Environmental Conference

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Environmental Conference Canceled

Towson University continues to actively monitor the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, the Environmental Conference is canceled. 

In following public health guidance around physical distancing, all in-person university events for the remainder of the spring term are canceled.

Read more about TU’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Student at the Environmental Conference

The annual Environmental Conference at Towson University brings together students, faculty, staff and the community to highlight career, research, leadership and advocacy opportunities across a wide spectrum of environmental and sustainability focus areas.

Visit the Conference Program section for more details about the schedule, breakout sessions, and featured presenters.

Environmental Conference Keynote Event: A Conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Towson University is proud to welcome Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha as our 2020 Environmental Conference Keynote Speaker!

Headshot image of Dr. Mona Hanna-AttishaDr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate who spearheaded efforts to reveal, publicize, and fix Flint, Michigan’s water crisis. In 2014, a change in the city’s water source resulted in astronomical amounts of lead leaching into the drinking water, causing irreversible damage to Flint’s residents. As a local pediatrician, the poisonous levels of lead in the water terrified Dr. Hanna-Attisha, and she was shocked that the government ignored complaints, protests, and reports from citizens, journalists, and experts. She knew that the only way to stop the lead poisoning would be to present undeniable proof on a national platform. Because of this, she has been called to testify twice before the United States Congress, awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the author of "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, REsistance, and Hope in an American City."

For more information on this Speaker, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.


Conference attendees who have questions regarding accessibility for the Environmental Conference, or who need to request an accommodation for a disability (sign language interpreter, wheelchair access, etc.) should fill out the Visitor Disability Accommodation Request Form For additional questions, please contact Inclusion and Institutional Equity by email  or by phone 410-704-0203.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters!

The 2020 Towson University Environmental Conference is supported through a grant from The Citizens of Baltimore County. In addition, this event is sponsored by ABM and PNC Bank.