Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions for Brownfields 2006
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I don’t remember my password for signing on to the conference website. What do I do?
When you go to sign on to the website, you’ll be asked for your e-mail and password. If you don’t remember your password, there is a link you can click that allows you to send your e-mail address only. A new temporary password will be sent to you at your e-mail address.
I attended the conference last year, but have changed jobs recently. How do I update my contact information?
When you sign in online, there will be a link, “View your profile & contact information.” If you go to this link, you will find information on how to edit your profile and/or change your password. You can also update your biography on this page.
I have an idea for a session at Brownfields 2006. How are topics selected for the conference program?
Ideas for conference sessions are submitted through the Brownfields 2006 Call for Presentations (www.brownfields2006.org/en/Ideas.aspx). Each year, brownfields professionals from across the country submit between 500 and 600 ideas for the approximately 120 slots available for educational sessions. ICMA works with the Brownfields 2006 Cosponsors to review the all ideas submitted and develop a program with a diverse mix of topics and educational levels.
When is the deadline for submitting ideas for Brownfields 2006?
Ideas need to be submitted by Wednesday, April 21, 2006. Ideas may be submitted online, via fax, or through the mail.
How will I know if my idea for a session is selected?
Due to the large volume of ideas submitted, a personal response to every idea is not possible. The cosponsors generally meet in late May to decide on topic sessions for the conference. After that meeting, ICMA personnel begin contacting potential moderators and speakers. As a general rule of thumb, if your idea has been selected as a session for the conference, an ICMA staff member will have contacted you by mid-July to confirm your willingness to participate.
When will I know what sessions have been selected for the conference?
The full educational program will be published online in late July or early August this year. An e-newsletter announcing the availability of the program online will be sent out to everyone on the Brownfields 2006 Conference listserv when it is ready.
If my idea isn’t selected for a presentation at the conference, are there any other options for presenting my material?
Yes. The Poster Gallery offers conference participants an excellent low-cost way to educate others about your project or technology through a visual display. For a more engaging and interactive way to reach conference participants, you might want to rent booth space in the ever popular Exhibit Hall. To learn more about participating in either the Poster Gallery or the Exhibit Hall, go to www.brownfields2006.org.
If I’ve been asked to serve as a moderator or a speaker for a session, am I automatically registered for the conference?
No. You still need to register for the conference to ensure that you have a nametag and conference registration materials ready when you arrive at the conference. Registering also helps us keep the conference database updated with your current contact information. Registering for the conference can be done easily online at www.brownfields2006.org/en/register.aspx#. Please be sure to include and/or update your short biography when you register.