D22 Air Quality
    Title: ASTM Johnson Conference on Asbestos, Almost Asbestos, and Asbestos Progeny: New Challenges
    Dates: Monday July 21 2014 - Friday July 25 2014
    Location: University of Vermont; Burlington, VT

    About The Event
    Technical Program
    Registration Information
    Continuing Education Units
    Technical Chair Contact Information
    Hotel Information
    Transportation and Directions
    Dress and Weather
    Standards Development Meetings
    Future Meeting Dates


    Since 1986, Johnson Conferences have served as forums for the discussion of asbestos issues. Held in the beautiful summers of northern Vermont, the Johnson Conference has a tradition of no recording/no publication that has encouraged forthright presentations and discussions of novel ideas and controversial issues. As such, these conferences have generated lively exchanges of ideas that have shaped many of the asbestos monitoring methods and strategies used today.

    Detection, reporting, risk assessment, and regulation of asbestos and other fibrous minerals is as relevant today as when the first Johnson Conference was held.

    The conference will be held over five days (Monday July 21 through Friday July 25), consisting of nine sessions. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons are left open to allow participants to enjoy the attractions of Vermont, with evening sessions held Tuesday and Thursday.

    Who Should Attend
    Professionals and lay-persons with established as well as developing interests in asbestos who want to be informed of the latest information on asbestos issues will find this conference to be especially rewarding. This includes environmental consultants, laboratory analysts and managers, building owners, epidemiologists, land use planners and regulators, and federal, state, and local government officials responsible for making and reviewing decisions based on the findings of these studies.

    The language of the symposium will be English.


    Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names View Scheduled Program


    Online registration closes July 16, 2014. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



    On Site

    ASTM Member Fee
    Non-Member Fee
    Presenter Fee
    Student Fee


    Conference attendees interested in receiving 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form (in the conference booklet), and submit it to the ASTM staff representative on site. A certificate will be mailed to the attendee in approximately 4-6 weeks.


    Additional information about the conference is available from the Conference Co-Chairs: Larry Pierce (, Jim Millette (,) Jim Webber (, or Harry Rook (


    The symposium will be held at the University of Vermont in the Billings Lecture Hall Located in the Billings Complex, A block of rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Burling Hotel and Conference Center. The group rate for a sleeping room is $149.00 (Single or Double). The cut-off date for guestroom reservations is Friday, June 27, 2014.

    Housing at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center
    70 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT. 05403
    Phone-802-865-6600 - Fax 802-865-6617

    Rate: $ 149.00 single or double (Reservation # 1-800-325-3535)

    When the rooms at the Sheraton sell out. Hotel suggestions are below:

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington
      1117 Williston Rd, Burlington, VT 05403 (802) 658-0250

      Best Western Windjammer Inn & Conference Center
      1076 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403 (802) 863-1125

      Holiday Inn Burlington
      1068 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403 (802) 863-6363

      Courtyard Burlington Harbor
      25 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 864-4700


    Complimentary Transportation Shuttles will be provided. Transportation schedules will be distributed upon hotel check-in and at the ASTM registration desk.


    The conference is being held in the Campus Center Theater of the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. To insure comfort, we strongly recommend casual attire be worn by both presenters and attendees. Jeans, shorts, and t-shirts will insure your comfort and will help you to blend in with the students. Coats and ties are strongly discouraged.


    Meeting schedules of Committee D22 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Dave Bradley at or tel: 610-832-9681.


    Committee D22 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".

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