Environmental Career Events




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/




Monthly Coaching Webinar: Networking

The Environmental Career Coach

February 6.  6 to 7 p.m. (ET). Registration is just $10.

WHY ATTEND/DETAILS:  The second in a year long video coaching webinar series specifically for environmental students. In this webinar discover how to go to any Environmental Professsionals event and meet people with confidence rather than fear. Networking should be beneficial for you and fun. The series will continue with topics such as Networking, Interveiw Help, and Leveraging Skills.

MORE INFO: TheEnvironmentalCareerCoach.com  




Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

February 6-7, 2018

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for empowering and inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Through facilitated conversation, workshops, presentations and networking opportunities, participants will play a role in advancing environmental performance at Washington and Oregon State institutions of higher education, support regional policy goals and initiatives, and drive the development of a generation of professionals for whom sustainability is a core tenant of their work and life philosophy.

As a regional conference, WOHESC will promote a "local" focus, with dialogue specifically addressing issues in the Pacific Northwest. Solutions will be tailored for implementation in our unique political, social, economic and environmental climate. We hope attendees will also take this time to also develop and deepen working relationships with peers in the region.

MORE INFO: http://wohesc.org/



GreenBiz 18

February 6-8, 2018

JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Phoenix, Arizona

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the challenges, emerging trends and opportunities in sustainable business today.

Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather each year at the GreenBiz forum to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business.

The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual research report, analyzing key sustainability metrics and trends. Attendees return from GreenBiz both inspired by what’s possible and ready to tackle their organization’s greatest sustainability challenges.

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



Utility Management 2017 Conference

Water Environment Federation

February 20-23, 2018

Hyatt Regency Riverwalk

San Antonio, Texas

WHY ATTEND: This conference is jointly sponsored by the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation and held in cooperation with the Water Environment Association of Texas and The Water Research Foundation. 

Water and wastewater managers and professionals will gather to hear the latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, case studies, and research in all aspects of utility management.

Young Professionals Summit

The Young Professionals Summit (a WEF and AWWA joint event) is the premier workshop for young professionals in the water and wastewater sector. At the YP Summit, local and national leaders will discuss emerging issues in the water sector and provide programming to expand your leadership skills. Come join us in San Antonio, TX this Februrary 19-20 to explore your role in the water and how you can best serve your organization and community!

MORE INFO: http://www.wef.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   






Environmental Career Fair

Unity College

March 6, 2018

Unity College

Unity, Maine

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: Join us on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 as Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive environmentally focused career fair to take place in New England. The Career Fair will be held in Tozier Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The environmental career recruitment event is free and open to the general public, though focused on recruitment of current students, or recent or anticipated college graduates from across New England. Sponsored by the Unity College Career Resource Center, the event attracts commitments from a plethora of employers annually.

MORE INFO: https://www.unity.edu/events/#event=2844660




Solid Waste Association of North America

March 5-7, 2018

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, Colorado

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: SWANApalooza is the brand name for four SWANA events combined into one location to provide a significant learning experience, saving you time and travel to multiple events. SWANApalooza features the Annual Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium, the Annual Landfill Symposium, and the Road to Zero Waste Conference, along with the Spring Training & Exam Center. Formerly a separate event, the U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is now a partner in the Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium. Professional tours to view local operations are always part of the educational offerings. For social experiences, we have a Fun Run, networking receptions, and more, depending on the location.

The solid waste industry is changing, with hot topics including safety, technology advances, and food scrap disposal at the top of the conversation list.

Spring Training & Exam Center; Road to Zero Waste Conference; Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium; Two-Day and Three-Day Courses; Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

REACH NEW HEIGHTS in the solid waste industry by being an integral part of SWANApalooza!

MORE INFO: https://swana.org/Events/SWANApalooza



EUEC 2018

Energy, Utility & Environment Conference

March 5-7, 2018

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: The 21st Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference, is USA’s largest professional networking & educational event of its kind with 2,000 attendees, 400 speakers and 200 exhibits.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Admission to all 400 presentations & exhibits; 11 networking meals, for 3 days; Flash drive with 400 presentations; Complimentary spouse registration

Clean Car Expo is held across the hall in the Sail Pavilion, in the evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm, after EUEC ends at 6 pm.

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




2018 NAEP Annual Conference

“Sound Leadership in Environmental Adaptation and Resiliency”

National Association of Environmental Professionals

March 11-14, 2018

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

Tacoma, Washington

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: Training and tours; Networking lunches; Conference workshops

Conference tracks:

  • Cultural Resources
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Endangered Species
  • Energy and Climate Change and Air Quality
  • NEPA
  • Planning and Permitting
  • Ports and Harbors
  • Public Involvement
  • Stormwater and Low Impact Development
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources

As in past years, NAEP will be applying for and anticipates receiving approval from APA for the conference for CM credits. Many APA members use the conference to fulfill their CM requirements.

