Annual Symposium

2023 Center for PFAS Research Annual Symposium

PFAS – Current Knowledge and Applications for Agricultural Production

Oct. 22-24, 2023

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI 48824

The 2023 Center for PFAS Research 2nd Annual Symposium will focus on the theme of PFAS: Current Knowledge and Applications for Food Production. The symposium will allow participants to exchange scientific information and discoveries while also discussing PFAS contamination in agricultural systems, transport into crops and livestock, remediation, policy, and emerging issues of PFAS. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about new skills and technologies that may influence the scientific direction, management strategies, and supply chain sectors of PFAS contamination and solutions.

This symposium is a collaborative effort between the MSU Center for PFAS Research, University of Maine, Maine Farmland Trust, and USDA ARS. Attendees will include farmers, researchers, Extension professionals and educators, public and private industry professionals, regulators, scientists, and students to establish a network of national and international collaborators, stakeholders, and communities. The interactive symposium will initiate collaborations and broaden engagement between PFAS research efforts in Maine, Michigan, nationally, and internationally; promote research and demonstration projects between farmers and researchers; and increase the flow of information between stakeholders and regulators to establish a cross-sector national network around PFAS contamination research, response, and policy.

The 2nd annual symposium will take place at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. A group room block has been created with lodging available for $125 per night.

A second room block has been set up at The Graduate East Lansing with a lodging rate of $119 per night. Guests staying at The Graduate with vehicles are encouraged to utilize The Graduate's valet parking due to limited downtown parking; valet parking is $35 per night for overnight guests. You may book your lodging at The Graduate by clicking here. The group block is available until September 30, after which the group lodging rate may not be available.

A welcome reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, October 22. Opening remarks for the symposium and a plenary speaker and panel will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 23. The plenary speaker and panel will be livestreamed. Participants wishing to view the livestreamed session will need to register as virtual participants. Only the plenary speaker and panel on October 23, from 8:30 - 11:45 a.m. will be livestreamed. The remaining components of the symposium will only be in person.

Registration fees

In-Person registration has closed.
Virtual (for Plenary Speaker and Panel on October 23 ONLY): Free 

Register Here