Environmental Career Events





148th Meeting of the American Fisheries Society

Communicating the Science of Fisheries Conservation to Diverse Audiences

American Fisheries Society

August 19-23, 2018

LOCATION: Atlantic City Convention Center

Atlantic City, New Jersey

ABOUT the EVENT: The Mid-Atlantic Chapter invites you to attend the 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society – Communicating the Science of Fisheries Conservation to Diverse Audiences.  There is plenty to see and do in this exciting city.  From beaches and boardwalks, to fishing and amusement parks, Atlantic City has something for everyone.  

Over 80 symposium sessions with workshops, continuing education and trade show. Conference attendees from all over the world will have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of resource professionals.

Eligible student volunteers with a minimum four-hour commitment will be paid $10.00 per hour. Sign up will occur during online meeting registration beginning in April. Student volunteers will be paid after the meeting. 

MORE INFO: www.fisheries.org






SWANA Solid Waste Association of North America

August 20-23, 2018


Gaylord Opryland

Nashville, Tennessee

ABOUT the EVENT: Join us in Music City for a week of learning, networking, and fun at WASTECON® 2018 in Nashville, TN from August 20–23. This dynamic conference will feature “Sound Ideas” in waste management, speaking to the most pressing issues in our industry today.

Conference topics range from rural issues, to innovation trends and international waste topics, to waste management challenges such as the Chinese waste import restrictions. Attendees can expect to meet thousands of industry colleagues all working towards shaping the future of the solid waste industry for the better.

MORE INFO: www.swana.org



2018 AHMP National Conference

Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals

August 26-29, 2018

LOCATION: Grand Sierra Resort

Reno, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: Environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) industry professionals meet each year to learn about the latest developments in the management of hazardous materials. The conference includes a comprehensive technical program; numerous networking opportunities; an awards recognition program; pre- and post-conference workshops; an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products, services, and resources; and a full-scale emergency response scenario.

AHMP’s National Conference is an outstanding education platform for CHMMs, CHMPs, CDGPs, CDGTs, CSPs, and CIHs as well as those with engineering and geology licenses.

MORE INFO: www.ahmpnet.org




2018 World Water Week

Water, ecosystems and human development

Stockholm International Water Institute

26 - 31 August 2018

LOCATION: Stockholm City Conference Centre

Stockholm, Sweden

ABOUT the EVENT: World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2018, World Water Week will address the theme “Water, ecosystems and human development”. In 2017, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Week.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.

World Water Week programme consists of more than 200 sessions of different formats and covering a range of subjects. During the 90-minute convenor sessions, the most relevant topics on this year’s theme “Water, ecosystems and human development” will be discussed.

Young Professionals Day

As in previous years, the World Water Week 2018 will dedicate one full day to Young Professionals. On Sunday 26 August the doors will be open free of charge for anyone between the age of 16-35. Those registering to the Young Professionals Day are only allowed access to Young Professionals’ marked sessions during the morning, 09:00-12:30 and to all the sessions during the afternoon, 14:00-17:30.

MORE INFO: www.worldwaterweek.org/




2018 NAHMMA National Conference

North American Hazardous Materials Management Association

August 26-31, 2018


Holiday Inn by the Bay

Portland, Maine      

About the EVENT: NAHMMA’s national conference is the foremost gathering of North America’s hazardous waste management industry. Attendees get to connect with peers from around the nation, share their knowledge and experiences with others, and learn from some of the leading experts in our industry. They also gain access to highly relevant training and education that can’t be found anywhere else.

MORE INFO: www.nahmma.org






2018 FMA Annual Conference

"Sustainability in the Face of Change"

Floodplain Management Association

September 4-7, 2018


Atlantis Resort

Reno, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: This popular event brings together nearly 600 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.

MORE INFO: www.floodplain.org 




San Francisco Green Film Fest 2018

September 6-13, 2018


San Francisco, California

ABOUT the EVENT: See 70 new films and meet with over 100 visiting filmmakers & guest speakers.

San Francisco Green Film Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to screening compelling environmental films; connecting audiences to filmmakers & experts; and sparking green ideas and actions.

We educate and connect communities through fun, fearless, forward-thinking environmental film programs like our flagship annual Green Film Fest, along with year-round community screenings and events in San Francisco. Attendees discover new, top-quality films from around the globe, encounter stories from the front lines of the world's most urgent environmental issues and get inspired to collaborate and innovate towards solutions.

Green Film Fest 2018 will be a city-wide celebration aligning with the Global Climate Action Summit, bringing leaders from around the world to San Francisco in support of the Paris Climate Agreement. We'll have a vibrant line up of 70 new, international films connecting a passionate audience with top documentary filmmakers, environmental experts and campaigners. 

