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					Workshop Overview                                            Registration
The purpose of the workshop is to open a                     Registration Fee $50
dialogue among industry, government, and the public on
developing appropriate strategies for assessing and          Name
managing the risks associated with the manufacture, use                                                                                                   Office of Technical Assistance
and ultimate disposition of nanomaterials. The day will be   Organization                                                                                        and Technology

spent providing information so that participants can
communicate with each other at the same level, exploring     Address
the issues and concerns associated with nanotechnology,                                                                                          The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
and identifying the next steps needed to develop the         City, State, Zip                                                             Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
industry while protecting workers, the public, and the                                                                                       Office of Technical Assistance and Technology
environment. The Big Picture: Safe Development of            Email
Nanotechnology will feature presentations by nationally-
recognized experts on what is needed to address
                                                             Phone                                                                       The Big Picture: Safe Development
environmental, health and safety issues posed by the
use of nanomaterials. Ample time will also be provided
                                                             Please indicate your professional background:
                                                             □ Venture Capital □ Consultant □ NGO □ Industry
                                                                                                                                                of Nanotechnology
for breakout sessions and open discussion on what            □ Government         □ Academic □ Legal □ Other________
business and government can do together to ensure that       Please sign me up to earn:
nanotechnology develops safely in Massachusetts.             □ 3 TURP Credits
At the workshop your business will learn about:              Please indicate, in order of preference, the breakout
Currently available risk assessment tools                  session you would like to attend:
Best management practices for nanotechnology               __ Workplace Safety
                                                             __ Facility Discharges and Emissions
At the workshop you will have a chance to join in            __ Product Safety and Disposition
open discussion concerning:
                                                             Directions to the Workshop
What is important and feasible to do about                 Marriot Courtyard Marlborough
  environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues             75 Felton St.
What you think state agencies should know and              Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
  understand                                                 From Boston:                                                                                  Thursday
                                                             Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I- 90) West. Take exit 11A (I-495
What useful next steps might be possible                   North) to exit 24B (Route 20 West/Northborough). Take your first right                     November 15, 2007
Companies that develop or use nanotechnology are             onto Felton St. before the Shell Gas Station. Hotel is on your right.
encouraged to:                                               From Worcester:                                                                            Marriott Courtyard
                                                             Take I-290 east until the end then take I-495 South to exit 24B (Route 20
Inform Massachusetts agencies about current practices      West/Northborough). Take your first right onto Felton St. before the                   Marlborough, Massachusetts
  and how state agencies can mitigate risk concerns and      Shell Gas Station. Hotel is on your right.
  help manufacturers safely develop products using           From Western Massachusetts:
  nanotechnology                                             Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East (I- 90). Take exit 11A (I-495
Share concerns about public perception                     North) to exit 24B (Route 20 West/Northborough). Take your first right
                                                             onto Felton St. before the Shell Gas Station. Hotel is on your right.
                                                                                                                                         Additional Sponsors:
Identify regulatory concerns for both researchers and                                                                                  Environmental Business Council of New England
  manufacturers                                              Please Register by November 9, 2007                                         Massachusetts Department of Environmental
                                                             To register, complete form and send with check payable to                   Protection (MassDEP)
Who Should Attend?                                           Environmental Business Council by November 9, 2007 to:                      Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Research & Development Companies                                                                                                       Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety
                                                             Environmental Business Council
Manufacturers that use nanotechnology in their             18 Tremont St., Ste. 402                                                    Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
  operations                                                 Boston, MA 02108-2301
Academic researchers                                                                                                                   Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
                                                                                                                                         Office of Technical Assistance and Technology
Other stakeholders for the nanotechnology industry
                                                             Online registration with credit card is available :                         100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
  including venture capital and law firms
                                                                                                          Boston, MA 02114
                                                    The Big Picture: Safe Development of Nanotechnology
                                                     Thursday November 15, 2007  Marlborough, Massachusetts
Workshop Agenda:
7:30 – 8:00    Registration and Continental Breakfast               11:15 – 12:30 Panel and Open Discussion on Risk
                                                                                                                                                   Product Safety and Disposition
8:00 – 8:20    Welcome and Introduction                                           Assessment Frameworks and BMPs :
                                                                                                                                                    Discussion Leader: Seth Coe-Sullivan,
               Richard Bizzozero, Acting Director, Office of                      Scope, Cost, Practicability, Stages, and
                                                                                                                                                    Ph.D., Founder and Chief Technology Officer,
               Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA)                          Resources for Implementation
                                                                                                                                                    QD Vision
               Philip Griffiths, Undersecretary for Environmental                 Michael Ellenbecker, Ph.D., Director, Toxics Use
               Affairs, Executive Office of Energy and                            Reduction Institute
               Environmental Affairs                                              Igor Linkov, Ph.D., Managing Scientist, Intertox   3:00 – 3:30 Reports from Breakout Sessions
               Laurie Burt, Commissioner, Massachusetts                           Kyle Cahill, Corporate Partnerships Program
                                                                                  Manager, Environmental Defense                     3:30 – 3:45 Break
               Department of Environmental Protection
                                                                                  Matthew Hull, Founder and President of             3:45 – 4:30 Next Steps and Concluding Remarks
8:20 – 8:30 Survey Results and Workshop Review                                    NanoSafe, Inc.                                                 Discssion Leader: Diane J. Mundt, Ph. D.,
            Rick Reibstein, Senior Environmental Analyst, OTA                                                                                    Senior Manager, ENVIRON
            Morgan Mihok, Chemist and Nanotechnology                12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
            Sector Lead, OTA                                        1:30 – 1:50    Risk Concerns As A Hurdle To                                    What are industry’s most pressing
8:30 – 8:50 Historical Perspective from Industry                                   Commercialization                                                 concerns regarding environmental,
            F. Mark Modzelewski, Vice President of Strategic                       Michael Holman, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, Lux                        health, and safety risks?
            Opportunities, NanoDynamics                                            Research                                                        Can government address some of
                                                                    1:50 – 3:00    Topical Discussion Sessions                                       industry’s concerns and/or help to
8:50 – 9:20    The Science of Nanosafety
                                                                                   Each discussion will focus on two uses of                         level the playing field with respect to
               Andrew Maynard, Ph.D., Chief Scientist,
                                                                                   nanomaterials in commercial production                            risk assessment and management?
               Woodrow Wilson Institute
                                                                                   and/or later stage development. Industry                       How can we work together to develop
9:20 – 9:40    Current Industry Perspective                                        representatives are encouraged to share                           the capacity we need to ensure the
               Aatish Salvi, Vice President, NanoBusiness                          their own practices and to offer ideas and                        safe development of nanotechnology?
               Alliance                                                            concerns regarding risk assessment and
9:40 – 10:10 Policy Overview                                                       management for the industry.
             Martin Spitzer, former Professional Staff, House                       Workplace Safety
             Committee on Science                                                    Discussion Leader: Dr. Charles Geraci,
10:10 – 10:20 Break                                                                  Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center
                                                                                     and Chief, Document Development Branch,
10:20 – 10:50 Systematic Approaches to Risk                                          NIOSH
              Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., Managing Director ,                           Facility Discharges and Emissions:
              CLF Ventures                                                           How do you manage something that is
10:50 – 11:15 Best Management Practices for Risk                                     hard to measure?
              Management – The National Lab BMPs                                     Discussion Leader: Ed Kunce, Deputy
              Steve Hoey, EHS Manager, Center for Functional                         Commissioner-Operations, MassDEP
              Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory

For Additional Information:                                              As Space is Limited, Please RSVP                   
Contact: Sue Lanza, or 617-626-1068                    By November 9, 2007