Events - Summer 2019




Collection Systems Conference 2019

Water Environment Federation

Indiana Water Environment Association

June 4-7, 2019


Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis, Indiana

ABOUT the EVENT: This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA)  

Wastewater professionals from around the globe will gather in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the WEF Collection Systems 2019 Conference. The Conference Planning Committee will be looking for technical abstracts as well as workshop and mobile session proposals. 





Annual Conference and Exposition

Innovating the Future of Water

American Water Works Association

June 9-12, 2019


Colorado Convention Center

Denver, Colorado

ABOUT the EVENT:  Explore the impact of innovation on the future of water.

Come to ACE19 in Denver, Colorado to connect with global water experts in every segment of the water industry. This is your opportunity to explore innovative, real-time solutions and new insights to help solve today’s water challenges. We are excited to launch a new conference website with improved navigation to make your registration experience the best it can be. Be sure to check back in the Spring for new updates on the professional program, keynotes and events to find out what’s happening in water now and where the future of water will take us. 

Why Attend?

  • Network with the most intelligent and innovative people in the water industry
  • Learn about technology advances on new materials, designs and products
  • Conduct invaluable face-to-face discussions in the Exhibit Hall
  • Find out current utility trends and solutions from all over the world





23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Product Innovation Using Greener Chemistries

ACS Green Chemistry Institute

June 11-13, 2019


Hyatt Regency Reston      

Reston, Virginia

ABOUT the EVENT: The 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and 9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry will be held together from the June 11-13, 2019 in Reston, Virginia.

The Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, has been a meeting ground for advancing sustainable science and solutions since 1997.

The International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GSC) brings the global green chemistry community together every other year to share research and education initiatives. The last GSC was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2017.

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute is pleased to bring these two events together for three days of oral and poster sessions, keynotes, social events, and workshops in the Washington DC metro region. Join us at this unique event!





Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) 2019

June 12, 2019         


Mayflower Hotel

Washington, DC

ABOUT the EVENT: The Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) is headed back to Washington! We hope you will join us on June 12, 2019 in Washington D.C. for an action-packed day of key partnership-building and unparalleled content.

Over the last decade, EE Global has established itself as the energy efficiency elite’s gathering place – the one event that draws together business executives, government leaders, and advocates from across sectors and continents for actionable dialogues on advancing energy efficiency.  From Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen Denmark, the Forum has spurred public-private partnerships, generated investment in efficiency and delivered, a lasting global impact.

Our 400+ attendees are decision-makers, with 80% self-identifying as Director-level or above. They represent all sectors and disciplines, and hail from over 50 countries. EE Global speakers are visionaries, engaging the audience in informative and bold conversations. Our content is developed with guidance from the Energy Efficiency Global Alliance and our EE Global Working Group, comprised of energy efficiency experts from all regions of the world.





15th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE)

Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication

International Environmental Communication Association

June 17-21, 2019


University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: We are excited to have you join us in Vancouver, Canada for the 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE 2019). The conference will be held at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus on the Point Grey headland, surrounded by forest and ocean, with views of the Coast Mountains and just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, all of which is part of the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

We have chosen communicating water - Waterlines - as the theme of the conference. Water connects with many environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest relating to energy production and distribution, land use, climate change, forestry, mining, development, and recreation. We think water is an under-researched area in the field of environmental communication and we are hoping to change that a bit.

The conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, artists, students and concerned citizens from around the world to share research, good practices, experience, and stories in order to help foster more effective, inspiring, ethical, and hopeful environmental and sustainability communication.





Clean Pacific

June 18-20, 2019


Hyatt Regency

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: CLEAN PACIFIC brings together stakeholders in spill prevention and response from government, environmental, emergency planning, and emergency response industries to share lessons-learned, hear best practices and view new products and services for response operations.

