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October 1, 2019 - October 3, 2019
Join leaders from some of the world’s most innovative companies in engaging with policymakers, lawmakers, technologists and NGOs to explore environmental protection in an era of transformative technological change. The first annual GreenTech Conference, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute, will be October 2-3, 2019, in Seattle, Washington. Learn more about the speakers and program, which includes BCSE President Lisa Jacobson.
The next 50 years of environmental protection will not look like the first 50—they will be driven by technology as much as by regulation. Technology is radically reshaping how things are powered, made, and moved. It is allowing us to observe environmental conditions in real time, and to adjust how we produce goods and services to reduce waste and pollution. Technology is not a panacea, but an instrument of rapid change, in the world we live in and in the world of environmental law and protection.
This two-day conference will explore innovative and transformative technologies—drones, artificial intelligence, sensors, bioengineering, and biotechnology among others—and the unique opportunities—and challenges—they present for protecting the environment. Engage with a diverse group of stakeholders at this one-of-a-kind event, which will include demonstrations, discussions, and dialogue. Experts from diverse business sectors will speak on the role of law and public policy in facilitating the development and deployment of emerging technologies; the societal benefits and costs of these technologies; opportunities for the cross-cutting application of different technologies; and public reaction to some of these emerging technologies and the management of change.