EIA 2018 National Conference & Exhibition

March 17, 2018 9:00 AM to March 21, 2018 5:00 PM
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We invite you to join us in San Diego, to the only conference you’ll need all year. The Annual EIA Conference & Exposition is the source for information on mold identification and remediation, environmental sampling and analysis, lead-based paint abatement, asbestos management, indoor air quality, regulatory compliance audits, environmental site assessments, and environmental management systems. 

EIA’s National Conference has long earned our attendees continuing education points from ABIH, ACAC and other certifying bodies. Information generation, collection and dissemination is our primary focus. Therefore, we strive to ensure that practical, real world information will be provided to those who need it most - your fellow industry professionals and potential clients.

The EIA 2018 National Conference & Exhibitions will feature

  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Technical Presentations
  • State–of–the–Art Product Demonstrations
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Great Social Events
  • Networking and Buying Opportunities

For more information or to exhibit or sponsor email info@eia-usa.org or call 888-343-4342!

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EIA 2018 Conference Schedule
Saturday, March 17, 2018 
1pm – 4pm
Professional Development Seminar 1 (not included in Conference registration) Registration $99
Respirable Silica: Current Regulations, Field Strategies and Laboratories Techniques
Sean Fitzgerald, PG Michael Peelish
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Ired Gulley
This seminar will be present the latest on silica, including the relevant information from the geologic, mineralogic and laboratory perspective, the latest from the legal and enforcement perspective, and sample strategy and procedure from the industrial hygiene perspective. Both seasoned and newly-fledged environmental professionals from the laboratory and the field should attend this timely seminar, as the increase in the negative health effects of respirable silica coupled with the rising promise of enforcement in OSHA’s new silica rule from 2017 should see rising impact and focus throughout our history.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 EIA 2018 Golf Tournament – Coronado Golf Course

No matter your skill level, the EIA Annual Golf Tournament is one of the best times to be had! Join us for a great day of golf, networking, and a whole lot of fun!

The registration fee is $175 and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, food, drinks, awards & fun! For additional information on the tournament, to register, or if you wish to sponsor the event, please contact the Environmental Information Association at 888-343-4342 or info@ eia-usa.org.

Sunday, March 18, 2018
9am – 12noon
Professional Development Seminar 2 (not included in Conference registration) Registration $99
Respirable Silica: Current Regulations, Field Strategies and Laboratories Techniques
Sean Fitzgerald, PG Michael Peelish
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Ired Gulley
This seminar will be present the latest on silica, including the relevant information from the geologic, mineralogic and laboratory perspective, the latest from the legal and enforcement perspective, and sample strategy and procedure from the industrial hygiene perspective. Both seasoned and newly-fledged environmental professionals from the laboratory and the field should attend this timely seminar, as the increase in the negative health effects of respirable silica coupled with the rising promise of enforcement in OSHA’s new silica rule from 2017 should see rising impact and focus throughout our history.

9am – 12noon
Professional Development Seminar 3 (not included in Conference registration) Registration $99
De-Mystifying VOCs in IAQ – How to Become a VOC Rockstar
Alice Delia, Prism Anayltical Technologies
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) have an extensive role in indoor air quality. In fact, it’s so extensive that it can be a real challenge to recognize the many areas VOCs have an impact.

            Biological processes (mold, bacteria, plants and trees, animals, people)

            Natural processes (decay, combustion, etc.)

            Occupant activities (cooking, cleaning, etc.)

            Material off gassing (building, furniture, etc.)

            Fugitive emissions (stored products such as paint and gasoline)

            Outside intrusion (outdoor pollutants, soil vapor intrusion)

The variety and number of VOCs represented by these sources and activities creates complex mixtures that can be difficult to assess. However, the pattern, or “fingerprint,” of VOCs can communicate a lot of information to the discerning eye. There are several key concepts that can be used to recognize traits and patterns in common indoor scenarios. These provide critical insights to the investigator and increase the ability of the investigator to more fully identify possible problems in the built environment. Attendees will understand the basics of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and their role in IAQ, explore the many sources and activities that produce or affect VOCs, learn how to use critical indicators to understand the “story” represented by the VOCs present, and identify effective strategies for removing or reducing VOCs in the built environment.

