2017 Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Conference & Trade Show @ Lexington Center
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day

SSP-jpeg-KAMlogoRegistration is open for the 2017 KAM Conference & Trade Show. The deadline to register is May 24. The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) is facilitating the conference, which will be held May 31 and June 1 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky. The theme for this year’s conference is “Manufacturing Our Future.” The goal for the conference is for manufacturers to understand and leverage where they are now to influence manufacturing’s future. Trade show and sponsorship registrations must be received by close of business on May 10 to ensure inclusion in all event materials.

The conference offers a full agenda of relevant information from renowned speakers, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who will speak about his new position in Washington, D.C., and his perspectives about energy and the environment. The conference will have 11 sessions over two days, and will include an industry trade show.

Additionally, the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) will have a booth at the conference. KPPC helps Kentucky businesses and industries develop environmentally sustainable, cost-saving solutions for improved energy efficiency.

KAM invites manufacturers, suppliers, legislators, educators, policy makers, large energy consumers and key decision makers to join them at the conference for focused discussion on topics such as: The pipeline of qualified and skilled talent; reliable and affordable energy now and into the future; and cybersecurity, hacking and the Internet of Things (IoT).

KAM is focused on giving manufacturers practical, relevant information that can immediately be put into practice to see positive results right away. It is also committed to ensuring Kentucky has a manufacturing-friendly environment now and into the future.

Conference and Trade Show information, the agenda, sponsorship opportunities and registration are available online. 



Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference @ I Hotel and Conference Center
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) are co-organizing the Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference (ECAEC17), which will be held May 31-June 1 in Champaign, Illinois.

The conference will feature presentations and posters on the latest in emerging contaminant research, policies, and education. In addition, there will be opportunities for discussion with those interested in all aspects of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment.

Who should attend?

Researchers, educators, businesses, government officials, regulatory agencies, policy makers, outreach and extension professionals, environmental groups, members of the general public, and medical, veterinary, and public health professionals are encouraged to attend the conference.

Keynote presentations include:

  • Contaminants of emerging concern during de facto water reuse (Susan Glassmeyer – Research Chemist, United States Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Microplastic and anthropogenic litter in rivers is abundant, mobile and selects for unique bacterial assemblages (Tim Hoellein – Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago)
  • PAHs and coal tar — old contaminants with emerging concerns (Barbara Mahler – Research Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey)

On May 31, oral sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT, with a reception and poster session following from 4:15 to 6 p.m. CDT. On June 1, oral sessions and a panel discussion will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT. Registration is open until May 12. (Times are subject to change once the agenda is finalized.)

Please note: If you are submitting an abstract for an oral presentation or poster you will need to register for the conference separately.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website. Early bird registration ends April 30.



Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference @ Cobo Center
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

The first ever Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference will be held May 31-June 2 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. This conference will draw more than 1,000 engineers, landscape architects, water quality professionals, government officials (local, state, provincial and federal), developers, planners, academia, drain and road agencies, conservation and non-profit organizations, and interest groups from around the Great Lakes basin in Canada and the U.S.

The conference will focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal of protecting the surface waters in the Great Lakes region. The conference location is in the middle of the Great Lakes chain and at the forefront of many innovative green infrastructure projects.

Conference information and registration are available online.


2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit @ University of Florida, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Evans Champions Club
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day

The 2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit (CS3) will be held June 5-7 at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

This year’s CS3, co-hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Florida, offers attendees the chance to network, learn and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically and environmentally responsible.

The summit offers engaging speakers, collaborative round table discussions and breakout sessions that allow participants to dive deeper into topics regarding sustainability.

Who should attend: Faculty, staff, students or professionals researching or involved with: collegiate athletics, recreational sports, campus sustainability, recycling and waste reduction, facility management, food service, behavior change, marketing and communications, psychology, social sustainability, or fan engagement.

Regular Attendee Registration – $200 ($250 after May 1, 2017)
Student Registration – $50 ($75 after May 1, 2017)

Visit the conference website to learn more and to register.


Environmental Leader Conference 2017 @ Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day

The conference offers an opportunity for environmental, sustainability and energy professionals to identify new areas in which to work more collaboratively in addressing their organizations’ goals. Designed to help participants improve operations and stay current on the latest advances while also covering future challenges, the conference features case studies, strategies and tactics from organizations that have had success in delivering results that matter. C-level executives, vice presidents, directors and managers responsible for environmental and energy management in multiple industry sectors are encouraged to attend.

