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Conference: the National Environmental Justice Conference and Training

April 22 - April 25

Call for Abstracts and Student Poster Abstracts

The 2020 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program planners are inviting individuals to submit abstracts, not to exceed two pages, related to environmental justice. Each abstract should include the submitter’s name, affiliation, full contact information, and the amount of time being requested.

The 2020 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program will be held jointly with the 13th National Conference on Health Disparities on April 22-25, 2020 in Washington, D.C., similarly as was done in 2016. The conference planners are interested in abstracts for general session panel presentations, workshops and training modules in all environmental justice related areas. Individuals selected to present will serve on a voluntary basis. All presenters must register for the conference. Conference travel expenses and hotel accommodations will be at the participant’s expense.

A limited amount of financial assistance funds for travel, on a reimbursable basis, may be available for grass roots community representatives, tribal, and student conference participants who are presenters at the 2020 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program. If you are submitting an application for travel assistance, please submit it simultaneously with your abstract.

Abstracts must be sent to: email@thenejc.org

Important Deadlines
December 13, 2019: Last day to submit Abstracts
January 17, 2020: Notification of acceptance of Abstracts

Read more about how to submit abstracts.

Read about how to submit a student poster.

View past presentations.

The 2020 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program and
the 13th National Conference on Health Disparities at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall

Leaders from various sectors will engage in 3 plus days of free exchange of new ideas and new approaches to building healthy communities. These general and interactive training sessions will feature voices of experience, research, discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue. The program format will feature needs and challenges of communities, governments, municipalities, tribes, faith-based organizations, and others with interests in environmental justice and health disparities and how addressing them together can build health communities. This joint conference will highlight programs and collaborations that work, as well as initiatives that will not prove successful. Program speakers will feature representatives from Federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, community groups, business and industry, public interest groups, academia, and other entities. This interactive forum will give conference participants the opportunity to network with a variety of interests from diverse quarters. All conference participants will realize informative and productive resources that can support their individual program goals and objectives. Conference participants will also see examples of approaches that produce positive results through innovation and collaboration. All in all, the conference will prove beneficial and informative to participants.

Register to attend.




April 22
April 25