Environmental Career Events




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




AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2018 Conference

American Wind Energy Association

October 16-17, 2018


Hyatt on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC

ABOUT the EVENT: Join us in the nation’s capital for a timely and relevant educational program, and top-notch networking. 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.

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




2018 SHIFT Festival

Public Lands, Public Health

October 16-18, 2018


Snow King Resort Hotel

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

ABOUT the EVENT: SHIFT (Shaping How we Invest For Tomorrow) is a program of The Center for Jackson Hole. The 2018 SHIFT Festival will explore the health benefits of time outside: how outdoor recreation on our public lands creates a healthier citizenry, attracts new advocates to the outdoor industry, promotes stewardship and advances quality of life in communities across America.

Join the innovators, early adopters and opinion leaders at the forefront of the “Outside Rx” movement as we establish a stronger connection between, and thus a stronger argument for, outdoor recreation, public lands and public health.

The Center for Jackson Hole is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen the coalition of interests devoted to our public lands. We achieve this mission via two main programs: SHIFT, an annual festival, held each autumn in Jackson Hole, that explores issues at the intersection of conservation, outdoor recreation and cultural relevancy; and The Emerging Leaders Program, which trains a culturally diverse group of young outdoor recreationists to lead conservation work at SHIFT and in America.

MORE INFO: https://shiftjh.org




High Performance Home Summit 2018

Energy & Environmental Building Alliance

October 16-18, 2018


Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego, California


Through code and conscience, high-performance building is now a reality. Builders in markets all over the country are making high performance the cornerstone of their business plans. In California, builders are seeking methods to meet aggressive state policies and growing consumer expectations.

Sessions will present the latest in building science, combined with real-world application and problem-solving. Presentations will cover topics of special interest including solutions for healthy, resilient and affordable high performance and Zero-Energy Homes:

  • Defining, building and selling a Healthy Home
  • Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Impact of Policy, Code and Title 24 on Design and Construction
  • Building the Home of the Future with Innovation, Cost Efficiencies and Sustainability
  • Water Efficiency & Conservation

Join us in sunny San Diego, October 16-18, at the MUST-ATTEND event of the year for builders, raters, analysts, and architects committed to finding solutions for producing high-performance buildings.

MORE INFO: http://summit.eeba.org/ 




Where Technology Meets Sustainability

October 16-18, 2018


Oakland Convention Center

Oakland, California

ABOUT the EVENT: The VERGE 18 conference and expo is the platform for accelerating a clean economy. The event convenes a high-powered audience of more than 2,500 leaders — from companies and utilities, city and regional governments, policymakers, NGOs, solution providers and startups — to explore scalable solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability within three dynamic and influential markets: clean energy, transportation and mobility and the circular economy.

This year, we're offering three concurrent VERGE 18 conferences: VERGE Circular, VERGE Energy and VERGE Transport. Each conference offers deeper, focused learning opportunities and networking experiences. 

MORE INFO: https://www.greenbiz.com/events/verge/oakland/2018




Bioneers 2018 - Pathways Forward

October 19-21, 2018


Marin Center

San Rafael, California

ABOUT the EVENT: We’re living in a thriller that only reality could write. Breakdown and breakthrough – death and rebirth - creative destruction writ large. As this year’s Bioneers Conference will exemplify, there’s as much cause for hope as for horror, and the ground truth is that how this story turns out is up to us. Nothing less than a step change in human evolution will do. Never has it been more important for us to exercise our vision, our agency, our solidarity and our voices.

That’s what we’ll all be doing together at Bioneers 2018. The theme is “Pathways Forward,” and we’re excited to explore the paths with you.

For 29 years, Bioneers has been the leading summit calling for a revolution from the heart of nature. We hope we’ll see you there!

