National Air Quality Conference 2024

Call for Speakers

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
March 18-21, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the National Association for Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) and the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) will host the “2024 National Air Quality Conference” (NAQC) as a virtual only event on March 18 – 21, 2024.

The goal of the NAQC is to educate participants about the latest developments on many important topics including, the Air Quality Index (AQI), air quality forecasting and mapping, changes and updates to the AirNow program, the intersection between air quality and public health, and innovative federal, state, local, tribal outreach programs. As a voluntary initiative, the AirNow program relies on the valuable input it receives from its partners during these conferences to ensure ongoing program collaboration and success in protecting human health.

Below are session topics of interest to the participants of this conference. This is not an exhaustive list, and ideas for other relevant session topics should be included with your abstract submission. A final list of sessions and speaker presentations will be compiled following the abstract deadline of Noon on February 5th, 2024.

Air Quality Forecasting, Data, Modeling, and Visualization Track

Session Topics

  • State, Local, and Tribal (SLT) Activities in Data Analysis, Forecasting, and Modeling
  • Improving Data for Fires and Smoke
    • AirNow Fire and Smoke Map
    • Exceptional Events and Case Studies
  • New Developments in Air Sensors and Satellites
    • AQI Applications
    • Data Standardization / Fusion
  • Future of Air Quality Forecasting and Reporting
  • Improving Air Toxics Monitoring, Modeling, and Data Analysis
  • Air Quality Data and Environmental Justice Analyses
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications for Air Quality

Communicating Air Quality Track

Session Topics

  • Hazard, Impact, Action: Communicating the Health Impacts and Risks from Air Pollution
  • Working with Communities to Address Air Pollution – Tools and Practices
  • Communicating Air Monitoring and Air Sensor Data and Citizen Science
  • Effective, “Meaningful” Engagement and Outreach on Environmental Justice
  • Working with the Public on Extreme Heat, Fire, Smoke and Other Emergencies
  • Outreach Programs and Community Projects funded by Innovative Funding Sources – IRA, BIL and ARP<
  • Communications Outreach on Mobile Sources – Marine, Heavy-duty, School Buses, Small Engine, etc.
  • Partnering with Educators on School Activity Advisories, Indoor Air Quality and Air Quality Education Programs
  • Innovative Outreach Initiatives

Invitation to Submit Abstracts

You are invited to submit a short abstract on a relevant topic that you would like to present, either as part of a panel session. Please include your name, email address, organization and position, presentation title

, the applicable conference track or session topic, and a short summary in your submission.

  • Panel Presentations – Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes. There will be an additional 5 minutes for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.

Submissions will be judged on the quality, novelty, and significance of the content and relevance to the conference session topics. Authors will be notified upon selection of abstracts; we will do our best to accommodate your format preference.

Please submit abstracts to NAQC@epa.gov by the extended deadline Noon on February 5th, 2024.