This is IECA's premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry. Environmental Connection combines intense, full and half day training courses with topic-focused technical sessions and the largest expo of its kind. Environmental Connection 2015 will be a co-located event with the Industrial Fabrics Association International's Geosynthetics 2015. Attendees will have access to both associations' educational offerings regardless of which conference they register for (this includes morning plenary, technical sessions and panel discussions), plus one giant exhibition - all under one roof.
Over 4 days, Environmental Connection provides peer–reviewed education, products and technology which address four educational tracks:
Erosion and Sediment Control
Surface Water Restoration
In 2015, IECA's Environmental Connection will be co-locating with IFAI's Geosynthetics Conference. This means double the education course offerings and a exhibit hall twice its normal size!
7 Reasons Why You Should Attend Environmental Connection:
Bigger than ever: In 2015, the Environmental Connection Conference will be a co-located event with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). This means you will meet more of the industry's brightest minds.
Continue your education: Learn from presentations of the latest case studies and topic-focused technical sessions.
Stay credible: Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by attending technical sessions.
Build business relationships: We have numerous networking and social opportunities so you can make connections with future clients or even connect with potential employers/employees.
Stay ahead of the curve: Keep up-to-date in today's newest technologies in erosion and sediment control products and services at our two-day expo.
Support a cause: Attending conference helps to show your support for IECA, which is an non-profit organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry.
Destination Portland: We are bringing the world's largest soil and water event to Pacific Northwest! Portland, Oregon is IECA's 2015 conference stop. With abundant outdoor activities, beer and coffee enthusiasm, a fast-growing food scene, easy public transportation on their light rail system and beautiful topography along the Willamette River, Portland is an ideal spot for conference attendees.
Environmental Connection is the largest gathering of erosion and sediment control professionals from around the world. With the increase of enforcement of regulations, there is no better time to be a manufacturer or supplier of erosion control and stormwater products. Show your product to the engineers who specify its use, the contractors who buy and use it, and the regulators who monitor the sites - all at one show. Don't miss this chance to capture your share of this growing market - join us in Portland February 15-18, 2015.
Environmental Connection 2015 is the place to be for:
» Maximum product exposure
» Building strong customer relationships
» Brand awareness
» New market potential
» Qualified leads
The Environmental Connection 2015 Conference and Expo is expected to attract close to 2,000 erosion and sediment control industry professionals. Attendees will include professionals of all skill levels including, but not limited to, contractors, land developers, engineers, utilities, manufacturers, contractors, home builders, landscape architects, government agencies, and academics.
Who Attends Environmental Connection?
Representatives from over 30 countries attended last year's show, making this conference a global resource for education, best practices, and new technology.
The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is the world's oldest and largest association devoted to helping members solve the problems caused by erosion and its byproduct-sediment.
IECA connects you to 2,500 members who specialize in stormwater management and natural resource protection
Co-located with Geosynthetics 2015