About the 37th Annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference


October 5 - 6, 2021 | San Diego Convention Center

The 2021 Annual Environmental Conference is presented by the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA). This year our theme is Working Together for Environmental Justice and Economic Prosperity.

This in-person conference is located at the San Diego Convention Center and includes approximately 24 sessions on three tracks running simultaneously over two days. It will also include a lively exhibit hall with over two dozen exhibitors, as well as several dedicated social events to insure plenty of time to network. Panels will cover topics including air, hazardous materials, health & safety, sustainability, and water quality, with expert speakers from Southern California.

Past annual IEA conferences have hosted about 500 attendees from various professions such as environmental, health, and safety experts, NGO representatives, environmental engineers from public and private sectors, environmental consultants and attorneys, government affairs representatives, DoD, and many more.

You can view the full agenda, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and sign up for networking events here!

Speakers (view full agenda here)

Kathy Derham - CalOSHA

Mohsen Nazemi - SDAPCD

David Flores - Office of Supervisor Nora Vargas

Cara Morgan - CalRecycle

Rafael Castellanos - Port of San Diego

Matt O’Malley - SD Coastkeeper

Ryan Forsyth - County of San Diego, HMD

Daniel Hypes - San Diego County Fire Department

Dave Gibson - Regional Water Quality Control Board

Sam Pournazeri - CARB



Sessions (view full agenda here)

The Role of Environmental Justice in the Development in Policy

APCD Update: Engineering, Compliance, Planning

CUPA Inspector Update

Capture & Reuse of Stormwater an Environmental Justice

SB 1383 – Organic Waste Methane Reduction Regulation

CalOSHA Update