Pairing industry leaders with innovations and environmental training, Tennessee’s 45th Annual Environmental Show of the South (Show) is one of the nation’s largest environmental conferences and tradeshows, averaging over a thousand attendees. Launched by the University of Tennessee in 1971 with support from the state government, the Show originally provided a forum for approximately 300 people to gather and discuss new rules being proposed by the then-nascent U.S. EPA. The event grew steadily, adding hazardous waste topics in the 1980s and waste reduction/recycling (now materials management) in the 1990s. The name Environmental Show of the South stuck in the mid-1990s.
Today, the Show includes sessions on Environmental Law, Water Resources, Materials Management, Air Pollution Control, Remediation, Toxic Substances, and Radiological Health, in addition to the original Solid and Hazardous Waste technical sessions. The Show facilitates information-sharing and best practices among leaders from environmental agencies, industry partners, law firms, and utility providers.
Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation, the keynote speaker at this year’s show on April 20 – 22 will be U.S. EPA Acting Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg. Learn more about the Show on the event’s webpage. [Miller/Dunn]