MORE INFO: http://www.greenfilmfest.org




Peoples Climate Movement

September 8, 2018


LOCATION: Worldwide

Find a location near you

ABOUT the EVENT: The Peoples Climate Movement uses two key strategies to demand bold action on climate change:  mass mobilization and movement alignment. By mobilizing massive numbers of people on the ground; finding alignment with partners under the banner of climate, jobs, and justice; and lifting up our core priorities of economic and racial justice, we build the power required to win real and lasting climate policy on the federal, state, and local level.

Since 2014, and the history-making Peoples Climate March, we’ve hit the streets across the country and around the world with hundreds of thousands of climate-minded folks – first-timers and veteran activists, alike. We’ve coordinated massive events, like the National Day of Action in 2015, that transformed the energy of the march into real palpable action and helped build the foundation of a broad-based climate movement.

The rallying cry that united us four years ago still rings true today: to change everything, we need everyone.

MORE INFO: https://peoplesclimate.org/




7th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum

September 11-13, 2018



Crowne Plaza London - Battersea

London, United Kingdom

ABOUT the EVENT: Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the 7th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 11-13, 2018 in London, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. 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.

Topics to be covered during this three-day, technology-agnostic industry networking Forum include:

  • Developing Micro and Minigrids: Common Challenges & Lessons Learned
    • Universal Basic Utility Access: Insights from a For-Profit Model
    • Energy Storage Advances and Applications for Microgrids
    • Microgrids for Commercial and Industrial Customers
    • Microgrids for Affordable and Sustainable Electricity in Remote Areas
    • Logistical Challenges of Implementing Minigrids in Remote Island Areas
    • Microgrid Market Opportunities and Financing Strategies
    • Solar-Battery Microgrids vs. Solar Home Systems for Rural Electrification
  • Tenders for Public-Private Partnerships in RE Mini-Grid Projects
    • From Microgrid To Local Energy Communities
    • The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Microgrid Optimization
  • Experiences from the Solar2Go Microgrid Pilot in India
  • And more

MORE INFO: http://www.microgridinnovation.com




Global Climate Action Summit

September 12-14, 2018

Moscone Center South

San Francisco, CA

ABOUT the EVENT: The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.

It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

People everywhere are encouraged to participate in the hundreds of affiliate events taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the world during the week of September 10-14th, including climate action panels, workshops, tours, exhibits and other special events. The full affiliate event schedule will be posted here this summer.

MORE INFO: http://globalclimateactionsummit.org/





Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

16-19 September 2018



Daegu, Korea

ABOUT the EVENT: This 3-day international conference, convened by SETAC Asia-Pacific at EXCO, Daegu, Korea, brings together scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from government, industry, and academia to meet the challenge of managing environmental quality in the Asian Century. The conference will facilitate knowledge sharing and discussion of emerging research, regulatory developments, and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry, driving development of science-based strategy and policy to meet both known and emerging challenges in managing and sustaining the quality of the environment in this rapidly developing region.

SETAC Asia-Pacific 2018 Conference in Daegu is a major networking and learning opportunity for academics, students, regulators in government, and consultants in business. 

This is a unique opportunity to expand your network and meet with a wide range of people sharing similar interests and responsibilities from the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world. It is an opportunity to get updated on the latest scientific advances and trends. 

The conference attracts a diverse group of experts from academia, industry, and government under the main theme of “Data, Science, and Management Promoting Environmental Welfare”. Sessions related with traditional and emerging issues of environmental toxicology and chemistry will be offered and abstracts are vetted for appropriateness and quality. 

MORE INFO: http://www.setac-ap2018.org


9th International conference on Fisheries & Aquaculture

Future of World Fisheries & Aquaculture

September 17-18, 2018


Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Events with over 600+ Conferences, 1200+ Symposiums and 1200+ Workshops on Medical, Pharma, Engineering, Science, Technology and Business with over 600+ Conferences, 1200+ Symposiums and 1200+ Workshops on Medical, Pharma, Engineering, Science, Technology and Business.

MORE INFO: https://fisheries.conferenceseries.com/




FAEP Annual Conference and Training Symposium

Florida Association of Environmental Professionals

September 19-21, 2018


The DoubleTree by Hilton at Universal Studios

Orlando, Florida

ABOUT the EVENT: The Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals and the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board, Standing Committees on Environmental Analysis (ADC10) and Ecology (ADC30) are honored to host the 2018 Annual Conference and Training Symposium in Orlando. The Conference will include keynote speakers, technical sessions, networking opportunities, training classes, and field trips. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for professionals and students working in a wide range of environmental specializations to come together and present recent successful projects, lessons learned, and new techniques and/or ideas. This year’s conference will focus on the following three tracks:

  • Assessment and Remediation
  • NEPA/Natural Resources
  • Regulations and Policy

MORE INFO: www.faep-fl.org




NASEO 2018 Annual Meeting

National Association of State Energy Officials

September 23-26, 2018


Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

ABOUT the EVENT: The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) 2018 Annual Meeting will convene state, local, and private sector leaders of breakthrough, innovative, and effective energy programs, policies, and projects for a series of discussions designed to foster peer learning and exchange among participants. Join us for interactive sessions and discussions transportation electrification, building-grid integration, and financing for energy innovation and infrastructure modernization. 

