2019 ECOS Fall Meeting: States Sparking Solutions
September 24 - September 26
Agenda & Other Materials
- Draft Agenda as of August 9
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Speaker Guidelines
- Profile of Fall Meeting Host Maia Bellon of Washington
By August 2:
- $675 member/state
- $775 federal/dues-paying Alumni Association
- $875 other
Add $75 for registration 8/3-9/6. Add $50 more after 9/6.
- Cancellation by 8/2 is subject to $35 fee. Non-emergency cancellation after 8/2 is non-refundable.
- ECOS cannot comp attendees who plan to attend one session only, unless they are speakers for that session.
Attendees should make their own room reservations at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel by booking online here , or by calling (206) 621-1700, ext. 3131 and mentioning the Environmental Council of the States. The special ECOS group rate is available until August 23 or sellout of the room block, whichever is sooner. ECOS’ room rate is $257 plus applicable taxes and fees in effect at the time of checkout. ECOS room nights include September 23, 24, and 25, with limited availability three nights before and after the conference. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and checkout is noon. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the arrival date to avoid charges.
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the closest airport, located 14 miles from the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The hotel is one block from the Link light rail. From baggage claim, follow the signs for Link light rail and get off at the University Street Station. More information about Seattle’s light rail is available here.
States Asked to Submit Videos for 2019 ECOS State Innovation Awards
If you enjoyed the state innovation videos featured at the last ECOS Fall Meeting, you’re in luck! Based on popular demand, ECOS will again run our annual State Program Innovation Award program via video presentation and live vote at the Fall Meeting.
Each state may submit one video on one innovation, and we’re aiming for full participation. Your submission should contain the name of your program, an overview of your innovative program or approach, and results to date. Be as creative with the video as you’d like. You’re welcome to report from the field, add video feed and music or sound effects, and involve your staff.
We only ask that the ECOS member appear at least briefly on camera to describe the innovation and limit the video to between 90 seconds and two minutes. A few video tips: shoot the video in HD, or 1080p, with horizontal frame; use a tripod for stability, clear lighting, and high-quality audio; and avoid reading from paper with head tilted downward.
Please contact Nia Duke to notify ECOS of your intent to participate and planned topic by June 12. Submit your video using this Dropbox link by July 12, and contact Nia anytime with questions. View last year’s submissions here. Thanks in advance for your participation!
Follow @ECOStates on Twitter for updates on the Fall Meeting, and tweet about the event using the hashtags #ECOSFall19.