Monday, March 19, 2018 EIA Annual Meeting & Opening General Session – 8:30am

This session is open to all conference attendees! The schedule for this session includes the introduction of EIA governance, a short presentation by EIA Managing Director J. Brent Kynoch, EIA President Chris Gates and EIA 2018 Conference Chairs Amanda McKenney and Dean Mochrie. This session also features the presentation of the 2018 Jack Snider Jr. Award and the EIA 2018 keynote address.

EIA 2018 Keynote Presentation: Every Day was Tuesday – 2017 Northern California Wildfire Response:  Managing the Environmental Complexities of California’s Largest Ever Debris Removal Project, Kaiulani Watson, PG, Environmental Manager
ECC NorCal Fire Response Team
Ms. Watson has more than 13 years of experience as a Project Manager and a Professional Geologist. She joined Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC) in 2007, where she has led teams of environmental professionals during the execution of challenging, performance-based projects on CERCLA and RCRA program sites at US Military Installations located within the United States and in the Pacific Ocean Division, including Guam and South Korea. Since October 31, 2017, Ms. Watson has been deployed to Northern California as part of ECC’s NorCal Wildfire Response project in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake Counties as a result of the devastating fires that swept thru the areas in early October. As the Environmental Manager, she is responsible for all environmental aspects of the fast-track project, including the management of baseline environmental sampling, asbestos inspections, tribal and archaeological observation teams, and final site soil confirmation sampling and data interpretation for more than 2,400 fire-impacted residential properties. Prior to the NorCal Wildfire Response, Ms. Watson worked on other emergency responses, including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Ms. Watson is a licensed Professional Geologist and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Environmental Geology.

EIA 2018 Technical Program – Monday, March 19 – Wednesday March, 21

10:45 - 11:30am
Session 1
EPA War Stories
Peggy Forney
Retired after 31 years as an Enforcement Chemist with the EPA/NEIC, the presenter will share stories about settled cases. The ones discussed here will not be limited to asbestos projects worked on, but other environmental cases worked on by other chemists in the EPA labs. In addition to performing technical analysis, data must also be defended in Federal and State courts.  

Session 2
Reaching a Changing Workforce Using Modern Instruction Technologies
Danaya Benedetto
A 2007 EPA memo issued a blanket approval for online AHERA refresher classes, pushing the oversight and administration down to state environmental departments. Over the next decade, a handful of online courses have entered the market, but the landscape of asbestos instruction and accreditation remains less advanced and limited by public perception. As the nation faces a labor shortage for deskless workers, the environmental industry is challenged to modify existing instruction methods in an effort to appeal to changing workforce. This session will address current online learners, instructors, perceptions and realities of online education and the newest trends and technologies.

Session 3
Management Paradigms - Effective and Visionary Strategy to Protect Physical and Human Assets
Mark Drozdov, BSI, CAI, CMA, SSM
Melita Elmore
This presentation will present a brief overview of three International Standards Organization (ISO) programs (ISO 31000, 55001, and (soon-to-be-finalized) 45001) that deal with safety, risk and asset management, and demonstrate how the three management systems may be used in tandem within an organization that values its property, processes and people. The presentation will show how a potential convergence of these three systems may address an organization’s needs to minimize risk while protecting assets and workers within an effective, visionary strategy.

First Time Attendee? Want to Join a State or Regional Chapter? Attend our First Timers/Meet the Chapters Mixer!
EIA leadership invites EIA Conference first-timers, and anyone looking to get involved in their state or regional chapter to join us for a quick introduction and meet and greet! There are no strangers at an EIA Conference…so join us here to get acquainted and find out more of what EIA is all about!

1:00 - 1:45pm
Session 4
A Case Study of Lead Impacts from an Indoor Gun Range: Investigation and Remediation Strategies
Neil Doran, PG
This presentation will compare lead cleanup criteria established by the CA Departments of Public Health and the Toxic Substance Control, and explore how these differences influence remedial strategies. The presentations will discuss the merits of investigative and data analytical methods used, and discuss ‘lessons learned’ along the way, including the influence of confounding factors to evaluating lead in the environment. A brief outline follows.

