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ITEP Conferences

National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

Welcome to National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTF)

MAY 1-4, 2017
Casino del Sol Resort
5655 W. Valencia Road
Tucson, Arizona


The NTF provides environmental professionals from tribes, EPA, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, technical topics in air quality. The NTF is a cooperative endeavor co-sponsored by The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA), made possible by funding from US EPA and our generous sponsors.

Click HERE to download the latest version of the NTF agenda.

ITEP & NTAA would like to thank the following sponsors for generously supporting the 2017 NTF!

Platinum-Level Sponsor:




Gold-Level Sponsor:




Silver-Level Sponsor:








2017 NTF registrations are now closed!

Scholarship Request:

Scholarship request deadline has passed.

Presenters:

We want to hear from YOU at this conference! Present a poster, host a training session, or give a presentation. The more we learn from one-another through sharing and listening, the more we improve the well-being of our communities! Is there a topic or issue you would like hear about at NTF? Do you have a specific training need that you would like to see offered in conjunction with NTF? Click HERE to make a suggestion.

Presentations and Session Proposals:
Travel support is available to tribal presenters only; the deadline to request assistance is March 17, 2017 Requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed, and will be considered only if funds allow.

Click HERE to submit the Presentation/Session request form.

Eco-Café Interactive Exhibit & Poster Session:
The Eco-Café is a unique session held during the NTF when conference attendees circulate to a variety of tables or exhibits where they are able to ask questions and interact one-on-one with others. It is an opportunity to present details of a special project, conduct outreach on a topic, or highlight resources and services available. The Eco-Café is always THE favorite session of the Forum, and is made stronger by your participation!

Click HERE for more information or to sign up for the Eco-Café.

Hotel:

For individuals receiving travel support from ITEP or NTAA*: Lodging arrangements will be made for you; please DO NOT contact the hotel directly, except in the event of cancellation. All other attendees must contact the hotel directly to make lodging arrangements. *Eligible recipients include: Scholarship Awardees, NTAA Executive Committee Members, and TAMS Steering Committee Members.

For individuals paying own way: a group block reservation has been made at the Casino del Sol Resort, located at 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, Arizona. The group lodging rate is $99.00/night (+10% occupancy fee). This rate is available until Monday April 3rd, 2017 , or until group block has filled. Any room reservation request after this date cannot be guaranteed at the group rate and is subject to availability. It is strongly recommended that you make hotel reservations as early as possible.
Reserve your room: Use this link to access the group’s online reservation form: National Tribal Forum (offer code: NTFAQ) or contact the Hotel Reservation line at 1-855-SOL-PLAY (765-7829). A credit card will be required at time of booking to secure the room reservation.

Alternate lodging options for Tucson, AZ

Please note: the hotels listed below are alternate options for conference attendees needing lodging. NO SHUTTLE SERVICE will be provided between these hotels and the conference hotel, however all options listed offer lodging at or below the government rate. No group block has been secured at these hotels.

Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel (ddcaz.com)
7350 South Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ 85756 (8.5 miles)
(866) 332-9467

Courtyard by Marriott Tucson Airport (marriott.com)
2505 E Executive Dr, Tucson, AZ 85756 (9 miles)
(520) 573-0000

Staybridge Suites Tucson Airport (ihg.com)
2705 E Executive Dr, Tucson, AZ 85756 (9 miles)
(520) 807-1004
Holiday Inn Express (ihg.com)
2548 E Medina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756 (9 miles)
(520) 889-6600

Residence Inn Marriott Tucson Airport (marriott.com)
2660 E Medina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756 (9 miles)
(520) 294-5522


Logistics:

Air Travel:
The Tucson International Airport serves the Tucson area with flights from most major airlines. Airline reservations are your responsibility.

Airport Shuttles:
The Casino del Sol does not offer complimentary shuttle service to/from the Tucson International Airport. Shared-ride van service is available from Arizona Stagecoach (www.azstagecoach.com).

Parking and Conference Shuttle:
The Casino del Sol Resort offers free on-site self-parking and valet parking for a fee.

Sponsors & Exhibitors:

Interested in sponsoring this premier conference for environmental professionals? The NTF annual conference is a must-attend event for tribal environmental professionals from across the country, and draws solid participation from senior US EPA officials and other Federal, State and Local agencies. Hundreds attend our conference annually to present research, learn and discuss air quality and climate change issues for Indian Country and Alaska.

By becoming a sponsor, your organization is affirming its focus on environmental quality and helping to support idea-sharing and inspiration-gathering among attendees. Sponsorships will be used to enhance the overall conference experience for all attendees, however if you have specific items you wish to sponsor, please let us know.

Click HERE to download the Sponsor/Vendor/Exhibitor Request form.

Sponsorship Levels*:

Platinum* ($2,000) - NO LONGER AVAILABLE - your logo displayed prominently at event and on conference program; verbal recognition of sponsorship during plenary session; complimentary advertisement space in conference program: one (1) half-page horizontal full-color ad; two (2) half-page horizontal black-and-white ads; four (4) free conference registrations; one (1) complimentary exhibitor space with power included.* **Exclusively available to Platinum Sponsors: complimentary full-color single ad space (5x7 inches vertical) displayed on each table in general session meeting room and conference registration area.

Gold* ($1,000) – your logo displayed prominently at event and on conference program; verbal recognition of sponsorship during plenary session; complimentary advertisements in conference program: one (1) full-color 3"x5" vertical ad and two (2) black-and-white 3"x5" vertical ads; three (3) free conference registrations; one (1) complimentary exhibitor space.*
Silver* ($500) – your logo displayed prominently at event and on conference program; verbal recognition of sponsorship during plenary session; complimentary 3"x5" vertical black & white advertisement in conference program; two (2) free conference registrations; one (1) complimentary exhibitor space.*
Exhibitor* ($350) – two (2) free conference registrations; one (1) complimentary exhibitor space. Non-profit or tribal artisan exhibitor spaces only $50!*

* All exhibitor spaces include: 6-foot skirted table, 2 chairs, waste basket. Power hook-up and other audio-visual equipment are available upon request for an additional charge. Exhibitor spaces are located in the conference pre-function area and will be accessible to conference attendees from Monday 5/1 through Thursday 5/4, 8 am-5 pm.

Past NTFs:

2015 NTF: Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Battle Creek, MI
May 19-21, 2015
    Click HERE for Conference Program.

    Click HERE for Agenda.

    Click HERE for 2015 NTF presentations.

2014 NTF: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Anacortes, WA
May 13-15, 2014
    Click HERE for Conference Program.

    Click HERE for Agenda.

    Click HERE for 2014 NTF presentations.

2013 NTF: Fort McDowell Reservation
Fountain Hills, AZ
April 30-May 2, 2013
    Click HERE for presentations.

2012 NTF: Cherokee Nation's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Tulsa, Ok
May 22-24, 2012
    Click HERE for Presentations.

    Click HERE for Final Agenda. [pdf]

2011 NTF: Kalispel Tribe’s Northern Quest Hotel and Casino
Spokane, WA
June 14-16, 2011
    Click HERE for Presentations.

    Click HERE for Final Agenda. [pdf]

Optional NSR Consultation Session Agenda, June 13, 2011:
    Click HERE for NSR agenda. [pdf]


For more information please contact:

Lydia Scheer, Program Manager
NAU - ITEP
928/523-6887
Lydia.Scheer@nau.edu
Andy Bessler, Project Director
National Tribal Air Association - NAU
928/523-0526
Andy.Bessler@nau.edu