The Military Munitions Support Services webinar series hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued to enjoy tremendous support and success in FY14, with approximately 1,428 participants tuning in to the six webinars conducted during the year. Participants included representatives from DOD, other Federal agencies, State regulators, industry, interested stakeholders, academia, and international attendees.
USACE plans to host four M2S2 webinars in FY15 but in order to do so, your assistance is needed. The webinars are only as good as the topics and speakers which comprise them and we want to continue to provide the very best webinar sessions possible. In order to do that, we are requesting presentation abstracts from across the M2S2 community, including Federal agencies, industry, State regulators, and all other stakeholders. Our objective for the M2S2 webinars is to share knowledge, technologies, best practices, and lessons learned across the spectrum of munitions response activities.
Each webinar will be organized around a central theme and will consist of several presentations by subject matter experts on a specific topic related to that theme. The presentations are generally 30 minutes each, although there is considerable flexibility with scheduling, depending on the topic. The planned dates and themes for the FY15 M2S2 webinars are shown below. The webinars are open to anyone.
If you or your company, agency, or organization would like to present at one of the M2S2 webinars, please send an abstract to Dwayne Ford at Dwayne.C.Ford@usace.army.mil.
The abstracts are informal but should:
- Provide a title and brief description of the topic
- State the anticipated length of your talk (30 minutes, 1 hour, etc)
- Identify which webinar theme you believe most suitable for your presentation
- Provide point-of-contact information for the speaker (name, phone, e-mail, and organization)
Abstracts are needed by 31 October 2014.
This is an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge, experience, and perspective with the M2S2 community; gain visibility and exposure for your projects, company, or agency; and contribute to the collective improvement of our important M2S2 missions.
If you have any questions regarding the webinars or the abstracts, please contact Dwayne Ford at the e-mail address referenced above.
M2S2 Webinars - Tentative Schedule for Fiscal Year 2015
- 10 December 2014 Munitions Constituents 1300 - 1615 Eastern
- 26 February 2015 Advanced Classification 1300 - 1615 Eastern
- 23 April 2015 Planning 1300 - 1615 Eastern
- 23 June 2015 Decision Making 1300 - 1615 Eastern
USACE will again partner with EPA to utilize EPA's "Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN)" exchange web site to host the webinars. Those interested in joining a webinar must register on-line. Registration for the webinars is expected to open in mid-October and details on the registration process will be distributed to the M2S2 community as soon as registration opens.
Archives of the previous twelve M2S2 webinars can be downloaded or viewed at http://www.clu-in.org/live/archive/default.cfm?datecutoff=-1000&search_term=M2S2&sort=date .