Who Should Attend:

  • State Energy Office directors and key personnel
  • NASEO affiliate members
  • Federal officials
  • Utility leaders
  • Building architects and engineers
  • Industrial and manufacturing representatives
  • Technology providers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Energy companies
  • Industry groups
  • Financial investment and service companies
  • Policymakers and Congressional staff
  • Trade associations

MORE INFO: www.naseo.org




Exchange 2018

AHE 2018 Annual Conference and Solution Center

Association for the Healthcare Environment

September 23-26, 2018


Greater Columbus Convention Center

Columbus, Ohio

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

AHE provides a challenging, comprehensive and diverse educational program that delivers a best-in-class, advanced-level learning experience for healthcare 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.

MORE INFO: www.ahe.org




2018 AZA Annual Conference

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

September 23-27, 2018


Seattle Aquarium & Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle, Washington

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 150 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 150 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.

MORE INFO: www.aza.org/annualconference




Solar Power International & Energy Storage International 2018

September 24-27, 2018


Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, California

ABOUT the EVENT: Solar Power International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI) generates success for energy professionals and the global solar industry. SPI sets the standard for solar events as the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America.

Under the umbrella of North America Smart Energy Week, SPI's expanded scope to reflects the growth of energy innovation through the addition of ESI, Hydrogen + Fuel Cells North America, and the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace.

ESI is the largest energy storage conference in North America, featuring over 160 energy storage exhibitors on the show floor, dedicated full conference education, show floor education in Storage Central and an exclusive storage networking event.

MORE INFO: https://www.seia.org/events/solar-power-international-2018




World Smart Energy Week

September 26-28, 1018



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.

MORE INFO: http://www.wsew.jp/en/





91st Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference

Water Environment Federation

September 29 – October 3, 2018


New Orleans Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana  

ABOUT the EVENT: WEFTEC® is recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition, providing extensive educational opportunities and unparalleled access to the field’s most cutting-edge technologies and services.

A wide range of topics and focus areas allow registrants to design their own, unique learning experience while earning up to 16.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for continuing education units and eight general Contacts Hours per day visiting the Exhibition.

World-class program of technical sessions and workshops that addresses a diverse and comprehensive list of contemporary water and wastewater issues and solutions including:

  • Collection Systems - Management, operations and maintenance, infrastructure, overflow reduction, wet weather planning, watershed approaches, and regulations
  • Energy Conservation and Management - Resource recovery, combined heat and power, biogas optimization
  • Membrane Technologies - Application in wastewater and water reuse, innovations, enhanced performance, regulatory compliance
  • Plant Operations and Treatment - Innovations, technologies, processes, and proven solutions in water and wastewater treatment; including nutrient removal and odor control
  • Regulations - CMOM/SSO Rules, TMDL/Watershed Rules, Nutrient Trading, and NPDES Phase II
  • Research - Leading edge process applications in water and wastewater treatment and recent developments
  • Residuals & Biosolids - Incineration, disposal, reuse through land application, research, regulations, politics, and public perception
  • Stormwater - Treatment, green infrastructure, wet weather management, modeling
  • Utility Management - Asset Management and financial planning for infrastructure, technology, regulatory compliance, and security; including environmental management systems (EMS)
  • Water Reuse/Recycling - Research, regulations, emerging technologies, proven processes
  • Water Quality & Watershed Management - Stormwater, wet weather, and watershed issues 

MORE INFO: www.weftec.org/





2018 AASHE Conference & Expo

Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

October 2-5, 2018


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ABOUT the EVENT:  Expected to draw approximately 2,000 participants, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) annual conference is the largest stage in North America to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities. We invite you to join us and share your knowledge, achievements and ideas.

We stand at a key moment in history. As sustainability challenges intensify and the window for action grows smaller every day, the need for leadership by higher education is greater than ever. With a theme of “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge,” the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo will examine the critical role of higher education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by the world’s governments in September 2015, the 17 SDGs establish ambitious global targets to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

MORE INFO: www.aashe.org 




WaterSmart Innovations 2018

WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition

October 3-5, 2018


South Point Hotel and Conference Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: The WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition (WSI) is the largest urban water-efficiency conference of its kind in the world. Presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority and numerous forward-thinking organizations, the 11th annual WSI will be held Oct. 3-5, 2018 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Recognized as the world's pre-eminent urban water efficiency conference, Water-efficiency professionals and others from across the United States and around the globe are invited to register for the Conference and Exposition. 

Last year's WSI drew more than 1,000 participants from 39 states and the District of Columbia, and 21 foreign nations. This year, WSI will again feature a full slate of comprehensive professional sessions and an expo hall highlighting the latest in water-efficient products and services. The event also will feature several affordable pre-show workshops (which are not included with the WSI registration fee) on Oct. 2.

