Environmental Career Events




46th Annual Conference and Research Symposium

North American Association for Environmental Education

October 17-21, 2017

Caribe Hilton

San Juan, Puerto Rico

After much deliberation and consultation with our on-the-ground partners in Puerto Rico, we are incredibly disappointed that we must cancel this year’s NAAEE Conference and Research Symposium.

WHY ATTEND: Our 46th Annual Conference will build on more than four decades of work in our field to think creatively and collectively about how we can create a more sustainable future. We will pay tribute to the importance of the first international conference on environmental education, which was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1977, and brought together environmental education leaders from around the world who first framed how education can help address the growing environmental and social challenges facing society. During the conference, we will share ideas and innovation about how we can build on the Tbilisi framework to imagine a better future and create a path forward for the field in the coming decade and beyond.

MORE INFO: https://naaee.org  




28th Annual Bioneers Conference

October 20-22, 2017

Marin Center

San Rafael, California

DETAILS: The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity.  These visionaries are already creating the healthy, diverse, equitable and beautiful world we want to live in—our legacy for future generations and the web of life on which our lives depend. You can connect with hundreds or thousands of engaged folks making a real difference.

Explore the forefront of positive change in deeply inspiring keynote talks, panels, workshops and intensives. Connect with leading-edge people and ideas. Network with dynamic change makers.

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




Annual Meeting and Expo

American Society of Landscape Architects

October 20-23, 2017

Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles, California 

DETAILS:  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



GSA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition

The Geological Society of America

October 22-25, 2017 

Washington State Convention Center

Seattle, Washington

DETAILS: Pre-Meeting field trips and short courses with a variety of business meetings will take place between Wednesday, 18 October, and Saturday, 21 October.

GeoCareers Day – Sunday. Includes the career workshop, information session, roundtables, and panel. Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), Ballroom 6B. There is a $25 fee to attend.

The Annual Meeting offers an excellent opportunity to earn CEUs toward your general continuing education requirements for your employer or K–12 school. Credits are available for technical sessions, short courses, and field trips. Ten contact hours are required for one CEU; for example, one day (8 hours) of technical sessions = 0.8 CEUs. After the meeting, a link will be posted on the meeting home page, which will allow you to download your CEU certificate.

MORE INFO: www.geosociety.org



AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2017

American Wind Energy Association

October 24-25, 2017

The Roosevelt Hotel

New York City

DETAILS: Since our initial offshore event launch, nearly 10 years ago in 2008, 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.  

Join us in New York City for a timely and relevant educational program, top notch networking and hear exciting updates directly from developers working on the new 90MW wind farm off the coast of New York!

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



2017 EHS Management Forum

National Association for Environmental Management

October 25-27, 2017

Harbor Beach Marriott      

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

DETAILS: NAEM’s EHS Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. For 25 years, NAEM's annual conference has been the premiere event dedicated to best practice-sharing for those developing and integrating strategic environmental, health and safety programs within companies. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you’ve learned.

NAEM's EHS Forum is designed for EHS and sustainability managers from across industries. Drawing EHS and sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents from leading companies, the Forum is the best opportunity for professional networking, benchmarking and best practice sharing available to EHS and sustainability practitioners today.

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



Rally 2017

National Land Conservation Conference

Land Trust Alliance

October 26-28, 2017

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




Path to Purpose

2017 Net Impact Conference

October 26-28, 2017 

Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, Georgia

DETAILS: The Annual Net Impact Conference guides attendees to their career with impact. For NI17 we’re creating an experience unlike any conference you’ve been to before. We’ll help you map out your Path to Purpose to turn your passion into a purposeful career by gaining tangible skills and actionable insights.

The Net Impact Conference is the largest gathering in the world to bring together both students and professionals to explore the latest ideas, tools, and careers that use business to achieve social and environmental good.

Job Search Boot Camp: Advancing Your Impact Career            Thursday 10/26 1 - 4pm

Career experts will share concrete tips and strategies for building a network, creating a strong resume, and leveraging social media.

MORE INFO: http://netimpact.org




International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection

26-29 October 2017


Hong Kong

DETAILS: 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  




2017 NALMS: “Finding Balance”

37th International Symposium

North American Lake Management Society

November 6-9, 2017

The Westin Westminster

Westminster, Colorado  

DETAILS: Finding Balance is the key to managing our lakes, watersheds, and even day-to-day relationships with people. Come to NALMS 2017 in Colorado to hear fascinating lake talks, see the mountains, and network.

