Professional Meetings

September 16, 2013

Does The Environment Matter?

The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, in association with the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, presents panelists (including 3 SEJ members) from a wide range of media who will discuss the state of environmental journalism, addressing questions about the future of investigative reporting, evolving media and why we should care about the environment. Moderated by National Geographic's Edwin Dobb.

October 22, 2013

Interactive Forum on Corporate Environmental Management in the Era of Big Data

This half-day Environmental Law Institute conference in Washington, DC will include panel discussions on the applications and implications of big data for corporate environmental management, including a focus on traceability and food. Keynote speakers and panelists will include prominent corporate decision-makers, data scientists, practicing lawyers, academics and nongovernmental organization leaders. Open to the public; RSVP by Oct 16th.

October 22, 2013

U.S. Agriculture and the Global Environment

This year's Environmental Law Institute – Miriam Hamilton Keare Policy Forum, in Washington, DC, will focus on the environmental and human effects of modern agriculture through the lens of the Farm Bill. Open to the public; RSVP by Oct 14th.

September 18, 2013

The Smart Grid: The Policy Challenges of a Connected Grid

In our final Smart Grid mini-series panel, legal and energy policy experts will help us understand those more personal implications of the Smart Grid, including active and passive demand management, smart meters, time-of-use pricing, as well as the consumer and privacy issues that they raise. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute at the UC Berkeley School of Law (and via teleconference).

September 17, 2013

How Best to Use CAA §111(d) to Regulate Existing Power Plants' Carbon Emissions

A discussion with top domestic experts on the various options the EPA has at its disposal for using the CAA to issue regulations, under executive order, that will lead to a cleaner power sector takes place Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC (and via teleconference).

September 10, 2013

The Supreme Court Revisits Chevron Deference to Agencies

This Environmental Law Institute seminar in Washington, DC (and via teleconference) will offer practitioners the most current information on the way courts view federal agencies’ decisions.

August 12, 2013

Government Public Affairs Offices: More Hindrance Than Help for Open Government?

A National Press Club panel will convene in Washington, DC on Aug. 12 to debate federal public-affairs practices that some say can cut the public off from its affairs. Although executive branch communications offices can be useful, at times indispensable, in helping the press cover the government, reporters need to always be free to seek information in other ways. Yet doing so has become difficult to a degree that some say jeopardizes open government.

October 12, 2013 to October 15, 2013

Global Investigative Journalism Conference

The Global Investigative Journalism Network is holding its 8th GIJC conference in Rio de Janeiro, in conjunction with two other seminal events in international muckraking: Latin America’s annual COLPIN conference on investigative reporting, and the national congress of ABRAJI, Brazil’s investigative journalism association.

July 15, 2013

Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Rock River Basin Webinar Series: Wetland Restoration in the Rock River Basin

This Environmental Law Institute webinar series is designed to identify opportunities for emergency, floodplain, and wetland management agencies to work together to maximize the flood control and ecosystem service benefits of our wetlands, thereby saving financial and environmental resources and building community resilience to climate change.

July 18, 2013

The Local Environment at the Department of Defense

As stewards of natural resources, the DoD is faced with structural and environmental management tasks of monumental proportions. Join our panel of experts at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC (or via teleconference) to learn more about the specific challenges the DoD faces and how they are addressing them through initiatives, policy, and action. The panel will also discuss President Obama's recently announced climate change initiatives. RSVP by July 12th.

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