MORE INFO: https://watersmartinnovations.com




SEJ’s 28th Annual Conference

Fresh Water / Fresh Ideas

Society of Environmental Journalists

October 3-7, 2018


Flint, Michigan

University of Michigan - Flint

ABOUT the EVENT: Flint, Mich., site of the most serious drinking water crisis in modern U.S. history, will draw hundreds of working reporters from across North America when the University of Michigan-Flint hosts the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in 2018. Environmental Journalism 2018 will bring the continent’s environmental press corps to Michigan a month before the crucial U.S. 2018 midterm elections. The conference is designed to provide journalists with the tools they need to hone the craft of writing and reporting in addition to providing insights into critical election-related issues, such as bridging the urban-rural divide.

Networking events; training, writing and computer workshops; panel sessions where current issues are debated by experts, policy-makers and experienced reporters; field trips and environmental tours.

Reduced student rate for conference.

HOST: University of Michigan-Flint

MORE INFO: http://www.sej.org  



2018 AISES National Conference

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

October 4-6, 2018


Cox Convention Center

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

ABOUT the EVENT: The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!

Join us and 2,000+ students, educators, professionals and partners in Oklahoma City. In AISES’ 41st year, the National Conference has become the premier event for Native American STEM professionals and students, attracting attendees from across the country. 

MORE INFO: www.aises.org




TWS 25th Annual Conference

The Wildlife Society

October 7-11, 2018



Cleveland Convention Center

Cleveland, Ohio

ABOUT the EVENT: This year our conference travels to Cleveland, Ohio, to celebrate our 25 years of educational conferences. Each year our conference grows with more educational and networking sessions, and 2018 is no exception. We anticipate our biggest conference to date, as members from across North America gather to celebrate our 25th Annual Conference.

Join us October 7-11, 2018, for a unique and memorable TWS experience that will include over 950 educational presentations, more than 40 networking events and plenty of engagement and learning opportunities in our TWS Members Activity Center.

This year’s conference will feature:

  • 4 Plenary/Keynote Sessions
  • 950+ Educational Opportunities
  • 40+ Networking Opportunities
  • 2 Major Networking Events
  • 3 Field Trips
  • Daily Poster Sessions
  • Student-Professional Networking Mixer
  • And much more!

MORE INFO: http://wildlife.org; http://twsconference.org/





The B2B Climate Solutions Event

 9-10 October 2018


ING Headquarters

Amsterdam, Netherlands

ABOUT the EVENT: This event aims to be something different. A forum for both the macro and micro; an exchange of ideas- shared stories of both success and failure. How are the world’s companies leading the way in the fight against the biggest challenge humankind has ever faced?

CvCC is dedicated to providing a forum for business leaders to connect around climate change solutions. We strive to be an open and straight-forward arena for companies to collaborate and share best practices for being part of the solution to the climate crisis. Companies vs. Climate Change is not a political organization. We are merely a platform for promoting joint business cooperation on an international emergency.

Companies vs. Climate Change (CvCC) is a media and events company whose mission is to serve as a global forum for companies of all sizes to share best practices for solving climate change with wholly justifiable business value. CvCC strives to serve as a conduit that will bring companies together to create business-driven solutions to the climate crisis.

Certain things call for simplicity. This conference is about three things:
      1. Climate change
      2. How can companies address climate change?
      3. How can companies collaborate to address climate change?

MORE INFO: https://europe.solveclimatechange.com/




47th NAAEE Conference & Research Symposium

North American Association for Environmental Education

October 9-13, 2018


Spokane Convention Center

Spokane, Washington

ABOUT the EVENT: For more than four decades, NAAEE has convened one of the leading annual conferences for environmental education professionals, designed to promote innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices. The annual Research Symposium, held in advance of the conference, attracts new and established researchers to examine in-progress EE research and promote dialogue between researchers and practitioners. 

NAAEE and U.S. Forest Service are seeking to support six young professionals from racially or ethnically diverse backgrounds to attend the Conference in Spokane. Deadline: August 21. 

Symposium/Workshops: October 9-10

Conference: October 10-13

MORE INFO: www.naaee.org




Rally 2018

National Land Conservation Conference

Land Trust Alliance

October 11-13, 2018


David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

ABOUT the EVENT: The Land Trust Alliance is pleased to host Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference — Where 2,000 people who share your passion for conservation will re-energize and inspire you. Gather to learn about diverse conservation topics — there are more than 100 workshops and seminars, share with friends and colleagues from across the country, and gain the skills you need to take your conservation work further. Register today — because there’s no better time or place to invest in your future.

Join us this year in Pittsburgh, PA, October 11-13, 2018, for a gathering packed with diverse topics to explore and great colleagues and friends to learn and share with. Rally has all of the resources you want to take your conservation skills further. There’s no better time or place to invest in your future!

