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Share your work, learn new information and network with leaders in the industry at ACE 2018!

The 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition is a great opportunity for young and future environmental professionals to get the latest technical information and have their voices heard by academicians, government and industry leaders. Network with colleagues in the field, present and publish your work, and learn valuable information related to your career!

New this year!  The YP Hub on the Exhibit Floor 

Centrally-located in the exhibit hall, the YP Hub can be your go-to place at ACE to learn, share, connect and collaborate. 
  • Relax on the couches, network, and regroup for your next ACE activity 
  • Attend planned events such as meet-and-greets with professionals, regulators, and VIPs, exhibitor demonstrations, speed networking, and more.
  • Find out about ACE, YP, and A&WMA events 
 
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL/STUDENT JOINT EVENTS
 
Young Professionals’ Mentor Breakfast
Wednesday, June  27 • 8:00am—9:00am

This annual professional networking breakfast gives young professionals and recent graduates the opportunity to network and be mentored by an experienced environmental professional.  For established professionals this is a great opportunity to connect with the industry’s next generation of rising stars. 
Cost:  $20  Pre-registration required.
 
Speed Networking
Wednesday, June 27 • 9:00 am-11:00 am

Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your networking skills!  Young professionals and students (and professionals) are invited to engage in a fast paced networking exercise.  Answer questions, provide perspectives, and help students get the inside track on what it’s like being a practicing professional.
 
Career Panel
Professional Development Guidance and Tools Panel Discussion
Wednesday, June 27 • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
 
Get the inside scoop from a panel of young professionals as they share their career experiences and answer questions in this interactive and enlightening panel.

Young Professional/Student Networking Reception 
City Steam Brewery Cafe

Wednesday, June 27 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Join A&WMA students and young professionals for a fun evening of networking!  With its upscale casual menu, award winning brewery and historic setting in the 1870’s H.H. Richardson brownstone, City Steam Brewery Café has something for everyone. City Steam is walkable from the convention center.  

YP/Introductory Technical Sessions
Tues PM1     Modeling 101 Panel 
Tues PM2     How Does It Work?  Monitoring Equipment and Technology
Weds AM2    How Does It Work? Industries
Weds PM1    How Does It Work? Controls 
 
STUDENT EVENTS 
 
 
Student teams participate in a competition where they devise an environmental solution to a real-world problem and gain experience with proposing effective solutions taking into consideration site conditions, multiple parties' needs, and external events. 

Get your team together now and start planning your strategy! 

 
Student Platform Paper Presentations
Tuesday June 26 – Thursday, June 28
See your fellow students present their research as platform presentations throughout the week.
 
AEESP-AAEES-A&WMA Faculty Lecture
Tuesday, June 26 • 8:00 am - 9:00 am

All academicians (e.g., students, professionals, and contributors to A&WMA’s educational programs) are welcome to this great opportunity to hear about breaking research and network with other academics.
 
Student Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 26 • 11:30 am – 12:00pm

Students participating in the Student Paper, Student Poster Competition, and the Environmental Challenge International (ECi) are invited to meet and network with fellow students from around the world. Poster setup guidelines and ECi rules will be reviewed.
 
Student Chapter Exchange
Tuesday, June 26 • 12:00 – 12:30 pm

Join your fellow students, Education Council representatives, and A&WMA staff for the Student Chapter Exchange to network and exchange ideas about A&WMA’s Student Chapters. Learn what it means to be a part of a student chapter or get tips on how to form a chapter of your own.
 
Academia 101: How to Apply For and Get a Faculty Position
Tuesday, June 26 • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Students and Young Professionals interested in pursuing jobs in academia are invited to learn about the academic job search process and how to prepare for an academic job. This is also an opportunity to meet with university representatives.
 
Student and ECi Poster Set Up
Monday, June 25 • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Student Poster Competition
Tuesday, June 26 • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit the exhibit hall to watch as students present their posters to the judges during this year’s Student Poster Competition.  The competition recognizes student posters to be the best among those considered in the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral categories. Awards for exceptional posters will be provided at the Student Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, June 27.
 
ECi Poster Judging
Tuesday, June 26 • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Join the ECi teams as they interact (often in surprising ways) with role players, and present their posters to the judges.
 
ECi Final Presentations
Wednesday, June 27 • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Watch the top ranking ECi teams present their final problems and solutions incorporating using the “tweak” they received prior to the conference.
 
Student Awards Ceremony and Reception
Wednesday, June 27 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All students and professionals participating with the Student Program are invited to the Student Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will honor exceptional students who have received scholarships, poster awards, platform paper awards, thesis and dissertation awards, and ECi awards. The Exceptional Education Contributor Award will also be presented at this event.