Make the most of your time at ACE2018 by taking advantage of events, networking and social opportunities. You never know what you're going to learn and who you're going to meet!  Register for events through the main conference registration system.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception *
Monday, June 25 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Immediately following the Keynote Program, join your fellow attendees and presenters for the Grand Opening Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet with leading environmental professionals showcasing their latest products and services. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while exploring the booths and displays, and don’t forget to get your stickers for the Exhibit Hall Booth Crawl to be entered to win. 
Women’s Professional Development Workshop and Lunch
Tuesday, June 26 • 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

The Committee for the Professional Development of Women’s goal is to draw upon the unique perspectives and talents of women to further the goals of the Association and to mentor women in the profession.

Women in Leadership: Reflecting Upon Personal Growth
Join two university executives for presentations and a moderated discussion on women’s leadership and growth. Learn leadership skills and hear solutions to these common workplace issues:
  • How you can get more women to take on leadership roles
  • Encouraging women to take a seat at the table
  • Managing “imposter syndrome” – the perception of not being good enough
  • Practical skills that help women move into leadership positions
Everyone is encouraged to attend! Ticket required. Cost $50.00

Maria Chrysochoou, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut

Rhona C. Free, Ph.D., President of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ)

Grand Reception*
Tuesday, June 26 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t miss one of the week’s most popular events. Join us at the Grand Reception on Tuesday evening and enjoy seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and having some classic Hartford cuisine, catered with the best hometown cooking. Come relax with your colleagues, mingle, and enjoy some hometown hospitality! Ticket required. Additional tickets can be purchased for $50. 

Exhibitor Happy Hour*
Wednesday, June 27 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the last hour in the Exhibit Hall to connect with exhibitors and colleagues during the Exhibitor Happy Hour, back by popular demand. Take advantage of this opportunity to network and get those last-minute business cards from key suppliers to add to your professional network.

Young Professional/Student Networking Reception
Wednesday, June 7 • 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
City Steam Brewery, 942 Main Street, Hartford

Join A&WMA Students and Young Professionals for a fun evening out and experience one of Hartford's best breweries. With its upscale casual menu, award winning brewery and historic setting in our 1870’s H.H. Richardson brownstone, City Steam has something for everyone. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. 

Cost $30 Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and Luncheon*
Thursday, June 28 • 11:50 am - 1:20 pm
Ticket required. Additional tickets may be purchased for $50. 

Join A&WMA members at this popular luncheon as they recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals, organizations, and companies.

Scholarship Raffle Drawing
Drawn at the Honors & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 28

Help support the future of environmental scientists by purchasing tickets for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20, cash only. Tickets will be sold at the registration desk, grand reception and council meetings. Winner need not be present.
* Events included with full conference registration