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2016 CUPA CONFERENCE SETS RECORD ATTENDANCE
The 18th Annual California Unified Program Training Conference was held February 22-25, 2016 at the Anaheim Marriott and was our highest attended conference.
Our Training Conference provides professional training in subjects related to enhancing Unified Program implementation and to improve consistency and coordination between the 82 CUPAs and 32 participating agencies (PAs) throughout California. This Conference isn’t possible without the support and participation of our State Agency Partners, Cal-EPA, Cal-OES,

State Fire Marshall, DTSC and the SWRCB. In addition, all of the sponsors and vendors who helped make this the most successful Conference to date.
 
Here are some of the facts from the 2016 Conference.
 
Who attended: Local, State, Federal, environmental health, HAZMAT and Fire HAZMAT agencies, industry, environmental consultants and organizations, academia, students, public officials and exhibitors. Class attendees had the opportunity to earn 32 REHS Continuing Education contact hours and ICC units in the 12 tracks and 125 training sessions offered this year.
 
  • Sessions total - 125 difference training sessions offered
  • Tracks - 12
  • Total attending - 1574 (320 at a free Industry Session) = 1894 Total attendance
  • Total Industry - 539 + 320 local = 859
  • CUPA & PA Scholarships - 550
  • CalEPA & State Sponsored Agency attendees - 120
  • USEPA attendees - 18
  • Speakers - 232
  • Exhibitors - 55 Booths (total 102 exhibitor staff, average 2 per booth)
  • Sponsors - 15
    • Network Environmental Services (NES)
    • Alltech Services
    • Cal Clean
    • Disney Resorts
    • JMM Global
    • No Violation.com
    • Tanknology
    • Stericycle Environmental Solutions Inc.
    • SA Recycling
    • Lion Tech
    • Anaheim GardenWalk
    • Ryvec
    • California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance, (CCEEB)
    • Terraphase Engineering
    • SC Fuels
Leadership Awards
  • Outstanding Non-Government – Environmental/Community Organization - South Gate Community Environmental Health Assessment Team (CEHAT)
    Josue Gonzalez - Chair
  • Outstanding Innovation or Related Unified Program Project - Arleen Gurfield, Kelly Robertson, Grissel Garcia, Cher Vue, Billie Joaquino
    eForms Development Team - San Diego County CUPA
  • Outstanding Federal/State Unified Program Agency – Jennifer Lorenzo, Office of the State Fire Marshall
  • Outstanding CUPA – San Joaquin County CUPA, Kasey Foley, Program Coordinator
  • Outstanding CUPA Individual – Sande Pence, San Diego County
Career Achievement Award - Bill Lent, San Mateo County
 
Students - 14 students from 9 Universities attended FREE student day Wednesday.
 
Student Research Project winners (2)
  • Qian Jia, Fresno State - $2,000
  • Karl Wendt, CSU San Bernardino - $1,500
Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual California Unified Program Training Conference to be held at the San Diego Sheraton, February 6-9, 2017. Planning for this event has already begun, please provide any suggestions you have for the Conference either in our contact page or for UPA members, you can submit your suggestions in the Member section. Help us make the 2017 Conference the most successful to date. Thank you all to your participation and we hope to see you again next year.