Environmental Career Events




August 13-18, 2017

2017 NAHMMA Annual Conference

North American Hazardous Materials Management Association

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Clearwater, Florida 

WHY ATTEND: Learn about the latest developments in Household Hazardous Waste / Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators / Very Small Quantity Generators management and education, product stewardship, chemical policy and safer products. The conference will include training on a variety of relevant topics, technical sessions addressing hot topics in our field and interesting facility tours.

MORE INFO: www.nahmma.org



August 20-24, 2017

147th Meeting of the American Fisheries Society

American Fisheries Society

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa, Florida

WHY ATTEND? 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.

Volunteers are needed! What a better way to network than to volunteer at AFS.  Sign-up to volunteer during online registration.  Online registration opens April 1, 2017.

Need $100?  Current students can complete paid volunteer hours.  Students are required to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours ($10 per hour).  Student volunteers will be paid after the meeting.

MORE INFO: www.fisheries.org



August 27-30, 2017

2017 AHMP National Conference

Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals

Omni Ft. Worth Hotel

Ft. Worth, Texas

WHY ATTEND: AHMP’s 30th anniversary National Conference is the premiere event at which to hear insights from dynamic keynote speakers, gain valuable knowledge at technical sessions, learn from exhibitors about new products and services, and build your nationwide network of professional colleagues.

By attending one of the four 3-day Pre-Conference Workshops, you will gain critical knowledge needed to help prep you for the CHMM, CSP, ASP, or CDGP designation examination. Special events and student opportunities.

MORE INFO: www.ahmpnet.org



27 August – 1 September 2017

2017 World Water Week

“Water and Waste – Reduce and Reuse”

Stockholm International Water Institute

Stockholm City Conference Centre

Stockholm, Sweden

WHY ATTEND: World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2017, World Water Week will address the theme “water and waste – reduce and reuse”. In 2016, over 3,200 individuals and around 330 convening organizations from 130 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.

MORE INFO: www.worldwaterweek.org/



September 5-8, 2017

2017 FMA Annual Conference

Floodplain Management Association

Hyatt Regency

Long Beach, California

WHY ATTEND: 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



September 9-13, 2017

2017 AZA Annual Conference

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis, Indiana

WHY ATTEND: 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



September 10-13, 2017

North America Smart Energy Week

Solar Energy Industries Association & Smart Electric Power Alliance

Mandalay Bay Convention Center,

Las Vegas, Nevada

WHY ATTEND: Four events in one venue

Solar Power International

North America’s largest solar tradeshow

SPI is North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields. Over 18,000 attendees and 650+ exhibitors attend this event

Energy Storage International

North America’s largest energy storage tradeshow

With over 115 exhibiting companies, ESI is the largest energy storage exhibition in North America.

Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace

This is the one place where you can see the entire energy ecosystem in action - from developing solar energy, storage, and smart-products in a connected live microgrid, the Smart Energy Marketplace lets you see it live and engage with key companies selling and supplying the energy ecosystem.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells North America

Europe’s largest fairs comes to the US

The organizers of the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries at HANNOVER MESSE announce their expansion to North America. After 23 years of experience with Europe’s largest trade fair for hydrogen, fuel cells and batteries, it is now the time to move to the USA.

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



September 12-15, 2017

ESTC 2017

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference

The International Ecotourism Society


Ansan City, Korea

WHY ATTEND: ESTC, now in its 12th year, 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 600 professionals and organizations from across the industry and over 70 countries.

ESTC 2017 Korea brings academics, destinations, NGOs, policy makers, operators, consultants, authors, media, and sustainable business together to create and guide ecotourism initiatives and implementation.  

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.

Student registration rates available.

MORE INFO: www.ecotourism.org




September 14-15, 2017

Clean & Fair Economy Summit

BlueGreen Alliance Foundation

Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion

Olympia, Washington

WHY ATTEND: Americans are ready for an economy that works for all of us. One where you can find a quality job with fair pay and benefits. We also recognize that we all deserve clean air and water, protections to safeguard workers and the communities around their workplaces, and that building up a cleaner economy means we’ll be laying the foundation that generations of Americans can use to secure prosperity.

Across the country, people have taken up this fight and are building partnerships to solve our nation’s environmental challenges in a way that creates and maintains quality, family-sustaining jobs and ensures the health and safety of our workplaces and communities.

Come meet them.

MORE INFO: https://www.bgafoundation.org/programs/clean-and-fair-economy-summit/ 




September 20-22, 1017

Osaka World Smart Energy Week


Osaka, Japan

WHY ATTEND: Eight major exhibitions with over 200 conference sessions.

5th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo

The latest technologies, materials, manufacturing technologies, and solar cell/module will be exhibited.

5th International Photovoltaic Power Generation System Expo

Various system design, construction, installation, surveillance and maintenance for PV system integration and installation are showcased.

4th International Rechargeable Battery Expo

Leading exhibition showcasing various components, materials, devices and finished rechargeable batteries.

4th International Smart Grid Expo

Various cutting-edge technologies and products related to smart grid and smart communities will be showcased.

2nd International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo

International hydrogen and fuel cell show exhibiting various technologies, components, materials, devices and systems.

