IECA News PROGRAMS IECA Rolls Out New Category: Professional Plus Membership tor Russ Adsit, FASLA. “Professional Plus builds on the strengths of the Professional membership category and delivers enhancements, such as more online webinar credits, advertising dis-counts, priority selection for booths at the Environmental Connection confer-ences, and comprehensive membership profiles. IECA looks forward to serv-ing this new membership category and developing more benefits for all mem-bers as we continue to grow.” Complete details on IECA membership may be found on IECA Region One’s website at: http://www.ieca.org/membership/ whyjoin/ataglance.asp . ECA Region One is pleased to introduce the Professional Plus category to its membership offer-ings. This new category provides members with a turnkey way to receive enhanced benefits, including more I I exposure opportunities and education. “We’re pleased to introduce a newly created IECA membership category to the erosion and sediment control and stormwater management communities,” said IECA Region One Executive Direc-ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION 2013 Peer-Reviewed Education and Special Events Highlight World’s Largest Soil and Water Event Environmental Connection 2013 February 10–13, 2013 San Diego, California ECA’s annual conference and expo is the world’s largest soil and water event. Environmental Connection 2013 is the industry’s gathering place for developing business relation-ships, learning new ways to approach your work, and finding the products or services to make your job easier. The industry’s top minds will bring you up to speed on the knowledge you need now. Continuing education should equip you to tackle your tough-est challenges the day you return to the job. That’s what Environmental Con-nection delivers. Its full and half-day courses and one-hour technical sessions feature the industry’s most knowledge-able and respected instructors. IECA’s peer-review process sets our education apart by ensuring quality in the content presented and the speaker delivering it. 10 EROSION CONTROL WWW.EROSIONCONTROL.COM Environmental Connection 2013’s expo hall: 41,000 square feet of solu-tions. Environmental Connection 2013 exhibitors will be launching new products, demonstrating cutting-edge technology, and sharing the ways their services can meet unique needs. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to find the solution to your toughest challenges. Forge lasting connections with other industry professionals. Most conference experiences offer a way for attendees to connect with one another—Environ-mental Connection 2013 is no different. What makes Environmental Connec-tion 2013 different is the highly speci-fied group of attendees from across the United States and around the globe that face similar issues and a relaxed atmo-sphere that allows attendees to set their own level of involvement. IECA provides easy ways for you to select the training options that meet your education needs. This year, IECA launched its four new education tracks to replace our previous eight technol-ogy sections. These tracks allow for attendees to easily identify the kinds of material presented in each education session or course: Erosion and Sediment Control; Surface Water Restoration; Stormwater Management; MS4.