Visit the conference website to learn more and to register.


AWWA’s 136th Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) @ Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
Jun 11 – Jun 14 all-day

Water professionals will convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the American Water Works Association’s 136th Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE), June 11-14.

This year’s professional program will include more than 900 expert presenters in 16 defined tracks focusing on:

• Infrastructure funding and affordability
• Lead management in drinking water
• Green infrastructure
• Federal regulatory agencies and innovation in the water sector
• Policy and water quality discussions
• Public health issues with source water protection

More than 450 exhibiting companies specializing in engineering, manufacturing, membrane filtration systems, laboratory equipment, security and wastewater will showcase products and services at ACE17.

Come see expanded education on the show floor. Sessions will cover wastewater and collection systems management, poster sessions, entrepreneurial sessions from water start-ups inside the Innovation lounge, and roundtable solution sessions presented by exhibitors.

View the ACE17 Conference Preview [PDF].

Visit the conference website for more information and to register.


Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference @ Hyatt Regency Reston
Jun 13 – Jun 15 all-day

The 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, will be held June 13-15 in Reston, Virginia. Green chemists and engineers are encouraged to attend.

GC&E provides an opportunity for a diverse network of more than 500 academic, industrial and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals, processes and products. Featuring more than 40 technical sessions, a poster session, keynote lectures, workshops, social events and a Green Expo, GC&E is a forum for sustainable and green chemistry and engineering.

The overarching theme of the conference will be “Making Our Way to a Sustainable Tomorrow.” The conference invites scientists and leaders from all sectors to come together to address critical topics such as the design of sustainable chemicals, flexible chemical manufacturing, more efficient processes, green chemistry curricula, circular economy considerations, sustainable materials, academic-industry collaborations, chemicals policy and more.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register. 


Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017: Global CCUS Innovation Nexus @ Hilton Americas-Houston
Jul 17 – Jul 20 all-day

The Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017: Global CCUS Innovation Nexus will be held July 17-20 in Houston, Texas.

The 2017 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2017) will focus on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies that provide options for lowering greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining fuel diversity for sustainable growth. CMTC 2017 provides a platform to present information on carbon management solutions for continued energy and economic growth. The conference will present insights and lessons learned on the requirements for CCUS deployment and the technologies proposed for a modern energy infrastructure that maintains fuel diversity for sustainable growth, while addressing climate change.

Conference topics include Carbon Capture (Transformational and 2nd Generation); Storage/EOR; Monitoring and Characterization Protocols and Technologies; Carbon Utilization; Demonstration/Pilot Scale Projects; Industry and Energy Sector CCUS Projects; Environmental Investigations; Economic Analysis and Modeling; Laboratory Investigations; Risk Assessment; Sustainability Options to Climate Change; Energy-Water Nexus; Business/Financial Approaches; Policy/Legislation/Permitting Approaches; and Country/Regional Climate Change.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register.


2017 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum @ Omni Parker House Hotel
Jul 25 – Jul 26 all-day

The 2017 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum will be held July 25-26 in Boston, Massachusetts.

This year’s Forum will highlight current product stewardship trends in the U.S., focusing on packaging, pharmaceuticals, paint, electronics, HHW, and other priority products. Each session will be highly participatory, designed for multi-stakeholder discussion of cutting-edge topics. Worldwide leaders will assess the successes and challenges of extended producer responsibility programs and provide the context needed to help advance the product stewardship movement in the U.S.

Conference information and registration are available online.


StormCon 2017 Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo @ Meydenbauer Convention Center
Aug 27 – Aug 31 all-day

The StormCon 2017 Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo will be held Aug. 27-31 in Bellevue, Washington.

StormCon is a stormwater pollution prevention conference and trade show. Meet leading stormwater experts on BMPs, low-impact development, program management, construction-site runoff, green infrastructure, monitoring and research.

Emerging technology, products and services will be on display in the exhibit hall. Get hands on experience at more than 185 stormwater exhibits.

Why attend?

  • Discover the most comprehensive stormwater educational curriculum available anywhere.
  • Learn about the latest best management practices.
  • Enhance your stormwater credentials and earn CEUs.
  • Meet and network with colleagues, solutions providers and surface water quality experts.

Conference information and registration are available online.