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March 2024
The Symposium Planning Committee would like to invite all Federal sustainability practitioners, policy makers, and their business partners to participate in the 2023/24 Federal Environmental Symposium. The Symposium will be a virtual gathering of federal agencies to provide existing and relevant environmental information to Federal representatives. This event was first offered in 2002 and hosted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) facility. The main purpose is to encourage partnerships, sharing of information, and best practices amongst Federal facilities. NIH will once again host the symposium virtually via MS Teams videoconferencing platform. Registration to attend will be open until February 26, 2024. This year's theme for the Symposium "Environment: A Mission Asset" focuses on the sharing of best practices, success stories, partnerships, and challenges and achievements of the federal practitioner community as they apply to your Agency's mission. The symposium is also expected to bring together federal agencies and their partnering organizations to provide existing and relevant environmental policy perspectives. Speakers from federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, academia and private organizations representing a federal agency, are invited to present at the event. The call for presentation abstracts will be open through December 29, 2023. The attendee registration runs through February 26, 2024.
The 39th Annual WateReuse Symposium is a celebration of a unique moment for water reuse. New funding, new collaborations, and new regulatory frameworks are elevating opportunities for reuse projects nationwide. As water reuse practitioners, we have reached this summit together. Together we can remove barriers and empower safer, more resilient, and more sustainable communities and businesses with water reuse.
The 2024 Sustainable Trails Conference will include: • Concurrent sessions, roundtable discussions, and hands-on learning with a focus on technical trails training • Networking opportunities with ~300 trail professionals from the public, private, and non-profit sectors • An on-site Dirt Demo space will host mechanized trailbuilding demonstrations and serve as an outdoor classroom for mechanized trailbuilding education • The Trail Expo will be an engaging space to learn about trail products • Beautiful natural surroundings will be our outdoor classroom throughout the conference as well as our backdrop for informal gathering • Pre- and Post-Conference workshops (optional) will provide opportunity for hands-on small group learning on-site and at nearby trails Registration will be limited to 300 attendees - so don't wait! Registration is open to any interested attendees, and typically, our conference is evenly split between private sector companies, land management agencies, and non-profit trails staff or volunteers.
Our diverse and dynamic technical program is meticulously curated each year to address the evolving needs of the environmental field. We offer platform and poster sessions, where top-tier research, compelling case studies, and groundbreaking programs take center stage. Engage in focused workshops designed to equip you with practical, actionable insights that can be implemented immediately, empowering you to make a real difference. Connect on a deeper level during our well attended socials and networking events, where meaningful discussions and invaluable connections with like-minded professionals await. Explore our exhibit booths, showcasing the latest applied technologies that will revolutionize your work.
Registration is open for Energy Exchange 2024. Energy Exchange remains one of the best opportunities for agencies to ensure their workforce understands leadership direction, priorities, goals, and strategies. It's also a unique opportunity to fulfill training mandates in alignment with legislative and administration workforce development objectives. The event provides a place to network with energy and water professionals leading to development and implementation solutions that can make the federal government a leader in the transition to a clean energy economy.
03/26 - Energy Exchange (Pittsburgh, PA) (Until 03/28)
The Energy Exchange is one of the best opportunities for agencies to ensure their energy workforce understands leadership directions, priorities, goals, and strategies. It's also a unique opportunity to fulfill training mandates in alignment with legislative and administration workforce development objectives. The event provides a place to network with energy and water professionals leading to development and implementation of solutions that can make the federal government a leader in the transition to a clean energy economy. Stay tuned here for more information on event registration, technical training updates, leadership speakers and more.
April 2024
The 2024 IALE-North America Annual Meeting will be held Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5 at the Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Planning is well underway for our 2024 Meeting. We invite you to join our mailing list to receive updates and reminders as the event nears.
This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants partners and other key stakeholders provides the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy efficiency, decarbonization, water, and waste reduction. Attendees take part in interactive sessions with industry experts and market leaders as well as multiple opportunities to network with peers.
The 2024 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference will provide a forum for watershed and stormwater professionals throughout the nation to learn how to increase the resiliency of our communities in response to emerging and persistent threats to our water resources -- from headwaters to coasts. Network with water resource managers, practitioners, researchers, and regulators from all over the United States. The conference will include technical presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and workshops.
Now announcing the 2024 Collection Systems and Stormwater Conference! WEF is delighted to welcome you to Hartford, Connecticut, for another exciting conference focused on design and operations of wastewater collection systems, as well as wet weather control and stormwater management.
Join the Society of Architectural Historians in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 17–21, 2024, for an immersive conference experience that includes paper sessions, events at off-site venues, and guided architecture tours in and around the city. Attendees can look forward to sharing new research, networking with colleagues at social receptions, meeting publishers in the exhibit area, and connecting between sessions, all valued moments at the in-person conference.
