In order to register for the meeting, you must first have a web account. Once your account is activiated, you can register from links on your account page.
The conference is a full four days this year and include lunches.
The conference takes place from
29 September to 2 October
Before 1 August
1 August and Later
One Day Registration
Student - One Day
Display table space, which includes 1 registration is available for $1600.
Educational sessions will be held on Monday 28 September - the day before the conference. The educational sessions are only available to conference attendees. Note that xaminations for LCA Professional Certification will be given on the morning of 28 September. You can find out more about certification here.
Monday Morning (2009-09-28) 08:30-12:00
Introduction to LCA ($300.00)
Introduction to Sima-Pro (free)
Monday Afternoon (2009-09-28)
13:30-17:00 Note: these conflict with going on the Freedom Walk which leaves the hotel at 16:00
Carbon Footprinting ($300.00)
Advances in LCA ($300.00)
Introduction to GaBi (free)
Introduction to LCA - Prof. Omar Romero
This course is designed for those who would like to have a strong grasp of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) technique. The course covers a wide spectrum of LCA topics up to a point where assistants can continue and go deeper on their own. Among major issues covered are: (i) History, goal, and advantages of LCA; (ii) the LCA methodology, (iii) applications, (iv) software tools, (v) project management, (vi) state of the art and (vii) preparation for the LCA Certified Professional Examination.
Introduction to Sima-Pro - EarthShift staff
Carbon Footprinting - Tom Gloria
This course will provide background, process and concrete tools for conducting a GHG inventory of a company and carbon footprint of a product.
The material presented will provide key context, policy trends, and emerging protocols overview, and then presnet the entire process, including:
• Selecting relevant protocols and data tools
• Setting boundaries for your inventory
• Data gathering
• Calculating emissions
• Estimating emissions sources with incomplete data
• Interpretation of results, and framing of major issues
• Final reporting writing and other dissemination
The course is intended to provide a foundation in the main technical issues so students are ready to take on the task of a carbon GHG inventory or carbon footprint in a wide variety of circumstances.
Class time: 3 ½ hours with 15 minute break. No pre-requisites.
This class qualifies of continuing credits for LCACPs.
Advances in LCA - Jon Dettling
This course will cover a survey of several advanced topics in LCA, including aspects of life cycle inventory compilation and life cycle impact assessment. It is intended for those who have already completed an introductory LCA course and is intended to be useful for those who have between zero and several years of experience in LCA. Within life cycle inventory preparation, topics will include: understanding allocation problems and solutions; and understanding differences between attributional and consequential modeling. Within life cycle impact assessment, a focus will be placed on: understanding the structure of midpoint and endpoint LCIA methods; and understanding the latest developments in LCIA, with a focus on water use and the USEtox toxicity method. Finally, an overview of uncertainty assessment will be provided.
Introduction to GaBi - PE Americas staff
Monday Evening: Enjoy a walk along the freedom trail: Guides in period costumes will show you the location of the important events in the US war of independence. Note that we must leave the hotel by 4 PM in order to get to the walk on-time, so this event conflicts with afternoon classes. Cost: $25 (includes water taxi to Boston)
A reception will be hosted by PE Americas, in our hotel.
Wednesday: Wednesday will feature an optional day-long trip to Devens, Massachusetts. Devens, approximately a 1-hour drive from Boston, is home to one of the most successful eco-industrial parks in North America. Originating from the renovation of a closed military facility, the Devens eco-industrial park has attracted a range of businesses with an interest in participating in building strong economic, environmental and social systems within this unique setting. The Devens EcoStar program provides training and networking opportunities to help local companies jointly develop a more connected and sustainable local industrial system.
The tour will leave Wednesday morning and return around the end of the business day. It will include transportation to and from the Devens park, a guided driving tour of the Devens community highlighting interesting aspects of the development of the Devens eco-industrial park, lunch, and tours of one or two of the local facilities with an emphasis on some of the innovative environmental programs. A fee of $80 will be charged and will cover transportation and lunch. Advanced registration is strongly recommended, as transportation arrangements may limit late registrations.
For more information on the Devens Eco-Industrial park, see www.ecostardevens.com.
Thursday Evening: Thursday’s event is dinner at the New England Aquarium on Boston’s Central Wharf (http://www.neaq.org/). We will dine on local cuisine while enjoying the four-story Giant Ocean Tank alongside thousands of tropical fish, moray eels, giant sea turtles and penguins. Transport to the aquarium and back via water taxi has been donated by EarthShift and Pre Consultants. Cost: $85
Examinations for LCA Professional Certification will be given on the morning of 28 September. You can find out more about certification here.