Session 5

Asbestos in Consumer Products, a Continued Health Risk
Robert DeMalo, M.Sc.
According to the National Cancer Institute, up to 5,000 consumer products contained asbestos. Many industry professionals know that asbestos was banned for use in building materials, however many are surprised to find that asbestos is not banned for use in everyday consumer products. The analytical testing for asbestos in consumer products is complex and requires specific procedures, knowledge and experience to provide accurate and reliable data. This session will discuss consumer products containing asbestos, the challenges to testing as well as the accurately differentiating and categorizing these particles according to regulatory definitions.

Session 6
Formaldehyde: Are You Prepared for the Next 'News" Release
Sarah Mack
Formaldehyde, like “Black Mold”, is gaining more and more traction in the news headlines as of late. As a result, many companies, owners, employees, and homeowners are requesting analysis for this known carcinogen. How can you better prepare your business for quick response in the wake of increasing Formaldehyde awareness? We will discuss why individuals should be concerned, sources in the built environment, sampling plans based on available methods and location needs, and how to better align yourself to win the attention of the prospective client and concerned occupant when the next ‘News’ release airs.

Vendor Introductions and Giveaways in the Exhibit Hall – Open to All!
Join us in the Exhibit Hall to meet the Exhibitors of EIA 2018! Each Vendor will introduce themselves and welcome members to the conference! Don’t miss this great break in the EIA schedule, or the fabulous giveaways provided by these supporting organizations!

3:00 - 3:45pm
Session 7
Lead Service Line Replacement: Another Line of Attack to Prevent Lead Poisoning
Joy Finch
Replacing lead service lines in 20,000 homes by 2020 - that's the goal of just one of the programs in Flint, MI to clean up the city's lead-tainted water. But the problem doesn't stop in Flint - a USA TODAY report found almost 2,000 water systems across the county with lead exceedances in drinking water tests, fostering a growing recognition of the need for better risk communication and more proactive remediation. Learn how communities across the country are implementing their own initiatives to address this emerging issue.

Session 8
Bullsh*t – How People Cheat
Steve Fulford
This Penn and Teller style session will explore all the many ways various disciplines skirt the regulations…including contractors, consultants, labs, suppliers, regulators, both clients and vendors! Join us for this controversial session, where no one goes unscathed. All sources will remain confidential.

Session 9
Vapor Mitigation System QA/QC
Benjamin Hestir, PE
Scott Rohlf, CIH
The installation of vapor mitigation systems (VMS) to prevent to the entry of hazardous vapor phase subsurface contaminants is becoming a common requirement when contaminated real estate is redeveloped.These multi-layer membrane and vapor collection systems are installed early in the construction process, prior to the pouring of foundation slabs.They are designed to provide a preferential pathway to any vapor phase contaminants present in the subsurface, allowing them to be vented at roof height rather than entering and accumulating in buildings, whether residential or commercial. A recent project involving seven separate structures in a mixed-use development in South Carolina has provided an excellent opportunity to identify common problems encountered during the installation process and during the post-construction monitoring. 

4:00 - 5:30pm
IAQ Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All
Sponsored by

Contractors’ Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All

NEW ROUNDTABLE FORMAT! Join us for an exceptional opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from colleagues and regulatory representatives, featuring a new social aspect to encourage interaction, increased networking and open discussion. Join us for a cocktail and amazing industry discourse at the Asbestos, IAQ, Lead, Sampling & Analytical and ESA/EMS Roundtables to gain valuable information on trends and issues in the industry. Join an EIA Technical Committee to expand your Association participation, publish articles, and help steer the future for EIA, and your industry!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

9:00 - 9:45am
Plenary Session
NIOSH Method 7400 Proposed Revisions
Tom Laubenthal
Ed Cahill
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health’s (NIOSH) Method 7400 is likely the most commonly referenced asbestos air sampling and analysis method in North America. It has been since 1987 since significant revisions have been made to Method 7400. The NIOSH staff reviewed, revised and added various  aspects of the method. At the time of this writing, the final version has been submitted to agency management for their review. We will look at the proposed revisions that vary from prep options, analytical issues and quality control procedures.