The CLEAN PACIFIC Conference & Exhibition delivers solutions for spill prevention and response for oil and hazardous materials in the marine and inland environment. It brings together all parties responsible for prevention and response operations in the Western United States and Canada to discuss best practices and build interagency relationships vital to a successful response. CLEAN PACIFIC was designed to deliver a program that covers issues unique to the West Coast, and the conference agenda is carefully built out by a group of experts representing State/Provincial and Federal Government, industry and non-profit partners in oil spill prevention, preparedness and response.





Circularity 19


June 18-20, 2019


Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

ABOUT the EVENT: The world is facing stark limits to resources, and companies are under pressure to reduce waste and create new products and services.

To address these challenges, the circular economy has emerged as a transformational business strategy focused on designing and manufacturing products and materials that have continuous and infinite lifecycles — and it is a $4.5 trillion business opportunity.

Circularity 19 will bring together more than 500 thought leaders and practitioners to define and accelerate the circular economy.

Through inspirational plenaries, interactive breakouts, hands-on design charrettes, networking events and a solutions-focused expo, Circularity 19 will inspire, inform and empower participants to seize the opportunities of the emerging circular economy.

This year's program will be framed by six program tracks:

  • Business Strategy & Innovation
  • Circular Cities
  • Design & Materials
  • Logistics & Infrastructure
  • Next-Gen Packaging
  • Standards & Metrics

We offer a limited number of volunteer positions to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. The volunteer application will open up in March. 

MORE INFO: Circularity 19




River Rally 2019

River Network

June 21-24, 2019


Westin Cleveland Downtown

Cleveland, Ohio

ABOUT the EVENT: Hosted annually by River Network, River Rally provides an inspiring and energy-infused touchpoint for nonprofit groups from across the U.S. and beyond, as well as for agency and foundation representatives, industry innovators, philanthropists, academics, students, and community leaders. It includes over 70 learning opportunities, an awards ceremony, novel social events, and access to thought leaders and change agents.

River Rally 2019 takes place along the banks of the Cuyahoga River and marks the last time that river caught fire from unregulated pollution fifty years ago, a pivotal event that sparked the environmental movement that led to the establishment of the Clean Water Act. The River Rally 2019 program features speakers who will celebrate this and other clean-water victories while illuminating today’s most urgent water topics.





ACE 2019

A&WMA’s 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition

Winds of Change – Vents de changement

Air & Waste Management Association

June 25-28, 2019


Québec City Convention Centre

Québec City, Québec, Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: Be a part of the premier conference on environmental technology and regulation! An intellectual and inspirational experience is waiting for you in Quebec City. 

The world is facing numerous challenges with regard to the environment, energy and health. More specifically climate change is considered by many as the global threat of our time. For the first time since its inception in 1907, the Air and Waste Management Association will meet in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, for the 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE).

With the theme “Winds of Change – Vents de changement”, ACE 2019 will be an exceptional opportunity for all environmental professionals, industry leaders, researchers, young professionals, students, and stakeholders to exchange ideas and propose new solutions for with environmental, energy and health issues.







SETAC Australasia 2019 Biennial Conference

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

July 7-10, 2019


Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

ABOUT the EVENT: From 7–10 July 2019, SETAC Australasia (SETAC-AU) is holding the biennial conference in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The conference will attract the best Australian and New Zealand research, government and industry representatives to discuss the current leading-practices in our field. We also hope that many of our international colleagues will attend the meeting, especially those within our Asia-Pacific geographic unit. 

SETAC-AU is the biggest and most active regional chapter in the Asia-Pacific geographic unit and the theme of the conference is “Protecting and improving the environment through collaboration – across disciplines and across borders.” The society’s focus on building-bridges was a key reason we have chosen to bring the conference to northern Australia and closer to our colleagues within the Asia-Pacific. The Chapter is making significant improvements engaging with our colleagues in the region and bringing the conference to Darwin will help continue that engagement, which will be especially beneficial in the lead-up to the 2020 World Congress in Singapore. SETAC-AU is also working to strengthen our relationships with societies that have overlapping interests and we are inviting other societies to join us to create special sessions that are attractive to their members as well as our own. 





