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SETAC Pellston and Technical Workshops
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SETAC workshops bring together environmental professionals to advance the state of knowledge and promote resolution of technical issues to identify solutions for pressing environmental challenges. SETAC offers two distinct types of workshops: SETAC Pellston Workshops® and Technical Workshops, which are renown for the quality of their technical output. Pellston Workshops® are SETAC’s premier workshop offering, named after the location of the first workshop held in 1977 at the University of Michigan Field Station in Pellston, Michigan.

Workshop Outcomes

View this list of previous workshops and resulting publications.

View Workshop Publications


Pie chart of workshop participants
Data from SETAC Pellston Workshops
held between 2015–2018

Our approach is based on our principles and values.

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to solving environmental problems:
    • A range of technical expertise from various fields
    • Varied viewpoints (scientists, engineers and managers)
  • Multi-stakeholder engagement:
    • Balance in participation among academia, business, and government (consistent with foundling principles) as well as inclusion of stakeholders from other sectors such as non-profit and public interest groups.
    • Gender balance
    • Geographic diversity
    • Career level diversity: Student merit scholarships to involve professional at an early stage
  • Science-based objectivity:
    • Full Disclosure: Financial and in-kind contributions are transparent
    • Conflict of Interest: Participants are asked to set aside parent affiliations

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