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.

500 Seats
40 Speakers
5 Plenary Sessions
45 Hours of Content
3 Networking Events
2 Days



Carol S. Comer

Director, MDNR

Shaun Munday


Chad Pregracke

Founder, Living Lands & Waters

Toni McCrory

WalMart, Director Water Compliance

Kim Inman

CEO Missouri Association of Manufacturers

Mike Kromrey

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

Erik Edgar

Associate, Abt Associates

Chris Cady, Ph.D.

Missouri DNR - VCP

Carrie Lamb

Water Quality Compliance Officer, City of Springfield

Sarah Davis

Stormwater Specialist, City of Springfield

Richard Ollis

CEO, Ollis, Akers, & Arney

Elizabeth Davidson

Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Ollis, Akers, & Arney

Michelle Lawson

Assistant Vice President of Underwriting, Ollis, Akers, & Arney

Nick Godfrey

Program Manager - Due Diligence

Jake Woolfenden

Summit Safety

Barbara Garcia

Project Geologist

Andrew Brought, J.D.

Spencer Fane

Dan Pipp


AdriAnn Rode

Principal Scientist

Jason Wilkins, M.D.

Prometheus Consulting

BobbiLynne Koepke

Senior Project Manager

John Waitman

Waste Water, City of Springfield

Kevin Cassil

Principal Scientist

Larry Woods

Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Management

Bob Lanning

Senior Project Manager/Geologist

Kevin Perry

Assistant Director, Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri (REGFORM)

Bill Hewett

The Paul Mueller Company

Barry Hamilton

Program Manager Tanks Inspections

Tim Harrell

Technical Director of Aquatic Toxicity, Pace Analytical

Michael Abbott

Water Protection Program’s Operating Permit Section Chief, Missouri DNR

Mark Schrader

Peoria Disposal Company

Dillon Magers


Penny Wilson

Arkansas DEQ



Sportsman's Breakfast: A variety of freshly baked pastries, scrambled eggs, roasted red potatoes with caramelized onions and red peppers, your choice of two: sausage patties, bacon, sliced ham; freshly baked biscuits with homemade sausage gravy, signature apple dumplings with warm caramel sauce and seasonal fresh fruit display.

The Environmental Conference 2018 Introduction

Opening presentation, MDNR Overview, will be given by Carol S. Comer, Director, MDNR

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Andrew Brought, Spencer Fane, Environmental Compliance Certifications – What you Need to Know Before Signing

Room - White River Hall

Jake Woolfenden, Summit Safety, How to successfully pass a silica audit

Room - James River Hall

John Waitman, City of Springfield MO Waste Management, Industrial Waste Water Pretreatment for Industry

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

AdriAnn Rode, Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Room - White River Hall

Penny Wilson, Arkansas ADEQ, Hazardous Waste Inspections and Enforcement

Room - James River Hall

Richard Ollis & Elizabeth M. Davidson, CPCU - Chubb Environmental, Blueprint for Environmental Insurance (1)

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Steve Julian, PDC Labs, Sustainable Landfill Management

Room - White River Hall

Carrie Lamb & Sarah Davis, City of Springfield, Missouri, MS4 Industrial Stormwater Connection

Room - James River Hall

Tim Harrel, Pace Analytical, Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)

Lunch with 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, Chad Pregracke, founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization.

Dogwood Canyon Picnic: A Missouri-style build your own sandwich bar. Start by pilling homemade rolls with tangy barbecued pulled pork and hickory-smoked pulled chicken. Top them off with an array of great condiments including Coca-Cola BBQ sauce, honey habanero sauce, or golden BBQ sauce, fried onions, pickles, tomatoes, smoked Gouda and cheddar cheeses. Served with White River signature salad, moonshine baked beans, corn, and coleslaw.

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Bill Hewett, Paul Mueller Company, Balancing Environmental Health and Safety: Satellite Waste Accumulation

Room - White River Hall

Mike Kromrey, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Ozarks Watershed Conservation

Room - James River Hall

Erik Edgar, Abt Associates, Toxic Release Inventory: Basic Concepts

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Richard Ollis & Michelle Lawson, CPCU, ARM-E, Assistant Vice President of underwriting - Chubb Insurance, Blueprint for Environmental Insurance (2)

Room - White River Hall

Bob Lanning, PG & Barbara Garcia PG, Investigation and Remediation in Karst

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Stacy Stotts, Polsinelli, What to do When the Inspector Arrives

Room - White River Hall

Michael Abbott, Missouri Department of Natural Resourses, Stormwater: Red Tape Reduction

Everyone is invited to our Reception with Shaun Munday he is a one-of-a kind talent. He blends soul-drenched vocals with show-stopping bass guitar technique. Shaun captures audiences with a full band sound and plays the bass better than most people play a guitar.


