|11 Dec 2019
Modernising the WA EP Act - DWER Briefing
|Sarah McEvoy - DWER
|5 Dec 2019
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Act 2019 - modernising Victoria's key biodiversity legislation
Leigh Morrison >
Vanessa Craigie >
Julia Franco >
Brendon Sydes >
Nic McCaffrey >
|10 Oct 2019
Revolutionising Victorian Environmental Law – implications of the draft Regulations and Environmental Reference Standard
|Dru Marsh >
Paula Bradshaw >
Tim Power >
|6 Aug 2019
|Special presentation by Chief Environmental Scientist Dr Andrea Hinwood and EIANZ Vic Division AGM
Life, Science and environmental protection |
Dr Andrea Hinwood >
|17 July 2019
|From Mitigation to Sustainability | Bryan Jenkins
|20 June 2019
Queensland Globe Webinar
Qld Globe Webinar Medium
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LEAP 2 - The Future
The LEAP 2 - The Future conference is a two-day forum focusing on the hurdles and a pathway forward for environmental Legislation, Environmental Approvals, and Policy.
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View Soren Hermansen's video >
Developing and funding renewables projects | Dan Brown
Green Energy from Brown Water - The Opportunities for Hydrogen | David Carberry & Rob Nicholson
Sustainable Railways of the Future - How Is This A Better Option Than Road | Sarah Connelly
Working Together in the Native Title Space | Nathan Frazier
Clean Energy Transitions - The Future of Energy | Ian Mackinnon
Cutting Edge Metals And The Future Of Batteries | Shaun McCarthy
Financial Assurance and Rehabilitation Reforms | Jackie McKeay
Third party audits and the importance of Clarity in Conditions | Romin Nejad & Scott Lambert Workshop
Where Are We Heading? Legislation, Approvals And Policy - Legislation, Approvals And Policy | Kathryn Pacey
As environmental professionals, what do we want? | Geraldine Squires
EPA Update - A New Act
PFAS Regulatory Update
Student and Early Careers Congress
The Student and Early Careers Congress was especially targeted at those studying part-time and full-time in environment-related degrees and those new to the industry (within the first five years of their careers).
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NZ Annual Symposium
Allanah Kidd, Beca
Amelia Sharman, Productivity Commission
Nick Tait, Dairy NZ
Rachel Puentener / Sylvia Smyth, The How Team
Sean Weaver, Ekos
Stewart McKenzie, Enviro-Mark Solutions
Tsani Rakhmah, Student presentation
Victoria Metcalf, OPMCS
WA | Flora and vegetation in EIA Symposium
Video presentations from all speakers
Presentations from speakers
Revolutionising Victorian Environmental Law - innovation, opportunity and risk
Tim Power - Partner, White & Case LLP
Kath Rowley - Executive Director, Climate Change Division at DELWP
SEQ and FNQ Divisions - Queensland Vegetation Management Update.
Delivered across various locations via live video stream this event discussed proposed changes to the Queensland vegetation management framework (VMOLA Bill 2018) and the practical implementation of the proposed policy changes.
Olivia Williamson - Senior Associate, Hopgood Ganim Lawyers
David Francis - Senior Principal Ecologist, Cardno Brisbane and Sophie Cowie - Senior Ecologist, Cardno, Brisbane
Dave Fleming - Ecosure, MEIANZ and CEnvP Ecology Specialist
Peter Lazzarini - Director, Vegetation Operations Support, DNRME
VIC Division - Cultural Heritage Management Update
This interactive session on cultural heritage management issues covered:
- The new Heritage Act 2017
- The Aboriginal Heritage Act (as amended in 2016)
- Understanding heritage management processes and requirements
- Working with Registered Aboriginal Parties
|Jeremy Smith - Heritage Victoria
WA Division - DWER Update - Regulatory Reform & Environmental Programs 2018
Mr Mike Rowe, Director General of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, led the Department in delivering the McGowan Government's environmental reform and licensing program. Mr Rowe presented to members on the progress of the DWER since its commencement on 1 July 2017, bringing together the previous Departments of Water and Environmental Regulation.
|Mr Mike Rowe, DWER
|15 - 16 Feb 2018
Impact Assessment SIS & VIC Division - Impact Assessment Symposium
Worldwide, IA is the pre-eminent tool for assessing the sustainable development potential of new proposals. However, IA is mostly reactive rather than strategic. This symposium explored ways to broaden strategic thinking in IA in Australia.
