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The Product Stewardship Conference offers a comprehensive education program, focusing on the topics that matter most to product stewardship professionals. 

Stay current in the industry with education sessions and workshops led by top industry experts. 

You can search the entire conference program here.

Opening Keynote

Advancing Product Stewardship by Accelerating Safer Che​mistry
Joel Tickner, ScD, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Tuesday, September 10
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM  

A focus on adopting safer chemistries has significant potential to reduce risks throughout the lifecycle of products, enhancing product stewardship. 

Join Dr. Joel Tickner, ScD, for lessons learned from his work to create the field of alternatives assessment, build supply chain collaborations to accelerate green chemistry solutions through the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, and engage with policymakers through the GC3 Sustainable Chemistry Alliance to guide supportive policy.​

Closing Session

Why Go Bio: There's Nothing We Can't Make, Including Sustainable Choices
Thursday, September 12
10:30 AM  - 12:00 PM ​​

Dennis Hall
Faculty Emeritus, Ohio State University and Director of the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE)

Shivani Patel
Biological Engineering​ Student, Ohio State University

Tim Volk, PhD
Faculty, State University New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Anna Schraufnagel
Materials Science Student, North Carolina State University 

Join us for a fresh perspective on doing good while doing well.

As demand for greener materials and Eco labels increases, product stewards will increasingly seek bio-based solutions to meet their companies' needs. Rapid advances in biotechnologies are making an expanding list of bio-based materials viable. 

This session is designed to assist product stewards in sourcing state-of-the-art, sustainable materials and developing their knowledge of the field. It will also appeal to anyone seeking to explore current and emerging trends in bio-based materials, technologies, consumer demand, and human resources. Through a facilitated panel format, researchers, university students, and bioeconomy experts from across the U.S. will present exciting proof-of-concept exemplars and describe trends pointing to a bio-based future. ​​

Schedule at a Glance


Monday, Septem​ber 9

​6:00 AM - 7:00 PM ​Registration Open
​8:00 AM -12:00 PM ​Distinguishing Hazard From Risk: Application of the Product Exposure Modeling Toolbox
​1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ​Establishing an Effective Global Product Stewardship Surveillance and Advocacy System​​

Tuesday, Septem​ber 10

6:00 AM - 5:30 PM​ ​Registration Open
​8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Keynote: Advancing Product Stewardship by Accelerating Safer Chemistry​
​9:30 AM - 5:30 PM ​The Exchange Open
​9:30 AM - 10:00 AM ​Networking Break in The Exchange
​10:00 AM -​ 11:00 AM ​Concurrent Sessions (Standard)
Effective Management Systems for Chemical Regulatory Compliance in Multinational Companies
- Green Isn’t Just a Color: Navigating the Green Marketing Legal Landscape​
- Stewarding With Confidence: Translating Regulatory Speak Into Effective Business Communication​
​11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ​Networking Break in The Exchange
​11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ​Concurrent Sessions (Express)
- An Update on European Poison Centers
- Finding Van Goghs in the Dungeon: Unlocking the Value of Trapped Data in the PS System
- Global Product Stewardship Survey: Corporate Objectives & Implementation Plans
- Supply Chain Issues: Removal of a Prohibited Substance
Partner Showcase: Advancing Operational Excellence with Chemical Data by SPHERA
​12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ​Networking Lunch in The Exchange
​1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ​Concurrent Sessions (Deep Dive)
- Identifying and Addressing Product Stewardship Priorities During a Business Restructuring
- Obesogens: What, Where, and Why?
- On a Path to a Circular Economy for Plastic Packaging
- The Precautionary Principle: Use and Misuse in Product Stewardship and Implications to Business Risk​
​3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ​Networking Break in The Exchange
​4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ​Concurrent Sessions (Standard)
- Leveraged Capabilities for Improved Performance
LVEs Since Lautenberg: How TSCA Reform Has Changed the LVE Process
- Practical Guide to Evaluating Dermal Exposures to Your Consumer Products
- Product Stewardship in a Global Company​
Partner Showcase: A Science-Based Product Stewardship Program: From Product Development to Claims Defense by Praedicat
​5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ​Opening Reception in The Exchange
  

Wednesday, Septem​ber 11

​7:00 AM - 5:00 PM ​Registration Open
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ​The Exchange Open
​8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ​Concurrent Sessions (Standard)
- PFAS Risk: Past, Present, and Future
- Safe Use of Nanomaterials and Nano-Enabled Products: Regulatory and Scientific Advances From the EU
- Swimming in a Sea of Data: Moving Beyond Product Stewardship Data Management to Data Governance
Partner Showcase: ESG Performance & Market Dynamics: How Product Specific ESG Questions Are Rippling Through the Markets by ERM
​9:00 AM - 9:30 AM ​Networking Break in The Exchange
​9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ​Concurrent Sessions (Standard)
- Consumer Products: Modeling vs. Measuring User Exposures
- Implementing the Revised Prop 65 Workplace Warning Rules for California and Out-of-State Employers
- Polymers: Global Product Stewardship Approaches​
Partner Showcase: Improving Safety Assessments Through Toxicology Data Management by Evalueserve
​10:30 AM - 11:00 AM ​Networking Break in The Exchange
​11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ​Concurrent Sessions (Standard)
- Creating Shared Value Between Product Stewardship and Sustainability
- How to Measure a Robust Chemical Resilience Program Within the Supply Chain
- Learning to Live With Revised TSCA: Navigating Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)
- Manufacturing Site Review and Implementation of REACH Exposure Scenarios​
​12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ​Networking Lunch in The Exchange
​1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ​Concurrent Sessions (Deep Dive)
- Avoiding Supply Chain Disruption: An Examination of China EHS Compliance to Downstream User Impact
- Challenges and Opportunities in Chemical Nomenclature
- GHS and As-Presented Product Rules: Applying Hazard Inversion to the Classification Process
- Tiers for Fears: Applying Fit-for-Purpose Risk Assessment in Environmental Stewardship
Partner Showcase: Product S​tewardship Program Digitization - Time for a Change​ by Gensuite LLC
​3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ​Networking Break in The Exchange
​4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ​Concurrent Sessions (Standard)​
- Best Practices for Product Stewardship Management Systems to Provide Compliance Solutions
- Emerging Ingredient Disclosure Requirements and State Right to Know: Cleaning Products and Beyond
- From 60-Day Notice to Compliance: Navigating Prop 65 Testing and Exposure Assessment Challenges
- Substance Authorization Under REACH: Challenges for Global Companies​
  

Thursday, Septem​ber 12

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM ​Registration Open
​8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ​Concurrent Sessions (Standard)
- European Poison Control – Managing the Complex Submission Update Requirements
- Maximizing Product Stewardship's Learnings From Life Cycle Assessment
- Use of PFASs in Products: Navigating a Shifting Regulatory and Societal Landscape​​
​9:30 AM - 9:45 AM ​Break
​9:45 AM - 10:15 AM ​Concurrent Sessions (Express)
Alternative Assessment: What Tools Work for You?
- Declaring Conflict-Free: Response to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 
- The Regulators Unquenchable Thirst for Information (Beyond the SDS)
​10:15AM - 10:30 AM ​Break
​10:30AM - 12:00 PM Closing Session​: Why Go Bio: There's Nothing We Can't Make, Including Sustainable Choices​​
 


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