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Regional Roundtable

2018 Regional Roundtable – October 2nd and 3rd15101101783_ccf074071e_z

For over 20 years, PPRC’s Regional Roundtable conference has provided Northwest businesses and agencies with valuable information and networking opportunities within the pollution prevention community. We bring together professionals of all stripes – manufacturing specialists, industry leaders, researchers, and sustainability gurus – to explore ways to improve the environmental and economic health of our region.

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Registration Information:

Registration this year will be held online or by telephone. Make sure to register early as tickets will likely sell out. No on site tickets will be sold – message for accommodations. 

The registration price covers the cost of attendance both days, breakfast, lunch and snacks both days and any extracurricular activities held during the Regional Roundtable. Registration does not include hotel.

Registration Price: $285.00 for early bird pricing (early bird pricing ends September 21st), $310.00 for regular admission.

Registration by Phone: Call or email Adelina at 206-352-2050 ext 103; abalog@pprc.org

Inquiries for Scholarships: If you are a student, or believe you may qualify for a scholarship, please contact Krysta at kthornton@pprc.org.

Click here to Register Online.


This years Regional Roundtable will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Olympia, Washington. You must call the hotel to reserve a room.

Hotel Price: $112.00 for discounted rate on October 1st and 2nd; price subject to hotel availability all other days before/after. Rate will likely end September 15th.

Address: 415 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501

Group Rate: Use code PNW when calling.

Phone Number: (360) 570-0555


Keynote Speakers:

Robert Duff, Senior Policy Advisor for the Environment to Governor Jay Inslee

Lissa McCracken, Executive Director, Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, University of Louisville and NPPR Board Member

Dave Widawsky, Director, Chemistry, Economics, and Sustainable Strategies Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

Why Attend?:

The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Centers annual Regional Roundtable provides a unique opportunity for networking in addition to the host of excellent speakers, trainings and extracurricular activities available. This Regional Roundtable is a great way to meet and connect with colleagues in the field and even potential employers.


From PDX: 

I-5 south to Exit #105:

Follow Capitol City Center Signs and turn right (North) on Capitol Way.

Turn Left on Thurston and the DoubleTree by Hilton is on the right.

To I-5 North Exit #105:

Follow Capitol City Center Signs and turn Right (North) on Capitol Way.

Turn Left on Thurston and the DoubleTree by Hilton is on the right.

Distance from Hotel:115 mi.


From SeaTac International Airport:

Depart onto WA-99 S/Intl. Blvd.:

Right on WA-99 S/Intl. Blvd 1.2mi.

Left onto S 200th St. Take ramp right for I-5 S.

Take Exit 105B. Keep straight on Plum St SE.

Left on State Ave NE.

Right on Capitol Way N 0.2mi. Destination is on the left.

Distance from Hotel:48 mi.

Transportation Options:

Attendees have several options to access the Regional Roundtable.

Train from PDX or SeaTac: The Amtrak Cascades provide an opportunity to get to the conference without having to rent a car. You will need to take a taxi or light rail to access the train. To book a reservation, click here.

For more information on how to use the train from SeaTac Airport or PDX, click here.

Shuttle from SeaTac Airport: You can book a shuttle to the hotel through Capital AEROPORTER, which you can book here.

Carpool from Oregon (Started by Lisa Cox of Oregon DEQ): Click here or copy/paste this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qZaePKxAs1Um4Uw7sPIVhxQvJGmyZOBe69UqkNyV5Oo/edit?usp=sharing

Other Alternatives: https://www.rome2rio.com/

Steering Committee: 

Ed Gonzalez — PPRC

Ken Grimm — PPRC

Michelle Gaither — PPRC

Hugh O’Neill – Dept of Ecology

Ken Zarker – Dept of Ecology

Myles Perkins – Department of Ecology

Lisa Cox – Oregon DEQ

Karen Terry – Oregon DEQ

Peter Moulton – WA Dept. of Commerce

Kat Compton – EPA Region 10

Ben Jarvis – Idaho DEQ

Doug Huntman – AK Forum

Deva Bodas – PPRC Volunteer










Past Roundtables

Past Roundtables have included topics such as innovation towards sustainability, pollution prevention for Puget Sound, environmentally preferable purchasing, and green chemistry.



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