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Preliminary program. Please check back for further details.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

8:30 am - 9:00 am        

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am       

Welcome and Opening Remarks

LOCATION: Klamath Room


Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Meredith Williams, Safer Products & Workplaces Program, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

9:15 am - 9:45 am


LOCATION: Klamath Room


Mary O'Brien, author of Making Better Environmental Decisions: An Alternative to Risk Assessment

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Session 1. History and Landscape of Alternatives Assessment and Informed Substitution 

LOCATION: Klamath Room


Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Matti Vainio, European Chemicals Agency

Additional Presenters TBA

10:30 am - 10:45 am        


10:45 am – 12:00 pm            

Session 2. The State of the Science of Alternatives Assessment Methods

LOCATION: Klamath Room

Moderator: Alex Stone


Hazard Assessment

Presenter: Cathy Rudisill, SRC, Inc.

Comparative Exposure Evaluation

Presenter: Meg Whittaker, ToxServices

Essential Emergent Aspects

Presenter: Lauren Heine, Northwest Green Chemistry

Decision Analysis

Presenter: Tim Malloy, UCLA

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Table Discussion

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm           


1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Session 3. Developments in Alternatives Assessment Methods

LOCATION: Klamath Room, Training 1 East & West, 

Training 2 East & West

Presenters will be selected from submitted abstracts

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm        


3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 4. Panel: Lessons Learned from Alternatives Assessment and Adoption

LOCATION: Klamath Room


Brian Penttila, WA Dept. of Ecology

Ryan D. CanatseyThe Sherwin-Williams Company

Additional Panelists TBA

5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Poster Session & Exhibit Hall Reception


Friday, November 2, 2018

8:00 am - 8:30 am


8:30 am - 8:45 am            

Welcome and Day 1 Review

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Session 5. Capacity Needs for Building the Field and Practice 

LOCATION: Klamath Room



Liz Harriman, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Kevin Masterson, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Additional Panelists TBA

10:00 am - 10:15 am 


10:15 am - 11:30 am

Session 6. Small Group Discussions: Advancing the Field of Alternatives Assessment

This group of sessions provides an opportunity for participants to engage in a facilitated discussion with their colleagues to dive deeper into topics of interest. Attendees can choose from one of the following discussions.

Capacity-Building and Training

LOCATION: Training 1 East

Developing Best Practices, Standards and Alignment

LOCATION: Training 1 West

Initiating the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment

LOCATION: Training 2 East

The Nexus between Alternatives Assessment, Informed Substitution, and Sustainable Design

LOCATION: Klamath Room

(Optional) Further Discussion Of An Emergent Theme From The Symposium

LOCATION: Room 550

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

12:30 pm