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ELAW Conference March 4-7 in Eugene: Rousing the Restless Majority

Now in its 22nd year, the Conference unites more than 4,000 activists, attorneys, students, scientists, and concerned citizens from over 50 countries around the globe to share their experience and expertise. The Conference is organized solely by the volunteers of Land Air Water, a student environmental law society
Rousing the Restless Majority

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
Thursday, March 4th - Sunday, March 7th, 2004
University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, Oregon

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is the premier annual gathering for environmentalists worldwide, and is distinguished as the oldest and largest of its kind. Now in its 22nd year, the Conference unites more than 4,000 activists, attorneys, students, scientists, and concerned citizens from over 50 countries around the globe to share their experience and expertise. The Conference is organized solely by the volunteers of Land Air Water, a student environmental law society, and is sponsored by Friends of Land Air Water, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The four-day Conference includes over 125 panels, workshops, and multi-media presentations addressing the entire spectrum of environmental law and advocacy. Topics include: forest protection and ecological restoration, grazing and mining reform, labor and human rights, air and water pollution, Native American treaty rights, globalization and "free" trade, environmental justice, corporate responsibility, marine wilderness, international environmental law, water rights and dam removal, oil and gas litigation, genetic engineering, and urban growth.

Each day of the Conference culminates with keynote presentations from preeminent activists, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and authors. Past keynote speakers include Ralph Nader, David Brower, Terry Tempest Williams, Ward Churchill, Vandana Shiva, Paul Watson, Winona LaDuke, Gerry Spence, Ramona Africa, Paul Hawken, and several recipients of the international Goldman Environmental Prize. To view brochures from recent conferences, please visit our history page.

This year's Conference theme, Rousing the Restless Majority focuses on harnessing latent power to change. The Conference has become an event full of energy, innovation, and inspiration for all of us involved in the environmental movement. Whether you are a seasoned Conference attendee or a first-time participant, we look forward to seeing you in March for what is shaping up to be the best Conference ever!

homepage: homepage: http://www.pielc.org/index.htm
address: address: University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR


Dead Conference 24.Feb.2004 09:30

Boredom

This Conference was dead last year. 3/4 of the booth space was empty. Same old tired career "activists", career "organizers", and assorted PC lock-steppers. I give it a 1/2 STAR rating. Do youself a favor, go to the angry wumyn conference instead.

Avoiding the Dire Issues 24.Feb.2004 19:07

Also Bored

I totally agree with the above response. On the bright side, it is inspiring to see people gather to shed light on a variety of issues that are necessary to speak about. However, it is quite sad to witness a conference run by individuals that, for the most part, don't directly address the things that are driving the vast majority of the "problems." Take civilization for example. It is the primary cause for all of the ecologic/social/etc. problems we face, yet only a VERY select few even address this. And for those that try to delve into such necessary topics, the majority of attendees at this conference (read: feel good event) turn the topic into a sideshow of sorts. For those wanting to attend, try making an actual impact and cut to the chase.

missing in action 25.Feb.2004 10:52

loop loop

stop throwing rocks at people who are giving their best efforts to do something good. I agree that there have been more exciting ELAWS in the past but fer fecks sake - just get over the amateur critic fortification. Geeeez.

what are you taking about? 04.Mar.2004 17:20

Drunk Rebel

All yall that posted that this conference sucks, get your shit together. There is free beer, great parties and music, and lots of conspiring to do with people from all over the country. Ya, the panels suck, but you've missed the boat if you think that is the conference.