Environmental Career Events




SAF 2017 National Convention

Society of American Foresters

November 15-19, 2017

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




The B2B Climate Solutions Event

November 29 – December 1, 2017 

Hyatt Regency Miami

Miami, Florida

DETAILS: 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: http://usa.solveclimatechange.com/index.php; http://solveclimatechange.com/




Green Festival Expo

December 2-3, 2017

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 



2017 NGWA Groundwater Summit

National Ground Water Association

December 4-7, 2017


Music City Center

Nashville, Tennessee  

WHY ATTEND: Join fellow industry professionals from around the world at NGWA’s preeminent technical conference, the Groundwater Summit, which will be focusing in 2017 on all things groundwater “Instrumental to your research and practice.” This event offers you unparalleled opportunities to:

  • Share your research, knowledge, and expertise
  • Learn firsthand from leading experts
  • Collaborate with hundreds of your peers.

NGWA’s preeminent technical conference, the Groundwater Summit, is taking place this year alongside NGWA’s leading industry event, Groundwater Week.

MORE INFO: http://groundwatersummit.com/



Clean Gulf

December 5-7, 2017

George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, Texas

WHY ATTEND: The CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition focuses on strategies and solutions for oil spill prevention & response. Interactive panel discussions and spirited conference discussions cover the topics most important to anyone involved in exploration, production, shipping, transportation or storage of petroleum, petrochemicals or hazardous materials in offshore, coastal or inland regions.

The need to be prepared for a spill isn’t an option…it’s a necessity. CLEAN GULF is the annual event that brings together the entire spill prevention, preparedness and response community, including State and Federal Regulators, to establish and build the relationships you need in place before an incident on water or land occurs. It's your opportunity to come together with all the people you work closely with on a response and connect with those who will play a role in future incidents.

Our hearts go out to all of those in Houston, and throughout Texas, who were impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. 
We are very thankful to be a part of this response industry where many of you have come to aid during these trying times. 

CLEAN GULF will still take place in Houston,TX, December 5-7, and we look forward to uniting with all of you again at this important industry event.

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



Groundwater Week

National Ground Water Association

December 5-7, 2017


Music City Center  

Nashville, Tennessee


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

While there are too many to list them all, here are 10 reasons to head to Nashville for 2017 Groundwater Week, the one event that is indeed instrumental to your success!

  1. You will have 12 full hours over two days to investigate hundreds of solutions to your challenges in the exhibit hall.
  2. You will have the chance to choose from more than 50 hours of educational offerings all designed to help you do your job more efficiently, easily, and cost-effectively.
  3. You will have scores of opportunities to learn from industry experts.
  4. You can earn your CEPs by attending workshops, industry best suggested practices work sessions, the NGWA Foundation McEllhiney and Darcy lectures, and exploring the trade show floor.
  5. Hands-on activity areas.You can improve your skills and learn new ones in the activity areas taking place in the exhibit hall such as drill rig safety and troubleshooting submersible systems.
  6. New opportunities.You can gain insight about future trends at offerings such as boosting earnings with aeration systems and next generation water treatment.
  7. You will be able to say thanks to NGWA’s many volunteers and congratulate this year’s NGWA award winners.
  8. You will be able to connect with thousands of professionals from all sectors of the groundwater industry in one convenient location.
  9. Recharge. You will be able to enjoy some time to relax, rest, and recharge with old friends and new acquaintances at events such as the Franklin Electric Welcome Party and Coffee with NGWA Directors and New CEO.
  10. Pay it forward.You may pay it forward to the industry and help the NGWA Foundation at the same time during its annual fundraising auction.

Groundwater Week is being held in conjunction with the NGWA Groundwater Summit.

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



POWER-GEN International

December 5-7, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

As the World's Largest Power Generation Event, POWER-GEN International is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector. More than 1,400 companies from all sectors of the industry exhibit each year to benefit from the exposure to more than 20,000 attendees. Displaying a wide variety of products and services, POWER-GEN International represents a horizontal look at the industry with key emphasis on new solutions and innovations for the future.

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



World Efficiency Summit

World Climate Ltd

12-14 December 2017


Paris, France

DETAILS: This year, WCL joins World Efficiency (WE), hosted by Reed Expositions, to provide thought-leading content to the solutions-oriented conference, World Efficiency Summit, at World Efficiency Solutions in Paris, France from 12-14 December 2017. World Efficiency Solutions creates the low-carbon and resource-efficient marketplace. We will discuss strategic issues on how to accelerate the deployment of low-carbon and resource-efficient solutions, frame the circular economy in a practical way and create the resource-efficient and low-carbon market place through sector, industry and business development.

