Environmental Career Events





22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Product Innovation Using Greener Chemistries

ACS Green Chemistry Institute

June 18-20, 2018

LOCATION:  Portland Hilton Downtown 

Portland, Oregon

ABOUT the EVENT: The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) has been a meeting ground for advancing sustainable science and solutions since 1996. Hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, powered by leading thinkers in the field, and supported by many companies and organizations, the 22nd annual event will be held in Portland, Oregon on Monday June 18 to Wednesday June 20, 2018.

GC&E provides an opportunity for a diverse network of over 500 academic, industrial and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals and processes and products. This year’s conference is highlighting the theme, “Product innovation using greener chemistries.”

Sessions range across the many areas green chemistry and engineering touch from organic synthesis to nanomaterials, sessions focused on different industries, to education.

Whether you are just beginning your studies or working on a doctoral thesis, attending the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be a valuable immersion experience. Students who participate can:

  • Network with some of the world’s brightest green chemistry leaders
  • Deepen your understanding by listening to cutting edge technical presentations
  • Connect with peers from other universities
  • Gain experience by participating in the student poster presentation and contest

MORE INFO: http://gcande.org




Clean Pacific

June 19-21, 2018

LOCATION:  Oregon Convention Center

Portland, Oregon

ABOUT the EVENT: CLEAN PACIFIC is designed to bring together stakeholders in spill prevention and response from government, environmental, emergency planning and emergency response industries to discuss lessons-learned, hear best practices, and view new products and solutions from a wide-variety of companies.

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.

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




CWS 2018

2018 Canadian Water Summit 

Knowledge to Practice—Applying Science, Policy, and Research to the Blue Economy

June 20-22, 2018

LOCATION:  Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: The Canadian Water Summit was launched in 2009 and has grown into Canada’s largest and most diverse annual gathering of business, government, academic, and non-profit water leaders, attracting 300+ attendees each June. The 2018 event will include three days of dynamic programming, including young professional skills training, women in water networking reception, field excursions, live theatre, dynamic exhibitor sessions, and the Water’s Next awards gala. The week showcases the industry’s best, while offering an enjoyable forum to building meaningful relationships to improve your business.

MORE INFO: http://www.watersummit.ca/




AESS 2018 Conference

Inclusion and Legitimacy

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

June 20-23, 2018

LOCATION:  American University

Washington, D.C.

ABOUT the EVENT: Many of our conversations leading up to, during, and since our June 2017 meeting in Tucson addressed the need for much broader and richer inclusion in all aspects of environmental studies and sciences. AESS 2018 will invite attendees to participate in defining priorities, ask questions, produce answers, and implement solutions.

MORE INFO: https://aessconference.org/




A&WMA’s 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition

Charting the Future -  Environment, Energy & Health

Air & Waste Management Association

June 25-28, 2018

LOCATION:  Connecticut Convention Center

Hartford, Connecticut

ABOUT the EVENT: Discover the many different sessions, events, exhibits, and opportunities at the most comprehensive conference on environmental technology and regulation. ACE 2018 is an exceptional opportunity for everyone in the environmental industry to learn, share, connect, and grow. 

As the country, and the world, struggles to balance energy, environment and health, the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will meet in Hartford, Connecticut for our 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition. This will be the first time in 43 years that the Conference will be in New England and Hartford is the perfect location to represent the conference theme.

The conference program includes continuing education and professional development credit hour courses; student and young professional programs; volunteer opportunities; networking events. Student discounts for conference and courses.

Join us in Hartford to exchange information that will help develop the charter for the future of the environmental industry.

MORE INFO: http://www.awma.org; https://www.awma.org/ace2018





82nd Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition

National Environmental Health Association

June 25-28, 2018

LOCATION:  Marriott Anaheim Hotel     

Anaheim, California

ABOUT the EVENT: The NEHA AEC is so much more than a conference. It 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. 

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to bring you the NEHA 2018 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference, June 25–28, 2018, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California.

 This joint conference is the nexus for environmental health education, training, networking, and career advancement. By attending you will gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to help solve your organization’s daily and strategic challenges and improve your bottom-line results. You can also earn continuing education (CE) credits to maintain your professional credential(s).

 MORE INFO: http://www.neha.org






2018 SCGIS 21st Annual Conference

Local Communities and Traditional Knowledge

Society for Conservation GIS

July 16-18, 2018



LOCATION:  Asilomar Conference Center

Monterey, CA

ABOUT the EVENT: This year’s conference theme “Local Communities and Traditional Knowledge” draws our attention to how the land was shaped prior to colonization, and how we can integrate and use that knowledge to inform our collective decisions today.  Come hear our keynote speakers, Jaime Pinkham (Citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe and Executive Director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission) and Lilian Pintea (Vice President of Conservation Science at the Jane Goodall Institute) speak on traditional values of the land to local communities.

Come to this year’s conference to join your colleagues—professionals engaging in the many facets of conservation GIS. Meet our invited keynote speakers and Maps for Advocacy panelists.  Hear new perspectives on GIS and conservation while making new friends and enjoying the beauty of a walk on the beach at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds.

Live Streaming of special sessions. Details provided with registration. Five pre-conference workshops will be held on Sunday, July 15th.

MORE INFO: https://www.scgis.org/conference




SWCS 73rd International Annual Conference

Culture, Climate and Conservation

Soil and Water Conservation Society

July 29 – August 1, 2018

LOCATION:  Albuquerque Convention Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

ABOUT the EVENT: New Mexico’s rich culture and diverse landscape makes it the prime location to celebrate the 73rd SWCS International Annual Conference theme, Culture, Climate, and Conservation. Bordered on the east by the Sandia Mountains, to the west by Petroglyph National Monument, and with the Rio Grande flowing through its center, Albuquerque possesses many of the natural features characteristic of New Mexico, a state of mountains and mesas, deserts and forested wildernesses. Whether you’re exploring the downtown Convention Center site, venturing into Spanish-influenced Old Town Albuquerque, or learning about local pueblos and native traditions, the blend of cultures and lifestyles serves as a reminder of the many stakeholders that are part of and affected by land management decisions.

The research to be shared and stories to be told from across the nation will fit right into this location where conservation spans resource concerns, cultures, and landscapes. In addition to learning about some of the management challenges and partnership opportunities that face ecosystems worldwide, participants will experience the vibrant culture of New Mexico through Local Forum and Flavor event, witness conservation efforts first-hand through tours, and will hear from leading speakers in the conservation field. Specialty tracks that will focus on rangeland and forest restoration as well as the use of technology to advance conservation will also be offered at this year’s conference. Collectively, all of these areas of focus will provide a forum for conservation professionals from around the world to come together to discuss successes and challenges, combat shared obstacles, and accelerate conservation efforts.

MORE INFO: www.swcs.org  






ESA 2018

103rd Annual Meeting

Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being

Ecological Society of America

August 5-10, 2018

LOCATION: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

ABOUT the EVENT:  Join us in one of the world’s most fascinating cities – home to a unique melting pot of culturefood and music. New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations.

The 103rd Annual Meeting presents an exceptional array of sessions, workshops, field trips, symposia and networking events.

ESA’s staff relies on student volunteers to help run our Annual Meeting each year. We will select students (undergraduate or graduate level) to assist with various tasks throughout the week. Volunteers who complete their assignments (about 14 hours of work) will receive a refund of their Early Bird (June 14) registration fee.

MORE INFO: https://www.esa.org




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




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





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




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 




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 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




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