David Hyett, AECOM
Jack Krohn, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Garry Middle, VisionEnvironment
Simona Duke and Julie Keane, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Rachel Maas and Lara Mottee
Angus Morrison-Saunders, Edith Cowan University
Garry Middle, VisionEnvironment
Kathryn Friday, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Anne Dansey, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Russell Tait, Tait and Associates Pty Ltd
VIC Division - Advancing sustainability in infrastructure
This forum introduced ISCA and the Infrastructure Sustainability Rating Tool and provided a case study on how the Metro Tunnel is applying sustainability.
Anthony Sprigg - ISCA
Priya Pathmanathan - Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
NSW Division - National Flying-fox Forum Program
The Second National Flying-fox Forum followed on from the successful event held in 2016 that brought together over 75 dedicated individuals from all levels of government, non-government organisations, consultancies and community groups to explore the issues of flying-fox management and conservation. This year’s event sought to expand on the topics raised during the inaugural forum and moved on to implementing the principles of the strategic vision.
View the program here.
Ecosure and Richard Collins - Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Ross Rowe - Department of the Environment and Energy
Mike Roache - Office of Environment and Heritage
Dr Rodney van der Ree –Ecology and Infrastructure International
School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
Jason van Weenen - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Jess Bracks - Ecosure
Dr Pia Lentini and Kaye Currey
Dr Justin Welbergen - Western Sydney University and Australasian Bat Society
Workshop Introduction Slides
Himali Ratnayake - University of Melbourne
Michael Ulph - GHD
Dr Justin Welbergen (HSE) - Western Sydney University and Australasian Bat Society
Trish Wimberley - Australian Bat Clinic
Dr Tania Bishop
Bradley Nolan - Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils
Maree Kerr - Griffith University
WA Division - Student and early careers mentoring events
This event featured a panel of industry professionals who shared their career pathways and provided advice for young professionals in today's environment sector. This event was videoed.
Videos of the event
WA Division - An introduction to the WA Biodiversity Science Institute
This seminar covered the work WABSI are undertaking and how they can assist the broader WA environmental network.
Guy Boggs - WABSI
Information management presentation - WABSI
Survey node presentation - WABSI
Videos of the event
NSW Division - Northern Rivers Contaminated Land and Waste Forum
This one-day forum covered the latest developments in contaminated land and waste management industries in the NSW Northern Rivers region. Leading practitioners from the NSWEPA, local government and industry provided insight into regulatory updates and current industry practice. With the growing need for certified practitioners in this area, information was also provided on the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme and its specialist certification in contaminated land.
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Marc Salmon MEIANZ CEnvP - NSW accredited site auditor
Rod Harwood - Industry leader
Bill Haylock FEIANZ CEnvP - CEnvP Board member
Phillippa Biswell - Sutherland Council
Scott Hunter - NSWEPA
Christine Pitman - Ballina Shire Council
Sam Waskett - NSWEPA
Naomi Lee - NSWEPA
David A Johnson - NSWEPA
Kylie Lloyd - Zoic Environmental
Ross Fox - Fishburn Watson O'Brien
NSW Division - Reinvigorating environmental management
Can the new EMS standard help drive improvement in the environmental outcomes from your business? This interactive PEP event discussed the main implications of the new version of the international standard for environmental management systems (ISO 14001:2015).
|Julie Dickson - Dickson Environmental Consulting and Audit
VIC Division - Climate Change Forum
This forum provided an update and overview of state government climate change policy announcements and examples of actions being taken.