10:15 - 11:00am
Session 10
Managing IAQ & Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities
Jason Dobranic, PhD
Indoor air quality is especially important in healthcare facilities (hospitals, surgical centers, doctor’s offices, urgent care clinics, and nursing homes) because they have unique concerns such as chemical hazards and infectious or other biological hazards. IAQ can affect the quality of care, patient comfort and health, and patient satisfaction. This last point cannot be discounted as patient satisfaction surveys have a direct impact on funding received by the facility. IAQ professionals working in healthcare facilities need to examine air-exchange rates, humidity, temperatures, and pressures within the facility to make sure the building systems are functioning as designed. However, controlling mold and infectious agents can be even more problematic. This presentation will discuss what IAQ professionals need to know about IAQ in healthcare facilities with particular focus on how to reduce risk of spreading healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) to patients.

Session 11
Is Talc an "Asbestos" Issue? YES! NO! MAYBE?
Marty S. Rutstein, PhD
Talc is naturally occurring hydrated magnesium silicate that typically forms masses of platelets which readily separate into planar masses and thereby yield commercially useful properties. Talc can be a natural associate of rocks which contain asbestiform and/or non-asbestiform serpentine, tremolite and anthophyllite. Talc-related diseases have been proposed to develop independently of asbestos, as well as in synchrony with asbestos exposures. Recently, there has been a surge in talcum powder lawsuits claiming: 1. mesothelioma development from inhaled dust and/or 2. ovarian cancer from application of dusting powders to female genital areas. The major legal questions are: is talc itself intrinsically dangerous and are the perceived dangers actually due to asbestos contamination from asbestos (tremolite and/or anthophyllite)? And was the producing company responsible for warning consumers about the postulated dangers?

Session 12
Case Study on Exide Battery Recycling Plant
Shayan Simantob, PG
Exide’s operations resulted in the release of lead and other metals into the environment in the communities surrounding Exide’s former Vernon facility. More than 100,000 people live, work, and play near and around the former Exide plant within the investigation and cleanup area. After years of concerns about lead emissions polluting nearby neighborhoods, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has taken over the closure and cleanup of this industrial facility and surrounding residential neighborhoods near Los Angeles. We’ll do a dive into this release of aerially-deposited lead onto residential homes, and a case study of sampling strategies to test 10,000 properties in the surrounding community.

11:15am - 12:00pm
Session 13
Disinfection for Healthcare - Acquired Infections
Alan Neumann, PhD
This session will address the healthcare-acquired Infections (HAI) that have been cause of great concern, especially for hospitals and healthcare workers for many years. Hospitals were, and still are, considered buildings where people go to die, because so many individuals go for treatment of one disease and die of complications from a disease ‘du jour’ that may have been acquired in the hospital during the individual’s stay in the facility. It has been stated by federal agencies and many researchers that HAIs can be reduced by seventy percent, if certain rules/protocols are strictly followed, and the same applies to Long-term Healthcare Facilities (LTHF) and to the residences of individuals with communicable diseases. Techniques and supplies have been readily available to institutions and individuals to accomplish proper disinfection for twenty years, yet they still occur. The goal is to reduce the numbers of pathogens to below the dose-response level of the pathogen, even when the dose-response number is very low due to immuno-suppression/ senescence of an individual.

Session 14
Stain Removers, Antimicrobials and Biocides: What Can Go Wrong and How to Make a Project Go Right When Their Use is Deemed Essential
Daniel Stih
Several experiments performed in partnership with the Los Alamos National Laboratory are presented. These experiments were originally intended to study the effectiveness of mold treatment products. They were expanded in scope when it was discovered using them inhibited the ability of surface and air samples to detect residual mold. Sometimes the use of anti-microbials or biocides resulted in new growth. Those attending this session will learn the pros and cons of using stain removers, biocides or anti-microbials, what can go wrong and how to make a project successful when their use is deemed essential.

Session 15
The Intent and Applicability of the Federal Asbestos Regulations
Bill Cavness
Many articles in the press today give people the idea that if you have (i.e.) asbestos floor tile in your home or building, it is your obligation to remove it as if it were friable fireproofing, as it is a health hazard that will cause disease and death to the building occupants. In addition, the current interest in issues like NOA, ban asbestos, asbestos in crayons, etc., take our focus off of the real asbestos problem, which is ACM in millions upon millions of buildings in the US that are being worked on daily by the construction industry. This session will explore the original intent of asbestos regulations and how they were and are currently applied.