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





ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

American Society of Landscape Architects

October 19-22, 2018


Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania    

ABOUT the EVENT: 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




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




ESTC 2018

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference

The International Ecotourism Society

 23-25 October 2018 


Palazzo Coppini

Florence, Italy

ABOUT the EVENT: The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference, now in its 14thyear, 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 1000 professionals and organizations from across the industry and over 70 countries.

ESTC 2018 Italy brings academics, destinations, NGOs, policy makers, operators, consultants, authors, media, and sustainable business together to create and guide ecotourism initiatives and implementation. 

Join Us For:

          B2B and Professional Networking: The meeting place for industry trend-setters and decision-makers, designed to help you build and harness relationships.

The Best and the Brightest of Ecotourism: The ESTC's technical program features the industry's foremost "brain trust" of innovation and sustainability in tourism.

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.

MORE INFO: www.ecotourism.org 




EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

National Association for Environmental Management

October 23-26, 2018


Louisville Marriott Downtown       

Louisville, Kentucky

ABOUT the EVENT: NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. This year's program will offer attendees 5 tracks of breakout sessions emphasizing alignment of EHS and business strategy, leadership excellence, and tools and tactics for day-to-day EHS excellence.

If you are in charge of developing and integrating strategic environmental, health and safety programs within your company, this is the CAN'T MISS conference of the year. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you've learned.

MORE INFO:  http://ehsforum.naem.org




World Green Energy Summit

World Green Economy Organization & Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

24-25 October 2018


Dubai World Trade Centre

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

ABOUT the EVENT: The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) is one of the leading global forums on the green economy. It brings together world-class experts in critical sectors from around the world to directly focus on advancing the global green economy and sustainability agenda, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and implementing the recommendations of COP21 & 22.

Organised by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and World Green Economy Organisation.

The WGES is the premier international platform to drive dialogue and action amongst industry stakeholders, and build partnerships and collaboration by connecting creative minds across different sectors. The summit showcases innovative solutions and leading practices to inspire change, and aims to align stakeholders with policy makers to create a facilitative environment and ecosystem for sustainable green growth that address current and future needs.

MORE INFO: http://www.wges.ae/about-wges-2018/




2018 AORE WEA Joint National Conference

Wilderness Education Association & Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE)

October 24-26, 2018


Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort

Snowbird, Utah

ABOUT the EVENT: Snowbird will serve as the site of the 2018 AORE WEA Joint National Conference co-hosted by the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) with support from the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Army MWR).

AORE and WEA intend to use their respective platforms to inform and educate those who wish to better understand the people, positions and politics of the outdoor recreation and education community.

“This year’s conference anticipates an audience of nearly 800 attendees and 50 different exhibitors, with representation from nearly all 50 states plus a handful of international destinations,” said Francois Guilleux, president of WEA.

Additionally, the conference promises high-quality pre-conference and breakout sessions; an array of topics and learning formats; career services intended to support growth and advancement; a number of socials and receptions to promote networking; an annual business meeting; and a celebratory awards banquet where industry leaders will be recognized for their contributions.

New elements will include an engaging, three-part keynote presentation in partnership with Utah Diné Bikéyah, an organization that works with elders, youth, communities and Tribes to defend Bear Ears National Monument.

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





Outside the Lines

2018 Net Impact Conference

October 25-27, 2018   


Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix, Arizona

ABOUT the EVENT: For more than 25 years, the Net Impact Annual Conference has inspired and informed attendees on the most cutting edge and impactful ideas to change the world. This year, we’re taking it a step further with the theme "Outside the Lines." The event will explore examples of transformational change that defy traditional expectations. We'll dive deep into bold new trends and practices that challenge conventional wisdom, break barriers, and enable us to make an impact on the world. We will give you new connections to emerging and established changemakers in fields like corporate sustainability, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and more.  You will leave inspired by what people like you are doing every day to make an impact on the issues that shape our world today and in the future.

