Events - Fall 2019




2019 FMA Annual Conference

Knowledge is Power: Keeping the Lights on Floodplains, Resilience Planning and Risk Reduction

Floodplain Management Association

September 3-6, 2019


The Sheraton Marina

San Diego, California

ABOUT the EVENT: This popular event brings together attendees from government, academia, private sector and non-profits to discuss the latest strategies, tools and technologies in floodplain and flood risk management. The Conference offers critical policy panel discussions, an extensive multi-tract technical program, invaluable networking opportunities, professional training workshops, field trips and a world-class Exhibition Program.





2019 AZA Annual Conference

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

September 7-11, 2019


Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

New Orleans, Louisiana

ABOUT the EVENT: The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Annual Conference is the largest, most comprehensive zoo and aquarium professionals’ event in the country. The Conference offers attendees valuable networking and learning opportunities, and the chance to explore cutting-edge product and service providers.

Attending the AZA Annual Conference provides opportunities to:

  • Explore ideas and best practices with more than 200 education program sessions, poster presentations, and round-table topic discussions;
  • Discover successes and lessons learned from a community of veterans and young professionals – large and small facilities alike;
  • Experience new technology and services in a diverse Exhibit Hall featuring more than 180 companies and organizations showcasing their latest products;
  • Connect with more than 2,800 dedicated colleagues at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos who share a common vision to protect and save species.      





10th Edition Microgrid Global Innovation Forum - EMEA

Optimizing hybrid renewable energy microgrids for off-grid and grid-tied environments 

Smart Grid Observer

September 10-12, 2019


London, United Kingdom

ABOUT the EVENT: The microgrid opportunity around the world continues to grow significantly. One recent report forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% between 2016-2022, reaching $35 billion by 2022. The reasons for this expected positive development include the falling cost of solar energy, advances in energy storage, the drive to mitigate climate change, and the cost savings associated with minimizing fossil fuels in remote generation systems. In addition, microgrids will play a central role in bringing electrification to rural and developing regions in which access to reliable, clean and affordable energy is a high priority. 

The 10th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 10-12, 2019 in London, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments.





Legionella Conference 2019

Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus

NSF International

National Environmental Health Association

September 11-13, 2019


Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

Los Angeles, California

ABOUT the EVENT: The Legionella Conference, hosted by NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association, is a unique, annual event that focuses on emerging issues related to building water systems - and brings professionals together to work toward solutions.

The 2019 Legionella Conference theme, “Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus,” centers on how both industries can help align water and energy sustainability and public health goals. This event will bring together thought leaders from across the sustainability, public health, water management, water utility and academic communities. Working in collaboration with diverse stakeholders, we can develop systems to prevent illness associated with building water systems while meeting our sustainability goals.

Important topics include:

  • Creating a successful water management program
  • Advancing water reuse opportunities
  • Monitoring a successful water management program
  • Intersection of sustainability and public health for cooling towers
  • Water conservation goals and public health – responding to unintended consequences
  • Strategies for benchmarking building water systems for sustainability and public health outcomes
  • Legionella outbreak surveillance and response strategies – identifying best practices
  • Domestic hot water systems – safely and efficiently managing water temperatures
  • Plumbing design





SETAC Latin America 13th Biennial Meeting

Industry, Academia and Government for a Global Sustainability

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

15-18 September 2019


Hotel Caribe

Cartagena, Columbia

ABOUT the EVENT: The objective of the SETAC Latin America 13th Biennial Meeting is to continue with the series of SETAC Latin America meetings and to promote the interaction among Latin American professionals engaged in environmental science with colleagues from other parts of the world. We wish to stimulate education and participation of students and to facilitate scientific exchanges among the academic, business and government sectors.

Whether you’re an undergraduate, a graduate student or a professional in a postdoctoral fellowship, be sure to plan to attend the student functions at the SETAC Latin America meeting in Cartagena! Students are an important part of SETAC, and these events give all students an opportunity to exchange ideas, talk with peers from other research facilities, and meet possible mentors for scientific and career advice. 





34th Annual NAHMMA National Conference

North American Hazardous Materials Management Association

September 15-19, 2019


Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

Denver, Colorado

About the EVENT:

The 2019 NAHMMA Hazardous Materials Management Conference is the year’s largest annual gathering of HHW industry professionals nationwide. Providing current and cutting-edge information, it’s a great place to learn and connect with what’s happening in the world of household hazardous waster and pollution prevention.

