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Tuesday November 13 2018 - The Toxics Use Reduction Program Continuing Education Conference


Doubletree Boston Westborough
5400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA  01581

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

To Register:
You may register on-line here.


 8:00 - 8:30 - Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 - Welcome and TURA Program Update

9:00 - 9:45 - Keynote - Martin Wolf - Seventh Generation

9:45 - 10:15 - TUR Planner Discussion/Break 

10:15 - 11:45 - Concurrent Morning Sessions A & B 

11:45 - 12:45 - Lunch

12:45-2:15 - Concurrent Afternoon Sessions C & D

2:30 - 4:00 - Concurrent Late Afternoon Sessions E & F


9:00 - 9:45 - Keynote Speaker: Martin Wolf - Director of Product Sustainability and Authenticity, Seventh Generation  

10:15-11:45 - Concurrent Morning Sessions A & B     

Please Choose One        

Session A:  Making Pre-Planning  Elements Integral to your Operations 

This is a fundamentals session recommended for Limited Practice TUR Planners - Using the pre-planning components required in your TUR plan, Planners can help their companies embrace the value of year round attention to the process.  Discuss strategies for effectively engaging with staff, and building a culture of planning that helps your company succeed.

Session B: Working with your Supply Chain    

In this global economy companies can be especially challenged by the limitations and resistance of their suppliers to provide products that minimize chemicals of concern.  Hear from a panel of companies who have developed strategies for communicating with and managing their supply chains to support more success in TUR at their facilities. The application of technology, including blockchain technology,  for managing your supply chain, will also be discussed.

12:45-2:15 - Concurrent Early Afternoon

Sessions C & D - Please Choose One    

Session C: Water Conservation: An Opportunity Worth Exploring

Despite the option of doing resource conservation planning every other planning cycle, relatively few MA companies take advantage of this alternative to regular TUR Planning.  This session will explore the opportunities  - from conserving sanitary uses of water to redesigning process water systems - and the reasons for doing water conservation at your facility.  Hear from company and planner peers about their experiences and successes. 

Note:  Planners will receive 0.75 RC credits for water conservation for attending Session C. 

Session D: Identifying Safer Ingredients for Formulated Products 

Formulated products can contain a wide range of potentially toxic chemicals as surfactants, solvents, antimicrobials, preservatives and other ingredients. Learn from experts about tools to help you identify safer ingredients to create safer products.     

2:30-4:00 - Concurrent Late Afternoon

Sessions E & F - Please Choose One  

Session E: Systems to Improve Process Efficiency   

Businesses often use management or process improvement systems (e.g., lean, TURA EMS and other corporate programs) to achieve more consistent continuous improvement.  Companies using one or more of these systems will discuss their experiences applying them to TUR. 

Session F:  Chemical Security and Climate Change 

 Did you know that toxics use reduction planning methods can make your facility more resilient to impacts of climate change and severe weather?  Learn about tools created by Mass Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) and efforts being led by other organizations to help identify chemical security hot spots and methods for addressing the associated concerns.  Please see OTA's new 4 minute video for a sneak preview.

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Payment Options: 
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TURA Filer Or Limited Practice Fee ($200) 

 Non TURA Filer or General Practice Fee ($250)  

Half Day Fee ($125) 

The registration fee includes conference materials, a continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.  The full day fee for TURA filers or Limited Practice Planners is $200.00 and the fee for non-TURA filers or General Practice Planners is $250.00The half day fee is $125.00.  All fees include lunch.

Conference fees can be paid using a credit card through our on-line system.  Fees may also be paid by mailing a check to
Brenda Wilson at TURI-UMass Lowell, The Offices at Boott Mills - West, 126 John Street, Suite 14, Lowell, MA  01852.

Make checks payable to UMass Lowell.  

Cancellations must be received by November 6, 2018  Cancellations by this date will receive a credit for the registration that may be used for a future training.  There will be no credit given for cancellations after November 6, 2018.

TUR Planner Credits:
MassDEP has approved this event for double credits. The full day conference will be worth 12 TUR Planner Continuing Education credits.  These credits may be used to apply to MassDEP for recertification.

Participation in Session C will also provide 0.75 additional TURP RC Water Conservation credits. 

For questions about registering, please contact Brenda Wilson at 978-934-3275 or Brenda@turi.org.

If you have any special needs contact Stacie Caldwell at 978-934-3275 or  Stacie@turi.org

For questions about the conference content, contact Pam Eliason at 978-934-3142 or  Pam@turi.org

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