NI18 brings together in one space the brightest, most enthusiastic, and innovative impact leaders from around the world. The conference is a unique experience that not only guides, but encourages university students, new graduates, and more established professionals to connect and share ideas about what works, potential career paths, and forward-looking innovations.  Many of our conference attendees stay engaged throughout the year by joining one of our local chapters, participating in Net Impact programs, and attending our local event series, NI Local.

MORE INFO: http://netimpact.org





International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection

25-28 October 2018



Hong Kong

ABOUT the EVENT: 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  



2018 NALMS

38th International Symposium

Now Trending: Innovations in Lake Management 

North American Lake Management Society

October 30 – November 2, 2018   


Hilton Netherland Plaza and Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati, Ohio

ABOUT the EVENT: The Ohio Lake Management and Indiana Lakes Management societies are excited to welcome NALMS to the Midwest’s “Queen City,” Cincinnati, Ohio. On the shores of the mighty Ohio, the river was impounded to serve modern navigation; those impoundments now function like a series of lakes. Cincinnati is also home to a burgeoning craft-brewery industry that is certain to be one focus for conference outings. With Thomas More College’s field station, active urban reservoir projects, and Environmental Protection Agency research facilities nearby, we’ll find plenty to see, do, learn. Our region is also bordered by the Great Lakes to the north, and our conference theme is well served by recent cutting-edge efforts to understand and mitigate western Lake Erie’s press-grabbing eutrophication issues.

Join us at one of the nation’s most opulent masterpieces of art-deco architecture, the award-winning Hilton Netherland Plaza, a short walk from sessions at the convention center.

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




GSA 2018

130th Annual Meeting

The Geological Society of America

4-7 November 2018 


Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis, Indiana  

ABOUT the EVENT: Set in the middle of the great Midwest, Indianapolis is the site of GSAʼs 130th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Known as the “Crossroads of America” and the home of the Indy 500, Indianapolis is a vibrant city that welcomes you with Hoosier hospitality and will surprise you with its diversity, multi-culturalism, and cosmopolitan ambiance. GSA staff and the local organizing committee are planning an exciting week packed with 26 pre- and post-meeting field trip offerings, 29 short courses, and a wide variety of technical sessions. Also, local universities, museums, and institutions will enhance the meeting with displays and activities for all attendees.

GeoCareers Day – Sunday

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This event will provide a well-rounded introduction to industry and government careers especially for students in their undergraduate studies.

Fee: $25. Registration required, and space is limited. Sign-up on-site or when you register for the meeting. Includes the career workshop, information session, roundtables, and panel. 


Visit the Mentoring Center: Open Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Résumé Review Clinic
  • Post or view jobs
  • Career workshops
  • Drop-in mentoring
  • Networking events
  • Company presentations

MORE INFO: www.geosociety.org



SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

4-8 November 2018  


Sacramento Convention Center

Sacramento, California


  • 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

Student Activities

Whether you’re an undergraduate, a graduate student or a professional in a postdoctoral fellowship, be sure to plan to attend the student functions at the SETAC North America annual meeting in Sacramento! Students are an important part of SETAC, and these events give all students an opportunity to exchange ideas, talk with peers from other research facilities, and meet possible mentors for scientific and career advice. We’ve planned events that are informal, interactive and inexpensive.

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   




The International Water Conference

Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania

November 4-8, 2018


Talking Stick Resort

Scottsdale, Arizona

ABOUT the EVENT: 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



Microgrid Global Innovation Forum
North America

November 6, 2018


Pasadena Convention Center

Pasadena, California

ABOUT the EVENT: The 8th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum,November 6, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center in California, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in North America. The emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. The event will focus on: 

  • Microgrids for enhancing grid resiliency, energy sustainability, and cost savings
  • Refining the role and business model for grid-tied microgrids
  • Energy storage advances for microgrid applications
  • Solar + storage scenarios behind the meter
  • Project financing and investor perspectives
  • Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
  • Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
  • Microgrid power control, management, and integration
  • Integrating distributed renewable energy resources into the grid
  • Effective project evaluation, implementation, and management
  • Regulatory and public policy advances
  • Standards and interoperability issues
  • Market drivers and opportunities within the North America market
  • and more

The Forum on November 6 is co-located with Energy Storage North America (ESNA) -- the largest conference, exhibition and networking event covering all applications of grid storage in North America. 

