Environmental Career Events






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/









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/



Forum on Environmental Accreditation 

The NELAC Institute

January 28-31, 2019


Hyatt Regency

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 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/





8th Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

5-10 February 2019


Ghent University

Ghent, Belgium

ABOUT the EVENT: One of the most important and well recognised projects of the SAC is the Young Environmental Scientists meeting (YES). This unique meeting is organised annually by students for students (and recent graduates) with the main goal of bringing young researchers together and helping them develop their skills and network in an international setting.

Why attend?

  • Give a platform or a poster presentation in one of the 10 sessions!
  • Listen about the personal experiences of established scientists working in each of these areas during our Career Talks!
  • Take part in one of many professional training courses – all free of charge!
  • YES meetings are tailored to the specific needs of a student audience!
  • YES meetings provide additional time for discussion compared to regular conferences!

MORE INFO: https://yes2019.setac.org/  



Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference  

February 25-27, 2019


University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

ABOUT the EVENT: The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Conversation, workshops, and networking opportunities will empower participants to advance environmental performance at Washington and Oregon State institutions of higher education.

As a regional conference, WOHESC promotes 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.

In 2018 we had over 600 attendees and over 110 speakers contributing to our sustainable future and caring for our common home. We are blown away by the ideas shared and collaborations sparked from higher education institutions and partner organizations all moving towards the unified goal of advancing a sustainable future!

MORE INFO: http://wohesc.org/



EUEC 2019

Energy, Utility & Environment Conference

February 25-27, 2019


San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA

ABOUT the EVENT: The 22nd annual EUEC is the USA’s largest educational training and networking event of its kind, held concurrently with the SB350 Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo.

The Energy, Utility & Environment Conference is USA’s largest professional networking & educational event of its kind with 2,000 attendees, 400 speakers and 200 exhibits.

TE-EXPO Transportation Electrification Expo is held concurrently February 25-26.

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




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  






Environmental Career Fair

March 5, 2019


Unity College

Unity, Maine

ABOUT the EVENT: Open to the public, Unity College hosts New England’s largest environmental career fair, with more than 100 employers expected to appear at the March 5, 2019 event.

An annual tradition of connecting employers with job seekers looking for work in the growing “green” job market will once again take place at Unity College.

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive environmentally focused career fair to take place in New England this year, in the Tozier Gymnasium on the Unity campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Maine’s largest environmental career fair.

MORE INFO: https://www.unity.edu/academics/career-services/maines-largest-environmental-career-fair/





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