2012 Northwest Hazardous Materials Management Conference

Monday, June 25, 2012 - Thursday, June 28, 2012

Please join us for the 2012 Northwest Hazardous Materials Management Conference in Spokane, WA. This year’s conference is hosted in the historic Davenport Hotel, one of the premier attractions of the Pacific Northwest. While at the conference, learn about the latest developments in facility operations, safety, producer responsibility, regulations and (new this year) professional development. The conference will provide training, such as the HAZOPWER 8-hr refresher, technical sessions and facility tours. While you are in Spokane, enjoy the local access to nature, some of the best golf courses in the country and Spokane’s downtown fine eateries, wineries and retail district.

Keynote Speaker

“Nature Is Alive With Chemistry” - A Discussion On Biomimicry And Green Chemistry

Mark Dorfman: Green Chemistry Naturalist & Member, Biomimicry Speakers Bureau

Mark Dorfman, Green Chemistry Naturalist, received his Master's degree in environmental chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Public Health. Mark has worked with chemical industry trade organizations to promote green chemistry in Mexico, India, Russia, and Nepal. In recent years, he’s created educational materials that link green chemistry with biomimicry. In 2007, he joined the Biomimicry Guild to focus full time as liaison between the Guild and the world's leading green chemists to develop the biomimetic component of green chemistry strategies. He's charged with the exciting and rewarding task of helping Guild clients find sustainable solutions through inspiration from nature's warehouse of sophisticated, elegant, and life-friendly chemical transformations.

Technical Sessions

The technical sessions cover a variety of topics:

  • Collaboration Celebration!
  • Collection Services
  • Decrease your Dosage
  • EnviroStars
  • Green Government Saves Green
  • HHW & SQG Impacts of Changing Regulation & Assistance
  • Improving Operations
  • In Harm's Way
  • Industry Challenges in Product Stewardship Legislation
  • Local Source Control Partnership - Challenges & Successes
  • Measuring Progress
  • Problem Technologies
  • Product Regulation
  • Professional Development Training (New!)
  • Safety Complacency = Risky Business
  • The Big Picture
  • The Latest in Producer Responsibility
  • There's Biodiesel in Them Thar Hills!  All About the Biodiesel Industry

Exhibitors/Vendors & Sponsors: Connect to more information & special registration links in the above box on the right.

Conference Location & Lodging:
A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the conference rate of $87 for a deluxe room (king or double).

*When calling the hotel, please reference that you are with the 2012 NAHMMA conference.*

Make room reservations now by calling The Davenport Hotel toll free from US and Canada 800-899-1482 or locally at 509-455-8888.


For more information go to: http://www.thedavenporthotel.com


Physical Address: 10 South Post Street, Spokane, WA 99201

Telephone: (509) 455-8888 or toll free (800) 899-1482


Shuttle and Town Car Transportation - Call 509.455.8888 for reservations.

Airport - $25 each way per room.


Downtown Service - Complimentary up to 2 miles (5:00 am - 12:00 am).

Group shuttles also available for up to twelve people.


Overnight Parking for conference attendees - $20 for valet or $10 for self-parking.

The Spokane International Airport is approximately 8 miles (15 minutes) from The Davenport Hotel. Alaska and Horizon flights are picked up right outside the doors at baggage claim. All other flights are picked up at ground transportation, just next to the car rental counters.

Directions: From the airport (eastbound), take I-90 East to the Lincoln Street exit (number 280a). Turn North (left) on Lincoln. If you are traveling westbound, take I-90 west to the Lincoln Street exit and proceed North on Lincoln. Turn East (right) on First Avenue (approx. 3 blocks). Self-parking is available in our garage on the southwest corner of First Avenue and Post. For valet parking, turn North (left) on Post for the main hotel or turn South (right) for the tower.

Other local hotels: Hotel Ruby - (509) 747.1041; Montvale - (509) 747.1919; Doubletree - (509) 455.9600

This event is sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association. The Northwest Chapter is NAHMMA’s first and most active chapter with over 100 current members from the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. NAHMMA is an established group of hazardous materials management professionals whose purpose is to advance education, foster communication, encourage policy development, recognize exemplary programs and provide professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the toxicity of municipal waste streams.