U.S. EPA’s 2018 National Air Quality Conference – January 24-26, Austin, Texas

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Exhibit Set-up
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration and Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Optional Training Session – Capital Ballroom E-H
AQI and AirNow 101: - A session for those new to Air
Quality Forecasting & Mapping or Communicating Air Quality
Moderator:  Alison Davis (EPA/OAQPS)

The AQI from A to Z - Learn about how the AQI was established, the science behind it, and how you can use it to help people determine the best times of day for outdoor activity
Susan Lyon Stone, Senior Environmental Health Scientist (EPA/OAQPS)

 How AirNow Works
Phil Dickerson, AirNow Program Director (EPA/OAQPS) (PDF, 416K)
John E. White, AirNow Program Manager (EPA/OAQPS)

How Sacramento Brings the Message to the Masses
Jamie Arno, (Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD) (PDF, 70MB)

Resources and Tools

  • AirNow Tech
    John E. White, AirNow Program Manager (EPA/OAQPS)
    Marcus Hylton (Sonoma Technology, Inc.) (PDF, 2MB)
  • Data Resources for Different Audiences
    David Mintz, Senior Statistician, Air Quality Analysis Group (EPA/OAQPS) (PDF, 1.4MB)
  • Air Now Health Professional Tools
    Susan Lyon Stone, Senior Environmental Health Scientist (EPA/OAQPS)
1:00p.m. – 2:45 p.m. OPENING PLENARY SESSION – Capital Ballroom E-H
  Welcome Remarks 
Phil Dickerson, AirNow Program Director (EPA/OAQPS) (PDF, 321K)

Keynote Address – “Physical Activity and Public Health – What About Air Quality?”
Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, Ph.D. (PDF, 6.7MB)
Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology
University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston
Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

New Health Information
Wayne Cascio (EPA/ORD) (PDF, 2.6MB)

.2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. PLENARY SESSION (continued)
 International Initiatives
  • AirNow Global Initiative and Involvement Opportunities
  • John E. White, AirNow Program Manager (EPA/OAQPS) (PDF, 641K)

    International Initiatives (continued)
  • Partnerships and Diplomacy: Air Quality Data Overseas      
    Caroline D’Angelo, Sustainability Advisor (U.S. Department of State) (PDF, 1.7MB)

  • NASA's KORUS-AQ Campaign and Plans for an Integrated Observing System for Air Quality
     Barry Lefer, Tropospheric Composition Program Manager (Earth Science Division, NASA) (PDF, 8.5MB)

  • Reimagining the AirNow Website
    Phil Dickerson, AirNow Program Director (EPA/OAQPS)

     Current Air Quality:  The Latest on the NowCast
    Alison Davis (EPA/OAQPS) 
       
    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception/Exhibit and Poster Session - Capital Ballroom A-D, and Capital View Terrace

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