MORE INFO: http://www.microgridinnovation.com/Pasadena





the green technologies expo

6-9 November 2018


Rimini Expo Centre

Rimini, Italy

ABOUT the EVENT: 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.

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.

Ecomondo 2018 will present the national, European and International scene with new legislative priorities, in regard to research and innovation, training on Circular Economy together with the latest processes/plants 4.0, demonstrating the end products given by their implementation at the industrial level on cities and territories. With the collaboration of industrial associations, ministries and other institutions, research bodies, the European Commission, OCSE, etc, Ecomondo 2018 will present the newest updates, necessities, challenges and opportunities regarding  the reuse and valorisation of organic and no-organic waste ( including sewage), the alternative raw materials and the industrial eco-design, the reclamation and rehabilitation of contaminated areas (also marine) and the bio-economy.

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



Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition

American Water Works Association

November 11-15, 2018


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: The premier conference for water quality professionals around the world!

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.

MORE INFO: https://www.awwa.org/conferences-education




Clean Gulf

November 13-15, 2018


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana 

ABOUT the EVENT: The CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition is the premier event for industry and government to come together and discuss planning and preparedness issues for oil and hazardous materials spills. The main focus of the conference sessions are case studies, best practices and lessons-learned, and the exhibit hall is filled with products and services for prevention and response.

CLEAN GULF brings together all parties responsible for response operations from North America and beyond to hear best practices and build relationships vital to a successful response on land or water. A strong relationship between all parties is the foundation of a successful response, and CLEAN GULF has helped forge these relationships for the last 27 years.

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




Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018

U.S. Department of Energy

14 November 2018


Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Seih Al Dahal, Dubai, UAE

ABOUT the EVENT: The Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) was created through an agreement signed between Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and the Department of Energy of the United States of America, in June 2015, in order to organize a sustainable solar houses competition in Dubai, in 2018 and 2020.

The 2018 edition of this competition is organized by DEWA, in Dubai at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. SDME consists of 10 contests that will follow the lines of those in previous editions of the competition, although having the necessary customization to challenge the teams to adapt their designs to the heat, dust & high humidity that we experience in the Middle East. The projects are developed by multidisciplinary teams, giving the students the opportunity to learn about technical issues, teamwork, communication skills, and sustainable lifestyle and socio-economic issues in order to ensure the viability of their project.

Middle East Climate

The SDME 2018 embraces the goal of developing and promoting ideas, capacities and technologies that can be implemented for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Middle East region. Each project must be a good response to our cultural, climatic and social contexts, as well as a high-performance prototype that should successfully perform during the period of time during which it compares with others. All proposals should be focused on solving the issues and needs for the sustainable living in this region, where high temperatures, high humidity and dust condition our daily lives during most part of the year.

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




Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Human x Nature

U.S. Green Building Council

14-16 November 2018 


McCormick Place

Chicago, Illinois 

ABOUT the EVENT: Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the face to face experience for sustainability in the built environment. It’s for professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions which promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development.

Sustainability is the foundation of Greenbuild. Greenbuild is the only event genuinely dedicated to sustainability in the built environment, from the sessions we present to the products on the show floor to the way the event is produced. By participating with Greenbuild, you can return to the field armed with the education and discoveries that will empower your decisions, influence your actions, and inspire your dialogue—prompting you to share sustainability with others.

The theme for Greenbuild 2018 is Human By Nature (styled as Human x Nature).