Presentation Topics & Themes:

  • HHW and VSQG Programs
  • HHW Education/Outreach and Behavior Change
  • Program/Facility Financial Operations and Planning
  • Health and Safety
  • Legislative and Regulatory Policy
  • Product Stewardship and Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Recycling and Diversion/Sustainability Programs
  • Specific/Special Waste Management
  • Design and Technology/Innovations/WTE





2019 International Conference on Ecology & Transportation

California Department of Transportation

September 22-26, 2019


Hyatt Regency Hotel

Sacramento, California

ABOUT the EVENT: Join us for the tenth biennial ICOET conference hosted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration. The conference is organized by the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Road Ecology Center (lead), the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at UC Davis.

ICOET is the foremost interdisciplinary, interagency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems in all modes. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share current research, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of all transportation modes.

The ICOET program includes podium presentations, posters, field trips, and exhibits on topics of interest to researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers. Hundreds of professionals—representing government, Tribal, academic, nongovernmental, and private industry organizations—from the United States and more than 20 countries regularly attend ICOET.





NEWWA Annual Conference

New England Water Works Association

September 22-25, 2019


Samoset Resort

Rockport, Maine

ABOUT the EVENT: 371 water works professionals attended NEWWA's 2018 Annual Conference for educational and networking opportunities. The 2018 program included technical session tracks over 2 days on topics including water treatment, management, sustainability, water resources, water quality, distribution, and groundwater. TCH credit will be available to all attendees.

Plenty of networking opportunities are also available--from multiple receptions, to panel discussions, to the membership recognition celebration. The annual Water for People silent auction is also returning, as well as the ever-popular "Aging Infrastructure" contest and "New England's Best" Drinking Water Taste Test.  A variety of guest and social programs are also on tap for the week, including Wednesday's golf tournament.





Solar Power International & Energy Storage International 2019

North America Smart Energy Week

Solar Energy Industries Association & Smart Electric Power Alliance

September 23-26, 2019


Salt Palace Convention Center

Salt Lake City, Utah

ABOUT the EVENT: North America Smart Energy Week, powered by the leading solar organizations the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), is the largest gathering of solar, smart energy, energy storage, and hydrogen fuel cells professionals in North America looking to grow their renewable portfolio for businesses and communities. Anchored by the flagship event, Solar Power International, North America Smart Energy Week brings together an extensive alliance of renewable energy leaders for four days of networking, accredited educational events, and innovation that moves the industry forward. 

Solar Power International (SPI) is the largest, fastest growing and most awarded solar trade show in North America.  The event draws 20,000 attendees and 750 exhibitors from around the world. With its breadth of industry experts sharing their knowledge and exhibitions from the industry’s pacemakers, SPI is the leader among solar trade shows.

Energy Storage International (ESI) paves the way for greater integration between the energy storage and solar markets. As the largest energy storage event in North America, ESI features over 165 exhibitors and 7,000 attendees interested in energy storage technology, three full days of education investigating policy advances, market forecasts, new technology and applications, as well as additional relevant, timely industry-developed content designed to grow the storage market.





SER 2019

8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

Restoring Land, Water & Community Resilience

Society for Ecological Restoration

September 24-28, 2019


Cape Town, South Africa

ABOUT the EVENT: We proudly invite you to Cape Town for the 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration from 24-28 September 2019, jointly hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the South African Water Research Commission. We are excited to bring together colleagues from across Africa and around the world in this spectacular setting to discuss and debate the many issues and challenges inherent in planning, designing, implementing, and monitoring successful restoration programs in all biomes and on all continents.

The conference theme for SER2019 is “Restoring Land, Water & Community Resilience”. Inspired in part by the South African experience with Working for Water and related initiatives – which are among the best examples anywhere in the world of integrating ecological, economic, and social goals under one framework – the theme is intended to help keep discussion about developments in restoration research, practice, and policy focused on the big picture.


  • Connect with researchers, practitioners, policymakers, industry professionals, and students from around the world
  • Learn & share through plenaries, poster sessions, symposia, workshops, training courses, and over 100 oral sessions
  • Participate in conference field trips and experience restoration activities happening in the region up close
  • Exchange knowledge and debate the latest issues and trends in restoration

Topics & Themes

  • Designing restoration strategies for specific biomes
  • Achieving desired outcomes for biodiversity
  • Investing in ecological infrastructure
  • Restoration for water supply and water security
  • Invasive species management
  • Scaling up to meet global restoration targets
  • Mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Restoration in developing and emerging economies
  • Integrated approaches at the landscape scale
  • Restoring socio-ecological systems
  • Engaging local communities and other stakeholders
  • Linking science, policy and practice





World Smart Energy Week

September 25-27, 2019



Osaka, Japan

ABOUT the EVENT: Eight major exhibitions with over 200 conference sessions.


