29th ANNUAL TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL SUPERCONFERENCE
Theme: "Let the Games Begin"
The 29th annual edition of the always educational and entertaining Texas Environmental Superconference will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 3 — 4, 2017, in Austin at the Four Seasons Hotel (98 San Jacinto Blvd., 78701; Event Rate Code: TXEN2017).
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The Superconference will cover an engaging array of practice areas and topics including air and water quality, endangered species, and environmental aspects of infrastructure projects and legal issues associated with oil and gas activities. Timely presentations from current and former government officials will give key insights on latest developments and priorities at state and federal agencies, and compelling ethics topics will include internal investigations and climate change.
The ever popular Wednesday evening session on August 2nd is titled “Environmental Enforcement,” and will provide an essential overview of the federal, state and local enforcement landscape, with perspectives from experienced government and private party panelists.
A discounted rate is available for government attendees and law students. Online registration is mandatory, but payment may be made online by credit card or by submitting a check payable to "State Bar of Texas – Texas Environmental Superconference," and mailing it to the Texas Environmental Superconference, 600 Congress, Suite 1300, Austin, TX 78701. For further information, please contact Superconference@haynesboone.com.
Speakers include distinguished representatives from the public and private sectors:
- Jeff Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Environment & Natural Resources Division
- Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator (invited)
- Sam Coleman, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region 6
- Cheryl Seager, Director Enforcement Division, EPA Region 6
- Suzanne Smith, EPA Region 6
State of Texas
- The Honorable Drew Darby, Representative, Texas State House of Representatives
- Bryan Shaw, Chairman, TCEQ
- Stephanie Bergeron Perdue, Deputy Executive Director, TCEQ
- Ramiro Garcia, Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, TCEQ
- Mike Wilson, Director, Air Permits Division, TCEQ
- Robert Mace, Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board
- Emily Petrick, Office of the Texas Attorney General
- Ryan Fite, Assistant County Attorney, Travis County
- John Cruden, President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and former US Deputy Attorney General
- Avi Garbow, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and former EPA General Counsel
- John Walke, Director, Clean Air Project, NRDC
- Adrian Shelley, Director, Public Citizen Texas (invited)
- Victor Flatt, Chair and Faculty Director, Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center, University of Houston Law Center
- Lee Fuller, Executive Vice President, Independent Petroleum Association of America
- Tom Smith, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers
The award-winning Superconference is co-sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, the Air & Waste Management Association – Southwest Section, the Water Environment Association of Texas, the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals, the Auditing Roundtable, and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. We encourage you to register early as the Superconference draws in excess of 500 public and private sector attendees and consistently reaches capacity weeks in advance.
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SCHOLARSHIPS: This year, thanks to the involvement of Supporter, Earth Day Texas, the Superconference has the opportunity to offer registration scholarships for up to eight (8) attendees who are employees of non-profit organizations with environmental matters as a significant focus. To apply for a scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be taken on a "first-come" basis and are limited to one scholarship recipient per organization. The determination of who qualifies for a scholarship is within the sole and final discretion of the Texas Environmental Superconference.