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August 2020
The 2020 ITE Meeting and Exhibition theme is Celebrating the Past Shaping the Future. The theme celebrates both the history of where we have been as a profession and sets the stage for the next century of transportation. The program for the National Rural ITS Annual Conference will be integrated into this meeting with a track focusing specifically on topics relating to rural intelligent transportation systems.
When it comes to energy and water management, efficient-resilient-secure operations are the goal of every federal agency and the mission of the 2020 Energy Exchange. This comprehensive, 3-day training and trade show event helps agencies optimize their facility and fleet operations. This year's event includes onsite demonstrations of cutting edge technologies, FEDS Spotlight recognition of the most innovative and successful projects, and opportunities to drive innovation with the help of DOE and FEMP subject matter experts.
Given the uncertainties and challenges we all face during this pandemic, ITEP has decided not to hold an in-person Tribal Lands and Environment Forum this year. However, considering the need to continue professional development and the connection to the community, they are offering an online event - TLEF: A Virtual Gathering. This series of events will feature live online events, on-demand prerecorded sessions, and virtual field trips. In addition, there will be opportunities to join online and live group discussions with mentors, presenters and colleagues.
Join this conference to share ideas, initiatives, practices and policies to optimize building performance and sustainability. Don't miss a compelling program, focusing on a new topic each day--resilience, technology and the workforce.
Join fellow environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) industry professionals at the AHMP 2020 National Conference to learn about the latest developments in the management of hazardous materials. The conference will include a comprehensive technical program; numerous networking opportunities; an awards recognition program; workshops; an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products, services, and resources; a full-scale emergency response scenario; and exciting tours.
The National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (NTICC) provides information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian country and the safety of those who live, work and travel the roadways of Alaska Native and Native American Lands. The NTICC is a "one-stop-shop" for Tribes to access relevant training and to engage with federal officials regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges.
September 2020
The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) is pleased to host the RCRA Corrective Action Conference. The Conference's theme, "RCRA Corrective Action: 2020 and The Road Ahead", acknowledges 2020 as the milestone year for achieving RCRA corrective action goals and the work that remains beyond 2020. Session topics will reflect the theme. On June 3, the Conference will be open only to State and Territorial (State) members and EPA Headquarters and Regional staff for discussions of regulators' issues. On June 4-5, ASTSWMO is pleased to invite, in addition to State members and EPA, officials from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal government agencies, industry, and other entities.
09/13 - WateReuse Symposium (Virtual) (Until 09/16)
The 35th Annual WateReuse Symposium, is a conference devoted to sharing the latest information on water reuse technology, operations, policy, research, and public outreach. The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the nation's premier conference on water recycling – attracting water professionals from around the nation for four days of knowledge-sharing, and networking. The 2020 Symposium is being planned in collaboration with The Water Research Foundation and will include presentations on the latest reuse-related research.
The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) hosts the annual National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC). This event showcases creative and innovative approaches to outdoor recreation research, planning, policy development, and management. The conference offers participants the opportunity to learn best practices, network with other outdoor recreation professionals, celebrate excellence in outdoor recreation, and mentor the next generation of outdoor recreation professionals.
09/14 - WaterPro Conference (Cancelled) (Until 09/16)
WaterPro is the annual conference of the National Rural Water Association and is designed to bring together water and wastewater utility systems – large and small, municipal and rural – for sessions in operations, management, boardsmanship and governance.
NAHMMA's national conference is the foremost gathering of North America's hazardous waste management industry. Attendees get to connect with peers from around the nation, share their knowledge and experiences with others, and learn from some of the leading experts in the industry.
The event brings together hundreds of UST/LUST professionals, including tank inspectors; cleanup specialists; state, tribal, and territorial employees; federal regulators; and industry representatives to network and learn about emerging issues, policy, equipment, and many other topics.
The Wildlife Society (TWS) conference is where wildlife students and professionals meet with their colleagues, present groundbreaking science and enhance their interdisciplinary skills. This conference is your opportunity to learn, network and engage live with other members from across North America and beyond. TWS continues to place emphasis on their educational and training program, this year's event facilitates even greater learning avenues for students and professionals alike.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the United States will host the 2020 SolarPACES conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In October 2020, SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems), a program of the International Energy Agency, will bring together researchers from around the world to talk about the latest research developments in CSP and visit one of the leading CSP research sites in the world at DOE's Sandia National Laboratories.
WETO plans to exhibit alongside DOE National Laboratories at the AWEA Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, September 20–October 1, 2020. If you're at the conference, stop by the DOE booth to learn about DOE-funded R&D to better understand and mitigate wind's impacts on wildlife and air traffic, weather, and defense radars. DOE will also share community siting resources and information and demonstrate a range of tools. Register on the American Wind Energy Association's website.
October 2020
The ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture is the single largest gathering of landscape architects and allied professionals. The conference attracts more than 6,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors.