6th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo

The latest technologies, materials, manufacturing technologies, and solar cell/module will be exhibited.


6th International Photovoltaic Power Generation System Expo

Various system design, construction, installation, surveillance and maintenance for PV system integration and installation are showcased.


5th International Rechargeable Battery Expo

Leading exhibition showcasing various components, materials, devices and finished rechargeable batteries.


Various cutting-edge technologies and products related to smart grid and smart communities will be showcased.


3rd International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo

Various technologies, components, materials, devices and systems for hydrogen and fuel cell will be exhibited.


Biomass Power Generation - The next renewable energy to boom in Japan. Various devices, technologies and services to support the business will be showcased under one roof.


Various engineering technologies and components to build, maintain and operate such thermal power plants will be exhibited.


Various cutting-edge products & technologies for wind energy will be exhibited.





10th International Conference on Fisheries & Aquaculture

Future of World Fisheries & Aquaculture

September 27-28, 2019


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: Conference Series LLC Ltd invites all the participants from all over the world to attend 10thInternational Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture (Fisheries 2019) during September 27-28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. This global conference includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Fisheries Conference brings together a unique and International mix of experts, like aquaculture engineers, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations to its world aquaculture conference, aquaculture is understood to mean the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, the production gains from various regions of the world and the share that comes from aquaculture. Aquaculture plays an important role in ensuring a sufficient supply of nutritious food to feed the world's growing population. However, this requires a corresponding increase in the feed supply.

Fisheries Conference is anticipating participants from Aquaculture and fisheries scientists, researchers, academicians, students, companies and societies.





2019 Joint Annual Conference

American Fisheries Society & The Wildlife Society

September 29 – October 3, 2019


Reno-Sparks Convention Center

Reno, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: In 2019, The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society will come together for the first-ever joint national conference of these two organizations. The event will likely be the largest gathering of fish and wildlife professionals ever and will provide unprecedented opportunities for science-sharing and potential collaboration. Individually, these organizations’ conferences ensure your staff stay knowledgeable and up to date on the latest science and management techniques but combined this can’t-miss event opens doors for the future of the natural resources professions. Join us in Reno for an unforgettable experience and be a part of this historic event.

Join us in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2019, for an unforgettable experience. Be a part of this historic event and benefit from:

  • Unprecedented networking opportunities with up to 5,000 fish and wildlife professionals and students from all 50 states, representing every federal agency with a wildlife nexus, major universities, prominent NGOs, and private industry with a vested interest in fish, wildlife and natural resources management. The opportunity to meet other professionals, create new partnerships, and build collaborative approaches will help solve the wildlife conservation issues important to all of us.
  • Unparalleled learning opportunities through a projected 3,000 presentations and 150 symposia on key fish and wildlife management and research topics that will cover virtually every aspect of resource management.
  • Continuing education and training as we anticipate dozens of classroom and workshop opportunities.
  • Engagement with an expected 150+ businesses and organizations with products, services and idea to share in our trade show area that can help attendees and organizations achieve conservation and management goals.

Get a quick overview of the student experience, including networking and career planning opportunities:

  • Networking & Career Planning Student Activities
  • Student Travel Grants
  • Continuing Education Courses and Skill-Building Workshops






High Performance Home Summit


Energy & Environmental Building Alliance

October 1-3, 2019


Embassy Suites Denver Downtown

Denver, Colorado

ABOUT the EVENT: Join us in mile high city of Denver, October 1-3, at the MUST-ATTEND event of the year for builders, raters, analysts, and architects committed to finding solutions for producing high-performance buildings.

Sessions will present the latest in building science, combined with real-world application and problem-solving. Presentations will cover topics of special interest including solutions for healthy, resilient and affordable high performance and Zero-Energy Homes:

  • Defining, building and selling a Healthy Home
  • Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Building the Home of the Future with Innovation, Cost Efficiencies and Sustainability
  • Water Efficiency & Conservation

The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) is one of the oldest and most respected residential building education organizations in the USA. Our history of providing insight, collaboration and education to builders and designers seeking to construct resource efficient, durable, healthy homes spans over 30 years.





SEJ’s 29th Annual Conference


Society of Environmental Journalists

October 9-13, 2019