Events & Networking

FBEC Golf Outing

Sunday, March 26, 2023
7:45 am - 3:00 pm

Genoa Lakes Golf Club

Chairs: Scott Jay and Justin Olson, World Water Works

The activity fee of $120/participant includes green fees, carts, range, lunch and drink token. Transportation, sponsored by World Water Works and GSE Construction from the resort to Genoa Lakes Golf Club and back to the resort will be included in the participation fee.

Premium club rentals are available for $60 each (TaylorMade) and Regular clubs for $20 each (Wilson).

Historical Tour

Sunday, March 26, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Donner State Park

Chairs: Teresa Fischer, Geosyntec and Chris Ulmer, FBEC Planning Committee 

Head twenty miles west to Truckee, California to visit Donner State Park and tour the Emigrant Trail Museum, Pioneer Monument or enjoy a scenic hike. Participants can enjoy the walkability of the Truckee area which offers a wide variety of things to see and shops to browse after having lunch at Fifty Fifty Brewery. The $45 Historical Tour fee covers your parking and lunch!

Technical Tour

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Garlock Printing and Converting, Reno

Chair: Brian Mulinix, HDR Inc.

Join FBEC on a behind the scenes tour of the Garlock Printing & Converting facility in Reno!  A manufacturer of packaging for the largest fresh produce companies in America, the plant is nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains alongside the Truckee River. Garlock is a leading developer of sustainable packaging for the fresh produce, snacks and frozen foods industry. The state of the art facility features a Plate Mounting department, Flexographic Presses, Laminators, Micro Perf Machines, Slitting Rewinders and a Quality Lab. From an environmental standpoint, the plant collects and eliminates solvent vapor generated while printing, and also recycles and reuses over 700 drums of spent liquid solvent per year that would otherwise be disposed of. Garlock also has a sustainability program and has significantly reduced their electricity use by installing LED lighting in the production and warehouse areas.

The $100 fee includes transportation for the technical tour.

Community Event

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tahoe Science Center

Chair: Ann Marie Gathright, Environmental Standards, Inc.

The community event during FBEC is historically an opportunity for attendees to join together and give back through a local service project that supports networking amongst participants. This year’s event includes the following:

Help the Tahoe Science Center prepare for the Science Expo:

    1. Putting together passports for all the students
    2. Creating a tree of life
    3. Cleaning aquariums
    4. Measuring out specific quantities of materials for different life and health science activities
    5. Create planter boxes for garden

This event also includes a tour of the Tahoe Science Center to understand the current work and history research UC Davis TERC has been performing in the basin since the late 1960s. Participants will get to play an interactive role through being a part of a focus group that evaluates the center’s augmented reality app.

Women’s Networking Event

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lakeside B/C

Inspired by the increasing number of women attendees, FBEC 2023 is honored to host a women’s networking event, sponsored by PepsiCo for female food industry environmental professionals to connect and network. Additional details are in development, check back for an update in the coming weeks.

Evening Receptions

First Timers Reception

Sunday, March 26, 2023
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Castle Peak A

Is this your first time attending FBEC? Join the FBEC Steering Committee, Conference Chair and past chairs to learn more about what to expect from the conference and get insider tips.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, March 26, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Lakeside B/C

The Welcome Reception at FBEC kicks off the conference and sets the tone for four successful days of education and networking. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with your fellow attendees.

Hospitality Suite

Sunday, March 26, 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Lakeside Cottage

Each night continue catching up with old friends and making new ones at the Hospitality suite, hosted by Gannett Fleming, Inc. The Hospitality Suite will be located in a Lakeside Cottage on the resort grounds.

Poster Sessions & Social Hour

Monday, March 27, 2023
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Martis Peak A/B/C
Chair: Jane Kettler, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
Co-Chair: Domagoj Gotovac, Woodard Curran
Conference attendees are invited to a poster session and happy hour Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at FBEC. A broad array of technical subjects will be poster presented to conference attendees through discussion that promotes mutual learning and help in developing professional contacts.

FBEC Closing Event

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Let’s close the conference out with a bang. Enjoy drinks and food with your new and old friends and see who will take home the conference’s biggest awards!