The green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, benefits the natural environment all around us. We are helping people understand their role in protecting and preserving the natural environment and leveraging the built environment to:

  1. Enhance human health and wellbeing
  2. Ensure resiliency
  3. Mitigate climate change
  4. Enhance community and social equity
  5. Restore and protect our ecosystems
  6. Enhance building efficiency and performance
  7. Promote sustainable design

The future of the human race is interlaced with the future of the planet, and the sustainable practices we celebrate and advance at Greenbuild remind us that our success as sustainability advocates, practitioners and professionals is more than a movement, it is a responsibility.

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





The B2B Climate Solutions Event

November 28-29, 2018


Adrienne Arsht Center

Miami, Florida

ABOUT the EVENT: Worldwide, people have come to understand that humanity faces a global emergency that poses an imminent threat to the prosperity of future generations. With the passing of time it has become clear that the solutions must be business driven. Companies around the globe are stepping up and making it their mission to lead. We want to help them.

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: https://usa.solveclimatechange.com/





Groundwater Week

National Ground Water Association

December 3-6, 2018


Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: 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.

Exhibits – Workshops - Summit

MORE INFO: https://groundwaterweek.com/





24th Session of the Conference of the Parties

United Nations Climate Change Conference

3-14 December 2018


Katowice, Poland

ABOUT the EVENT: COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The UNFCCC is a “Rio Convention”, one of three adopted at the “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992. The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March 1994. Today, it has near-universal membership. The countries that have ratified the Convention are called Parties to the Convention. Preventing “dangerous” human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme body of the UNFCCC Convention. It consists of the representatives of the Parties to the Convention. It holds its sessions every year. The COP takes decisions which are necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the provisions of the Convention and regularly reviews the implementation of these provisions.

MORE INFO: http://cop24.gov.pl/




POWER-GEN International

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo

December 4-6, 2018


Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, Florida

ABOUT the EVENT: We're a 30-year-strong power generation event with diverse content for all forms of energy - with a multi-track summit and knowledge hubs, a huge exhibition with 900+ companies and comprehensive networking and matchmaking. The topics and trends focus on technology, innovation and policy advancements - unmatched insight for the future of the energy spectrum and mix.

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








NCSE 2019 Annual Conference

Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience

National Council for Science and the Environment

January 7-10, 2019


Omni Shoreham

Washington, D.C.

ABOUT the EVENT: Each year, NCSE’s Annual Conference brings together national leaders in education, government, civil society, and business to facilitate solutions-oriented conversations. Through different annual themes, the conference attracts more than 700 individuals from a diverse community of experts from different disciplines. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from one another, collaborate, and build productive professional relations. 

Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience
Challenges such as extreme weather events, growing urbanization, and resource scarcity create stress and complexity on the demand to balance natural, social, cyber, and built infrastructure. There is an effort to develop a sustainable, resilient, healthy, and equitable world, and the role of science in this effort is significant. Collaboration across the scientific, business, and education communities is necessary to build resilience across ecosystems, communities, markets, and traditional infrastructure. Attendees of the 2019 Annual Conference will discuss the challenges and opportunities for moving forward in a changing world.

The National Council for Science and the Environment works with scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government to inform environmental policy and decision-making with the use of science. NCSE programs are designed to foster leadership and education around timely and pressing issues at the intersection of science, policy, education, and decision-making. The programs also advance interdisciplinary education and develop international cooperation and engagement. 

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




World Future Energy Summit

Embracing the Future, Welcoming Disruption

14-17 January 2019


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

ABOUT the EVENT: The leading B2B sustainability event in the Middle East.

WFES (World Future Energy Summit) is a global industry platform connecting business and innovation in energy, clean technology and efficiency for a sustainable future.

WFES Expo hosts over 850 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries; The Future Summit; the unique WFES Forums, covering everything from disruptive technologies to future cities; a set of ground-breaking WFES Initiatives; and WFES Hosted Events, where individual growth markets come under the spotlight.