Three educational training sessions will be offered on Sunday, March 11.  The Advanced NEPA Workshop will be offered as an all-day session. The Elliott Bay Seawall Habitat Enhancements Workshop and Walking Tour will be a half-day afternoon session. An Emerging Professionals Workshop (at no charge) will also be held as a half-day afternoon session.

Emerging Professionals, Career Skills, and Motivational Workshop
Half-Day Afternoon Training - Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Learn what it takes to land an environmental job that is a good fit for you both from a skill set perspective and from the hiring perspective. This workshop is for anyone seeking an environmental career or who are already working and wants to make a switch. We will also cover the benefits of being a NAEP member throughout your environmental career. As a bonus, stay after the training to get a smooth introduction to networking as we accompany you to the networking reception.


  • Leslie Tice, HDR
  • John Esson, PASE Corps
  • Laura Thorne, Laura Thorne Consulting
  • Brock Hoegh, HNTB Corporation

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




6th Edition MICROGRID Global Innovation Forum

March 13-15, 2018

Marvin Center

George Washington University

Washington, D.C

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: The 6th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, March 13-15, 2018 in Washington, D.C., brings together thought leaders, utilities, energy providers, project managers and other stakeholders for two days of focused networking and information sharing concerning the latest technological developments, design, implementation and operation of hybrid renewable energy microgrids. The emphasis is on maximizing the business case for microgrids, integration into the larger grid, and sharing real-world case studies of both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. Topics to be covered include:

  • Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
    • Ownership models and benefits for multiple stakeholders
    • Utility-driven microgrids and deployment partnerships
    • Public-purpose, city-community, and commercial microgrid deployments
    • Integration of microgrids into the larger grid
    • Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
    • Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
    • Microgrid power control, management, and integration
    • Military microgrid case studies
    • Latest technology advances for optimizing performance and control
    • Regulatory and public policy developments impacting microgrids
    • Standards and interoperability issues
    • Market drivers and opportunities worldwide
    • Microgrids relation to virtual power plants and transactive energy
    • and more!

MORE INFO: http://www.microgridinnovation.com/North%20America/index.htm




MiaGreen Expo & Conference

March 14-15, 2018

MACC Convention Center

Miami, Florida

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: The MiaGreen Expo (9th Edition) presents major features in its educational program, having as highlights:

  • 12-hour AIA-HSW/GBCI credit courses, at a once in a lifetime value, by top national and international institutions and companies.
  • Specialized energy courses and sessions by prestigious experts in the field, supported and powered by major organizations like Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), among others.
  • Special presentations for Exhibitors & Sponsors on exporting financing tools and opportunities in reconstruction programs and efforts in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, places that were recently hit by hurricanes Maria & Irma and where left in a state of emergency.

The event concentrates this year on key ENERGY related fields, presenting also SOLAR, GREEN BUILDING & CLEANTECH developments that have an impact on the most efficient and sustainable use of energy.

MiaGreen is the only event in the USA with a special focus on Latin American, Caribbean and USA markets at the same time, in a multicultural atmosphere that only MIAMI can provide.

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



The 28th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air

Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation

March 19-22, 2018

Marriott Mission Valley

San Diego, California

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: March 2018 will mark the twenty-eighth annual gathering of environmental professionals to the Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. For the past twenty-seven years, this annual conference has helped to bring the environmental science community closer together by providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs. The International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air and AEHS Foundation Semi-Annual Meeting offers attendees an opportunity to exchange findings, ideas, and recommendations in a professional setting. The strong and diverse technical program is customized each year to meet the changing needs of the environmental field.

Platform and poster sessions feature research, case studies, and the presentation of new programs. Exhibitions augment the conference program and bring applied technology to attendees. Focused workshops provide attendees with practical information for immediate application. Daily socials provide networking opportunities and discussion.

MORE INFO: www.aehsfoundation.org



Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems

Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society

March 25-29, 2018

Nashville Airport Marriott

Nashville, Tennessee

WHY ATTEND / DETAILS: The 31st SAGEEP will be held March 25-29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee United States, a region of North America with numerous attributes of interest to near surface geophysicists. Karst features, including Mammoth Cave, are abundant within a short distance of Nashville; a few hundred miles west lies the New Madrid fault zone, site of two of the largest earthquakes in the continental US (1811-1812), and east Tennessee has issues related to coal mining as well as chemical and nuclear wastes. The Tennessee river flows east to west across most of the state with numerous dams and levees. These features, along with topics of national and international interest (infrastructure, renewable and unconventional energy, water, geohazards, unexploded ordnance, etc.) will form the core of a timely and relevant technical program. 

MORE INFO: http://eegs.org; http://www.eegs.org/sageep-2018