Alice Bleby - Manager of Adaptation in Climate Change Policy, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Fin Robertson - Senior Sustainability Specialist, Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)
Dianna McDonald - Social Research Lead, Sustainability Victoria
Fran MacDonald - Coordinator, Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action
WA Division - Environmental Practitioners' Workshop: Sharing experiences in environmental practice
The program for the day focused on four key areas with three presentations in each session. The sessions were:
- Policy programs and research
- Recovery and rehabilitation
- Tools and innovation
- Community and engagement
In addition to the twelve presentations, two key note speakers presented.
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Policy programs and research
Chris Gentle and Guy Boggs - WABSI
Sarah Bellamy and Paul West - DMP
Andrew Mack - Talis Consultants
Recovery and rehabilitation
Chris Kennedy - ER Consultants
Karl Hansom - Paper and Presentation - South Coast NRM
Robyn Cail - South Coast NRM
Tools and innovation
Jenny Cambell - Encycle Consulting
Renata Zelinova - WALGA
Andrew Moore - Aerial Environment
Community and engagement
Catrina-Luz Aniere - Millennium Kids
Neil Dixon - Ennovate Consulting
Sally Forbes - South Coast NRM
FNQ Division - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV): Application in environmental science and management
UAV's have an increasing presence in environmental management, monitoring and research by providing an opportunity to create high resolution spatial data in real time. This event included speakers from industry and university bodies to demonstrate the utility of UAV technology.
|View the presentation (video)
VIC Division - Caulfield to Dandenong: transformation toward sustainable development
This seminar on the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project provided a cross-disciplinary case study and discussed:
- The key environmental benefits
- Opportunities and innovations
- How continuous improvement is applied
- How the design has been influenced to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
James David, Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)
Paul O’Connell, Caulfield to Dandenong Alliance
Brigid Moriarty, Coffey
Michael Arpula, LXRA
Adrian White, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
NSW Division: PEP - True cost of litter
This seminar explored the social impact and wider ranging effect of litter in public spaces. NSW EPA provided insight on their refreshed anti-litter education campaign and opportunities for grant funding under the Waste Less Recycle More 2017-21 extension.
Darren Perrin - Eunomia
Blake Lindley - Edge Environment
Sharon Owens - NSW EPA
NSW Division: PEP - ‘Smarter’ water monitoring - supporting environmental assessments at a project-specific level
Dr Dan Evans presented on a range of ‘smarter’ water monitoring techniques by way of case-studies. He addressed what needs to be obtained from environmental monitoring programs and provided some guidance on how to go about achieving this.
|Dr Dan Evans - Beca
Webinar: Make 2017 your best work year yet
Presented by Louise Millar-Hoffman, EIANZ member and Australia's only eco-specialist career and workforce development specialist, this informative and practical session offered useful tips for immediate action towards your best year yet.
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NSW Division: PEP Talk - Waste management in the modern world
Dr Stuart Dever, a specialist with more than 25 years experience in waste management, presented on:
- How waste management has changed over the last 50 years
- The performance and sustainability of current strategies and practices
- The new (2016) NSW EPA Environmental Guidelines for Solid Waste Landfills
- Waste management at the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
|Dr Stuart Dever - Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
Webinar: Why you should become a Certified Environmental Practitioner - for your sake and the profession
This webinar highlighted the value of the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme to the environment profession, through improving reputation and accountability, and to individual practitioners.
