Events - Summer 2019






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


Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ABOUT the EVENT: SCB's 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-25 July 2019.

Researchers, students, agency personnel, environmental educators, practitioners, and other conservation stakeholders will join us for lively discussions on the nexus between biodiversity conservation and genetics, ecology, biogeography, anthropology, history, psychology, economics, conservation marketing, religion, and more.

ICCB is a global forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research in conservation science and practice.

With more than 2,000 conservation professionals and students in attendance, ICCB is the major networking event for anyone interested in conservation.





2019 Annual Conference

American Society for Horticultural Science

July 21-25, 2019


Tropicana Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: The Annual Meeting of ASHS is where the latest science and technology is being showcased related to horticulture.  Our mission is to bring together horticulture researchers, scientists, industry, academia, government, and students to cultivate ideas and share new techniques.

The meeting focuses on the distribution of science through technical sessions, poster and abstract presentations, keynote speakers, and workshops. Enjoy networking and group activities where you can catch up with peers. There is also a spotlight on students–from career path mentoring to competitions and group activities to create relationships that can last throughout your career.

July 21 - Student Education & Career Day

Established in 1903, the American Society for Horticultural Science is recognized around the world as one of the most respected and influential professional societies for horticultural scientists. ASHS is committed to promoting and encouraging national and international interest in scientific research and education in all branches of horticulture.





3rd World Congress of Environmental History

Convergences: The Global South and the Global North in the Era of Great Acceleration

 22-26 July 2019


Florianopolis, Brazil

ABOUT the EVENT: The 3rd World Conference of Environmental History invites scholars from different disciplines to situate environmental history in a planetary perspective. The categories “Global South” and “Global North” are historically charged, created in the 20th century. They point to the diversity and the inequality of past and present human societies, and how they have transformed their landscapes, exploited natural resources, and connected with each other. The challenges posed by these connections and the dynamics of human and non-human communities have gained urgency in what has been called the Era of Great Acceleration. From their historical studies of rivers, cities, mountains, forests and plantations, to world transmigration narratives for plants, animals, diseases, people and commodities, historians and other environmental humanities scholars add to the debate on how to address the environmental challenges of the 21st century. The program committee seeks to further discussions that cross disciplinary or conceptual divides in new ways. We especially invite proposals that span gender, generational, and geographic differences among presenters as well as topics.





Botany 2019

Sky Islands & Desert Seas

Botanical Society of America

July 27-31, 2019


Starr Pass - Tucson

Tucson, Arizona

ABOUT the EVENT: Join us at the most exciting scientific conference of the summer! The conference schedule includes an extensive array of programs, symposia, colloquia, discussion sessions, workshops, meetings and social events.





74th SWCS International Annual Conference

Bridging the Divide: Uniting Rural and Urban Landscapes for Conservation

Soil and Water Conservation Society

July 28-31, 2019


Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

ABOUT the EVENT: In the northeastern United States, food production has taken different forms over time, and management of soil and water has been accelerated by agricultural and urban dynamics. This rich and varied land use history makes the region a prime location to unite conservation experts to preserve our natural resources. 

The 74th SWCS International Annual Conference location is the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, just feet from the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio. The hotel sits at the pinnacle of the Golden Triangle, the city’s revitalized urban center. Whether you’re exploring Point Park, a 36-acre state park that pays homage to the many generations of communities that have occupied the site; seeing one of the nation’s first green buildings; or learning about partnerships to scale up conservation on the local level and beyond, the city of Pittsburgh is a perfect setting for new conservation connections and perspectives. 

Home to three rivers and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh is known as “The City of Bridges.” These bridges play an important role in connecting the valleys, hillsides, river plains, and communities. This city of linkages sets the stage for connections around eight general conservation research and practice topics. Specialty tracks will foster dialogue surrounding unique partnerships in watershed planning and implementation, engagement of the private sector in conservation, and the challenges of adapting the landscape to a changing climate. 

Paths to meet current soil and water conservation needs look very different from the solutions that galvanized action after the Dust Bowl, and they will continue to evolve. Come to Pittsburgh and be part of that shared conservation future.







Plant Biology 2019

American Society of Plant Biologists

August 3-7, 2019


San Jose Convention Center

San Jose, California

ABOUT the EVENT: The annual plant biology meeting has been held for over eight decades and has been dedicated to the fostering of plant scientists in their research and careers. Today the meeting attracts more than 1,300 scientists from 40 countries.

Every year the program features the latest research in plant science with five major symposia, thirty concurrent symposia bringing together young scientists to give talks as well as the top in their fields from around the globe.

The meeting also provides the perfect blend of career sessions, opportunities for networking and mentoring in an open relaxed environment.

From graduate students to professionals with 20+ years of experience in plant biology—attendees view this conference as a premier science event.





ASES Solar 2019

Solar Conference 2019

Race to Renewables

American Solar Energy Society

August 5-9, 2019


The Crowne Plaza AiRE

Minneapolis, Minnesota  

ABOUT the EVENT: For more than four and half decades, ASES has organized and delivered the National Solar Conference. What began as an idea to bring the industry’s brightest together to drive progress and re-imagine the energy economy of the future, continues today as a unique blending of science, business, policy and industry.