2nd BioMass Expo

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.

1st Next-generation Thermal Power Generation Expo

Newly launched show where engineering technologies and components to build, maintain and operate such thermal power plants will be exhibited.

1st International Wind Energy Expo

Japan and Asia-Pacific's wind energy business hub attracting industry leaders, cutting-edge products & technologies from across the globe.

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



September 21-23, 2017

2017 AISES National Conference

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Colorado Convention Center

Denver, Colorado

WHY ATTEND: The annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workplace development. Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations, tribal enterprises, universities, corporations and government agencies. Join us and 2,000+ students, educators, professionals and partners in Denver, Colorado. In AISES’ 40th 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



September 23-24, 2017

Green Festival Expo


The Magic Box @ THE REEF

Los Angeles, California

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: Our mission is to bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative speakers, national and local innovative businesses, conscious consumers and pioneering thinkers like yourself, in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 250 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulge in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learn all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle! 

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



 September 23-27, 2017

TWS 24th Annual Conference

The Wildlife Society


Albuquerque Convention Center 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

WHY ATTEND: Join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a unique and memorable TWS experience that will include 900+ educational presentations, field trips, trade show, more than 40 networking events and plenty of engagement and learning opportunities in our TWS Members Activity Center.

All new student events including a career symposium.

MORE INFO: http://wildlife.org



October 4-8, 2017

SEJ’s 27th Annual Conference

Society of Environmental Journalists

Wyndham Grand Hotel

Pittsburg, PA

WHY ATTEND: 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.

Topics we'll explore include energy, environmental justice, wilderness, urban farming, green design, transportation, infrastructure and water.

HOST: University of Pittsburgh/Swanson School of Engineering

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



October 5-15, 2017

Solar Decathlon 2017

U.S. Department of Energy


Denver, Colorado

WHY ATTEND: The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency. Simply put, there's nothing else like it.

The university-led teams that design, build, and operate the competition's solar-powered houses are the heart of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

These teams will compete in Solar Decathlon 2017:

MORE INFO: http://www.solardecathlon.gov



October 17-21, 2017

46th Annual Conference and Research Symposium

North American Association for Environmental Education

Caribe Hilton

San Juan, Puerto Rico

WHY ATTEND: What is our vision for the field? How can we best build on the past 40+ years to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and effective field? How do we uphold the values that support a healthier, equitable, and more sustainable future for all?

Our 46th Annual Conference will look ahead to imagine the type of world we want and how our field can help us achieve our vision.

MORE INFO: https://naaee.org  



October 26-28, 2017

Rally 2017

National Land Conservation Conference

Land Trust Alliance

Colorado Convention Center

Denver, Colorado

WHY ATTEND: Rally is the exciting annual gathering of nearly 2,000 inspired and passionate land conservation practitioners from the US, Canada, South America and beyond, who are dedicated to conserving cherished places in local communities. 

Serving as the premier training and networking conference, Rally ’17 offers more than 130 educational sessions focused on land conservation topics, special networking events, field trips highlighting the region’s natural treasures, exhibits, a plenary session presentation, a Welcome Dinner and an awards presentation celebrating conservation leadership.

Volunteers are needed as meeting monitors for workshops on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. As a volunteer, you will receive the following benefits:

  • In exchange for volunteering your time for one full day of the conference, you can attend the other day free of charge
  • Admission to the Opening Plenary, Closing Session and Regional Receptions

MORE INFO: www.landtrustalliance.org



November 6-17, 2017
23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties
United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP23

UNFCCC Secretariat Headquarters
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Details: The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

MORE INFO: http://unfccc.int/meetings/bonn_nov_2017/meeting/10084.php 



November 11-12, 2017

Green Festival Expo

Pier 35

San Francisco, California

WHY ATTEND: Over 100 Sustainable Living Experts, Green Business Entrepreneurs and Documentary Filmmakers and More Than 250 Exhibitors, Partners and Sponsors

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



November 15-19, 2017 

SAF 2017 National Convention

Society of American Foresters

Albuquerque Convention Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico          

WHY ATTEND? Explore how we can transform the way we approach forestry by integrating a social-ecological perspective to research, education, and management and by adapting forestry to a rapidly urbanizing, globalizing, and diversifying environment.  

Career Fair – Friday, November 17 12:00 to 4:00

With on-the-spot interviewing and hiring, candidates and employers are able to go beyond resumes and cover letters to create win-win situations for employment. Leading organizations from the private sector, academia, state, and federal government, and more will be present to select from among top candidates.

Organizations who have attended include: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Forest Service, Davey Tree Company, Domtar, Environmental Consulting Inc., Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, US Forest Service, University of Idaho, Wisconsin DNR, Minnesota DNR, Oklahoma Department of Forestry, Weyerhaeuser, and more.

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



December 2-3, 2017

Green Festival Expo

Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

WHY ATTEND: Over 100 Sustainable Living Experts, Green Business Entrepreneurs and Documentary Filmmakers and More Than 250 Exhibitors, Partners and Sponsors

MORE INFO: https://www.greenfestivals.org/ft-lauderdale