WEFTEC offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today. WEFTEC offers an opportunity to learn and network with water quality leaders and draws buyers and representatives of the foremost water and wastewater companies from around the world
The I2SL Annual Conference and Technology Fair is the leading international conference focused on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories and related facilities. Through technical sessions, demonstrations, and exhibits, lab owners, operators, designers, engineers, safety managers, and users exchange information covering the life cycle of the laboratory from design to use to disposal of products and packaging.
The National Coastal and Estuarine Summit is an international gathering of coastal professionals. The Summit brings together a unique blend of people who are involved in policy, science, strategy, business, and on-the-ground restoration and management for a week of networking, learning, and hands-on opportunities. There are more than 100 sessions designed to engage and inspire, poster sessions, receptions, and more.
The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy attracts attendees from state and federal agencies, military, industry (including railroad, petroleum, transportation, and utilities), environmental engineering, environmental consulting, and academia. Live equipment demonstrations augment the exhibition hall, bringing real world application to the technical theory presented in the sessions. 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.
10/28 - ASCE Convention (Anaheim, CA) (Until 10/31)
The American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Convention is the Society's premiere membership event. It is the single annual opportunity where the entire Society joins together reflecting the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The Convention program is designed to have integrated, multi-disciplinary, technical, and educational components to meet the needs of the profession.
10/28 - PastForward (Miami, FL) (Until 10/31)
PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, brings together a community of professionals and volunteers passionate about saving places, creating an unmatched opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired.
November 2020
The Tenth International Conference on The Constructed Environment will be held at the University of California, Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley, United States November 2-3, 2020. The conference will focus on the following themes: The Design of Space and Place, Constructing the Environment, Environmental Impacts, and Social Impacts
At the Water Infrastructure Conference learn about water infrastructure issues and discuss solutions to these challenges, including the latest cost-effective strategies to manage aging infrastructure, control water loss, protect critical infrastructure, and finance capital projects and operation and maintenance activities. At the Water Infrastructure Exhibit Hall attendees will learn about the latest available products and technologies in water infrastructure support, asset management, water loss, cyber security, and emergency management
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is an annual event for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities. It's where inspiration ignites, relationships cultivate, knowledge transfers and the leaders developing the next generation of standards, policies, and partnerships gather to turn the promise of a higher living standard into a reality for all.
A diverse and inclusive conference in water resources management, AWRA provides attendees with innovative, practical, and applied water resource management solutions, management techniques, and current research. Attendees can expect to hear: lessons learned from the implementation of multidisciplinary projects, best practices discovered in the design and application of water resource management, implications of water policy decisions, and research into current and emerging issues.
CitiesAlive is North America's leading forum to discuss benefits and strategies of green roof and wall design, installation, and maintenance. This interdisciplinary conference features presentations on research, design, and policy. Every year this conference focuses on a specific sustainability topic that can be addressed with green roofs and walls. This event also serves as host to the annual Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence program, celebrating outstanding green roof and wall design projects, ground-breaking research, influential sustainability advocates, and supportive organizations.
This years theme is Leveraging Experience to Manage Diverse Lakes, Landscapes and People. Topics will include: lake management spanning 40 years, shallow lakes, invasive species, carp management, wild rice, harmful algal blooms, climate change, public engagement in planning, urban lakes/stormwater, waterfowl management, fisheries management, aquatic plant management, linkage between lakes and watersheds, and more.
The conference is a chance to learn about the latest developments from business, industry and government sectors. It also provides attendees with multiple opportunities for networking with peers, or meeting with potential vendors and business partners. The expo is composed of a wide range of industry-leading companies presenting and demonstrating energy efficient products, energy management services, and solutions.
December 2020
Mitigating climate change is more urgent than ever, and we need major leaps in systems and behaviors to address this critical issue. For more than a decade, BECC has presented behavioral research on nudging people and organizations to make these changes. Now is the time to move from nudges to leaps. Presentation topics will include how to encourage behavior change for energy and carbon reduction, evaluate these programs, understand why individuals and groups change, and make these transitions in fair and equitable ways. Researchers, academics, businesses, utilities, governments, and nonprofits come together to learn and network at this unique conference.
ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing international assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions. The focus of the conference is to link state-of-the-art science, practice, and decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community and decision makers from around the United States and the globe. ACES will engage leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American tribes, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in resource management and other societal decisions.
March 2021
The Getting to Zero Forum is an event dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings, featuring the world's leading experts who are creating the market-based solutions that are driving a growing movement to define the future of the built environment. This event has a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals and is an ideal venue for organizing both the policy and building communities to achieve zero carbon ambitions. The 2021 Forum will attract more than 800 leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners, systems manufacturers, and commercial real estate experts.
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.
May 2021
Richmond, Virginia (RVA) is the host city, on and around the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University and blossoming amidst the excitement of a resurgent James River. Providing power for iron works and a thoroughfare for commerce; suffering decades of untold levels of misuse as the regions dumping vessel; the James is redefining the City as its environmental, economic and cultural centerpiece.

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