WFES is part of the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). ADSW is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the major social, economic and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development, and to empowering the global community to realize viable and effective strategies to mitigate climate change. To seriously address the global energy challenge, the relationships between economic development, poverty eradication, energy security, water scarcity and climate change cannot be overlooked.

MORE INFO: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com




Wild & Scenic Film Festival

South Yuba River Citizens League

January 17-21, 2019



Nevada City, California

ABOUT the EVENT: A Festival by Activists for Activists

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind. We leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in your community and the world.

What to Expect at the Festival

Experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers. Climb the highest peaks. And trek across the globe with adventure films from around the world.

At our festival, you’ll witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action.

Explore the issues with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers and celebrities:

  • Energy
  • Food systems
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters
  • And so much more

Celebrate the natural and human world with many activities and events:

  • 10+ venues for films and workshops across Nevada City and Grass Valley, California
  • Youth programming, including Saturday morning cartoons
  • Art exhibitions
  • Wine tastings and receptions
  • Gala event and awards ceremony

All this and more at our one-of-a-kind film festival!

MORE INFO: www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org



3rd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition

January 22-23, 2019


Conference Chicago at University Center

Chicago, Illinois

ABOUT the EVENT: Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the 3rd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition, January 22-23, 2019 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.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Leveraging the smart energy grid for other municipal applications
  • Smart lighting advances, platforms and business models
  • Smart transportation and parking
  • Environmental monitoring and waste management
  • IoT applications and communications networks for enabling the Smarter City
  • Learning from the leaders: key smart city developments around the world
  • Market trends and growth drivers: challenges and opportunities
  • Phased, cost-effective approaches: efficiency measures that can fund additional steps
  • Building a culture of performance via data analytics and benchmarking
  • Enhancing sustainability, accessibility and livability
  • Key emerging technologies and applications
  • And more

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




Learn Today. Lead Tomorrow

American Society of Safety Engineers

January 24-31, 2019


Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, NV

ABOUT the EVENT: Seminarfest is a one-of-a-kind educational event that allows you to spend an entire week immersed in a wide variety of safety-related coursework, all in one location — reducing frequent, costly and time-consuming travel the rest of the year. Our tiered pricing structure is designed to fit all budgets. Register early to get the best value!

ASSP’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.

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





SWANApalooza: Building the Future

Solid Waste Association of North America

February 25-28, 2019


Hynes Convention Center

Boston, Massachusetts

ABOUT the EVENT: On the heels of heightened recycling contamination standards, single-use plastic reduction efforts, and overall pushes for sustainable social and business practices, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) launches SWANApalooza 2019, the premier technical gathering for professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management, coming to Boston, Massachusetts from February 25–28.

Its first time held in New England, SWANApalooza will focus on “Building the Future,” offering an inaugural view of the future of solid waste management through the lens of public sector entities, private companies, and consultants in the area. Boston offers a premier backdrop for the event, leading the charge in zero waste initiatives and serving as an example for cities in the Northeast and across the country for environmental priorities.

At SWANApalooza, explore opportunities for domestic recycling, marine litter initiatives, landfill technical operations, and safety best practices with experts, government officials and top professionals from a range of industry areas. Gain entirely new perspectives, embrace industry progress, and discover the future of solid waste and recycling at SWANApalooza in Boston!

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



GreenBiz 19

February 26-28, 2019


JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Phoenix, AZ

ABOUT the EVENT: Join more than 1,000 of the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities in sustainable business today.

