission of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks is to sustain and improve the water resources of Springfield and Greene County though education and effective management of the region’s watersheds.
Our education programs are growing rapidly. To help us keep up, the energy generated by the Watershed Solar Project will allow Watershed to spend less money on electric bills, and more money on hiring educators to keep up with demand.
The planned solar array will serve as a parking canopy and pavilion to provide a shady outdoor classroom space by the lake. The solar array itself will be used for education and demonstration—it will be the only readily accessible solar demonstration for local students on field trips and have several built-in educational features. Reducing our carbon footprint and providing an electric car charging station will be additional benefits
Springfield Oasis Hotel
per night plus tax
Watershed Committee Raffle
Sculpture – Anonymous Artist
This local (anonymous) artist lives in the Rountree Neighborhood in Springfield, MO and has been making wood
pieces and sculptures for nearly 20 years. As a retired truck driver he enjoys carving, sculpting, and traveling to Alaska.
This wood was collected from a neighborhood in Springfield, MO milled and cured and used to make this piece.
Tess Masters is an actor, presenter, lifestyle personality, and author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies,
The Perfect Blend, The Decadent Detox, and creator of The Blender Girl Smoothies app. She shares her enthusiasm for healthy
living at theblendergirl.com.
The Blender Girl and her healthy fast food have been featured in the L.A Times, Washington Post, InStyle, Real Simple, Prevention, Clean Eating, Family Circle, Vegetarian Times, Yoga Journal, VegNews, Gluten Free & More, Allergic Living, Thrive, Today.com, Prevention.com, Shape.com, Glamour.com, FootNetwork.com, Yahoo.com, Parents.com, and made numerous media appearances including the Today show, Home & Family, Fox, WGN, and many others.
Gayle Harper has been a travel photographer and writer for more than two decades. She knows from experience that the world is made
up of fascinating destinations and remarkable people.
Gayle’s home is wherever she is, but she is often at home in Springfield, Missouri, with her husband, Mike, and their cat, Louie.
Nicole Chilton is a multi-media abstract artist and writer living in Southwest Missouri. She works quickly and intuitively, capturing emotion rather than reality, and uses vivid color and floral motifs as inspiration. Her current project, The Dream Diary Project, explores dream interpretation through art journaling, and can soon be found in workbook format for all dreamers.
Ceramic Sculpture by George Milne
George Milne is the owner of Mudsmith studio in Springfield, MO since 1978. He has been doing freelance architecture ceramics for Bass Pro Shops and others.