The 2011 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Conference will be held on March 23-24 2011 at George Washington University’s Jacob Burns Moot Court Room. The subject of the conference, "Environmental Governance at the Leading Edge of Technology", will

explore the need for the possible structure of anticipatory governance systems that are capable of protecting the environment and public health in the context of emerging technologies such as geo-engineering to address climate change, hydro-fracturing  and deep water drilling to recover energy resources, synthetic biology to produce new fuels and other innovative materials, and expanding use of nanotechnologies.

Among the panelists is Porter Wright’s own John Monica, sitting as part of the Day one panel titled "The Strengths and Limitations of Existing Goverance Structure".

For more information and to register for the conference, please go here.