The 2009 North American Biochar Conference will be the first major biochar conference held in the United States. The keynote speakers for the conference will be Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Dr. Susan Solomon, Senior Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder is the lead sponsor and organizer of the conference. The conference is co-sponsored by the International Biochar Initiative (IBI). Scheduled to run from August 9 to 12, 2009, the conference is designed to advance our understanding of the policy, business, scientific, and technical opportunities and issues implicated by the large-scale usage of biochar as both a sequestration agent and soil amendment.
More information on the conference, registration, and lodging options are posted on the conference website at: Americas Regional Conference August 2009.
Additionally, the site has information on a call for abstracts covering all aspects of biochar from scientists, engineers, users, producers, students, policy analysts, and policy makers.
Sponsorship interests as well as other questions are welcome and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.