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

Kim Inman

CEO Missouri Association of Manufacturers

Mike Kromrey

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

Erik Edgar

Senior Analyst, 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

Michael Novak

Project Manager, Greenfield Environmental Trust

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

Chad Cooper

PDC Laboratories

Andrew Brought, J.D.

Spencer Fane

Dan Pipp


AdriAnn Rode

Principal Scientist

Jason Wilkins, M.D.

Prometheus Consulting

David Shorr, J.D.

Lathrop & Gage

BobbiLynne Koepke

Senior Project Manager

John Waitman

Waste Water, City of Springfield

Blayne Hartman

Hartman Environmental Geoscience

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

Ryan Copeland

International Dehydrated Foods

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

Tasha Lewis

Greenfield Environmental Trust

Dillon Magers


Penny Wilson

Arkansas DEQ

Jamie Burr




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

Jake Woolfenden, Summit Safety, Silica Dust Regulatory Compliance for Industry

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


AdriAnn Rode, Environmental Works, Environmental Management Systems

Topic Pending

Penny Wilson, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Hazardous Waste Inspections and Enforcement

Tim Harrell, Technical Director of Aquatic Toxicity for Pace Analytical, Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)

Kevin Cassil, Environmental Works, Air Pollution Source Reduction

Mark Schrader, Peoria Disposal Company, Solid Waste Industrial Management

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 tang barbecuded 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.

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

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

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



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

Blayne Hartman, Hartman Engineering, Vapor Intrusion

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

Chad Cooper, Peoria Disposal Company Laboratories, Laboratory Methodology for Industry

Pending: Environmental Emergency Response

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


Carrie Lamb and Sarah Davis, City of Springfield Missouri Environmental Services, MS4 correlation to Industrial Stormwater

Jamie Burr, Tyson Foods, Environmental Sustainability for Industry

Kim Inman, CEO Missouri Association of Manufacturers

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 smoled bacon salad in an apple cider dressing.

Barry Hamilton, Environmental Works, API & STI tank inspections for Industry

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


Jason Wilkins, M.D., Prometheus Consulting, Active Shooter Training

Bob Lanning and Barbara Garcia, Environmental Works, Investigation and Remediation in Karst

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

Mark Aaron, US Environmental Protection Agency Region VII, Oil Pollution Act & SPCC for Industry

Dan Pipp, Geoprobe, Direct Push Technology

Tasha Lewis and Micheal Novak, Greenfield Multistate Trust, Industrial Post Closure Site Management

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 IND2018 to receive a $50 discount off of the registration price: $345 early bird, $445 after 04/02/18

  • Government - Use code GOVT2018 to receive a $25 discount off of the registration price: $370 early bird, $470 after 04/02/18

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.

Early Bird Registration Fee
$ 395
Early Bird Price Ends 4/23/2018
Regular Price - $495

  • 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

Click on the Map's Marker to get directions from your current location

Partner Event – MASHE 2018

The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) will present the Mid-America Safety, Health & Environmental Conference & Expo May 2-4, 2018 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex. This event is designed to provide training in the areas of general safety, environmental compliance, occupational medicine, workers’ compensation, and safety leadership.