MORE INFO: www.landtrustalliance.org




The 34th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy

Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation

October 15-18, 2018


University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

ABOUT the EVENT: The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has become the preeminent national conference in this important environmental area. The conference attracts 600-800 attendees annually which includes a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies, military, industry (including railroad, petroleum, transportation, and utilities), environmental engineering, environmental consulting, and academia.

A strong and diverse technical program is developed each year in concert with a variety of educational, social, and networking opportunities. Live equipment demonstrations augment the exhibition hall, bringing real world application to the technical theory presented in the sessions. Focused day and evening workshops provide attendees with practical information for immediate application.

The conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for all those concerned with the challenge of developing creative, cost-effective assessments and solutions that can withstand the demands of regulatory requirements.

MORE INFO: www.aehsfoundation.org




AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2018 Conference

American Wind Energy Association

October 16-17, 2018


Hyatt on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC

ABOUT the EVENT: Join us in the nation’s capital for a timely and relevant educational program, and top-notch networking. The AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference program has cultivated a dedicated and thriving global community of top developers and experts, making it the largest and most successful gathering of offshore wind energy professionals in the United States.

MORE INFO: http://www.offshorewindexpo.org




High Performance Home Summit 2018

Energy & Environmental Building Alliance

October 16-18, 2018


Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego, California


Through code and conscience, high-performance building is now a reality. Builders in markets all over the country are making high performance the cornerstone of their business plans. In California, builders are seeking methods to meet aggressive state policies and growing consumer expectations.

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
  • Impact of Policy, Code and Title 24 on Design and Construction
  • Building the Home of the Future with Innovation, Cost Efficiencies and Sustainability
  • Water Efficiency & Conservation

Join us in sunny San Diego, October 16-18, at the MUST-ATTEND event of the year for builders, raters, analysts, and architects committed to finding solutions for producing high-performance buildings.

MORE INFO: http://summit.eeba.org/ 




Where Technology Meets Sustainability

October 16-18, 2018


Oakland Convention Center

Oakland, California

ABOUT the EVENT: The VERGE 18 conference and expo is the platform for accelerating a clean economy. The event convenes a high-powered audience of more than 2,500 leaders — from companies and utilities, city and regional governments, policymakers, NGOs, solution providers and startups — to explore scalable solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability within three dynamic and influential markets: clean energy, transportation and mobility and the circular economy.

This year, we're offering three concurrent VERGE 18 conferences: VERGE Circular, VERGE Energy and VERGE Transport. Each conference offers deeper, focused learning opportunities and networking experiences. 

MORE INFO: https://www.greenbiz.com/events/verge/oakland/2018




Bioneers 2018 - Pathways Forward

October 19-21, 2018


Marin Center

San Rafael, California

ABOUT the EVENT: We’re living in a thriller that only reality could write. Breakdown and breakthrough – death and rebirth - creative destruction writ large. As this year’s Bioneers Conference will exemplify, there’s as much cause for hope as for horror, and the ground truth is that how this story turns out is up to us. Nothing less than a step change in human evolution will do. Never has it been more important for us to exercise our vision, our agency, our solidarity and our voices.

That’s what we’ll all be doing together at Bioneers 2018. The theme is “Pathways Forward,” and we’re excited to explore the paths with you.

For 29 years, Bioneers has been the leading summit calling for a revolution from the heart of nature. We hope we’ll see you there!

MORE INFO: http://conference.bioneers.org





ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

American Society of Landscape Architects

October 19-22, 2018


Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania    

ABOUT the EVENT: The ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO offers over 130 courses, allowing attendees to earn up to 21 professional development hours (PDHs). Use the tabs on the left side of the page to browse the field sessions, workshops, education sessions and general sessions that will be featured at this year's annual meeting.

Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions—all under one roof!

MORE INFO: http://asla.org




Global Engineering Congress

ICE & World Federation of Engineering Organisations

22-26 October 2018


ICE World HQ        

London, United Kingdom

ABOUT the EVENT:  In October 2018, ICE and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations will hold the first Global Engineering Congress, an ambitious effort to agree a worldwide response to deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The world urgently needs to take action on climate change, and engineers have a huge role to play delivering clean water, sustainable energy and a connected world. Wider discussion will consider how infrastructure and engineering can help alleviate poverty, promote responsible consumption and production, work towards gender equality and encourage worldwide health and wellbeing.

The event represents a unique gathering of ICE, the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, American Society of Civil Engineers, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, European Council of Civil Engineers, Commonwealth Engineers, Engineers Australia and many more.

Taking place in Westminster, London, the week-long congress falls within ICE's bicentenary year, the 50th anniversary of WFEO and UK Government’s Year of Engineering. It is an unprecedented opportunity to bring the global community together and agree steps to creating a future proof world.

MORE INFO: http://www.ice-conferences.com




ESTC 2018

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference

The International Ecotourism Society

 23-25 October 2018 


Palazzo Coppini

Florence, Italy

ABOUT the EVENT: The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference, now in its 14thyear, is a unique annual conference providing practical solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry.

