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Philadelphia Conference: Call for Speakers


You are Invited to Speak

Call for Speakers

We are picking up where we left off in New Orleans and are continuing to celebrate 25 years as your premier Association. Feel free to look back in time or into the future.

Current Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) members are invited and encouraged to propose presentations for the June 9 - 12, 2019 conference in Philadelphia, PA. To be considered for selection, please complete this submission form by March 15, 2019.

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. In addition, through presenting at our conference, you will establish yourself and be recognized as an expert in the environmental risk field.

Education Focus

Proposed presentations should in the 25-minute range with time allowed after for questions and commentary. While not essential, your presentation should include discussion of your topic as viewed from a lenders environmental risk management perspective. You are encouraged to seek out banking members to contribute to your presentation and/or take part 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. In addition, we are looking for presentations that focus on regional-specific (e.g., Philadelphia area) topics with panels consisting of the applicable players (e.g., regulatory agencies, environmental consultants, developers, lenders, etc.).  Since this is our 25th anniversary year, we want to continue celebrating where we came from and where we are headed as an industry. In addition, feel free to think outside the box and propose topics that are forward-looking, or even speculative. What have we done in the past and what will drive our industry in the future? Feel free to take a reasoned look into your crystal ball.

Speakers and topics will be selected to provide a diversity of voices, expertise, and topics for our conference. Speakers may be scheduled into general sessions for the conference on Monday, June 10, 2019 and Tuesday June 11, 2019. 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” and/or be focused on the banker’s 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 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, March 15, 2019: All presentation proposals must be received by EBA for consideration.
Friday, March 22, 2019: Notification will be made after selections are determined.
Friday, May 17, 2019: Speakers must be registered in their applicable attendee category to attend the conference.
Friday, May 17, 2019: Due date for receipt of speakers’ bios and headshots for publication on EBA website and in conference program.
Monday, May 27, 2019: Final conference presentation and materials due to the EBA.
Organizational Profile Established in 1994, the 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 management officers from lending institutions and insurance companies as well as environmental consultants, engineers, and attorneys.
Speaker Promotion The EBA encourages speakers to promote the conference through your professional network, via the internet, social media, press releases, 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 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 conference. 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 make slides and session materials available 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 Monday, May 27, 2019. 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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