EES North America 2019

Electrical Energy Storage

July 9-11, 2019


Moscone Center

San Francisco, California

ABOUT the EVENT: Covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies, ees North America is the ideal platform for all stakeholders in the rapidly growing energy storage market. It takes place in the epicenter of the U.S. storage market: California. Co-located with Intersolar North America, ees North America provides the best opportunity to explore energy storage systems in combination with PV and beyond. ees North America is part of the ees global exhibition series. Together with ees Europe in Munich, ees South America in Sao Paulo and ees India in Mumbai, ees events are represented on four continents.

ees and Intersolar North America 2018 welcomed more than 14,000 attendees from around 60 countries. Over three days of the two exhibitions, 433 companies displayed the latest technologies expanding the reach of U.S. clean energy in six exhibition segments. They debuted new products, networked with companies across the energy storage ad solar supply chain, and met potential customers. The high-level conferences featured 35 sessions and 12 workshops, including four sessions focused on e-mobility technologies and market trends.






83rd Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition

National Environmental Health Association

July 9-12, 2019


Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Nashville, Tennessee       

ABOUT the EVENT: The NEHA 2019 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition brings together environmental health professionals from around the globe to learn and discuss current and emerging environmental health topics and issues. Discover how the local voices of agencies, industries, and levels of government provide unique perspectives and how they fit into the universal language of environmental health. Learn how these voices ensure the safety of the public and environment, and how they contribute to the advancement of the environmental health profession.

The NEHA AEC is the nexus for environmental health training, education, networking, and advancement. It is the event environmental health professionals attend to acquire practical and real-world information and expertise. It is the event from which environmental health professionals leave trained, motivated, inspired, and empowered to further advance their organizations and themselves. 





2019 SCGIS 22nd Annual Conference

Bridging the Nature-Human Divide

Society for Conservation GIS

July 14-17, 2019


Asilomar Conference Center

Monterey, CA

ABOUT the EVENT: In our modern world, human population is growing explosively; we do not have the luxury to consider humans as separate from nature. We must examine our language, actions, and use map analysis to identify and erase those concepts and behaviors that lead humans to act “apart” from nature.  We must learn to manage ourselves within the context of a fast-changing world and climate.

The success of conservation and restoration efforts is cause for celebration and hope for future. That success has also led to new and more complex conflicts as once-extirpated species re-integrate into human-dominated landscapes, and the increasingly devastating consequences of dramatically altered ecosystems are realized. Our actions influence attitudes and decision making about social needs, industrial resource extraction, urban development, recreation, water management, and more.

This year for the SCGIS Plenary and conference theme, we choose to reflect on “Bridging the Nature-Human Divide”.  As researchers, data stewards, storytellers, activists, college professors, leaders, conservationists, natural resource managers, and GIS practitioners (to name a few!) we are in a unique position to develop and share an understanding of the human role in the ecosystems we inhabit.  


  • Live streaming of keynote session
  • Student Paper Competition
  • We will have our “Maps for Advocacy” track again this year
  • A special Conservation Remote Sensing track in partnership with CRSnet
  • Pre-conference workshopswill be held on Sunday July 14th:
    1. Spatial Analysis Workflows in ArcGIS Pro (Instructor: Miriam Schmidts)
    2. Data Visualization and Cartography in QGIS (Instructor: Kurt Menke), with the option of receiving a certificate
    3. Spatial Data Analysis with R (Instructor: Andy Lyons)
    4. Drone Imagery Workflows in ArcGIS (Instructor: Amadea Azerki)
    5. Spatial Decision Making - Identifying Priorities and Trade-offs with GIS (Instructor: Max Wright)
  • A beautiful California state park and beach setting!
  • A popular tour of the nearby monarch butterfly habitat by Stu Weiss - a renowned butterfly and climate adaptation scientist in the Bay Area 





29th International Congress for Conservation Biology

Conservation Beyond Boundaries: Connecting Biodiversity with Communities, Government, and Stakeholders

Society for Conservation Biology

21 – 25 July 2019