U.S. Federal Events Calendar 2017

February 2017
02/13 – The Public Lands Alliance Convention (Until 02/16)
This is an annual gathering of nonprofit organizations and land management agencies who work together to protect, conserve and enhance visitors’ experiences on public lands. The program is designed to build the capacity of nonprofit public lands partners and to give government leaders the tools necessary to help fulfill their agency missions.

March 2017
03/01 – Climate Leadership Conference (Chicago, IL) (Until 03/03)
This annual conference convenes a global audience of climate, energy, and sustainability professionals to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. The 2017 Program Agenda is now available.
03/08 – National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program (Washington, DC) (Until 03/10)
Leaders from various sectors will engage in 3 days of free exchange of ideas and approaches to achieving environmental justice. These interactive training sessions will feature voices of experience, research, discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue. The program format will feature the needs and challenges of communities, governments, municipalities, tribes, faith-based organizations, and others with an interest in environmental justice. It will highlight programs and collaborations that work, as well as initiatives that have not proven successful. Program speakers will feature representatives from Federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, community groups, business and industry, public interest groups, academia, and other entities. This interactive forum will give conference participants the opportunity to network with a variety of interests from diverse quarters. All conference participants will realize informative and productive resources that can support their individual program goals and objectives. Conference participants will also see examples of approaches that produce positive results through innovation and collaboration. All in all, the conference will prove beneficial and informative to participants.
03/19 – Sustainable Water Management Conference (New Orleans, LA) (Until 03/22)
Presenting solutions for balancing the benefits of conservation with the costs, managing water resources, sustainable utilities and infrastructure, urban planning and design, energy efficiency, water conservation, stormwater and reuse. This conference is sponsored by AWWA.
03/20 – 27th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air (San Diego, CA)
A forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs.
03/22 – GlobalCon (Philadelphia, PA) (Until 03/23)
Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) the conference is designed to provide hands-on, up-to-the-minute information you can use right away to improve your energy management program, and get up to speed on the current generation of innovative technologies available to help you meet your goals.
03/27 – NAEP 2017 Annual Conference: Navigating Our Ever-Changing Regulatory Landscape (Durham, NC) (Until 03/30)
Topics expected to be addressed range from cultural resources and natural resources to climate change and sustainable development.
03/29 – American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) (Until 04/02)
The theme of the conference is “Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature.” The mission of the American Society for Environmental History is to increase understanding of current environmental issues by analyzing their historical background.

April 2017
04/04 – 2017 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference New Item
The major conference focus is on emerging trends to protect and restore watersheds and manage stormwater. The theme of the conference is “Connecting Practitioners to Innovative Ideas.” Learn about case studies, special regional considerations, and recent research from experts around the country highlighting effective tools and innovations. This conference units in-person discussion with online participation while concurrently addresses local and national watershed issues and tools. In person hub locations are in the Baltimore/Washington DC area and Omaha, NE. Access is also available online.
04/07 – 2017 National Capitol Region Water Resources Symposium (Washington, DC)
The 5th National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium will be held April 7, 2017 at the University of the District of Columbia. This one-day symposium will bring together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and non-profits to present and discuss innovations in water research, technology, policy and management to respect and reflect the true value of water. The program will include a keynote address, invited panelists, and breakout sessions featuring submitted oral and poster presentations.The theme of the symposium is “Applications of Remote Sensing and Space Technologies in Water Resources Management.”
04/09 – US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) 2017 Annual Meeting (Baltimore, MD) (Until 04/13)
The theme of the meeting is “People, Places, Patterns: Linking Landscape Heterogeneity and Socio-Environmental Systems”.
04/24 – NAFA 2017 Institute and Expo (Tampa, FL)
The focus of the NAFA Institute is fleet management.
04/25 – NAFA 2017 Institute & Expo (Until 04/28)
This conference is for fleet industry professionals, both government and private, to discuss the most relevant topics and concerns facing fleet operation today. It presents many opportunities for continuing education and networking with other fleet professionals.
04/27 – American Architects Assoc. (AIA) Convention (Orlando, FL) (Until 04/29)
Topics will include resiliency, business management, ADA compliance, LEED, green building, and design and health.

May 2017
05/01 – 2017 National Outdoor Recreation Conference (Scottsdale, AZ) (Until 05/04)
The National Outdoor Recreation Conference, held annually by the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals, showcases innovative and creative approaches to nature-based outdoor recreation research, planning, and management.
05/01 – ACT Expo 2017 – Alternative Clean Transportation (Until 05/05)
The ACT Expo 2017 is an alternative fuels and clean vehicles conference and expo. ACT is dedicated to displaying all alternative fuels, advanced clean vehicles & technology providing strong educational value and positive results for fleet professionals and industry stakeholders looking to make investments in these alternative opportunities.
05/06 – 2017 National Planning Conference (Until 05/09)
This annual conference is sponsored primarily by the American Planning Association.
05/08 – Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2017 Summit (Denver, CO) New Item (Until 05/10)
SPLC’s Summit features workshops, panel presentations, lightning talks, roundtable sessions, and more. Themes include, but are not limited to: sustainable purchasing, product sustainability, and policy/regulations.
05/09 – National Adaptation Forum (St Paul, MN) (Until 05/11)
Topics addressed in the program include agriculture and food security, architecture and design, city resilience planning, coalition building, community based adaptation, critical infrastructure, cultural heritage resources, disaster risk management, economic development, education and outreach, financing adaptation, international readiness, land use planning, marine and coastal impacts, monitoring and evaluation, natural resources, policy, public health, transportation, Tribal, and water resources.
05/09 – National Adaptation Forum (St. Paul, MN) (Until 05/11)
The Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. We invite you to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation awareness and planning to adaptation action.
05/21 – World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (Sacramento, CA) (Until 05/25)
The theme of the congress is “Creative Solutions for a Changing Environment.”
05/22 – AWEA’s Windpower (Anaheim, CA) (Until 05/25)
Conference addresses current status of wind being used as an energy source.
05/23 – SAME Joint Engineering Training Conference (Columbus, OH) New Item (Until 05/26)
Sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), topics include Netzero, green buildings, sustainability, national security, contingency engineering and facility management.
05/31 – Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference (Detroit, MI)
This is the first conference to focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal to benefit the Great Lakes. This conference is targeting 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.