Dogwood Canyon Skillet Breakfast: A variety of freshly backed pastries, roasted red potatoes with local garden peppers, onions, chorizo sausage, and smoked gouda cheese, topped with farm-fresh fried eggs, served with freshly baked biscuits with home-made sausage gravy, your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage, a seasonal fresh fruit display, and a variety of infused waters.

Ed Galbraith, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Quality Overview

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Dillon Magers - BNSF and Robbie McRae, Environmental Emergency Response

Room - White River Hall

Mark Schrader, PDC, Industrial Environmental Sampling & Laboratory Analysis

Room - James River Hall

Erik Edgar, Abt Associates, Toxic Release Inventory: Advanced Concepts

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Jake Woolfenden, Summit Safety, Environmental Health and Safety Leadership in Industry
The 5 Must-Do's of Environmental and Safety Leadership

Room - White River Hall

Kevin Cassil - EWI, Air Emission Reduction Overview

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Kim Inman - Missouri Association of Manufacturers, The Divide Between Leadership and EHS

Room - White River Hall

Tom Bieker - EWI, A History of Environmental: Why we do what we do

Lunch with Chris Cady, Ph.D. from Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Voluntary Cleanup Program for Industry

All American Buffet: Wild boar, grilled sirloin, or buffalo burgers, all-beef hot dogs and smoked sausages served with sliced cheddar, Swiss, and American cheeses and an array of condiments including lettuce, tomatoes, onions, relish, dill pickles, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and barbecue sauce. Served with house-made steak fries, pickled onion with heirloom tomato salad, and corn with smoked bacon salad in an apple cider dressing.

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Jason Wilkins, M.D. - Prometheus Consulting Group, Active Shooter Training (Part 1)

Room - White River Hall

Barry Hamilton - EWI, API and STI Tank Requirements for Industry

Room - James River Hall

Nick Godfrey & BobbiLynne Koepke - EWI, Expecting the Unexpected: Brownfields, Compliance and A Case Study

Room - Dogwood Canyon Hall

Jason Wilkins, M.D. - Prometheus Consulting Group, Active Shooter Training (Part 2)

Room - White River Hall

Dan Pipp, Chemist - Geoprobe Systems, New Advanced Boring Technology

Room - James River Hall

Larry Woods, Greene County Emergency Response, Doing Business in an Unstable World

Kevin Perry, Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri (REGFORM), Industrial Legislative Priorities for 2018

Conference Dismissal - Thank you coming! Join us again at The Environmental Conference 2019!

Pricing, Lodging, & Raffle

Discount Codes
If you belong to one of the following, enter one of these codes at registration to receive a discount

  • Industry - Use code GOVT2018 to receive a $50 discount off of the registration.

  • Government - Use code 3GEKGUQFYD84 to receive a $25 discount off of the registration

Single Day Pricing Options:

  • May 17th - $255
  • May 18th - $220

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.

Registration Fee
$ 395

  • Meals Included
  • Coffee Bar and Snacks provided

Springfield Oasis Hotel
$ 93
per night plus tax

  • Tropical Atrium
  • Saltwater Indoor and Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
  • Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar

Watershed Committee Raffle
$ 10

  • Gift Cards
  • Gift Baskets
  • Environmental Works Inc. Swag Basket
  • Environmental Works Inc. Safety Basket
  • Silent Auction Available

Frequently Asked Question

Refunds for the event will be available up to one week before the start of the event. 5pm on May 10th is the cut off date for refunds.
All transactions are handled through a secure online tranaction service WePay Inc. All major cards are accepted.
There is no bulk pricing for this event, but there are discount codes for Industry and Government. Click here for more information.
We have a contract with a local hotel, Springfield Oasis. Click Here to view the details.

Venue info

Venue: Bass Pro Shop's White River Conference Center

Address: 600 W Sunshine St Springfield MO, 65807

Contact: 573 680 6737

Mail: Sallie Keeney Conference Manager

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