Seminar information and notice of postponement: 40th AMOP technical seminar

40th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response

October 3 to 5, 2017
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The 40th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response will take place from October 3 to 5, 2017. 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 8.30 a.m. each day. Presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Sessions may conclude with one or more Speaker's Corner presentations at which participants without a paper can formally present the most recent results of their research.

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The AMOP Technical Seminar will be held at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. 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 rate of $139 per room (single/doubleoccupancy), plus applicable taxes. Mention the group code AMOP Conference October 2017 when making your reservation to receive the reduced rate. Please book by September 15, 2017 as rooms and the special rate may not be available after that date.

Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
2620 32nd Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T1Y 6B8

Telephone: (403) 291-0192
Toll Free: 1 (8800) 325-3535

AMOP Seminar October 2017


A number of registration rates are available. Reduced rates are available if you register before September 1, 2017. The Complete Package ($475 before September 1/ $575 after September 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, October 2. 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 September 1 plus an administrative charge of $15. A full refund will be given for cancellations received by September 1, 2017 and a 50% refund will be given for cancellations received by September 15, 2017. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any refund for cancellations received after Septembery 15, 2017.

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, September 3, 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 $150 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: (613) 991-1114
Fax: (613) 991-9485

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