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WA Division - Environmental regulatory reform in Western Australia
Western Australia is undergoing significant environmental regulatory reform. In 2013, the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) was established as a stand-alone environmental regulator. In 2014 the DER embarked on a program to make environmental regulation in Western Australia more efficient, effective, transparent, consistent and accountable by developing a comprehensive risk-based approach to its regulatory functions under Part V Division 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. Jason Banks (DER Director General) and Agnes Tay (DER Director, Strategy and Reform) provided a presentation on the Department’s environmental regulatory reform program and its implementation.
|Jason Banks and Agnes Tay - Department of Environment Regulation
Webinar - How to integrate environmental information into accounting standards
Environmental-economic accounting, based on the UN System of Environmental-Economic Accounting, is a multi-faceted exercise involving accountants, ecologists, economists, statisticians and geographers. Learn more about it from Mark Eigengraam and Carl Obst, Directors of the Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting (IDEEA).
View the webinar recording - please note, there was a technical issue with the slides not being displayed for the first 10 minutes of the recording. The slides are available below.
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SEQ Division - National Flying-Fox Forum
Flying-foxes are gregarious animals that can disrupt people sleeping and camps produce strong odours, which make adjacent living difficult. They are also protected species, including some that are threatened, and management of camps requires approaches that are ethical, humane and will not negatively impact on each population.
This forum explored the various management regimes in operation in primarily Queensland and New South Wales with the aim of producing a national strategy for management of flying-fox camps.
This forum explored:
- The effectiveness of dispersal programs based on the speakers' experiences.
- Presentation of data to support alternative measures.
- Factors that affect the effectiveness and success rate of camp management measures.
Click here to watch a video from the 2016 National Flying-fox forum.
Click here for information on the 2017 National Flying-fox forum.
Trish Wimberley 1
Trish Wimberley 2
Cairns Council Poster
Bat Wars Poster
Aust Bat Society Poster
Webinar: BHP Billiton's strategic assessment of its Pilbara mining operations over the next 50-100 years
This webinar was run by Bryce Skarratt, Team Leader Strategic Environmental Assessment, Iron Ore Environmental Approvals at BHP Billiton, and gave an overview of BHP Billiton's strategic assessment of its Pilbara mining operations over the next 50-100 years including:
- Impact assessment methodology
- Outcomes of the assessment with practical examples
- How impacts will be managed and the assurance and compliance regime that is being proposed
- What environmental outcomes BHP Billiton will be committing to achieving and how they demonstrate they are meeting those outcomes
- Lessons learnt to date
View a recording of the webinar
Download the webinar slides
VIC Division: TAKE2: Victorian Government’s climate change pledge program
Jack Noonan - Sustainability Victoria
|6-Jul to 7-Jul-2016
WA Division: Fauna Assessment for Environmental Impact Assessment Workshop
This two-day workshop for regulators, consultants, local and state government officers, industry, researchers and students covered a range of topics, such as:
- Scoping and survey design
- Survey and assessment techniques
- Threatened Species discussion panel
- New technology and innovations
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Bridget Hyder Manager - Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch Office of the Environmental Protection Authority
Mike Bamford - Banford Consulting Ecologists
Glen Gaikhorst - GHD Environment
Dr Manda Page - Department of Parks and WIldlife
Dr Graham Thompson - Terrestrial Ecosystems
Dr Scott Thompson - Terrestrial Ecosystems
Mark Cowan - Department of Parks and Wildlife
Robert Browne Cooper
Rebecca Bray - WA Museum
Dr Graham Thompson - Terrestrial Ecosystems
Piers Higgs - Gaia Resources
Peter Adams - Murdoch University
Allan Burbidge - Department of Parks and Wildlife
Robert Lednor - Global Unmanned Systems
Peter Zurzolo - The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute
SA Division: Infrastructure Sustainability Rating Scheme and the North-South Corridor (Torrens Road to River Torrens Project)
This presentation by Cathy Chesson (T2T Alliance Sustainability Manager) and Kirsty Bauer (Case Manager, Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia) gave an overview of the Infrastructure Sustainability Rating Scheme and discussed its application on the North-South Corridor (Torrens Road to River Torrens Project).
|Kirsty Bauer - Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia
NSW Division: Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) Forum
This forum featured expert speakers covering the latest on PFCs and answering some of the following questions:
- What do we know about PFCs and what is the current status?
