The NELAC Institute (TNI) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) are the co-sponsors of the ninth Environmental Measurement Symposium, the largest conference focused on environmental measurements in North America.
In 2007, we created this Symposium by combining the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) with the Forum on Environmental Accreditation. This change reduced the travel costs and time commitments for those who have attended both meetings and provided new opportunities for those who have only participated in one of these events in the past. Since we combined the meetings, attendance has more than doubled, the number of technical papers has grown and the quality of the exhibit program has significantly improved.
This publication was developed under Assistance Agreement No. X3-834888601-0 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this document are solely those of The NELAC Institute and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this publication.
The National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) is the largest conference in North America focused on environmental measurements. In 2018, NEMC will be held August 6-10 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme of this year's conference is "The Future Landscape for Science."
NEMC is held annually as a part of the Environmental Measurement Symposium -- a combined meeting of the NEMC and The NELAC Institute (TNI)'s Forum on Environmental Accreditation. The Symposium is co-sponsored by TNI under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Some of the highlights for the week include:
- A special half-day general session with key speakers focused on the conference theme;
- Over 180 oral and poster presentations on a variety of cutting-edge environmental monitoring issues;
- Meetings of TNI Committees to further TNI efforts on environmental laboratory accreditation, proficiency testing, and accreditation of field sampling and measurement organizations;
- An exhibit program showcasing the latest innovations in environmental monitoring;
- An innovative new technology showcase;
- Four special keynote presentations on topics of general interest;
- A training course on radiochemistry; and
- An open meeting of EPA's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board.
Who Should Attend?
- Laboratory Scientists, Managers and Directors
- QA/QC Managers
- Regulatory Affairs Managers
- Senior Analysts
- Field Sampling Management Organizations (FSMO)
- Students, instructors, researchers, and others in the related academic community
- Anyone else concerned with environmental monitoring
The Benefits of Attending
All Symposium attendees have the valuable opportunity to share new monitoring approaches and technologies, and contribute to discussions regarding regulatory issues and initiatives. As an attendee, you are able to:
- have one-on-one discussions with key regulators about problems and issues facing the industry;
- obtain the information you need to better plan for future capital purchases, research, and staffing levels;
- learn how to save time and money when performing sampling and analysis techniques;
- improve the quality and efficiency of your analyses; and
- learn about new technologies and regulations.