While it is now one of many annual conferences in the field, today the National Solar Conference remains unique in its delivery of cutting-edge research, trends and analysis, the likes of which continue to affect the solar energy landscape in the U.S.

Participants in the National Solar Conference represent a broad base of solar and renewable energy professionals and thought leaders–researchers, architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, installers, manufacturers, businesses, economists, finance professionals and policy makers.

Attendees look to ASES conferences to provide a community for the exchange of ideas, information and business insights and unbiased perspectives on progress toward greater sustainability.  They value the high concentration of thought leaders in an intimately structured setting, and the opportunities to cross paths and affect change. Annually, our conference includes:

  • Technical sessions
  • Forum discussions
  • Plenary panels
  • Workshops
  • Fast-paced switch presentations
  • Public solar displays
  • Various networking events
  • Awards celebration including recognition of women in solar energy
  • Presentation/speaking opportunities (submissions/proposals due early each year)

ASES conferences have a long track record of tackling tough topics, revealing game-changing breakthroughs, and serving to inspire the very people who inspire us. Together, over the years, we’ve witnessed the remarkable transformation of the solar and renewable energy industry and what these cumulative efforts have made possible.





Forum on Environmental Accreditation

Emerging Environmental Issues

The NELAC Institute

August 5-9, 2019


Hyatt Regency

Jacksonville, Florida

ABOUT the EVENT: Welcome to the Forum on Environmental Accreditation

The 2019 Environmental Measurement Symposium, which is the combined meeting of the Forum on Environmental Accreditation and the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC), will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida. The symposium is co-sponsored by The NELAC Institute (TNI) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The theme of this year's symposium is "Emerging Environmental Issues."

Some of the highlights for the week include:

  • A special half-day general session with key speakers focused on the conference theme;
  • Over 175 oral and poster presentations on a variety of cutting-edge environmental monitoring issues;
  • Meetings of TNI Committees to further TNI efforts on environmental laboratory accreditation, proficiency testing, and accreditation of field sampling and measurement organizations;
  • An exhibit program showcasing the latest innovations in environmental monitoring;
  • An Innovative New Technology Showcase;
  • Four special keynote presentations on topics of general interest; and
  • An open meeting of EPA's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board.








104th Annual Meeting 2019

Bridging Communities and Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative

Ecological Society of America

United States Society for Ecological Economics 

August 11-16, 2019


Kentucky International Convention Center

Louisville, Kentucky

ABOUT the EVENT: The community of people engaged in the science of ecology is transforming, bringing important new perspectives into the field. Inclusive approaches to ecology can build bridges between theory and practice, connect those working in disparate landscapes and subdisciplines, and incorporate diverse perspectives. Such approaches support ecologists and the ecological community as a whole as they articulate socio-environmental connections, address widespread ecosystem change, take advantage of technological advancements that provide unprecedented access to data and new analytical techniques, and engage in interdisciplinary collaborations.

In the spirit of collaboration, inclusion and cross-disciplinary science, the Ecological Society of America will be holding its 104th Annual Meeting in partnership with the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE), one of many regional professional organizations within the umbrella society of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE). In addition to ESA’s scientific sessions and business meetings, USSEE will hold sessions focused on economics, human impact, sustainable development and more. USSEE’s president, Jim Kahn, PhD, noted: “We have much to share with ecologists; as ecological economists, we hope to improve theoretical understanding and practical solutions to achieving long term economic and social well-being without undermining the absorptive, regenerative and resource capacity of the natural environment.”





12th Annual Boston GreenFest

Land and Sea

Foundation for a Green Future

August 16-18, 2019


On the Greenway and Long Wharf

Boston, Massachusetts

ABOUT the EVENT: Boston GreenFest is a grassroots effort organized by the Foundation for a Green Future and its dedicated team of community volunteers.  Our goal is to educate and empower people to create a more sustainable, healthier world. We are actively building an interconnected, ever expanding network throughout our neighborhoods, city and region.  From individuals young to old, business to nonprofit, neighborhood association to academic institution, Boston GreenFest welcomes everyone for our 12th anniversary.   Boston GreenFest is excited to bring you this wonderful free three-day festival in a new venue on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Long Wharf.  Our theme this year is Land and Sea.  Come share ideas and celebrate with us!  





Exchange 2019

AHE 2019 Annual Conference and Solution Center

Association for the Healthcare Environment

August 21-24, 2019


The Henry B. González Convention Center

San Antonio, Texas

ABOUT the EVENT: Come together and Exchange ideas with over 500 health care professionals with a stake in the environment of care. Join environmental services professionals, infection preventionists, content experts, academics, regulatory agencies and industry leaders at Exchange 2019.

Solution Center
More than a trade show — the AHE Exchange Solution Center focuses on making connections and providing solutions to the most pressing everyday problems of the health care environment.

AHE provides a challenging, comprehensive and diverse educational program that delivers a best-in-class, advanced-level learning experience for health care professionals with a stake in the environment of care.

Meet with and learn from the industry leaders who can provide the innovative products and services needed to solve your everyday environment of care challenges, in the new Solution Center. Engage in meaningful learning and relationship building – so the next time you have a problem to solve, you know who to look to for the answers. AHE urges attendees and exhibitors to trade the typical sales driven exhibit hall experience for an atmosphere dedicated to learning and relationship building.




AHMP 2019 National Conference

Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals

August 25-28, 2019