This conference has a smart array of workshops, field trips, tours, and technical sessions.

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





23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties

United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP23

6-17 November 2017

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). 

“The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerate the transformation to sustainable, resilient and climate-safe development. The Paris Agreement entered into force last November and the era of implementation has begun. This conference will further clarify the enabling frameworks that will make the agreement fully operational and the support needed for all nations to achieve their climate change goals.” Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary UNFCCC

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




The Green Technologies Expo

7-10 November 2017

Rimini Expo Centre

Rimini, Italy

DETAILS: 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.

Running at the same time as Ecomondo is Key Energy, the expo of “energy for the climate”, energy-efficiency solutions and applications and renewable energy.
Since 2009, Ecomondo has also offered an ideal model of the Città Sostenibile (Sustainable City), in an exhibition space demonstrating models of urbanization, technological solutions, projects, and mobility schemes that permit improvements in the population’s quality of life and promote sustainable territorial 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.

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



Greenbuild 2017

U.S. Green Building Council

November 8-10, 2017

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Boston, Massachusetts

DETAILS: Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.

The education program at Greenbuild features three days of sessions strategically planned to educate, motivate and inspire the audience. From tours to summits to special sets, opportunities abound within this robust program. Greenbuild features different types of learning opportunities as well. Experience each of them this fall in Boston:

  • Special Sets
  • Greenbuild Summits
  • Master Series
  • Sessions
  • Green Building Tours
  • Workshops

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



Green Festival Expo

November 11-12, 2017

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/



SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

12-16 November 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • 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

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   



Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition

American Water Works Association

November 12-16, 2017

Oregon Convention Center

Portland, Oregon

DETAILS: 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.

Student and young professional events:

  • Committee Speed Networking
  • Meet the Boss Lunch
  • Student Awards Celebration

Networking Events:

  • Networking Receptions and Luncheons
  • First-Time Attendee Program

Join us in Portland to explore an unparalleled technical program offering attendees opportunities to discover new facets of the water quality field.

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



The International Water Conference

Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania

November 12-16, 2017

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Orlando, Florida

WHY ATTEND: The International Water Conference® (IWC) is a strong educational conference, founded with an emphasis on commercial free discussions on technology.

 The IWC presents the latest in scientific advances and practical applications in this field, cutting across a wide range of industries, technologies and functional areas. As the preeminent international technical forum in the field, the IWC brings together end users, researchers, practicing engineers, managers, educators, suppliers and contractors. It is dedicated to advancing new developments in the treatment, use and reuse of water for industrial and other engineering purposes. Attendees come to learn unbiased details about the latest applications available in the industry, get educated on current technology and hold wide ranging discussions with their peers active in water treatment.

 MORE INFO: https://eswp.com/water/overview/



World Climate Summit 2017

World Climate Ltd

14-16 November 2017

Bonn, Germany

DETAILS: Since 2010, World Climate Ltd has hosted World Climate Summit (WCS) during COP negotiations in order to present tangible business models and solutions-making opportunities for global leaders. This year WCL is partnering up with the leading events company, Reed Expositions, to co-produce the event where WCL provides content and stakeholder engagement at World Climate Summit & La Galerie by WE in Bonn, Germany from 14-16 November 2017 to ignite greater networks, solutions and ideas for a low-carbon world.

MORE INFO: http://www.wclimate.com  




NAEP & APU Webinar

Career Development: Getting in the Door and Being Present

National Association of Environmental Professionals

& American Public University

November 15, 2017



Wednesday, November 15

2:00 – 3:15 PM ET

This is a free webinar - so please register today.

To register please visit https://naep2017.splashthat.com/


Part 3: Career Development: Getting in the Door and Being Present 

This webinar will offer a mix of topics from interview skills to resumes building and updating to broadening your connections and maintaining a social media presence, as well as other means of networking. The topics are relevant not only to the rising professional but to the mid-career professional already working in the field. Some topics include being available to others through mentoring, active involvement in volunteer opportunities, enriched community experiences, and participating in conferences and training sessions. One further consideration is managing your own expectations for your career and being proactive in getting there. 

Speakers: John Esson, Leslie Tice, Charlie Venuto, Elizabeth D'Andrea



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/