Historic Investment in Brownfields

2023 is the year to take your community to the next level with unprecedented financial and technical resources. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law included an unprecedented $1.5 billion investment in EPA’s highly successful Brownfields Program.  Learn more.

Brownfield 2023 is the premier event to learn how you can access these grants and maximize your economic, environmental, and social performance. This funding will transform communities into sustainable and environmentally just places, enhance climate resiliency, and more.


120+ Interactive Sessions, Mobile Workshops, and Events


Network with colleagues and Federal, State, and Local Officials


Historic New Resources and Technical Assistance


Brownfields in the Modern Frontier

What to Expect

The Brownfields Conference features a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. The exceptional training offered by the Brownfields Conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.

The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector with a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities that are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.

Who Should Attend

If you are in the brownfields industry or are part of a locale with a brownfields site, and you are looking to revitalize your community, spur economic growth, restore the environment, and protect the public health, then don’t miss Brownfields 2023.


Brownfields 2023 features over 120 panels, roundtables, and topic talks where attendees can learn directly from experts in the field and interact with federal, state, and local decision-makers. In these sessions, speakers will discuss new practices, share success stories, and stimulate new ideas.

The Brownfields Conference is also a great opportunity to earn your continuing education credits.



The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) invests more than $1.5 billion through EPA’s highly successful Brownfields Program and funds over 350 programs to support planning,  construction, and operation of a variety of public infrastructure projects.  This unprecedented investment in EPA’s Brownfields Program will transform countless lives and spur life-changing revitalization in communities large and small, urban and rural; all with the same desire to keep their neighborhoods healthy, sustainable and reflective of the people who call it home. With EPA’s funding and direct technical assistance, overburdened communities can begin to address the economic, social and environmental challenges caused by brownfields and reposition these properties for investment and revitalization. Learn how to access this funding at Brownfields 2023- the premier event to learn how to make the most of these grants and maximize your economic, environmental, and social performance.



Brownfields 2023 will feature Regional Open Houses, affiliate meetings, and other networking events. At Brownfields 2023, you will have the opportunity to re-connect with your colleagues from around the country and network with federal, state, and local officials. This conference is an extremely valuable experience due to the interactions that take place among the broad range of stakeholders involved with brownfields redevelopment.


Mobile workshops offer attendees the opportunity to get out of the convention center and to visit brownfields sites firsthand, hearing from project leaders and the community.

Individuals who may be interested:

  • Local, state, tribal, and federal government leaders
  • Federal and state contractors
  • Real estate developers and investors
  • Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
  • Economic development officials and community development organizations
  • Construction and building firms
  • Environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials
  • Information technology professionals
  • Academic institutions & students
  • Attorneys

Previous Conferences

  • 2022 – Oklahoma City
  • 2019 – Los Angeles
  • 2017 – Pittsburgh
  • 2015 – Chicago
  • 2013 – Atlanta
  • 2011 – Philadelphia
  • 2009 – New Orleans
  • 2008 – Detroit
  • 2006 – Boston
  • 2005 – Denver
  • 2004 – St. Louis
  • 2003 – Portland
  • 2002 – Charlotte
  • 2001 – Chicago
  • 2000 – Atlantic City
  • 1999 – Dallas
  • 1998 – Los Angeles
  • 1997 – Kansas City
  • 1996 – Pittsburgh