Program tracks this year include:

  • Circular economy
  • Materiality & Metrics
  • Responsible supply chains
  • New energy landscape
  • Financing & ESG


  • How Leading Companies Prioritize and Implement Diversity and Inclusion
  • Accelerating Your Sustainability Agenda with Aggressive, Ambitious Goals
  • Investing in Change


  • Charting New Sustainability Territory
  • Shifting Mindsets to Build Cross-Functional Buy-in
  • From Global Strategy to Local Action: Improving Water Security and Addressing Deforestation Linked to Your Supply Chain

Special Events

  • Supply Chain Transparency Summit
  • GreenFin Summit: Aligning Investors and Companies to Accelerate Sustainable Capital Growth
  • The 2019 Sustainability Solutions Celebration

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




Globe Capital 2019


February 27-28, 2019


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ABOUT the EVENT: The clean economy is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime. Global investment in advanced low-carbon infrastructure is projected to reach $90 trillion by 2030. The market for clean technologies is currently worth $1.15 trillion, and cleantech is one of the main sectors that is poised to grow exponentially.

Join us at GLOBE Capital as we discuss how to align risk and return requirements, become more competitive, and unlock the capital that will help us realize the economic opportunity.

MORE INFO: https://www.globeseries.com/capital/   




World Smart Energy Week 2019

February 27 – March 1, 2019


Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo, Japan


Eight major exhibitions with over 200 conference sessions.

FC EXPO 2019

15th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Show  

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

PV EXPO 2019

12th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo

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


10th International Photovoltaic Power Generation System Expo

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


10th 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.


7th Wind Expo 2017

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

4th International BIOMASS EXPO

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


3rd 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  






05-07 March 2019


ExCel, London, United Kingdom

ABOUT the EVENT: Futurebuild 2019 is the industry’s event, bringing together opinion-shapers, decision-makers and product innovators to explore the latest thinking and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment – now and in the future.

We’re excited to announce big changes as we continue our bold vision for the future. Over the years, the ecobuild name has become synonymous with the industry-leading conference programme. So for 2019, a new, dedicated ecobuild will sit at the heart of Futurebuild – a fresh event for the built environment.

Futurebuild 2019 is 100% committed to championing innovation and sustainability for the future of the built environment. We believe that unless the future is sustainable, we won’t have a future at all. ecobuild will be an ideas arena dedicated to shaping the agenda and making recommendations across all aspects of sustainability. Expert speakers and hosts will challenge the industry to ‘think the unthinkable’ within the ideas arena, the programme will debate and explore cutting-edge thinking around the most critical social and environmental issues.

A series of eco-exhibits, curated by Duncan Baker-Brown will immediately surround the ideas arena, with the theme of Waste, Recycling and the Circular Economy bringing to life and acting as a discussion point for key sustainability topics.

MORE INFO: https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/welcome




Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

March 14-24, 2019


Washington, D.C.

ABOUT the EVENT: The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993 our mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.

Each March in Washington DC, we present 100+ films to audiences throughout the city. Filmmaker and topical discussions are an important part of our events which happen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters throughout the city. We also present a year-round screening series and community events.

Many of our screenings are free, and our Washington, DC location offers the unique opportunity for films and filmmakers to reach national and international lawmakers and decision-makers. Our impact continues to grow both in DC and beyond.

We are the largest green film festival in the world; the longest-running in the United States.

Environmental communication at its best.

MORE INFO: http://dceff.org/




The 29th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air

Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation

March 18-21, 2019


DoubleTree Mission Valley

San Diego, California

ABOUT the EVENT: March 2019 will mark the twenty-ninth annual gathering of environmental professionals to the Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. For the past twenty-eight 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





April 10-12, 2019


Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati, Ohio

ABOUT the EVENT: The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in collaboration with American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC). 

Do you have a design-build story to tell or “lesson learned” that you can share with the industry? Thousands of industry professionals spanning the architecture, engineering or construction community attend Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) conferences each year and we, in collaboration with American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC), are now looking for presenters for our 2019 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference this April 10-12, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH.

This event provides a unique opportunity for industry experts to address a broad array of design-build experiences and latest developments in the water and wastewater sector. We are looking for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build and alternative project delivery including best practices, lessons learned, noted challenges, and/or emerging trends and opportunities. DBIA promotes the value of design-build project delivery and teaches the effective integration of design and construction services to ensure success for owners and design and construction practitioners.

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