A leading international meeting place for tourism businesses and destinations, the ESTC will bring together 1000 professionals and organizations from across the industry and over 70 countries.

ESTC 2018 Italy brings academics, destinations, NGOs, policy makers, operators, consultants, authors, media, and sustainable business together to create and guide ecotourism initiatives and implementation. 

Join Us For:

          B2B and Professional Networking: The meeting place for industry trend-setters and decision-makers, designed to help you build and harness relationships.

The Best and the Brightest of Ecotourism: The ESTC's technical program features the industry's foremost "brain trust" of innovation and sustainability in tourism.

Your Chance to Be Part of the Solution: Through global partnerships and local networks, the ESTC helps harness the momentum for positive change in the tourism industry.

MORE INFO: www.ecotourism.org 




EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

National Association for Environmental Management

October 23-26, 2018


Louisville Marriott Downtown       

Louisville, Kentucky

ABOUT the EVENT: NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. This year's program will offer attendees 5 tracks of breakout sessions emphasizing alignment of EHS and business strategy, leadership excellence, and tools and tactics for day-to-day EHS excellence.

If you are in charge of developing and integrating strategic environmental, health and safety programs within your company, this is the CAN'T MISS conference of the year. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you've learned.

MORE INFO:  http://ehsforum.naem.org




World Green Energy Summit

World Green Economy Organization & Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

24-25 October 2018


Dubai World Trade Centre

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

ABOUT the EVENT: The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) is one of the leading global forums on the green economy. It brings together world-class experts in critical sectors from around the world to directly focus on advancing the global green economy and sustainability agenda, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and implementing the recommendations of COP21 & 22.

Organised by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and World Green Economy Organisation.

The WGES is the premier international platform to drive dialogue and action amongst industry stakeholders, and build partnerships and collaboration by connecting creative minds across different sectors. The summit showcases innovative solutions and leading practices to inspire change, and aims to align stakeholders with policy makers to create a facilitative environment and ecosystem for sustainable green growth that address current and future needs.

MORE INFO: http://www.wges.ae/about-wges-2018/




2018 AORE WEA Joint National Conference

Wilderness Education Association & Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE)

October 24-26, 2018


Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort

Snowbird, Utah

ABOUT the EVENT: Snowbird will serve as the site of the 2018 AORE WEA Joint National Conference co-hosted by the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) with support from the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Army MWR).

AORE and WEA intend to use their respective platforms to inform and educate those who wish to better understand the people, positions and politics of the outdoor recreation and education community.

“This year’s conference anticipates an audience of nearly 800 attendees and 50 different exhibitors, with representation from nearly all 50 states plus a handful of international destinations,” said Francois Guilleux, president of WEA.

Additionally, the conference promises high-quality pre-conference and breakout sessions; an array of topics and learning formats; career services intended to support growth and advancement; a number of socials and receptions to promote networking; an annual business meeting; and a celebratory awards banquet where industry leaders will be recognized for their contributions.

New elements will include an engaging, three-part keynote presentation in partnership with Utah Diné Bikéyah, an organization that works with elders, youth, communities and Tribes to defend Bear Ears National Monument.

MORE INFO: http://www.weainfo.org/





Outside the Lines

2018 Net Impact Conference

October 25-27, 2018   


Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix, Arizona

ABOUT the EVENT: For more than 25 years, the Net Impact Annual Conference has inspired and informed attendees on the most cutting edge and impactful ideas to change the world. This year, we’re taking it a step further with the theme "Outside the Lines." The event will explore examples of transformational change that defy traditional expectations. We'll dive deep into bold new trends and practices that challenge conventional wisdom, break barriers, and enable us to make an impact on the world. We will give you new connections to emerging and established changemakers in fields like corporate sustainability, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and more.  You will leave inspired by what people like you are doing every day to make an impact on the issues that shape our world today and in the future.

NI18 brings together in one space the brightest, most enthusiastic, and innovative impact leaders from around the world. The conference is a unique experience that not only guides, but encourages university students, new graduates, and more established professionals to connect and share ideas about what works, potential career paths, and forward-looking innovations.  Many of our conference attendees stay engaged throughout the year by joining one of our local chapters, participating in Net Impact programs, and attending our local event series, NI Local.

MORE INFO: http://netimpact.org





International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection

25-28 October 2018



Hong Kong

ABOUT the EVENT: Organized by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., Eco Expo Asia takes place at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). The fair is an international trading platform showcasing the latest innovations in environmental protection industries from around the world. Areas of specialty covered at the fair include Air & Water Quality, Eco-friendly Product, Energy Efficiency & Energy, Green Building as well as Waste Management and Recycling.