June 2017
06/07 – 35th West Coat Energy Management Congress (Long Beach, CA) New Item (Until 06/08)
Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), the conference is designed to provide hands-on, up-to-the-minute information you can use right away to improve your energy management program and get up to speed on the current generation of innovative technologies available to help you meet your goals.
06/11 – AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE17) (Philadelphia, PA) (Until 06/14)
The theme for the conference is “Uniting the World of Water”.
06/12 – Government Fleet Expo and Conference (San Antonio, TX)
This is an annual community gathering where public fleet professionals can have real conversations with their peers about daily challenges, get public fleet-specific training, and access to the latest vehicles and technology in the exhibit hall.
06/13 – 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference (Reston, VA) New Item (Until 06/15)
The overarching theme of the conference in 2017 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.
06/24 – 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference (Long Beach, CA) New Item (Until 06/28)
The tracks and programs for the Annual Conference in Long Beach will focus on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate these high efficiency facilities.” The conference will also include an HVAC&R focus on fundamentals, applications, systems, equipment, refrigeration and residential standards and codes.
06/25 – Climate Change Solutions: Collaborative Science, Policy and Management for Sustainable Water Management (Tysons, VA) (Until 06/28)
This is a summer specialty conference sponsored by the America Water Resources Association (AWRA).
06/26 – ASME Power and Energy (Charlotte, NC) (Until 06/30)
ASME Power & Energy brings together ASME Power Conference, ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, ASME Energy Storage Forum, ASME Fuel Cell Conference, ASME Nuclear Forum and the co-located International Conference on Power Engineering (ICOPE). ASME Power & Energy focuses on power generation and energy sustainability and showcases industry best practices, technical advances, development trends, research, and business strategies, presented by a broad range of qualified professionals.

July 2017
07/23 – 11th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse (Long Beach, CA) (Until 07/27)
IWA is presenting this conference in partnership with the Water Environment & Research Foundation, WateReuse California, and the National Water Research Institute. This event will provide an opportunity to share knowledge regarding water reuse practices in different countries in order to build trust and further grow water reuse projects. The focus will be to bring together water managers, industry leaders, and cutting edge researchers to learn what’s working, what’s not and what’s next in water reuse policy and regulations, technology, operations, financing and public perception.

August 2017
08/15 – 2017 Energy Exchange (Tampa, FL) New Item (Until 08/17)
The Energy Exchange is an educational and networking forum for those seeking to expand their knowledge of building operations, energy management, and sustainability in the federal sector. Training sessions explore the challenges and opportunities in and across civilian agencies and the military, including funding, designing, and operating energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The trade show features cutting-edge technologies for improving outcomes and reducing costs at project sites.
08/27 – Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals Annual Conference (Fort Worth, TX) New Item (Until 08/30)
Topics include issues related to hazardous materials and hazardous waste management.

September 2017
09/13 – 2017 National Cleanup Workshop (Alexandria, VA) New Item (Until 09/14)
The workshop will bring together senior DOE executives and site officials, industry executives, and other stakeholders to discuss EM’s progress on the cleanup of the environmental legacy of the nation’s Manhattan Project and Cold War nuclear weapons program. Approximately 600 attendees, including senior Department officials, Congressional leaders, DOE contractors, and state, Tribal and local government leaders, participated in the 2016 workshop — the largest EM-focused gathering in the D.C. area in 2016.
09/27 – World Energy Engineering Congress (Atlanta, GA) New Item (Until 09/29)
Sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers, this conference is designed to provide hands-on, up-to-the-minute information you can use right away to improve your energy management program, and get up to speed on the current generation of innovative technologies available to help you meet your goals.

November 2017
11/08 – Greenbuild 2017 (Boston, MA) (Until 11/10)
Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Greenbuild includes educational sessions, an expo, 1-day focused summits, tours, and opportunities to earn continuing eductaion units (CEUs). Details on the program will be available in Spring 2017.
11/28 – SERDP & ESTCP Symposium (Washington, DC) (Until 11/30)
SERDP and ESTCP are the Department of Defense’s environmental research programs, harnessing the latest science and technology to improve DoD’s environmental performance, reduce costs, and enhance and sustain mission capabilities. The Programs respond to environmental technology requirements that are common to all of the military Services, complementing the Services’ research programs. SERDP and ESTCP promote partnerships and collaboration among academia, industry, the military Services, and other Federal agencies. At the conference each funded SERDP and ESTCP investigator presents their project results. Not only does the conference highlight these research and demonstrations through both the technical sessions and the posters, but the Symposium has been an excellent place for collaboration among researchers and offers a chance for end users to see the latest innovations in environmental technology.

December 2017
12/05 – 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)
Attendees will enjoy opportunities to participate in training events, observe success stories first hand during mobile workshops, listen to experts regarding best practices for meeting brownfields challenges, and network with thousands of other stakeholders.

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