Colorado State University Clean Air Conference to Address Global Air Quality Issues

The National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control and Safety at Colorado State University will host the 22nd Annual Clean Air Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25-28 at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center in Keystone, Colo.

The conference will focus on integrated solutions to global air quality issues. Featured speakers are Lori Stewart from the Environmental Protection Agency, Sergio Sanchez from the Latin America Clean Air Institute and Jeff Collette from Colorado State’s Department of  Atmospheric Science.

Stewart will speak on achieving a cleaner, more efficient transportation system, Sanchez will speak on the Clean Air Initiative for Latin American cities and Collette will speak on aerosols and their impact on visibility. Sessions will address issues such as global air quality, innovative technology, human factors and air quality, and diesel vehicle and fuel trends.

The Clean Air Conference has been hosted by NCVECS since 1985. More than 300 participants gather at this premier event for individuals representing industry, government, environmental organizations, educators and other professionals from around the world. Participants discuss a wide range of crucial and timely issues, continuing efforts for cleaner air and a better environment.

NCVECS was established in 1976 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help states develop vehicle emissions control programs. The center’s research and training efforts have grown beyond the original EPA mandate and include conducting the EPA’s National Tampering Survey since 1984, laboratory research on alternative fuels and conversion kits, after-market devices and other emissions-related research. Training activities also are expanding to include a more diverse audience and additional topic areas.

For more information on NCVECS or the Clean Air Conference, contact Lenora Bohren at or at (970) 491-1805 or see