- What do we actually know about the toxicology and health risk of PFCs?
- What are your legal risks for PFC contamination without clear regulation?
- How is NSW currently a regulating PFCs, and what changes are coming?
- What are our limitations /improvements in detecting/analysing PFCs?
- What are some of the technologies available and being developed to clean up PFC impact?
VIC Division - Climate Action
Anna Skarbek - Climate Works Australia
David Jenkins - National Australia Bank
Dr Cathy Oke - Melbourne City Council
VIC Division - Urban renewal: Not only Fishermans Bend
A panel of expert presenters explored the role and importance of the policy and regulatory landscape in facilitating redevelopment of urban renewal sites.
Dominic Arcaro - Navire
Simon Micmacher - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Meredith Sussex AM - Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee
NSW Division: Innovation in the environment
Facilitated by Jan Rieche, Polyglot Group, this event featured presentations on the latest in renewables from frontline leaders in the field including: Dan Sturrock - Investment Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA),
Dean Stehling - Executive Director, Allgird - an Indigenous Corporation leading the way with battery storage and
Nigel Morris - CEO, RoofJuice Australia.
VIC Division: In pursuit of renewable energy in Victoria
Tom Butler - Clean Energy Council
Mark Feather - Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Jamie McGlip - Acciona
FNQ Division: Renewable energy event
This event brought together experts to discuss current developments in the renewable energy sector in Far North Queensland.
Dr Adam Smith - Reef Ecologic
Prof Rocky de Nys - MACRO James Cook University
Graeme Pollack - SMEC
Alastair Buchan - NQ Dry Tropics
VIC Division: Melbourne Strategic Assessment - Biodiversity 5 years on
This seminar focussed on the recent government guidance note - Implementing the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Melbourne's Growth Corridor and covered topics such as -
- Adjustments to conservation area boundaries
- Retaining native vegetation and scattered trees
- Uses and acceptable development within conservation areas
Warrick McGrath - Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Mark Bartley - HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Aidan O'Neill - City of Whittlesea
SEQ Division: Are strategic assessments the answer?
Strategic assessments are landscape scale assessments and unlike project-by-project assessments, which look at individual actions (such as construction and operation of a pipeline or wind farm), they can consider a much broader set of actions.
Entering into a strategic assessment offers the potential to deal with cumulative impacts on Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES) and to look for both conservation and planning outcomes on a much larger scale than can be achieved through project-by-project assessments. The process is designed to be flexible and provide the opportunity to reach a negotiated outcome for the benefit of both parties.
Slides from the Presentation
Online recording, including slides
|4 - 5-June-2015
SEQ Division: LEAP Summit - Legislation, Environmental Approvals and Policy
LEAP was a two day summit focussing on the hurdles and pathway forward for environmental legislation, environmental approvals and policy.
Rarely a week goes by without discussions or notifications of a change of environmental legislation, policy or approvals strategy. As environmental practitioners, or professionals who work closely with environmental planning, we must adapt to these hurdles and provide ethical, sustainable solutions. In this forum we will hear from Queensland’s leading practitioners in environmental approvals, development and implementation of legislation and policy.
Check out the presentations to see how are lessons from the past being applied to improve performance and enhance environmental outcomes? How can we lead the way for the next generations for environmentally and economically sustainable solutions to today's challenges?
Graeme Newton - Deloittes
Elisa Nichols - EHP
Deb Calliser - Dept of Environment
Paul Wilson - Ashurst
Hamish Manzi - Adani
James MacDermott - Aecom
Paul Lindsay - Compass Assurance
James Mackenzie - EHP
Graeme Bolton - DILGP
Omar Ameer - EHP
Barton Green - Three Plus
Brad May - Epic Environmental
Michael Klug AM - Clayton Utz
Michael Ryan - Arrow Energy
Hugh Lavery - AEI
FNQ Division: Mine site rehabilitation and closure planning workshop
This workshop brought together experts from industry and government to discuss best practice in mine site rehabilitation and closure planning. Three expert speakers presented on their area of expertise followed by a panel discussion.
