Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, October 3-4, 2014
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Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship

OCTOBER 4, 2014

Vermont Law School will host the Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship on October 4, 2014. This event offers environmental law scholars the opportunity to present their works-in-progress, to get feedback from their colleagues, and to meet and interact with those who are also teaching and researching in areas related to environmental and natural resources law, or any related specialty areas.


Carol Browner, former EPA Administrator

Keynote Speaker

Carol Browner will deliver the keynote address at our invitation-only Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship on October 4, 2014. Vermont Law School has selected Browner, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, as the Fall 2014 Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar. As EPA administrator, Browner adopted the most stringent air pollution standards in the nation's history; set a fine particle clean air standard; and spearheaded the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act as well as the Food Quality Protection Act. She is now Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. She served as the Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011.


2014 Schedule

In keeping with our conservation culture, we will print a limited quantity of this schedule to have on hand the day of the Colloquium for those who wish to pick up a hard copy. We strongly encourage you to download Guidebook, our mobile guide, in order to view the full schedule and to enhance your experience at the Colloquium. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse sessions, maps, social events, and general info.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site at http://guidebook.com/browse/.

The general overview of the Colloquium schedule includes:

FRIDAY

Friday morning/afternoon: Participants arrive.

Friday evening: Welcome Reception at Marriott Courtyard Hanover-Lebanon Hotel. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided. Welcome remarks by Melissa K. Scanlan, Vermont Law School Associate Dean for Environmental Programs and Associate Professor.

SATURDAY

Saturday morning: Attendees depart from Lebanon via coach bus to Vermont Law School.

Saturday morning/afternoon: Colloquium begins. Paper presentations and discussion. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday evening: Reception and Dinner at Vermont Law School. Keynote address by Carol Browner, Vermont Law School Fall 2014 Distinguished Environmental Scholar, Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Colloquium adjourns. Participants are bussed back to Lebanon.

We welcome participants to consider spending the weekend in Vermont.

SUNDAY

Sunday morning: Optional hike at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. Participants are bussed to the park for a 2-3 hour hike, followed by exploration in scenic Woodstock, VT. Participants are bussed back to Lebanon by 12:30pm.

Sunday afternoon: Departure. Safe travels!


Lodging and Transportation

Participants are responsible for their own lodging and transportation costs.

Transportation
For those who are unfamiliar with South Royalton's location, we are approximately 2 hours from Boston by car. The closest airports serviced by major airlines are Burlington, VT, Manchester, NH, and Boston Logan. There is a small local airport in Lebanon, NH with flights to and from the NYC area and Boston Logan. In addition, there is train service to White River Junction on Amtrak, as well as a luxury bus service from Boston provided by the Dartmouth Coach. Participants may travel from Burlington, VT to Lebanon, NH using Vermont Translines or Greyhound bus lines.

Lodgings
Participants are encouraged to stay at one of two selected hotels that offer a group discount to Colloquium participants.

The Courtyard by Marriott, Hanover/Lebanon
Reservations at the Courtyard must be booked before September 3, 2014 in order to receive the group rate. Please use this direct link to reserve rooms. The group name is "Environmental Scholarship Colloquium."

Days Inn, Lebanon
Reservation at Days Inn must be booked before September 3, 2014 in order to receive the group rate. Please call 603-448-5070 or email at daysinnlebanon@gmail.com to reserve a room. Note: the Days Inn website will not permit reservations using the group rate, so please call or email to obtain the group rate. The group name is "Vermont Law School."


For more information on the Colloquium, please contact Courtney Collins at ccollins@vermontlaw.edu or at (802) 831-1371.