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Session 16
Stuck Between a Rock and Hard Place
Vincent Brennan
Chris Walker
This case study will explore the conflicting state and federal regulations governing asbestos containing materials disturbed during the exterior renovations of Converse Hall (circa 1895) at the University of Vermont, listed on the State Register of Historic Places with the eligibility for National Register. The building consists of an exterior veneer of gravity-loaded, non-reinforced marble blocks applied directly to a multi-wythe masonry back-up wall. The predominant roof covering throughout is slate shingles. This renovation included removal and replacement of the slate shingled roof and disassembling the tops of stone walls above roof lines. Over the past half century multiple temporary repairs were attempted to fix leaks in the failing mortar joints with the use of adhesive and caulking materials that contained asbestos. A positive felt paper and positive adhesive was used under the slate shingles. The big question through the design process was “Who would do what?” The historic nature of the building would suggest a stone mason do the work, the VTDOH had other ideas and we would need to employ asbestos abatement professionals to do the work. How do we find the “best” of both worlds?

Session 17
Update: Status of ASTM PRV Standard Guide
Lisa Rogers
In 2017, a presentation was made discussing the first attempts by the ASTM subcommittee D22.08 to write a consensus standard guide that would provide a framework for minimum standard of care for Post Remediation Verification (PRV) of fungal contamination removal. PRV is a contentious issue, with as many opinion about its efficacy and conduct as there are projects. The objective of the committee work project is to put together the essential elements necessary to provide a minimum practice for consistency while maintaining best outcomes. This presentation will discuss what the committee has accomplished or struggled with in the past year, the issues being debated and the strategy going forward. The objective of the presentation is to update practitioners and other stakeholders on the standard development and to continue the dialogue to be able to create a truly consensus document. The speaker expects a vigorous Q&A to follow.

Session 18
Real World Response Solutions to Legionnaires Disease Confirmed Cases
Scott Rohlf, CIH
Michael Crandall
This presentation will walk people through two recent confirmed Legionnaires Disease cases in assisted living facilities, and exactly how the building owner, the affected and the consultant worked together to assess building conditions, potential sources of legionella, sampling, remediation, and confirmation of efficacy. The speaker will also discuss lessions learned on what to do and what not to do. The presenters will walk through the real world application of a building water management plan and discuss how these cases could have been avoided if these practices were in place.

JOIN US IN THE EXHIBIT HALL - 2:15 - 3:15pm
EXCLUSIVE Speaker Q&A Session with Tom Laubenthal!
Don't miss this opportunity for a more intimate interaction, a question and answer session follow up to Tom Laubenthal's NIOSH Method 7400 Proposed Revisions session!

3:15 - 4:30pm
EMS/ESA Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All

Sampling & Analytical Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All

NEW ROUNDTABLE FORMAT! Join us for an exceptional opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from colleagues and regulatory representatives, featuring a new social aspect to encourage interaction, increased networking and open discussion. Join us for a cocktail and amazing industry discourse at the Asbestos, IAQ, Lead, Sampling & Analytical and ESA/EMS Roundtables to gain valuable information on trends and issues in the industry. Join an EIA Technical Committee to expand your Association participation, publish articles, and help steer the future for EIA, and your industry!

Tuesday Evening – EIA Annual Social Event! All Attendees are invited to this fabulous networking and social dinner event! Enjoy good times, good food and fabulous entertainment!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9:00 - 9:45am
Plenary Session
The Vermiculite Question
Sean Fitzgerald, PG
Jeanne Spencer
This joint lecture presentation will present the latest applicable science and regulation on the topic of vermiculite, stimulating an open question and answer exchange regarding the latest developments in field and laboratory procedures. The speakers will describe the geology and mineralogy of vermiculite, commonalities with asbestos and various sub varietals, its presence in consumer and commercial products and public health concerns. Speakers will discuss efforts to develop analytical protocols through ASTM that can readily identify vermiculite consistent with the deposit in Libby, MT, as differentiatable from sources where contamination has rarely been shown.

