February 19-22, Orlando, Fla.

What can you expect to find at Environmental Connection?

Twenty-two full-day training courses addressing hot topics such as wind erosion, construction site management and NPDES regulations and compliance. PHDs and CEUs are available.

Over 50 case studies and technical paper presentations providing original research and proven techniques to help you stay ahead in a competitive market.

More than 160 vendors showing the latest products and technology available in the largest expo dedicated to erosion and sediment control.

For complete information, visit www.ieca.org/conference.

EC08 Tentative Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 16
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CPESC Council Meeting
Sunday, February 17
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CPESC Council Meeting
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. IECA Board of Directors Meeting
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Registration Open
Monday, February 18
7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 – 8 a.m. Speaker/Moderator Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Training Courses
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibitors: Heavy Equipment Move In & Golf Player Set Up
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. EC08 Orientation Party
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CPESC Reception (all CPESC, CPSWQ and CESSWI are invited)
Tuesday, February 19
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Registration Open
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. EC08’s Golf Tournament
7:30 – 8 a.m. Speaker/Moderator Meeting
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Training Courses
12 – 1 p.m. Award’s Luncheon
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Exhibitor Orientation
4 – 7:30 p.m. Expo Grand Opening Celebration
Wednesday, February 20
7 – 8 a.m. Chapter Leadership Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 – 8 a.m. Speaker Moderator Meeting
8 – 10 a.m. General Session & Keynote Speaker
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kennedy Space Center Tour
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expo Open
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Poster Presentations
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Technical Sessions
12 – 1 p.m. Ambassador Lunch in the Expo meeting rooms
12 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Expo
1:30 – 5 p.m. Technical Sessions
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Chapter Challenge HydRodeo
6:30 p.m. Chapter Meetings
7 – 8:30 p.m. IECA Board of Directors Open Meeting
Thursday, February 21
6:30 – 8 a.m. 5K Race/Walk for IECA’s SOIL Fund
7:30 – 8 a.m. Speaker Moderator Meeting
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration Open
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Disney’s Innovation in Action Tour
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Technical Sessions
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. EC09 Reno Exhibitor Pre-Sale Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Expo Open
12 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Expo
12 – 1:30 p.m. Technology Section Lunch
1:30 – 5 p.m.  Technical Sessions
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Board-Hosted International Forum
Friday, February 22
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Field Tour: Greenwood Urban Wetland
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CPESC Exam
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CPSWQ Exam
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CESSWI Exam
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CISEC Exam
Meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open to IECA members. IECA members are strongly encouraged to attend their Chapter’s meeting on Wednesday after the Chapter Challenge HydRodeo.
Monday, February 18
3:30 – 5 p.m. Market Study Task Force
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Professional Development Committee
Tuesday, February 19
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Chapter Advisory Committee
5 – 6 p.m. Past Presidents’ (by invitation only)
Wednesday, February 20
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. SOIL Fund Committee
12 – 1 p.m. Ambassador & International Development Committee (by invitation only)
1:30 – 3 p.m. Awards Committee
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Chapter Leader Focus Group (by invitation only)
3:30 – 5 p.m. Government Relations Committee
4 – 5 p.m. Membership Team
6:30 p.m. Individual Chapter Meetings: All IECA members are strongly encouraged to attend.
Thursday, February 21
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. EC09 Pre-Sale
9 – 10:30 a.m. Future of the Association Strategy Team (by invitation only)
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Standards and Practices Committee
12 – 1:30 p.m. Technology Section Committee (must RSVP by Monday at 5 p.m.)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Economic Research Committee
3 – 4 p.m. Climate Change Committee
February 18 & 22: Training Courses
February 20 &21: Technical Sessions
The road to success begins at EC08. Connect with the brightest minds in the erosion and sediment control industry at EC08 for unparalleled education that fits your needs. From streams and wetlands to home building and roadways. EC08 has training courses and technical sessions presented by field-seasoned professionals familiar with your issues and concerns.

Customize your education

EC08 offers a variety of formats to help you customize your education and meet your training goals. Mix and match to get the full conference experience while you earn credit toward becoming “IECA Trained” or continuing education units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs) for your professional certification.

Full-day training courses

These courses are the perfect way to improve your skills in erosion control or stormwater management while receiving the PDHs or CEUs you need to earn or maintain your professional certification.

New for EC08: There are full and half-day training courses offered Wednesday and Thursday in addition to the usual Monday and Tuesday schedule.

Technical Sessions

Offered Wednesday and Thursday, these shorter, topic-focused sessions will help you expand your knowledge in specific areas of erosion control and stormwater management. With over 50 sessions to choose from, dabble in the unfamiliar or explore new ways to conquer your current problems. These sessions consist of five different formats:

• technical papers
• case studies
• training workshop
• forums
• poster presentations

Wednesday and Thursday technical session passes include all sessions offered that day. You do not need to register for individual sessions.