MORE INFO: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/ecoexpoasia-en  



2018 NALMS

38th International Symposium

Now Trending: Innovations in Lake Management 

North American Lake Management Society

October 30 – November 2, 2018   


Hilton Netherland Plaza and Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati, Ohio

ABOUT the EVENT: The Ohio Lake Management and Indiana Lakes Management societies are excited to welcome NALMS to the Midwest’s “Queen City,” Cincinnati, Ohio. On the shores of the mighty Ohio, the river was impounded to serve modern navigation; those impoundments now function like a series of lakes. Cincinnati is also home to a burgeoning craft-brewery industry that is certain to be one focus for conference outings. With Thomas More College’s field station, active urban reservoir projects, and Environmental Protection Agency research facilities nearby, we’ll find plenty to see, do, learn. Our region is also bordered by the Great Lakes to the north, and our conference theme is well served by recent cutting-edge efforts to understand and mitigate western Lake Erie’s press-grabbing eutrophication issues.

Join us at one of the nation’s most opulent masterpieces of art-deco architecture, the award-winning Hilton Netherland Plaza, a short walk from sessions at the convention center.

Our mission is to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs for today and tomorrow.

MORE INFO: www.nalms.org




GSA 2018

130th Annual Meeting

The Geological Society of America

4-7 November 2018 


Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis, Indiana  

ABOUT the EVENT: Set in the middle of the great Midwest, Indianapolis is the site of GSAʼs 130th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Known as the “Crossroads of America” and the home of the Indy 500, Indianapolis is a vibrant city that welcomes you with Hoosier hospitality and will surprise you with its diversity, multi-culturalism, and cosmopolitan ambiance. GSA staff and the local organizing committee are planning an exciting week packed with 26 pre- and post-meeting field trip offerings, 29 short courses, and a wide variety of technical sessions. Also, local universities, museums, and institutions will enhance the meeting with displays and activities for all attendees.

GeoCareers Day – Sunday

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This event will provide a well-rounded introduction to industry and government careers especially for students in their undergraduate studies.

Fee: $25. Registration required, and space is limited. Sign-up on-site or when you register for the meeting. Includes the career workshop, information session, roundtables, and panel. 


Visit the Mentoring Center: Open Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Résumé Review Clinic
  • Post or view jobs
  • Career workshops
  • Drop-in mentoring
  • Networking events
  • Company presentations

MORE INFO: www.geosociety.org



SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

4-8 November 2018  


Sacramento Convention Center

Sacramento, California


  • Participate in a five-day event jam-packed with training and learning opportunities
  • Connect with 1,700 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from more than 40 countries
  • Stay on top of the latest cutting-edge environmental research and science
  • Learn from a diverse group of representatives from academia, business and government
  • Select from more than 1,500 platform and poster presentations

Student Activities

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 North America annual meeting in Sacramento! 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. We’ve planned events that are informal, interactive and inexpensive.

SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization comprised of more than 6,000 individuals and institutions in l00 countries dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development, and environmental education. Our mission is to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.

MORE INFO: www.setac.org   





the green technologies expo

6-9 November 2018


Rimini Expo Centre

Rimini, Italy

ABOUT the EVENT: Ecomondo is the leading Euro-Mediterranean area green and circular economy expo. An international event with an innovative format that brings together all sectors of the circular economy in a single platform: from material and energy recovery to sustainable development.

Italy is among the leading countries in Europe in the green and circular economy, in particular in energy efficiency, waste recycling and resource productivity. For this reason, Ecomondo is a reference point in the international panorama, where all the leading companies of the sector can meet and discover the trends, innovations and new technologies and exchange views with sector professionals.

Ecomondo 2018 will present the national, European and International scene with new legislative priorities, in regard to research and innovation, training on Circular Economy together with the latest processes/plants 4.0, demonstrating the end products given by their implementation at the industrial level on cities and territories. With the collaboration of industrial associations, ministries and other institutions, research bodies, the European Commission, OCSE, etc, Ecomondo 2018 will present the newest updates, necessities, challenges and opportunities regarding  the reuse and valorisation of organic and no-organic waste ( including sewage), the alternative raw materials and the industrial eco-design, the reclamation and rehabilitation of contaminated areas (also marine) and the bio-economy.

MORE INFO: http://en.ecomondo.com/



Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition

American Water Works Association

November 11-15, 2018


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: The premier conference for water quality professionals around the world!

This established, and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information.

MORE INFO: https://www.awwa.org/conferences-education




Clean Gulf

November 13-15, 2018


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana 

ABOUT the EVENT: The CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition is the premier event for industry and government to come together and discuss planning and preparedness issues for oil and hazardous materials spills. The main focus of the conference sessions are case studies, best practices and lessons-learned, and the exhibit hall is filled with products and services for prevention and response.

CLEAN GULF brings together all parties responsible for response operations from North America and beyond to hear best practices and build relationships vital to a successful response on land or water. A strong relationship between all parties is the foundation of a successful response, and CLEAN GULF has helped forge these relationships for the last 27 years.