10:15 - 11:00am
Session 19
The Hazards Associated with Mercury-Containing Polymeric Flooring in School Gymnasiums
Robert Garrison
Polymeric floors installed in thousands of school gymnasiums used elemental mercury as a catalyst. As the floors age and deteriorate mercury begins to off-gas exposing children and staff to potentially harmful mercury vapor.  In addition, depending on the amount of mercury in the floor matrix, the floors may be classified as a Federal/State hazardous waste and must be transported and disposed in accordance with regulatory standards.  The removal of polymeric floors that contain mercury should be conducted by professionals trained to handle hazardous waste. Dynamic engineering controls are often required during removal of the polymeric floor to ensure that mercury vapor is not spread throughout the school indoor environment. The presentation will focus on the potential health hazards of mercury containing polymeric floors, assessing polymeric floors to determine the quantity of mercury present and the regulations that apply to the removal, transport and disposal of the polymeric floors when classified as a hazardous waste.

Session 20
Forensic Analysis to Determine the Age of Mold Colonies in Humidity Compromised Built-Environments
Edward Sobek, PhD
The concept of using biological and environmental parameters to determine a time frame for mold growth initiation would theoretically allow interested parties to use that data to identify root cause. This presentation uses a case study of humidity related mold growth in a large commercial property. The speaker will discuss the forensic approach, method of sample collection and image capture with calibration, and provide a basic overview of the science behind determining the mold age, with the appropriate viable and DNA mold analysis, while providing the limitations of the approach and where it will most likely be successful.

Session 21
From Earth to Air: The Science and Characterization of Respirable Crystalline Silica
Donald Ewert, IH
Marc Hugus, IH
While most of the regulated community is familiar with OSHA’s rigid new standards limiting occupational exposure to crystalline silica, few are aware of the fact that HazCom 2012 rules also regulate Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) in the bulk materials we use. This presentation will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of crystalline silica and the many nuances involved with this science. Starting with raw earthen material, we will describe the mineralogical characterization process and methods currently employed to determine the weight percent of crystalline silica in products. This portion of the lecture will also discuss the different mineralogical polymorphs that exist, and give an overview of various techniques for quantifying each of these species. The second half of our presentation will provide attendees with an overview of exposure sampling methods and analytical techniques. This discussion includes a historical review of the methods currently in use, as well as details on leading edge technologies and RCS aerosol collection techniques.

1:30 - 2:45pm
Mold Regulatory Panel Discussion
Join us for this outstanding gathering of experts addressing the current state of mold regulations across North American, including Canada, Florida, New Hampshire and Texas. Doing business in these areas? You NEED to attend!

2:45 - 4:00pm
Asbestos Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All

NEW ROUNDTABLE FORMAT! Join us for an exceptional opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from colleagues and regulatory representatives, featuring a new social aspect to encourage interaction, increased networking and open discussion. Join us for a cocktail and amazing industry discourse at the Asbestos, IAQ, Lead, Sampling & Analytical and ESA/EMS Roundtables to gain valuable information on trends and issues in the industry. Join an EIA Technical Committee to expand your Association participation, publish articles, and help steer the future for EIA, and your industry!

EIA Roundtables & Technical Committee Meetings:

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Contractors’
  • EMS/ESA
  • Sampling & Analytical
  • Asbestos
  • Lead

EIA Thanks the Exhibitors and Sponsors of the EIA 2018 National Conference and Exhibition!

                   
EMSL Analytical, Inc. - Platinum Sponsor       Particles Plus - Platinum Sponsor


 

Kynoch Environmental Management, Inc
EIA Silver Sponsor

Scientific Analytical Insitute, Inc.
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EIA 2018 Schedule At A Glance

Saturday, March 17
8:30am – 12:00pm - Registration
9:00am – 12:00pm - PDS #1 – Respirable Silica: Current Regulations, Field Strategies and Laboratories Techniques
4:00pm – 4:30pm - Volunteers/BOD Meeting

Sunday, March 18
8:30am - Golf Tournament Tee Times – Coronado Golf Club
9:00am – 12:00pm - PDS #2 – Respirable Silica: Current Regulations, Field Strategies and Laboratories Techniques
9:00am - 12:00pm - PDS #3 - De-Mystifying VOCs in IAQ - How to Become a VOC Rockstar
8:30am – 2:00pm - Registration
1:00pm – 7:00pm -  Exhibitor Set Up
6:00pm – 7:30pm - President’s Reception

