Events - Spring 2019






Eleventh International Conference on Climate: Impacts and Responses

16-17 April 2019 



Pryzbyla Center

The Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C., USA


ABOUT the EVENT: Founded in 2009, the Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network is brought together by a common concern for the science of, and social responses to, climate change.

The Eleventh International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses features research addressing the following annual themes:

 1: Scientific Evidence

          What evidence is there of climate change?

2: Assessing Impacts in Divergent Ecosystems

          What are the impacts of climate change on natural environments?

3: Human Impacts and Impacts on Humans

          What evidence is there that human activity has contributed to climate change, and what            are the impacts of climate change on human life?

4: Technical, Political, and Social Responses

          How do scientists, technologies, policy makers, and community members respond to                climate change?

2019 Special Focus: Coastal Resilience

The International Conference Climate Change: Impacts & Responses attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.






Clean Waterways

North America’s Inland Rivers Response Conference

April 16-18, 2019


Hyatt Regency

Cincinnati, Ohio

ABOUT the EVENT: If you're involved in improving oil and hazardous materials spill prevention and response in the inland waterways environment, CLEAN WATERWAYS is the event for you! Join us in Cincinnati for a few days of top-notch content covering the most pressing issues unique to rivers.

CLEAN WATERWAYS is the only event that delivers all of the people you need to know before an incident occurs on or around an inland river system – state and federal regulators, operators, spill equipment providers, consultants and OSROs. At CLEAN WATERWAYS, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and speakers involved in maritime, facilities, rail, and pipeline, as well as state and federal agencies, to build the critical relationships needed in today’s inland environment.

Conference sessions focus on the issues most important to your role in improving oil and hazardous materials spill prevention and response on inland river systems







2019 WQA Convention & Exposition

Water Quality Association

April 23-26, 2019


Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: The WQA Convention & Exposition is the premier water treatment industry education, sales and networking event. The convention helps dealers, manufacturers and consultants find solutions to the challenges of our growing, vital industry.

At the 2019 Convention & Exposition, you can:

  • Learn about the latest research in water quality
  • Find out what WQA is doing to represent you in Washington, and what issues should concern you most
  • Better understand your customers after receiving insights from our 2019 Consumer Opinion Study
  • Pick up some Continuing Professional Development credits toward certification
  • Visit with manufacturers, suppliers and developers at our bustling Exposition
  • Take your professional certification exam -- at a discount!
  • Develop new skills for managing your business
  • Get to know your peers at the New Attendee Breakfast or the Opening Reception
  • And much, much more!





2019 Electric Power Conference & Exhibition

Transitioning Toward the Future – The Next Generation of Power

April 23-26, 2019


Mirage Events Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

ABOUT the EVENT: The ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition is known as the gathering place for power generators to get up-to-date training, further their education, gain understanding of regulatory and policy changes, and access the latest products and technologies available on the market, ensuring safer, more efficient and more productive facilities across power generation.

Established in 1998, ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition is an event supporting power generation. We believe in the education, training and development of power professionals, power plant employees, students, and solution providers to continue to advance this sector of the industry. With the support of POWER magazine, an advisory board comprised of individuals from all facets of power generation, and leading industry experts, our conference is known in the industry as the best place to meet, network and gain knowledge and insights on the pressing issues affecting power generation while staying current on regulations, policies, safety and best practices in an ever-changing industry.





SmartCITY Expo Buenos Aires

24-25 April 2019


Buenos Aires Exhibition and Convention Centre

Buenos Aires, Argentina

ABOUT the EVENT: Smart City Expo World Congress  is the leading global event for smart cities and the international reference summit for the development of our cities. It brings together the highest level of smart city professionals to inspire a provocative debate on the link between urban reality and the technological revolution, facilitate the creation of networks, share ideas and international trade agreements.

Leading companies and representatives from cities around the world will share experiences and knowledge about trends and about what is already happening in cities that seek to solve their challenges with innovative solutions.





Ceres Conference 2019


April 29 – May 1, 2019


Westin St. Francis Hotel

San Francisco, California

ABOUT the EVENT: The Ceres Conference 2019 will convene more than 600 influential investors, senior corporate executives, policy makers and capital market leaders to reaffirm the business case for sustainability and share best practices to empower leadership, build solutions, and drive change.

This year’s conference will also celebrate the milestone of Ceres’ 30th Anniversary. Attendees will reflect on 30 years of Ceres’ impact on sustainable business practices and help shape the next generation of change. The three-day program will showcase forward-thinking investor, corporate, and non-profit leaders calling on their sectors to collaborate on innovative solutions that will help “Get US There” - to a just and sustainable world economy.





International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy

Water, Food and Energy Nexus

April 29 - May 1, 2019


Crowne Plaza Hotel San Francisco Airport

San Francisco, California

ABOUT the EVENT: The theme of conference: Water, Food and Energy Nexus unveils future sustainable energy technologies that would compete with fossil fuels, but do not compete with agriculture. The gathering of Renowned scientists, Policy Makers, Entrepreneurs, Students, and Scholars in respective of biofuels and bioenergy field will offer a detailed scientific knowledge of technologies and innovations for supporting global secure access to clean energy, water and food.







Evolution or Revolution: Where next for impact assessment?

International Association for Impact Assessment

29 April - 2 May 2019


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

ABOUT the EVENT: Evolution sees the gradual development of organizations, practice, and systems from simple to more complex forms. Revolution represents a dramatic and wide-ranging shift to an entirely new paradigm.

