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Call for Speakers -- Info Tech and P2

     "Information Technologies and Pollution Prevention:  
     Practical Tools for P2 Results."
     National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Spring Conference April 
     28-May 1, 1998
     Cincinnati, OH
     The Information Technologies Working Group of the National Pollution 
     Prevention Roundtable is pleased to invite "proposals to present" for 
     the NPPR's 1998 Spring National Meeting.  The meeting will be held in 
     Cincinnati, OH on April 28-May 1, 1998 and promises to be the premier 
     event in the P2 community!  
     We are specifically looking for papers or presentations on the 
     following topics:
     - Innovative Approaches to Using Information Technologies for 
     Pollution Prevention.  How can information technologies be applied to 
     pollution prevention?  We are looking for innovative applications of 
     modeling, simulation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other 
     software to pollution prevention training, program development, and 
     technical assistance.
     - How to Use the Internet Effectively.  Now that the Internet has 
     become a mainstream tool, what has been done to deliver information 
     effectively, and what can be done to improve it's effectiveness?  
     Share what you've done in web site design, training, or integration 
     with the other aspects of your program.  We are looking for tools and 
     examples that will advance the effectiveness of P2 Centers, P2 
     Technical Assistance providers, and state environmental programs.
     - Linking P2 Information Providers -- An Update on the status of the 
     National P2 Information Network.  The NPPR has been a leader in the 
     development of a national network of P2 information providers.  This 
     session will provide an update on the status of the network and 
     related efforts to link information providers.
     If you would like to present information on any of these topics, 
     please send a short (500 word or less) description of your proposed 
     presentation, along with the usual contact information (name, 
     organizational affiliation, phone, and e-mail) to the session 
     co-chairs (listed below).  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHEDULE OF SUBMISSION 
     FOR SPEAKERS.  We request that proposals to present be submitted 
     before December 31, 1997.  Selection of proposed papers will occur on 
     or about January 12, 1998 and notification will be made to all who 
     submit proposals within 1 week of the selection.  Authors whose papers 
     are accepted for presentation will be required to provide a short 
     professional biography.
     If you have any questions about a proposed topic, please feel free to 
     contact either of us!
     Many regards,
     Session Co-chairs,
     Scott Butner
     Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 4000 NE 41st Street
     Seattle, WA  98105
     206-528-3290 voice/206-528-3552 fax
     Greg Geyer
     Project Manager
     Manufacturing Partnership of Wastern Massachusetts 477 Center Street
     Ludlow, MA  01056
     (413) 583-5560 voice/ 413-583-5583 fax ggeyer@cbwl.org or