This international summit seeks to ensure cross-sphere drivers of change along with sector-specific innovations, solutions and tools, by focusing on cross-sector plenary sessions, practical workshops and networking.

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





Wild & Scenic Film Festival

South Yuba River Citizens League

January 11-15, 2018

Nevada City, California

WHY ATTEND: SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Fest is a call to action where film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. It’s where activism gets inspired.

Our environmental and adventure films illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They also show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it.

We raise resources for SYRCL to recover California’s wild salmon and protect the Yuba River. In addition, SYRCL’s Film Festival On Tour is a national platform for environmental advocacy.

MORE INFO: www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org


World Future Energy Summit

January 15-18, 2018


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

DETAILS: The annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the foremost global platform dedicated to advancing renewable energy and clean technology. Located in Abu Dhabi, WFES is a business-first exhibition for project developers, distributors, innovators, investors and purchasers from across the globe to come together and discover new solutions to the world’s growing energy challenges.

The World Future Energy Summit is the leading event worldwide that connects hundreds of international suppliers, decision makers and thought leaders across the entire renewable energy industry. Network, do business and gain insights into the latest industry trends and advancements in dedicated energy sectors in one place over four fully packed business days.

Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, WFES welcomed more than 30,000 attendees from 175 countries in 2017, and facilitated more than 8,600 meetings between exhibitors and registered buyers, enabling new partnerships and business opportunities.

MORE INFO: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com



2nd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition

January 17-18, 2018

Chicago Conference Center

Chicago, Illinois

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: The 2nd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Expert speakers will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision. The emphasis is on implementation strategy, case studies, best practices, and the development of compelling business models for transitioning to the 21st Century Smart City.

MORE INFO: http://www.smartcities-symposium.com/




Forum on Environmental Accreditation 2018

The NELAC Institute

January 22-25, 2018

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: Some of the highlights for the week include:

  • Meetings of TNI Committees to further TNI efforts on environmental laboratory accreditation, proficiency testing, and accreditation of field sampling and measurement organizations;
  • An exhibit program showcasing the latest innovations in environmental monitoring;
  • Discussion of the new consensus standards in development for detection and quantitation, instrument calibration, proficiency testing and field activities;
  • An Assessment Forum;
  • A general session with updates about TNI programs;
  • An open meeting of US Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board; and
  • A training course on assessing radiochemistry laboratories.

MORE INFO: http://www.nelac-institute.org/




2018 National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment

The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World

National Council for Science and the Environment

January 23-25, 2018


Washington, D.C.

WHY ATTEND: Participate in developing strategies and launch new partnerships, initiatives and “communities of practice” that respond to environmental security challenges. There will be a dozen speakers and fifteen workshops. 

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) advances informed environmental policy and decision making through science. Our work and programs include interdisciplinary research, scientific assessment,

information dissemination, training and curriculum development.  We engage scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders and officials at all levels of government.

NCSE is a non-profit organization established in 1990 and has a longstanding reputation for non-partisanship. We invite you to explore our work and join our community. 

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




SeminarFest 2018

American Society of Safety Engineers

February 1-8, 2018

Rio Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, NV

WHY ATTEND/DETAILS: ASSE’s educational philosophy is that learning should be immersive, engaging and relevant to what you’re doing in your workplace today. Our goal is for you to immediately apply the knowledge you’ve gained at SeminarFest to benefit you personally and professionally. Bring back the newest ideas and approaches within the OSH industry, and emerge as a leader in your organization.

Our Approach

  • Engage in full days of in-depth discussions and activities
  • Explore relevant topics with practitioners, experts and your peers
  • Choose from 90+ courses developed from 10+ areas of focus
  • Select courses specific to your experience level
  • Practice using new tools and techniques with the guidance of our expert facilitators
  • Leave inspired to effect change in your organization

MORE INFO:  www.asse.org; http://seminarfest.asse.org/




World Smart Energy Week 2018

February 28 – March 2, 2018

Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo, Japan

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

FC EXPO 2018

14th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Show  

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

PV EXPO 2018

11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo

The latest technologies, materials, manufacturing technologies, and solar cell/module will be exhibited from across the globe.


9th International Photovoltaic Power Generation System Expo

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


9th International Rechargeable Battery Expo

World’s Largest-scale international exhibition showcasing various components, materials, devices and finished rechargeable batteries.


Various cutting-edge technologies and products related to smart grid and IT solutions for smart energy will be showcased.


6th Wind Expo 2017

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


Japan’s largest show for biomass power generation. Various kinds of biomass power generation systems, technologies, materials and services are gathering.


2nd Next-generation Thermal Power Generation Expo

Asia’s largest show for thermal power generation. Engineering technologies and components to build, maintain and operate thermal power plants will be exhibited.

MORE INFO: www.wsew.jp/en