Monday, March 19
7:30am – 4:00pm - Registration
7:30am  - 8:30am - Coffee Setup - Exhibit Hall Open
8:30am – 10:00am - EIA Annual Meeting & General Session
10:00am – 10:45am - Mid-Morning Break - Exhibit Hall Open                                             
10:45am – 11:30am - Technical Sessions 1-3
11:30am – 1:00pm - Exhibit Hall Open - Lunch Provided in the Exhibit Hall
12:30pm – 1:00pm - EIA First Timers’/Meet the Chapters Mixer
1:00pm – 1:45pm - Technical Sessions 4-6
1:45 – 3:00pm - Vendor Introductions & Giveaways - Exhibit Hall Open
3:00pm – 3:45pm - Technical Sessions 7-9
4:00pm – 5:30pm - IAQ Round Table & Committee Meeting – Sponsored by KEM
                              
 Contractors’ Roundtable & Committee Meeting
5:30pm – 6:30pm - Exhibitor’s Welcome Reception – In Exhibit Hall
6:30pm - 7:30pm - California EIA Chapter Mixer - In Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, March 20
8:00am  - 9:00am - Coffee Setup - Exhibit Hall Open
8:30am – 4:30pm - Registration
9:00am – 9:45am - Plenary Session
9:45am – 10:15am -  Mid-Morning Break
10:15am – 11:00am - Technical Sessions 10 – 12
11:15am – 12:00pm - Technical Sessions 13 – 15
12:00pm – 1:30pm - Exhibit Hall Open - Lunch Provided in the Exhibit Hall
1:30pm – 2:15pm - Technical Session 16-18
2:15pm – 3:15pm - Speaker Q&A - Exhibit Hall Open - Afternoon Break
3:15pm – 4:30pm - EMS/ESA Roundtable/Committee Meeting
                              S&A Roundtable/Committee Meeting
4:00pm - Exhibitor Tear Down
6:30 – 9:00pm - EIA Annual Social Event

Wednesday, March 21
8:00am - Registration & Coffee Setup
6:00am – 12:00pm - Exhibitor Tear Down
9:00am – 9:45am - Plenary Session
9:45am – 10:15am -  Morning Break
10:15am – 11:00am - Technical Session 19-21
11:00am – 12:00pm - Lead Roundtable & Committee Meeting
12:00pm – 1:30pm - Lunch on your own
1:30pm – 2:45pm - Mold Regulatory Panel
2:45pm – 4:00pm - Asbestos Roundtable & Committee Meeting
4:30pm – 6:00pm - Board of Directors Meeting

Tickets

$750.00 Member Registration
$800.00 after 08:00 pm March 1
$650.00 Earlybird rate before February 1

$900.00 NonMember Registration
$950.00 after 08:00 pm March 1
$800.00 Earlybird rate before February 1

$195.00 Spouse/Accompanying Person

$3,700.00 EIA 2018 Double Booth - Member

$3,900.00 2018 Double Booth - NonMember

$3,800.00 EIA 2018 Deluxe Booth Package - Member

$4,400.00 EIA 2018 Deluxe Booth Package - NonMember

$1,700.00 EIA 2018 Exhibitor package

$2,050.00 EIA 2018 NonMember Exhibitor Package

$7,500.00 Gold Sponsor Package

$10,000.00 Platinum Sponsor Package

$5,000.00 Silver Sponsor Package

$99.00 PDS #1 Saturday - Respirable Silica: Current Regulations, Field Strategies and Laboratories Techniques

$99.00 PDS #2 Sunday - Respirable Silica: Current Regulations, Field Strategies and Laboratories Techniques

$99.00 PDS#3 Sunday - De-Mystifying VOCs in IAQ – How to Become a VOC Rockstar

$175.00 Golf Tournament

$0.00 EIA Government/Regulator rate

$0.00 Exhibitor booth rep

$0.00 Exhibitor booth rep

$750.00 EIA Golf Tournament- Beverage Cart Sponsor

$0.00 Speaker

$0.00 Speaker

$99.00 PDS#3 Sunday - De-Mystifying VOCs in IAQ – How to Become a VOC Rockstar

$200.00 EIA Golf hole sponsorship

$25.00 EIA Exhibitor Grand Prize Drawing Contribution