The fleet event of the year brings together thousands of fleet professionals from across North America in every segment including corporate, government, public safety, utility, education, and more.
Expert Insights: Hear from industry experts in 100 interactive and timely sessions on topics including petroleum supply and distribution, supply chain services, aerospace energy, installation energy, and alternative fuels. Critical Solutions: Be the first to see the most innovative solutions and hear first-hand about the latest products and services available to assist the DoD fuels community in meeting our various missions from 100 exhibitors. Valuable Relationships: Connect with thousands of decision makers actively assessing the latest technologies, services, and products for today's most critical petroleum, alternative fuels and renewable energy projects.
May 2024
Enthusiastic environmental professionals from across the country gather each year at the NAEP Annual Conference & Training Symposium to share in the opportunity to learn about new projects, share technical knowledge, network with other industry professionals, engage with leaders in environmental technologies and practice.
The most knowledgeable minds in clean energy join ACP's CLEANPOWER event to chart the future of this powerful industry and discuss the opportunities ahead. As previous attendees attest, the conference grows clean energy businesses by gathering key decision makers and stakeholders across the wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, and transmission industries for discussion, deal making, networking and fun.
The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is proud to present the 2024 National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC) – Stewarding People, Place, and Play. The National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC) is the premiere conference for outdoor recreation professionals with opportunities for learning, networking, and field-based case studies. During each conference, we create a program that inspires, challenges, and empowers the broad community of outdoor recreation professionals. NORC brings together over 400 people that include recreation resource planners, land managers, policy makers, tourism and destination stewardship partners, researchers, consultants, innovators, and leaders in outdoor recreation. And this year's conference promises to be an engaging 4-day format filled with workshops, several tracks of concurrent sessions, and a stellar lineup of keynotes. These are pivotal times for outdoor recreation. Our goal is to present a conference and program that is solutions-forward and equity-centric. We hope you will join us!
SAME's 2024 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo is headed to Orlando, Fla., May 14-16. Save the Date! JETC is the premier annual event to bring uniformed engineers, government civilians, industry leaders, young professionals, innovators, partners, subject matter experts, and more for Operation: Collaboration. Your mission includes: Enriching your career through education and training Engaging with others to develop relationships and build trust Advancing technical skills and capabilities of industry and warfighters Strengthening the engineering profession in support of national security Plan now to join your colleagues from across the A/E/C industry and joint engineering community for three days of education, training, and networking to enhance your professional future and strengthen your organization's mission. Let's do more, together.
The National Adaptation Forum is a bi-annual convening for adaptation professionals to innovate, network, and focus on established and emerging climate adaptation issues of the day. The Forum provides opportunities for professional development through training sessions, facilitated presentations and panels, and formal and informal networking sessions. At its core, the Forum is cross-disciplinary, bringing together practitioners from a variety of sectors, spanning natural, built, and social systems. Participants include representatives from federal, state and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, scientists, and frontline community groups. Participants are managers, planners, and service providers. They focus on built environments and ecosystems. The Forum program covers over 25 adaptation-related topics and 12 geographic regions across the U.S. and beyond. We encourage the submission of unique ideas and attendance from adaptation-adjacent sectors – it's only by working together will we solve the challenges posed by climate change. The overall goal of the National Adaptation Forum is to move beyond adaptation awareness into adaptation action by highlighting the breadth of adaptation activities occurring in the United States and around the world. We aim to bring together practitioners with a variety of experiences and expertise, so as a field, we spend more time innovating rather than reinventing.
The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to building decarbonization. With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and around the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. The event brings together the world's leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand and decarbonization related to policy, program, and projects. It is the only event with 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 Climate Leadership Conference (CLC) and Awards (CLAs) were launched in 2011 to continue the legacy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program, which recognized companies for setting and achieving greenhouse gas reduction goals from 2002 to 2011. Founding partners of the updated awards program and climate-focused conference in 2012 included the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), The Climate Registry, the EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO). Since 2023, The Climate Registry has been thrilled to continue the work of celebrating the nation's climate leaders as lead presenter of the Climate Leadership Conference and Awards.
July 2024
The EHS Hazmat Summit is organized by the the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals™ (AHMP). AHMP is a leader for hazardous materials professionals. AHMP maximizes community, voice, knowledge exchange, & management support of hazardous materials professionals; making our world safer & healthier.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development and career advancement for its members, supports and encourages education, identifies necessary research, develops technical resources including standards and recommended practices, develops public awareness programs, and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.
August 2024
The 2024 TLEF will be take place August 12 - 15 at the Graduate Hotel in Eugene, Oregon. More information and registration will be available on the conference website later this Spring. Stay tuned!

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