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National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTF)

Hosted by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

MAY 14-17, 2018
Black Bear Casino Resort
Carlton, Minnesota


The NTF provides environmental professionals from tribes, EPA, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, and 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.

ITEP & NTAA would like to thank the following sponsors for generous support:

Platinum-Level Sponsor: Tribal Administrative Services, LLC


Gold-Level Sponsor: Agilaire


Gold-Level Sponsor: ambilabs


Silver-Level Sponsor: TBD (Your Name Could Be Here!)



Conference Registration:

Registration:

Please check back soon to register!
See the "Scholarship" tab to request a scholarship (registration included).

  • $75/person registration fee (applies to all attendees who do not otherwise receive travel support from ITEP/NTAA*).
  • Fees may be paid online by credit card or e-check at the time of registration; check, cash and credit card payments accepted on-site at time of check-in.
  • Registration fees may be refunded in the event of a cancellation according to these Refund Policy.
  • *Registration Fees are waived for the following: Host Tribe Members and Employees, Scholarship Recipients, NTAA Executive Committee, TAMS Steering Committee, and Event Sponsors.

Optional Sessions:

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 soon for updates).

TRAINING SESSIONS - MONDAY, MAY 14

Session #1: VW Settlement Workshop: Monday, May 14, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Details TBD. Session registration is required. For more information, contact Andy.Bessler@nau.edu.

   Registration will be available soon for the VW Settlement Workshop.

Session #2: Radon Technical Workshop: Monday May 14, 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 (air@lldrm.org or 218-335-7429).

   Registration will be available soon for the Radon Training Session.

Session #3: Introduction to Treatment as a State (TAS) for Air Quality, Monday May 14, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Details TBD. Session registration is required. For more information, contact Chappell.Regina@epa.gov.

   Registration will be available soon for the TAS Session.

Session #4: Air Sensors Workshop: Monday May 14, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Details TBD. Session registration is required. For more information, contact Payne.JamesJ@epa.gov.

   Registration will be available soon for the Air Sensors Session.

Session #5: Air Quality Grants Workshop: Monday May 14, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Details TBD. Session registration is required. For more information, contact Payne.JamesJ@epa.gov.

   Registration will be available soon for the Air Quality Grants Session.

Session #6: Communicating Climate Change: Monday May 14, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Details TBD. Session registration is required. For more information, contact Nikki.Cooley@nau.edu.

   Registration will be available soon for the Communicating Climate Change Session.

NTAA MEETING - TUESDAY, MAY 15
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 15. 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 online!

Scholarship Request:

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 16, 2018.
  • 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 5/11-Thursday 5/17) lodging pre-paid; reservations will be made by ITEP.
  • Optional sessions (May 14) are covered by the scholarship but participation is not required.
  • Scholarship recipients must attend the full conference (unless otherwise approved) and submit a summary conference report in order to receive reimbursement.

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:
Topics should be related to air quality, climate change, indoor environments, and incorporate information relevant to tribal audiences. Travel support may be available, but funds are limited; the deadline to request travel assistance is March 16, 2018. Requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed, and will be considered 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 even better by your participation!

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

Hotel/Travel:

This information will be available soon!

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. [MS Word]

Sponsorship Levels*:

Platinum* ($2,000) - ONlY TWO 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.* **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 $100!*

Click HERE for the ITEP Conference Exhibitor Terms & Conditions. [pdf]

* All exhibitor spaces include: 6-foot skirted table, 2 chairs, standard power hook-up, waste basket. Additional display needs and audio-visual equipment 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 through Thursday, 7 am am-6 pm.

Past NTFs:

*Note: links below for presentations will redirect to files on Dropbox.com; links to photos are redirected to flickr.com. If you have difficulty accessing these files, please contact ITEP.

2017 NTF: Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Tucson, AZ
May 1-4, 2017
    Click HERE for conference presentations.

    Click HERE for conference images.

    Click HERE for conference program.

2016 NTF: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe & Seneca Nation of Indians
Niagara Falls, NY
May 17-19, 2016
    Click HERE for conference presentations.

    Click HERE for conference images.

    Click HERE for conference program.

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