Events & Networking

FBEC Golf Outing

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

Genoa Lakes Golf Club

Golf Event Cancelled as of March 21, 2023

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!

Palisades Gondola & Museum Social

Sunday, March 26, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Palisades Tahoe

We invite you to join us for an informal networking event with great views to boot! We will meet in the hotel lobby and travel to Palisades Tahoe for a ride to High Camp on their premier Aerial Tram. There we will enjoy lunch and explore the modest museum depicting the 1960 Olympic destination.

Participants will be responsible for their own dining and transportation costs. Attendees are encouraged to ride share with fellow participants.

Thank to our Young Professionals Event Sponsor, Antea Group. The first twenty participants will receive complimentary aerial tram passes. E-mail to register for this activity.

Technical Tour

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

Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency

Chair: Brian Mulinix, HDR Inc.

Join FBEC on a behind the scenes treatment facility tour of the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency.

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
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Martis Peak

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

Lakeside Ballroom

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

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 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.
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility Treats Wastewater and Produces Renewable Energy – Andy Hock, Maintenance Manager, Hershey Co. and Greg Rosenberger, VP Light IndustriesHold the Water! A Story about Primary Fine Screening – Mike Robustelli, Winemaker, McManis Winery and Steve Macomber, Regional Sales Manager, DuperonInnovative Integration of Anaerobic and Aerobic Biological Treatment – Houston Flippin, PE, BCEE, and Michael Mecredy, PE, BCEE, Brown & CaldwellMobile-First Strategies to Improving Emergency and Disaster Readiness – Kevin Sobnosky, PE, CHMM, CPEA, Sr. Global EHS Director – Environmental, PepsiCo, Jacob Zollinger, CSP VP, Strategy and Partnerships, ReadyKey and Mike Zimmerman, PE, CHMN, CPSA, CPEA and QISP, BSIModular Wastewater Pretreatment – Juli Iacuaniello, Marketing Director, Aquacycle and Rajendra Gurshaney, VP, Engineering, Pepsico North America

Simplot Achieves Sustainability Goals with Wastewater Investment – Jonathan Witt, Sr Environmental Engineering Manager, Liam Carlin, Environmental Manager, The J.R. Simplot Company and Shannon Grant, Director Business Development, Daniel Bertoldo, Engineering Manager, Mike Allison, Applications Engineer, Evoqua

Smithfield Foods – Veolia Membrane Bioreactor Waste Water Solution – Brian Arnsten, Senior Sales Manager, Tony Urciuoli, Lead Sales Manager, Veolia and Jason Lindquist, Director of Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods

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!