Providence Conference: Call for Presenters

EBA Summer Conference

June 4 - 7, 2017

Providence, Rhode Island





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EBA Summer 2017 Conference
Macro and Micro: Regions, Neighborhoods, Buildings, and Materials

Financial institutions must consider more than just Recognized Environmental Conditions in their operations, underwriting, and risk management.  The Environmental Bankers Association Summer 2017 conference highlights regional issues like flooding and land use; hazardous materials in buildings; compliance with operational permits; and other risk management strategies geared toward bank operations and other business risks in loan underwriting.

We will also have a regional focus on infrastructure and redevelopment in the Northeast region of the United States, with its more compact cities, longer history of industrial activities, and older housing stock.  As part of this focus, we’ll look at the state cleanup programs in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey with their delegations of certain program elements to certified professionals.


Call for Speakers Current EBA members are invited and encouraged to propose presentations for the June 4-7, 2017 conference in Providence, Rhode Island. To be considered for selection, please complete this submission form by April 14, 2017.

Why speak at EBA?  Our conference offers a unique opportunity to share your expertise in a friendly and accommodating environment with industry insiders and senior level managers in the environmental risk field.  Speaking at our conference may be your first step toward a future in public speaking!  We highly encourage first time speakers to submit proposals.
Education Focus Educational sessions are 45-60 minutes in length, with several speakers or a panel discussion making up each session. Proposed presentations should be tailored to be 20 minutes, with time allowed after for audience questions and commentary. Selected presentations will be positioned throughout the conference. We do our best to offer attendees a wide variety of topics tailored to current issues and risk drivers in the banking, real estate, and environmental fields. Speaker selections will be made to provide a diversity of voices and expertise in the key topics for our meeting, as described below.  Speakers may be scheduled into one of six main sessions for the conference on Monday, June 5, 2017 and Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  There may also be opportunities for lunch speakers or moderators.  Please indicate any time periods during those days that you cannot be available so that we can plan accordingly.

Occasionally we receive presentation proposals that may be better suited to a future conference or a different EBA educational channel, such as one of our member development conference calls or webinars.  We may forward your proposal to other committees within EBA for consideration in one of these channels.

In addition, we may request a short article for your topic to be included in our printed and online EBA Journal, which will be provided to all conference attendees upon check-in.
Speaker Schedule Friday, April 14, 2017:  All presentation proposals must be received by the EBA for consideration.
Friday, April 28, 2017:  Notification will be made after selections are determined.
Friday, May 12, 2017:  EBA Presenters must be registered in their applicable attendee category to attend the Conference.
Friday, May 12, 2017: Final conference presentation and materials due to EBA.
Providence Topics 1.    Federal enterprise agencies and their loan products, including newer loans for energy efficiency
2.    Redevelopment and infrastructure for tomorrow’s northeast cities
3.    Delegation of cleanup decisions to environmental professionals in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey
4.    Community environmental risks in lending decisions
5.    Case studies in hazardous building materials
6.    Bank facilities management and due diligence
7.    PCBs in redevelopment
Organizational Profile Established in 1994, the Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) is a non-profit trade association that represents the financial services industry, including bank and non-bank financial institutions, insurers, asset management firms and those who provide services to them. Our mission is to protect and preserve bank net income and assets from environmental exposure and liability resulting from lending and trust activities through the deployment of environmental risk management. Along those lines, our vision is to enhance visibility and awareness of environmental risk management's global role in promoting environmentally sound lending and fiduciary activities, sustainable development, and new concepts of social responsibility for the financial services industry.
Audience Attendees at the EBA Conference include environmental, appraisal, and risk professionals from lending institutions and insurance companies as well as environmental consultants, engineers, and attorneys.
Speaker Promotion The EBA encourages speakers to promote the event to your professional network, via web, social media, press release, and any other means of advertising the speaker deems appropriate. EBA will grant permission for photography at the event, including the speaker, attendees and members of staff who may be present. EBA will give permission for the speaker to use these photographs in, but not limited to, various marketing pieces such as websites, brochures, flyers, press releases and published articles. All of the speaker’s materials are presumed copyrighted. Third-party copyrighted or licensed images should only be used if permission has been obtained. Except as needed for attendee handouts, the EBA agrees not to reproduce or use any materials without the express consent of the speaker. Express consent will be obtained from the speaker to use excerpts, articles and other printed information in the EBA e-newsletter, website, press releases, fliers and other print media.
Photography Waiver Portions of the EBA meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By agreeing to present, individuals agree that EBA and/or anyone acting on their behalf may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that EBA may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission and without compensation. Should you wish to opt out, please email with a photo of yourself attached.
Handouts EBA does not distribute paper handouts. However, we do provide slides and session materials to our attendees via our website before, during and after our conference through our conference portal. Presenters may provide paper materials for distribution if they desire. All presentations for the Conference must be received by Friday, May 14, 2017. The EBA reserves the right to approve session materials. Materials will be made available for individual use only and will not be granted reproduction or copying options unless permitted by the speaker.
Questions? Please contact our conference chair, Marty Walters, if you have any questions or concerns about speaking at our EBA conference.  You may reach Marty at: or +1 (213) 613-2406.





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