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Administrator Mike Leavitt To Deliver Keynote Address at 2004 Science Forum on Tuesday, June 1 - Annual Science Meeting Will Focus on Healthy Communities and Ecosystems

Release Date: 05/28/2004
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          Contact Information: David Deegan, 617-918-1017 / deegan.dave@epa.gov
          Enesta Jones, 202-564-7873 / jones.enesta@epa.gov
          Office of Media Relations, 202-564-4355


(Washington, D.C. - May 28, 2004) The third annual EPA Science Forum, “Healthy Communities and Ecosystems,” will be held in Washington, D.C. on June 1-3. This year’s Science Forum will showcase recent scientific accomplishments, as well as demonstrating EPA’s commitment to quality science and highlight the central role of science in environmental decision-making. The Forum will focus on science and innovation to protect health and the environment; delivering science-based information to decision makers; and using science to make a difference.

The Tuesday, June 1 afternoon plenary session will feature keynote addresses by both EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt and by the Director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, John Marburger.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science will host a session to kick off Forum events on Tuesday morning. Thematic sessions, posters, a product expo and exhibits will be featured. Also highlighted will be the Small Business and Innovation Research projects and the prestigious Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards, recognizing exceptionally high quality research and technological efforts of Agency scientists.

Confirmed attendees include key EPA science officials, other members of the scientific and academic communities, interested stakeholders, representatives of several other federal agencies and EPA and Congressional staff. The Science Forum is an ideal opportunity to learn about EPA’s work on healthy communities, ecosystems and environmental solutions. Additional information is available at: http://www.epa.gov/ord/scienceforum .

Who: Michael O. Leavitt, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Keynote: Tuesday, June 1
1 p.m. EDT

John Marburger, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Keynote: Tuesday, June 1
3:15 p.m. EDT

What: EPA 2004 Science Forum “Healthy Communities and Ecosystems”

When: Tuesday June 1-Thursday June 3

Where: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.