MORE INFO: http://2018.cleangulf.org/ 




Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018

U.S. Department of Energy

14 November 2018


Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Seih Al Dahal, Dubai, UAE

ABOUT the EVENT: The Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) was created through an agreement signed between Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and the Department of Energy of the United States of America, in June 2015, in order to organize a sustainable solar houses competition in Dubai, in 2018 and 2020.

The 2018 edition of this competition is organized by DEWA, in Dubai at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. SDME consists of 10 contests that will follow the lines of those in previous editions of the competition, although having the necessary customization to challenge the teams to adapt their designs to the heat, dust & high humidity that we experience in the Middle East. The projects are developed by multidisciplinary teams, giving the students the opportunity to learn about technical issues, teamwork, communication skills, and sustainable lifestyle and socio-economic issues in order to ensure the viability of their project.

Middle East Climate

The SDME 2018 embraces the goal of developing and promoting ideas, capacities and technologies that can be implemented for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Middle East region. Each project must be a good response to our cultural, climatic and social contexts, as well as a high-performance prototype that should successfully perform during the period of time during which it compares with others. All proposals should be focused on solving the issues and needs for the sustainable living in this region, where high temperatures, high humidity and dust condition our daily lives during most part of the year.

MORE INFO: https://www.solardecathlonme.com/




Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Human x Nature

U.S. Green Building Council

14-16 November 2018 


McCormick Place

Chicago, Illinois 

ABOUT the EVENT: Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the face to face experience for sustainability in the built environment. It’s for professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions which promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development.

Sustainability is the foundation of Greenbuild. Greenbuild is the only event genuinely dedicated to sustainability in the built environment, from the sessions we present to the products on the show floor to the way the event is produced. By participating with Greenbuild, you can return to the field armed with the education and discoveries that will empower your decisions, influence your actions, and inspire your dialogue—prompting you to share sustainability with others.

The theme for Greenbuild 2018 is Human By Nature (styled as Human x Nature).

The green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, benefits the natural environment all around us. We are helping people understand their role in protecting and preserving the natural environment and leveraging the built environment to:

  1. Enhance human health and wellbeing
  2. Ensure resiliency
  3. Mitigate climate change
  4. Enhance community and social equity
  5. Restore and protect our ecosystems
  6. Enhance building efficiency and performance
  7. Promote sustainable design

The future of the human race is interlaced with the future of the planet, and the sustainable practices we celebrate and advance at Greenbuild remind us that our success as sustainability advocates, practitioners and professionals is more than a movement, it is a responsibility.

MORE INFO: http://www.greenbuildexpo.org





The B2B Climate Solutions Event

November 28-29, 2018


Adrienne Arsht Center

Miami, Florida

ABOUT the EVENT: Worldwide, people have come to understand that humanity faces a global emergency that poses an imminent threat to the prosperity of future generations. With the passing of time it has become clear that the solutions must be business driven. Companies around the globe are stepping up and making it their mission to lead. We want to help them.

Companies vs. Climate Change (CvCC) is a media and events company whose mission is to serve as a global forum for companies of all sizes to share best practices for solving climate change with wholly justifiable business value. CvCC strives to serve as a conduit that will bring companies together to create business driven solutions to the climate crisis.

Certain things call for simplicity. This conference is about three things:
     1. Climate change
     2. How can companies address climate change?
     3. How can companies collaborate to address climate change?

MORE INFO: https://usa.solveclimatechange.com/






24th Session of the Conference of the Parties

United Nations Climate Change Conference

3-14 December 2018


Katowice, Poland

ABOUT the EVENT: COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The UNFCCC is a “Rio Convention”, one of three adopted at the “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992. The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March 1994. Today, it has near-universal membership. The countries that have ratified the Convention are called Parties to the Convention. Preventing “dangerous” human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme body of the UNFCCC Convention. It consists of the representatives of the Parties to the Convention. It holds its sessions every year. The COP takes decisions which are necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the provisions of the Convention and regularly reviews the implementation of these provisions.

MORE INFO: http://cop24.gov.pl/




POWER-GEN International

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo

December 4-6, 2018


Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, Florida

ABOUT the EVENT: We're a 30-year-strong power generation event with diverse content for all forms of energy - with a multi-track summit and knowledge hubs, a huge exhibition with 900+ companies and comprehensive networking and matchmaking. The topics and trends focus on technology, innovation and policy advancements - unmatched insight for the future of the energy spectrum and mix.

Benefits of Attending:

  • See the latest technologies, innovations and trends from over 1,400 exhibitors
  • Learn how to successfully implement these innovations into your operations to cut costs, maximize efficiencies, improve visibility, and reduce risk
  • Network with thousands of other industry professionals
  • Get insight into practical solutions to complex problems, including valuable skills that will better equip you to do your job better
  • Hear from powerful speakers with innovative ways to tackle the latest industry challenges
  • Investigate real-world case studies

MORE INFO: http://www.power-gen.com/index.html