Friday, February 20, 2015

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference Request For Presentations, Film Festival

With a theme of "Reclaiming Our Communities," the 2015 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference is currently accepting proposals for presentations at the Conference.
They are looking for presentations that highlight the diverse and unique partnerships that have made Pennsylvania so successful at cleaning up the abandoned mine legacy of water and land pollution.
Presentations showcasing developments in AMD treatment technologies, case studies on successfully implemented projects, and useful tools for the efforts of the reclamation community are all welcome topics.
The Conference will be hosted at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in State College on June 25-26 and will feature many informative presentations on AMD treatment technologies.
Numerous networking opportunities are scheduled and include a film festival, golf outing, sustainability tour of the State College PA region, and a happy hour.
Abstract submissions for a 40 minute presentation slot should include a title, one paragraph describing your presentation and a short biography (if you have never presented at our conference previously).
Please send abstract submissions to Anne Daymut, Watershed Coordinator-WPCAMR,  by email to: Abstracts are due by April 1. Call Anne at 724-832-3625.
Film Festival
As part of the Conference there will also be a film festival showcasing independently produced environmental films. The Conference planning committee is currently accepting submissions.
This is a great opportunity for watershed groups to highlight their projects and exercise their creative skills behind a video camera.
YouTube and Vimeo submissions as well as DVD's are eligible for consideration. Environmental topics are preferred. Films should be no longer than 30 minutes and be of original material.
The submission deadline is March 31. The festival entry form and submission guidelines are available online.
For more on the agenda and events, visit the 2015 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference website.
(Written By: Anne Daymut, Watershed Coordinator, WPCAMR, for Abandoned Mine Posts published by WPCAMR.)

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