Newport Beach Conference: Call for Speakers

EBA 2018 Winter Conference

Newport Beach, California | January 14 - 17, 2018


Registration Agenda & Speakers:
Call for Presenters
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You are Invited to Speak

EBA Winter 2018 Conference

Leading and Lagging Indicators

For this conference, we zoom up to the 50,000 foot level to look at how programs at the state level can serve as leading indicators and also when we should not look to state programs as a model for the rest of the United States or the world.  


We’ll be taking deep dives into case studies and then linking them back to these bigger trends. We’ll also look at some of the non-bank financing activity in the United States and how these institutions identify and manage environmental risks.


Call for Speakers Current EBA members are invited and encouraged to propose presentations for the January 14 - 17, 2018 conference in Newport Beach, California. To be considered for selection, please complete this submission form by September 25, 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

Proposed presentations should be in the 20 -25 minute range with time allowed after for questions and commentary.  While not essential, care should be given to include the banking risk management perspective.  You are encouraged to seek out banking members to contribute to your presentation and/or sit on your panel. 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, January 15, 2018 and Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  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.


Please note that  presentations should be tailored to include a “take away for bankers” or be focused on the bankers’ perspective.

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, September 25, 2017:  All presentation proposals must be received by the EBA for consideration.
Friday, October 14, 2017:  Notification will be made after selections are determined.
Friday, November 3, 2017:  EBA Speakers must be registered in their applicable attendee category to attend the Conference.
Friday, November 10, 2017: Final conference presentation and materials due to EBA.
Newport Beach Topics 1.    Compliance and Permits
2.    Resiliency and Portfolio Risk Management
3.    Case Study on Exide Battery Plant Remediation
4.    Consulting Practices and Outsourcing Bank Risk Management
5.    Multi-Factor Mitigants for Contaminated Property
6.    Back to Basics of RECS
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, November 10, 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 if you have any questions or concerns about speaking at our EBA conference. 





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