Are you doing interesting work in the field of metals analysis and speciation for environmental monitoring projects? The 2016 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County, CA, August 8 – 12. The conference technical program will feature presentations on a variety of cutting-edge environmental monitoring issues, including a session on Metals and Metal Speciation Analyses in Environmental Samples chaired by Brooks Applied Labs President/CEO, Michelle Briscoe. The NEMC Steering Committee is currently inviting abstracts for oral or poster presentations, and the abstract deadline is January 29, 2016. Abstracts may be submitted on-line at http://nemc.us/meeting/2016/submit-abstract.php.