Events - Winter 2019-2020






25th Session of the Conference of the Parties

United Nations Climate Change Conference

2 – 13 December 2019


IFEMA - Feria de Madrid Convention Center

Madrid, Spain

ABOUT the EVENT: As announced by the UNFCCC Secretariat on 1 November 2019, the COP Bureau agreed that COP 25 will take place from 2-13 December, in Madrid, Spain.

The original hosting agreement for COP 25 with Chile was cancelled on 30 October 2019. At that time, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa announced that the Government of Chile had informed the UNFCCC Secretariat on 30 October of its decision not to host COP 25, in view of the difficult situation that the country is undergoing. 

The 2019 Climate Change Conference will feature the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC and meetings of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies. It was originally scheduled to convene from 2-13 December 2019, in Santiago, Chile, as the “Santiago Climate Change Conference”, with a pre-sessional period from 26 November to 1 December 2019.





Groundwater Week

National Ground Water Association

December 3-5, 2019


Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: Groundwater Week brings together professionals from all industry sectors — from around the world — in one convenient location to share knowledge, explore potential solutions to today’s issues, and collaborate for future growth. Learn what the power of innovation can do for you.





World Climate Summit

The Investment COP

World Climate Ltd

8 December 2019


Madrid Marriott Auditorium

Madrid, Spain

ABOUT the EVENT: Launched in 2010, World Climate Summit is the leading forum for business- and investment-driven solutions to climate change. Recognised as the most important official COP25 side event, it acknowledges the essential importance of collaboration and the “bottom-up” perspective in solving climate change. Ten years later and growing from strength to strength, it is the must-attend event for leading stakeholders driving climate solutions, investments, and legislation. The Summit is a key platform for driving policies, projects, and public-private partnerships.





Business & the Environment Conference & Expo

December 10-11, 2019


Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach

Portland, Oregon

ABOUT the EVENT: Business & The Environment is the region’s largest environmental conference and expo. As the “go-to” event for environmental professionals in the northwest, the conference provides you with the latest information and best practices in environmental protection & compliance, new technologies & services, sustainable business practices, and trending policy issues.

Business & The Environment focuses on industry-wide issues and is a collaborative endeavor presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology).

Business & The Environment convenes the environmental business community for two days of learning, connecting, and doing business. As a cross-sector conference, Business & The Environment covers the environmental industry spectrum, attracting business owners, executives, and environmental managers.






National Association of Environmental Professionals

American Public University

December 12, 2019



Thursday, December 12

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

ABOUT the EVENT: The third webinar in the NAEP & APU 2019 webinar series focuses on the skills necessary to gain employment or kick start your career in the environmental profession. In consideration of the projects and topics covered throughout the webinar series, this webinar will address important skills and resume writing in regard to open positions within Department of Defense organizations; federal, state, and local public agencies; non-governmental organizations; and private consultants. 

Speakers: Ann Eastham and Melanie Hernandez







2020 NCSE Annual Conference

Science in Environmental Decision-Making 

National Council for Science and the Environment

January 6-9, 2020


Omni Shoreham Hotel

Washington, D.C.

ABOUT the EVENT: Each year the NCSE Annual Conference brings together over 700 educators, researchers, students, policy-makers, government officials, business leaders and representatives from civil society. The event is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the latest trends and practices in environmental science and decision-making as well as to network with peers, make new connections, and meet today's and tomorrow’s environmental leaders. A large part of the NCSE Annual Conference is the opportunities for learning. NCSE organized plenaries and keynotes cover today's pressing issues. More than 35 concurrent sessions will be presented by your colleagues covering a variety of topics.





Future Sustainability Summit

Rethinking global consumption, production and investment

14 - 15 January 2020


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

ABOUT the EVENT: As the anchor event of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the Future Sustainability Summit sets the stage for engaging, thought-provoking discussions on the global sustainability agenda and how advances in artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) can accelerate sustainable development.

Energy Expo & Forum

The Energy Expo & Forum plays a pivotal role for global renewable energy development and innovation. As an annual meeting point for governments, energy companies, utilities and innovators, it puts new thinking, ideas and technologies centre stage to drive the transition to clean energy. 

