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ABC Conference Celebrating Forty Years of Advancing Certification Announces Call for Presentations

ANKENY, Iowa - (May 18, 2011) As the kickoff event of a yearlong celebration honoring 40 years of serving as the only organization created solely as a resource for environmental certification authorities, the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) will host its 25th Annual Conference, Excellence & Innovation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Jan. 17-20, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. The conference will invite program members, industry stakeholders, EPA representatives and leaders in the field of environmental certification to join ABC in marking its 40th birthday, honor numerous industry advancements, and plan for the Association’s next 40 years.

Call for Presentations
ABC’s Annual Conference Committee announces its Call for Presentations for the conference technical program which serves as a format for collaboration and information exchange among certifiers. The deadline to submit a presentation application for consideration is July 1.

Presentation Topics
Given the diversity of the professions ABC represents, there are a number of program areas in which to present. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Certification Issues
• Certification Program Best Practices
• Certification Program Success Stories and Lessons Learned
• Certification Program Administration
• International Certification
• Distance/Continuing Education
• Compliance and Enforcement
• Technical Assistance and Training
• Professional Development (How can we get better at our jobs?)
• Ethics
• Emerging areas, i.e. budget shortfalls; greater demand less resources
• Other

Learn More About ABCs 25th Annual Conference

Download a Call for Presentations application