Welcome to National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTF)
May 1-4, 2017; 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.
Have a suggestion for Forum coordinators? Click HERE to tell us!
ITEP & NTAA would like to thank the following sponsors for generously supporting the 2017 NTF!
Click HERE to submit your registration for the NTF.
See the "Scholarship" tab to request a scholarship (registration included).
$50/person registration fee (applies to all attendees who do not otherwise receive travel support through ITEP/NTAA*).
Fees may be paid online by credit card or e-check at the time of registration, or paid at any time prior to the event using this online form;
check, cash and credit card payments accepted on-site at time of registration.
To request an invoice or W-9 for payment of the registration fee, or to pay the registration fees for multiple individuals together, please contact ITEP.
Registration fees may be refunded in the event of a cancellation according to these terms and conditions.
*Registration Fees are waived for the following: Host Tribe Members and Employees, Forum Presenters, Scholarship Awardees, NTAA Executive Committee Members, TAMS Steering Committee Members.
The following sessions are FREE to attend and open to all interested unless otherwise indicated. Registration for all optional sessions is required. Pre-registration
is strongly encouraged due to limited seating. All optional sessions require proof of registration to attend. See below for session details and registration. (NOTE: some
information is still being finalized; check back for updates).
TRAINING SESSIONS - MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
VW Settlement Workshop Session: Monday, May 1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Details TBD. Session registration is required. For more information, contact Andy.Bessler@nau.edu.
Click HERE to register for the VW Settlement Workshop.
Radon Technical Training Session: Monday May 1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Details TBD. Certificates of Completion will be provided to attendees who complete the entire session. Session registration is required. For more information, contact Brandy Toft
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-335-7429).
Click HERE to register for the Radon Training Session.
Clean Air Training Session: Monday May 1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Details TBD. Session registration is required. For more information, contact McKelvey.Laura@epa.gov.
Click HERE to register for the IAQ Demonstration Session.
NTAA MEETING - TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
NTAA Membership Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) member tribes will be held as a working lunch on Tuesday, May 2. The meeting is open
to any representative(s) of NTAA Member Tribes. Not sure if your Tribe is a member? Check HERE.
Becoming a member is free and easy! If you are interested in more information on becoming an NTAA Member, or the activities of the NTAA, please contact Andy Bessler, NTAA Project Director. Sign up to attend the meeting when you register for the Forum!
Click HERE to request
a scholarship to attend the NTF. Submission of this form serves both as a request for scholarship and conference registration, you do not need to submit a separate conference registration.
The deadline to request a scholarship is March 15, 2017.
Submission of the scholarship request form also submits the registration for conference, however, the registration fee will be waived if scholarship is awarded.
Scholarship awards will be issued by reimbursement AFTER the conference to help cover eligible expenses including
airfare, mileage, and meals. Awards are limited to the following and may not cover all expenses: up to $800.00 for tribes from the Lower 48, and up to $1200.00 for Alaska Native Villages. Lodging costs will be paid by ITEP separately.
Scholarship recipients will also have up to 5 nights (Sunday 4/30-Thursday 5/4) lodging pre-paid; reservations will be made by ITEP.
Optional sessions (5/1/17) are covered by the scholarship but participation is not required.
Scholarship recipients must attend all scheduled sessions (unless otherwise approved) and submit summary conference report in order to receive reimbursement.
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.
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.
The Tucson International Airport serves the Tucson
area with flights from most major airlines. Airline reservations are your responsibility.
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.
- 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
**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.
– 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.
2015 NTF: Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Battle Creek, MI
May 19-21, 2015 Click HERE for Conference Program.