Water Expo & Forum

The Water Expo & Forum brings the global water industry together to tackle the challenges of water scarcity. From smart water to the water-food nexus, we examine the latest issues head-on and provide a truly international platform for pioneering ideas, technologies, commerce and trade.

EcoWASTE Exhibition & Forum

The EcoWASTE Exhibition & Forum is the ground-breaking platform for the MENA region’s recycling, waste management and waste-to-energy industries, dedicated to advancing new business opportunities and inspiring best practice for a more sustainable future. 

Solar Expo & Forum

The Solar Expo & Forum keeps you in touch with the latest trends, deals, innovations and opportunities in Solar PV, Solar Thermal and Energy Storage. Bringing the world’s engineering companies, technology providers and pioneering financiers with the region’s utilities and governments together, it is Solar’s leading MENA marketplace.

Smart Cities Expo & Forum

The Smart Cities Expo & Forum is where the city of the future comes to life, bringing forward-thinking governments and municipalities together with pioneers in smart infrastructure, future transportation and next-generation building technology to develop the potential of connected communities – from sustainable planning to smart mobility.





Wild & Scenic Film Festival

South Yuba River Citizens League

January 16 – 20, 2020


Nevada City, California

ABOUT the EVENT: SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival celebrates 18 years of inspiring activism through film and art.

Join us January 16–20, 2020 for five days of films, workshops, speakers, music, art, and celebration in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California.

A Film Festival by Activists for Activists

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festivalgoers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet.

Our 5-day flagship festival is held annually in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. Featuring 100+ films, workshops, visiting filmmaker and activist talks, family-friendly programs, art exhibitions, parties, and more–you won’t want to miss this festival!

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest annual fundraiser for the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). Locally, we raise funds and awareness to recover California’s wild salmon and protect the Yuba River watershed.




4th Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition

Smart Grid Observer

January 21-22, 2020


Chicago Conference Center

Chicago, Illinois

ABOUT the EVENT: The 4th Annual Smart Cities International Symposium, January 21-23, 2020 in Chicago, focuses on the latest technology advances and business models for enabling the integrated, sustainable Smart City of today and tomorrow. A series of Executive Plenary Panel Discussions, Keynote Addresses and in-depth session presentations will examine the most recent Smart City advances, applications, case studies, and lessons learned to date.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Leveraging the smart energy grid for other municipal applications
  • Smart lighting advances, platforms and business models
  • Smart transportation and parking
  • Environmental monitoring and waste management
  • IoT applications and communications networks for enabling the Smarter City
  • Learning from the leaders: key smart city developments around the world
  • Market trends and growth drivers: challenges and opportunities
  • Phased, cost-effective approaches: efficiency measures that can fund additional steps
  • Building a culture of performance via data analytics and benchmarking
  • Enhancing sustainability, accessibility and livability
  • Key emerging technologies and applications
  • And related topics






AESP 30th Annual Conference & Expo

Association of Energy Services Professionals

17–20 February 2019   


Anaheim Marriott

Anaheim, California

ABOUT the EVENT: Attend the premier energy industry conference that draws the top program managers, implementers, marketers, evaluators, policy makers, consultants and manufacturers in Demand-side Management, Energy Efficiency, Demand Response and IDSM. Highly regarded experts in their respective fields will lead over 45 sessions that cover a range of current topics in marketing, implementation, program design, technology, research, evaluation, diversity, and more.

Whether learning or networking is your priority, you’ll experience the best of both with an agenda that balances top notch educational sessions and pre-conference workshops with valuable networking events.





Municipal Forestry Institute

Leaders Growing Leaders for Urban Forestry

Society of Municipal Arborists

February 23-28, 2020


The Lodge at Gulf State Park

Gulf Shores, Alabama

ABOUT the EVENT: MFI 2020 is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating professionals in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. This week-long intensive educational program delivers a challenging opportunity to grow a more successful community tree program. Come learn and master leadership and management tools of program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public relations by investing a week in your personal growth and development. MFI 2020 will be held February 23- 28 at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama.




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