Seminar information: 45th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response

The 45th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response will take place from June 6 to 8, 2023 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Seminar provides a forum for professionals working in the field of oil and hazardous materials spills. The forum facilitates the transfer of scientific results and is intended to link research and the operational community. All submitted papers are peer-reviewed by scientific and technical experts.

The Technical Seminar features plenary sessions of 10- or 20-minute presentations on spill-related topics including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE). Sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day. The presentations are followed by a 5- or 10-minute question and answer period. Sessions may also conclude with Speaker’s Corner presentations at which results of more recent research can be discussed without an associated paper.

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The AMOP Technical Seminar will be held at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attendees are responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel accommodations. A block of rooms has been reserved for seminar participants at the special rates of $139 per standard room per night (single/double occupancy), plus applicable taxes. Mention the group code 2306ENVIRO when making your reservation to receive the reduced rate. Please book by May 15, 2023 as rooms and the special rate may not be available after that date.

Chateau Lacombe Hotel
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5J 1N7

(780) 428-6611
1 (800) 661-8801

Environment and Climate Change Canada – AMOP Technical Seminar


A number of registration rates are available. Reduced rates are available if you register by May 1, 2023. The Complete Package ($525 by May 1/ $625 after May 1) includes admission to the sessions; poster displays and exhibits; coffee breaks and lunches on all 3 days of the Seminar; the Welcome Reception, and a copy of the Proceedings.

To register, please complete and return the Registration Form and send it with your payment in Canadian dollars to the Technical Seminar Coordinator. Participants can pick up their registration package at the Seminar information desk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 5. The information desk will open at 7:15 a.m. on the days of the Seminar.

If you wish to be invoiced, you must pay the rate charged after May 1 plus an administrative charge of $15. A full refund will be given for cancellations received by May 1, 2023 and a 50% refund will be given for cancellations received by May 15, 2023. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any refund for cancellations received after May 15, 2023.

When registering, please alert us of any dietary restrictions so we can forward this information on to the hotel catering prior to the seminar.

Speakers’ breakfast

Those presenting papers are asked to attend the Speakers’ Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the day of their presentation. Audiovisual technicians will be available at this time to help load presentations and work out any technical difficulties. Please note that presenters are to attend this breakfast only on the day of their presentation

Welcome reception

On the evening of Tuesday, June 6, after the final presentation of the day, seminar attendees and exhibitors are invited to enjoy a Welcome Reception. Light Snacks and a cash bar will be available. This social gathering offers seminar attendees the opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed atmosphere.

Poster sessions and exhibits

Poster sessions will be held each day, at which participants can present their most recent research. Posters should be approximately 1.2 m x 2.4 m (4 ft x 8 ft) in size and will be on display from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the relevant session. We ask that authors be available at the poster display during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks and after lunch on the day of their presentation to meet other participants, present ideas, and answer questions.

A limited number of exhibit spaces, 2.4 m x 3 m (8 ft x 10 ft) in size, are available during the seminar to display equipment used for oil and chemical cleanup and spill-related services. This space can be rented for a fee of $600, which includes the Complete Package for one person. There will be a charge of $250 for each additional exhibit personnel.

Please contact the Technical Seminar Coordinator to rent an exhibit space.

Additional information

For further information or to obtain copies of the Proceedings for this or preceeding years, please contact:

Natalie Jones
Technical Seminar Coordinator
Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Environment and Climate Change Canada
335 River Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0H3

Telephone (Teams): (343) 809-5392
Fax: (613) 991-9485

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