Ian Rankin - 4T Consultants
Stuart Winchester - GHD
Neil Dale - Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
SEQ Division: Managing and reporting on Contaminated land sites in Queensland
Effectively managing all aspects of contaminated land sites is much like mastering a complex jigsaw puzzle! All the pieces must fit together to tell the story, from the initial desktop historical assessments, to in field assessments, sampling, sample transfer, laboratory, data analysis and interpretation, reporting, administrative and auditing assessment through to potential legal aspects associated with impacts upon the receiving environment.
Brad May - Epic Environmental
FNQ Division: Environmental Regulation Update
Speakers from government and the legal profession discussed where environmental regulations are at in Queensland and implications for stakeholders
Omar Ameer - Department of Environment and Heritage
Stuart Watson - NQ Legal
Vic Division: Making EIAs work
This interactive seminar focussed on how to navigate the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process in Victoria, understanding the expectations of key regulators and providing insights for proponents and their advisers to leverage the EIA process and add value to their projects.
Tony Robinson - Environment Protection Authority
Tim Power - Herbert Smith Freehills
Adam Mitchell - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
David Hyett - AECOM
NZ Chapter: EIANZ New Zealand Symposium - Focusing on what matters
This one-day Symposium was opened by Hon Dr Nick Smith (Minister for the Environment) and Rod Oram. Speakers came from local government, industry and NGOs and presented on two topics currently affecting environmental management in NZ – the freshwater NPS and local body amalgamation.
Rod Oram - Our next revolution: Focusing on what matters ...so we work with the ecosystem not against it
Richard Thompson - Cleaning up the Manawatū River: A collaborative approach
Elizabeth McGruddy - Enabling farmers to achieve excellent freshwater outcomes
Tim Higham - Achieving effective engagement across multiple agencies: the case of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
Nicki Green - Stormwater Management and the NPS for Freshwater Management 2014
Nigel Corry - Implementing the NPS-FM in the Wellington region
Cr Christine Scott - Hawke’s Bay Regional Council: Is it fundamental to Hawke’s Bay’s future success?
Barry Johnson - The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
Simon Harvey - The Natural Step
Barbara Donaldson - Achieving excellent environmental outcomes in the context of local government reform in Wellington
SEQ Division: Advancing Sustainability with Environmental Practice
Advancing sustainability in business activities, projects and organisations requires more than technical skills. Practitioners need to help project leaders identify then own sustainability priorities and organise solutions with their stakeholders.
This presentation will introduce practical tools to assist you with exploring issues and guiding others in managing them. Our presenter will also outline how to customise communication of priorities to leverage support for sustainability endeavours.
SEQ Division: Contemporary Issues in Environmental Impact Assessment
This seminar provided attendees with an overview of the EIA processes available in Queensland as well as an insight into important legal and technical considerations when deciding on what process works best for a particular project.
Geraldine Squires - GHD
Xavier McMahon - Clayton Utz
SEQ Division: Native Title - not just mining anymore
Attendees obtained a practical update on native title legislation and case law both in Australia and in Canada, and how that legal framework is shaping resource development projects.
Dr Jonathan Fulcher - HopgoodGanim
Scott Hanna - Hatch Pty Ltd
SEQ Division: Australian Government's One Stop Shop
Stephanie Secomb - Assistant Director, Policy and Reform Branch and Joe Walters - Assistant Director, Policy and Reform Branch presented a webinar on the Australian Government's plan for a one-stop shop for environmental approvals policy.
Fact sheet on the one-stop shop
Slides from the presenation
Online recording of the webinar (complete with slides)
Answers to questions asked during webinar that speakers ran out of time to answer
For further questions, send an email to the one-stop shop