2016 Chlorinated Conference

Palm Springs | May 22-26, 2016

The International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds is the world’s largest and most comprehensive meeting on the application of innovative and existing technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring and management of chlorinated and complex sites. The 2014 Conference was attended by 1,650 environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from 28 countries.

Conference Overview

As the organizer and presenter of the Conference, Battelle appreciates the participation of the Conference Sponsors, whose financial contributions help support the work of planning and conducting the Conference.

The 2016 technical program will address the full range of technologies that can be used to remediate sites contaminated by chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds. The major thematic areas and examples of anticipated presentation topics are outlined in the technical program scope developed by the Program Committee. Submit abstracts by the September 15, 2015, due date to be considered for placement in the program. 

In contrast with previous years, the 2016 Chlorinated Conference will be held in Palm Springs, California, because the Monterey Conference Center will be undergoing a complete renovation in 2016. As a result, the Conference cannot be accommodated in Monterey without significant reduction in the program and inconvenience to participants. The dates are the same as previously announced for Monterey. With the move of the Conference, we've made a few changes in the program schedule. See the Schedule Overview for details. The Palm Springs Convention Center offers well-appointed and flexible meeting space and expanded exhibit opportunities. The City of Palm Springs provides city amenities within a spectacular desert setting and has been designated by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10 U.S. Destinations in 2015.

Short courses will be offered on Sunday, May 22, with the Exhibit Hall opening that evening, along with an enhanced Welcome Reception for all attendees. The technical program will be conducted Monday–Thursday, May 23–26. The breadth and depth of the technical program, combined with ample opportunities to meet and engage with other environmental professionals, will make participation in the Conference a valuable investment for you and your organization. Several student events will be provided, including a student paper competition and student networking and career development opportunities during the Conference.

As the program develops, information will be added to this website. The Preliminary Program brochure will be available here by January 31 and will provide details on the session schedule, a list of the platform and poster presentations in each session, and short course descriptions.

Important Dates

24 Aug 2015: Exhibit booths will open for sale.

15 Sep 2015: Abstracts are due.

30 Sep 2015: Short course proposals are due.

15 Nov 2015: Student papers are due.