The introduction of environmental impact assessment was, in its day, a revolutionary means to ensure consideration of environmental factors in decision-making. Some 50 years later, environmental impact assessment (IA) has evolved to be a substantive broad-based plank in project and policy decision making. IA has shown both flexibility and resilience, its processes being adapted and applied in a wide range of contexts and settings across the world. It has diversified its focus to strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, economic impact assessment, social impact assessment, health impact assessment, and cumulative impact assessment.

The utility of IA is under question on many fronts. IA is not without its critics. It has been attacked by project and policy proponents for impeding development, and by environmental and community interests for failing to meaningfully influence decision making and protect environmental and social values. Both groups criticize it for being costly, overly procedural and political, and question the value it adds to development and environmental outcomes.

IA is generally mandated by statute law. But laws that fail to serve the interests of good governance of communities can become moribund and fail to be administered. IA will change as governments, proponents and communities rationalise competing views about values.

  • Are IA regulations adequate in terms of scope and content, and can they be effective in the future?
  • Is the mandated science-based analytical approach of IA at odds with the broader purposes sought by communities, such as promoting sustainable development, educating and empowering stakeholders, and challenging the normative values of growth?
  • What role can practitioners play in this debate and the ultimate reform of IA processes?

The conference theme is deliberately provocative, inviting delegates to consider IA from different viewpoints. It calls for reflection on the imperatives for change if IA is to be part of another half-century of good practice environmental management. Will it be enough for IA to continue to evolve? Is there a better way to ensure that impact assessable matters are taken into account in project and policy decision making? If revolutionary change is needed, what might it look like?

Conference topics will allow participants to address questions such as:

  • How can IA meet the challenges of the 21st century?
  • How might evolution or revolution address common and long-standing criticisms of IA such as:
  • Lack of independence and rigour in preparing documentation
  • Ineffective community engagement in the process
  • Poor consideration of cumulative impacts
  • Limited influence on the political sphere of decision-making
  • Lack of follow-up to determine predicted consequences and efficacy of avoidance and mitigation measures
  • Inadequate responses to trans-boundary and global scale threats such as climate change?






SETAC Africa 9th Biennial Conference

Development and Resilience Through Environmental Science

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 

5-8 May 2019


Cape Town International Conference Centre

Cape Town, South Africa

ABOUT the EVENT: This meeting promises stimulating lectures and presentations on landmark scientific researches, professional training opportunities, and lots of time to connect with colleagues for new collaborations. Our goal is to provide a forum for novel discoveries and approaches related to environmental research for Africans and by Africans. The conference will bring together participants from academia, business and government agencies. Please join us to learn about the latest scientific developments in environmental toxicology and chemistry.

This meeting is held jointly with the Society for Risk Analysis 5th World Congress.





Oregon Solar Energy Conference

Solar Energy Industries Association

May 7-9. 2019


Portland Crowne Plaza

Portland, Oregon

ABOUT the EVENT: The Oregon Solar Energy Conference is the nation’s best regional solar conference. In 2018 we hosted over 430 attendees representing over 170 companies. We had over 30 exhibitors and sessions ranged from technical training to business training to solar policy. Join us in 2019 for another amazing event.


The Oregon Solar Energy Conference offers a wide range of technical training as well as manufacturer workshops and business courses. Whether you are a system designer, salesperson, developer, installer, office manager, looking for NABCEP or other CEUs, our conference has something to offer you!

Technical Training

These trainings are not product or brand specific and are meant to enhance your overall knowledge in each specific area. Some of these trainings are developed by OSEIA, others are offered from manufacturers and vendors with guidance from OSEIA.

Business Courses

Offered with office personnel in mind, these courses focus on sales, marketing, job costing, and profitability.

Manufacturer Workshops

Offered by our manufacturer and vendor participants these workshops are usually product specific or focus on a wide range of products and service offerings.





Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2019

Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Symposium 2019

Water Environment Federation

Florida Water Environment Association

May 7-10, 2019


Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ABOUT the EVENT: This conference is held by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Florida Water Environment Association.

Water and wastewater professionals from around the globe will gather in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the WEF Residuals and Biosolids 2019 Conference. Please stay tuned, the Call for Abstracts is coming soon! The Conference Planning Committee will be looking for technical abstracts as well as workshop, session, and mobile session proposals. 





2019 APB Annual Professional Biology Conference 

Association of Professional Biology

May 9-11, 2019


Thompson Rivers University Conference Centre

Kamloops, British Columbia

ABOUT the EVENT: The Association of Professional Biology is pleased to host the 40th Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM at the TRU Conference Centre in Kamloops, BC.  An event not to be missed!  It offers a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in various applied biology fields, and build connections across industry, government and conservation organizations.

The APB annual conference attracts Biology Professionals, natural resources managers, researchers, industry representatives, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations. Whether you contributed to successful project implementation, developed policy or guidelines that influences practice within the applied biology community, or you just want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to network and learn from the experience of others, this conference is for you!





4th Annual Environmental Leader & Energy Manger Conference

May 13-15, 2019


Denver Marriott Tech Center

Denver, Colorado

ABOUT the EVENT: The 2019 Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) has a simple mission: To provide our attendees with the most content-rich platform to help environmental and energy Managers, Directors, VPs and C-suite executives increase the efficiencies of their facilities, save cost, and reduce or negate their impact on the environment.

We take a different approach by bringing together actual industry changemakers to share their wealth of experience and tried-and-tested best practices to leave you with an arsenal of new information, tools maximize your efficiency and performance, and a wide network of elite peers from across industries.





AEESP Research and Education Conference

Environmental Engineers & Scientists see Cities in 4-D

Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors

May 14-16, 2019