Events - Spring 2020






Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Root Causes to Sustainability Challenges and Positive Actions to Address Them

March 2-4, 2020


University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

ABOUT the EVENT: Join us at the University of Oregon in Eugene for WOHESC 2020 to learn, connect and strategize for the future of climate justice in higher education. WOHESC 2020 will continue to advance action around equity, diversity and inclusion through thematic elements, speakers and attendees while aiming to examine systemic change and generate dialogue that guides and inspires action. Our outstanding conference program will focus on the root causes to sustainability challenges and positive actions to address them. Experts and leaders in higher education and sustainability will share their experiences on topics ranging from meaningful projects that impact the community and the environment, climate resilience, social permaculture and more.





Environmental Career Fair

Unity College

March 3, 2020 


Unity College

Unity, Maine

ABOUT the EVENT: Open to the public, Unity College hosts New England’s largest environmental career fair, with more than 100 employers expected to appear at the March 3, 2020 event.

An annual tradition of connecting employers with job seekers looking for work in the growing “green” job market will once again take place at Unity College.

Maine’s largest environmental career fair.

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive environmentally focused career fair to take place in New England this year, in the Tozier Gymnasium on the Unity campus from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The environmental career recruitment event is free and open to the general public, though focused on recruitment of current students, recent or anticipated college graduates from across New England. Sponsored by the Unity College Career Resource Center.






Responding to the emergency – making the transition to a zero carbon world

03-05 March 2020




London, United Kingdom

ABOUT the EVENT: Futurebuild brings together 27,000 industry influencers and shapers to drive real change. A world class knowledge programme alongside an immersive exhibition of 450 innovative and inspiring brands and a host of networking events will combine to create an unmissable experience.

All sessions will be chaired by industry experts and we are inviting leaders in their fields to contribute to the discussions and proposals. Roger Harrabin, the BBC’s Environment Analyst will chair the wider issues to be explored on day 3. The audience will be vital partners and invited to participate in these sessions.

The Arena programme will address 10 key topics for transforming the industry to achieve net zero carbon emissions in a resilient and sustainable environment. Key topics include:

  • Who’s in charge of the climate crisis
  • Putting the planet first
  • The future is regenerative
  • The future is ethical and inclusive
  • What IS ‘Net Zero Carbon’?
  • How to mandate change: legislation, regulation and guidance
  • Carbon Neutral Cities of the Future
  • Let’s hear it from young people
  • Living and working green: what behavioural changes are required to bring about a net-zero world?
  • Professional Collaboration: Do it together 





9th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists Meeting

New Times, New Science

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

9-11 March 2020


Baylor University

Waco, Texas

ABOUT the EVENT: One of the most important and well recognised projects of the SAC is the Young Environmental Scientists meeting (YES). This unique meeting is organised annually by students for students (and recent graduates) with the main goal of bringing young researchers together and helping them develop their skills and network in an international setting.

The 9th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists Meeting offers an inviting atmosphere for attendees as a conference planned and attended entirely by students and recent graduates in the fields of environmental toxicology and chemistry.





NMFWA Annual Meeting and Training Workshop

National Military Fish & Wildlife Association

Wildlife Management Institute

March 8-13, 2020


Hilton Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

ABOUT the EVENT: For over 80 years, the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) has administered the North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference, the premier annual gathering of the natural resource profession's top administrators, scientists, managers, and educators. The North American Conference sessions, workshops and more than 150 separate meetings and functions, serve as the annual forum to set conservation policy in North America. 

This meeting is held in conjunction with the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) 85th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.  





MICROGRID Global Innovation Forum & VPP-DERMS Summit

Exploring the Role of Microgrids in the Grid of the Future

March 10-11, 2020


Chicago Conference Center

Chicago, Illinois

ABOUT the EVENT: The North America edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum,

March 10-11, 2020 in Chicago, zeros in on microgrids as a strategy for grid resiliency, renewables integration, cost savings, and ensuring power quality.  Case studies of current deployments in both grid-connected and off-grid / remote scenarios will be examined in depth.

Sessions on Day 2 of the Forum will focus on the closely related topic of next-gen Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) and their emerging role in orchestrating and integrating distributed renewable energy resources into the energy mix.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How utilities are leveraging storage within microgrids
  • Microgrids as a strategy for grid resiliency and outage management
  • Ownership models and benefits for multiple stakeholders
  • DERMs and VPPs for future Smart Grids
  • Public-purpose, city-community, and commercial microgrid deployments
  • Integration of microgrids into the larger grid
  • Microgrids and electric vehicle charging power infrastructure
  • Latest technology advances for optimizing performance and control
  • Regulatory changes to support advanced microgrid development
  • VPP international case studies & lessons for North America
  • Market drivers and opportunities worldwide 





GoGreen Seattle 2020

The Sustainability Conference for Business & Government

Fifty Years After the First Earth Day: Creating a Low Carbon, Prosperous, Equitable Economy

April 9, 2020



Hyatt Regency Seattle

Seattle, WA

ABOUT the EVENT: For ten years, the GoGreen Conference has been the ultimate sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes.

Join us to celebrate ten years of advancing our mission of empowering attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind.





EUEC 2020

Energy, Utility & Environment Conference

April 20-21, 2020



San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA

ABOUT the EVENT: EUEC is the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind.

Charge Expo will be co-located with the 23rd Annual Energy Utility Environment Conference