COVID-19

Covid Update August 3rd, 2020

Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, our main focus is on everybody’s health and safety. As we continue to monitor and follow the protocols given by the CDC and the NCDHHS, we are excited to unveil the 2020 EnviroSummit as a ‘hybrid conference’.  

We’ve been hard at work to ensure that we can provide a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience at the 2020 Global EnviroSummit and therefore, we’ll be offering both a virtual and in-person option. 

For those that are attending in-person, we will break into small groups of 10 or less, maintaining compliance with the NC guidelines for business meetings.  Speakers will move from room to room so they can interact with you depending on the breakout session you’ve registered for.  

If you chose to attend online, you can watch the international speakers and walk the exhibit hall for FREE, but there will be a charge per breakout session. 

Our schedule remains the same with 75 speakers from 6 continents and we are still offering 16 hours of PDHs, but we are making adjustments to the venue to remain in accordance with the NC COVID-19 guidelines.  These changes reduce our overhead, so we are pleased to pass that savings on to you by reducing the in-person registration to $199 for 1-day and $299 for 2-days. 

We are doing everything we can to continue training environmental professionals on the latest technologies in the industry in a safe and engaging way.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these efforts. We look forward to educating you soon!

Chris Hardin

Managing Director of Energy & Environment Innovation Foundation

Chris Hardin, Managing Director of Energy & Environment Innovation Foundation, is the head of the EnviroSummit COVID-19 Task Force and his company has been hired to write health and safety guidelines for other NC counties during the pandemic.

The EnviroSummit COVID-19 Task Force includes:

  • Dena R. Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager
  • Allison Nelson, Sr. Health Manager for Mecklenburg County Office of Policy & Prevention
  • Justen Hix, Sheraton Director of Events  
  • Chris Hardin, EnviroSummit COVID-19 Task Force Leader
  • Travis Bowman, EnviroSummit Executive Director
  • Stephanie Garrett, EnviroSummit Operations Manager