National Brownfields Training Conference Postponed to 2022

EPA and ICMA are committed to ensuring the National Brownfields Training Conference provides the safest and most effective networking and learning environment possible for the brownfield community. Unfortunately, ongoing public health concerns, travel restrictions, and uncertainty related to COVID-19 have yet again driven the difficult decision to postpone the December 8 – 11, 2021 conference to a later date. We understand the importance of this event and deeply appreciate the time, effort, patience, and support put forth from our speakers, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and other partners.

We also understand the importance of keeping your momentum going and getting you excited for the opportunities brownfield redevelopment brings us. To do this, we are planning a couple of remote/virtual engagements with you in December. We are still making plans but stay tuned for details about upcoming virtual engagements and the dates for our rescheduled conference.

Thank you for your continued support of the National Brownfields Training Conference. We hope to see you in 2022!


If you are already registered for this year’s conference, you have two options regarding your current registration:

• Do nothing, and we will reserve your registration for Brownfields 2022 (dates to be determined).
• Reach out to by November 1, 2021 for a full refund.


All existing hotel reservations have been cancelled. No deposit or cancellation fees will be incurred.  Cancellation confirmation emails with a cancellation confirmation number will be sent to all reservations. For more information, contact or 864-208-2463

About the Conference

In 1996, a cross-section of stakeholders came together in Pittsburgh for the very first federally co-sponsored National Brownfields Training Conference. Now join us as we celebrate the 19th event from December 8th-11th, 2021, in Oklahoma City, OK at the Oklahoma City Convention Center!

Cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties. Mark your calendars for three days of training, networking and business development!

What to Expect

The Brownfields Conference features a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. The exceptional training offered by the Brownfields Conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.

Oklahoma City was chosen for the site of the 2021 Brownfields Conference due to the exciting brownfields redevelopment happening in the city. The site of the conference, the brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center, was itself built on a redeveloped brownfield site.

The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector with a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities that are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.

Brownfields 2021 will also feature special sessions on local economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Who Should Attend

If you are in the brownfields industry or are part of a locale with a brownfields site, and you are looking to revitalize your community, spur economic growth, restore the environment, and protect the public health, then don’t miss Brownfields 2021.


There will be over 100 educational sessions to discuss new practices, share success stories, and stimulate new ideas.

The Brownfields Conference is also a great opportunity to earn your continuing education credits. Click here to learn more.


This conference is an extremely valuable experience due, in part, to the interactions that take place among the broad range of stakeholders involved with brownfields redevelopment.


Mobile workshops offer attendees the opportunity to visit brownfields sites firsthand.

Individuals who may be interested:

  • Local, state, and federal government leaders
  • Federal and state contractors
  • Real estate developers and investors
  • Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
  • Economic development officials and community development organizations
  • Construction and building firms
  • Environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials
  • Information technology professionals
  • Academic institutions & students
  • Attorneys

Previous Conferences

  • 2019 – Los Angeles
  • 2017 – Pittsburgh
  • 2015 – Chicago
  • 2013 – Atlanta
  • 2011 – Philadelphia
  • 2009 – New Orleans
  • 2008 – Detroit
  • 2006 – Boston
  • 2005 – Denver
  • 2004 – St. Louis
  • 2003 – Portland
  • 2002 – Charlotte
  • 2001 – Chicago
  • 2000 – Atlantic City
  • 1999 – Dallas
  • 1998 – Los Angeles
  • 1997 – Kansas City
  • 1996 – Pittsburgh