Thank you for attending the 2015 PIEC!

Thank you to all those who attended the 2015 Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC). The PIEC was a huge success and it’s thanks to the support of our speakers and attendees! We hope that you enjoyed the conference!
We’ve created a survey to gather your feedback and to give us the opportunity to hear about your experience at the conference. We read every response and integrate your comments into our planning for the next year’s conference. If you were unable to attend the conference, please do not fill out this form. 
The survey may be completed here:
Again, on behalf of the entire planning committee, we want to thank you for attending the 2015 Public Interest Environmental Conference!
Adrian Mahoney & Elizabeth Turner
Conference Co-Chairs

Registration is OPEN!

We are happy to announce that Registration for the 21st Annual PIEC is now OPEN! Visit our Registration Page for more information and for the link to register for this exciting conference!

Registration for the Eco Run, our annual 5K fundraiser, is also now LIVE! Visit the Eco Run Page for details about the race, which will be held at the Law School on January 31, 2015. Register by January 16th if you’d like a race shirt!

Registration Update and Jelks Scholarship Information

We anticipate that registration will open within the next two weeks. Please check back for updates as to when registration is live!

In anticipation of registration, we have released the information for this year’s Jelks Scholarships. Scholarships for the Public Interest Environmental Conference are made possible by a generous donation from the Jelks Family Foundation. The scholarship will cover the registration fee for the conference (note: the scholarship does not cover additional fees associated with the conference, such as travel costs). The scholarship is open to any attendee, but preference is given towards students. Previous scholarship recipients may also apply, but preference is given to those who have not been awarded the scholarship in the past.

PLEASE NOTE: We have changed our application procedures. If you would like to be considered for the Jelks Scholarship, you MUST apply for the scholarship PRIOR to registering for the conference. We will no longer provide reimbursements for scholarship recipients who have already registered for the conference. If you want to be considered for the Jelks Scholarship, you must complete your application FIRST. If selected, we will register you for the conference. If you register and pay for the conference, you will no longer be eligible for the Jelks Scholarship.

To apply, please visit the Scholarship page on our website (here). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 31, 2015.


Welcome to the new PIEC webpage!

We decided to host our content on an external page this year to allow for more frequent updates and more of a connection between the conference organizers and our attendees.

As we’re creating content from thin air, please be patient with us! Pages will be updated frequently, so bookmark our page and keep checking back. We’ll update our Facebook when there are major announcements or changes (like when registration opens), so make sure to like our page to keep up with us!

In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions for the website!

– Adrian Mahoney ( & Elizabeth Turner (, Co-Chairs