Environmental Leadership Learning Conference

Tailored to the needs of environmental managers and their teams


Monday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The MEA Environmental Learning Conference is designed by and for utility and consultant personnel and provides timely and relevant information on environmental issues facing the energy industry nationally. The 2.5-day event is tailored to the needs of environmental managers and their teams, covering a range of topics and roundtable discussions such as emerging issues, MGP, and decommissioning.



Chicago & Virtual

Aon Center (hosted by WEC Energy Group)
200 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

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Travel Notice

While MEA intends to host this conference in a hybrid format, we cannot guarantee availability of the venue due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. MEA and the host venue are closely monitoring the circumstances and will make a decision regarding the in-person portion by Friday, February 18, 2022. We suggest waiting to purchase airfare until then or consider travel insurance.

If we are not able to host the event in-person, the event will continue in a fully virtual rather than hybrid and your registration will transfer accordingly. MEA will refund the difference in the registration fee and any paid activity fees.

Air Travel

The major airports in the Chicago area are:

Chicago Midway International (MDW) 

O’Hare International Airport (ORD)


Taxi, Shuttle & Rideshare from: MDWORD

Rental Cars from: MDWORD


Monday, April 4, 2022

  • Time TBD | ISS Job Site Tour

    Join us on the MEA field trip to the Former Crawford Manufactured Gas Plant, where Peoples Gas is performing a United States Environmental Protection Agency time critical removal action using in-situ stabilization (ISS). The tour will start at Burns & McDonnell’s downtown Chicago office for a safety orientation and site overview. Field trip attendees will then be transported to the project site, approximately a half hour from the Burns & McDonnell office. The onsite portion of the tour will include observing the in-situ stabilization activities, as well as an overview of the air monitoring program, the onsite water treatment system and offsite community considerations. Following the onsite tour, we will visit a local restaurant for refreshments before heading back to the city center.

  • Time TBD | Welcome Reception

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022


Registration Rates

In-Person Registrations

  • Member Utility Rate, In-Person* | $350/person [SPECIAL PROMOTION AVAILABLE]
  • Non-Member Utility Rate, In-Person | $350/person [SPECIAL PROMOTION AVAILABLE]
  • Member Non-Utility Rate, In-Person* | $650/person
  • Non-Member Non-Utility Rate, In-Person | $750/person

Virtual Registrations

  • Member Utility Rate, Virtual* | $200 for unlimited registrations [SPECIAL PROMOTION AVAILABLE]
  • Non-Member Utility Rate, Virtual | $200 for unlimited registrations [SPECIAL PROMOTION AVAILABLE]
  • Member Non-Utility Rate, Virtual* | $500/person
  • Non-Member Non-Utility Rate, Virtual | $600/person
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Buy one, get one in-person

Buy one in-person utility registration, get one complimentary in-person registration for an attendee from the same company. Redemption instructions available at registration.

Buy one in-person, get unlimited

Buy one in-person utility registration, get unlimited complimentary virtual registration for attendees from the same company. Redemption instructions available at registration.

Buy one virtual, get unlimited

Buy one utility virtual registration, get unlimited virtual registrations for attendees from the same company. Redemption instructions available at registration.

Distinguished Environmental Professional Award

Acknowledge an outstanding environmental professional

This award was established in 2016 to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions in the environmental area of the energy industry. We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 award.

Learn More


The Environmental Committee consists of a number of environmental professionals from utilities and consulting firms. The purpose of our committee is to provide resources and educational opportunities to the energy industry on the diverse set of environmental issues related to both the management of environmental liabilities as well as those encountered in the field.

Committee FAQ

Questions? Contact Lauren Denney.