Networking Events

Make the most of your time at ACE 2019 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 and Ribbon Cutting 
Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 am, 400 AB

Immediately following the Keynote Program at 10:30 am, join your fellow attendees and presenters for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet with leading environmental professionals showcasing their latest products and services. Enjoy a light brunch while exploring the booths and displays. 
Women’s Professional Development Workshop and Luncheon
Sponsored by: 

Empowering Women and Changing Mentalities 
Tuesday, June 25 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Room 207

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. Tickets may be purchased for $50.  
Check out this year's excellent program!

Opening Reception—Welcome to Quebec City*
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Tuesday, June 25 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Main Hall, 4th Floor 

Kick off the conference in style at the Opening Reception on Tuesday evening to experience the view and connect with old friends, meet new ones, and enjoy some local and international cuisine. Come relax with your colleagues, mingle, and get spoiled by the French hospitality.

Painchaud Productions, a musical group from Québec, will provide contemporary background music featuring strings, piano and guitar. Enjoy this new, exciting addition to the ACE Opening Reception! 

Ticket required. Additional tickets can be purchased for $50. 

Exhibitor Reception 
Wednesday, June 26 • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, 400 AB 

Join us for the last hour in the Exhibit Hall to connect with exhibitors and colleagues during the Exhibitor Reception, 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
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Wednesday, June 26 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
L'Atelier, 624 Grande Allée Est

Join A&WMA Young Professionals as they host a fun evening out of networking and comraderie at one of Quebec City's most popular establishments. With five stories and a chic industrial atmosphere, L'Atelier offers excellent food and a wide variety of drinks. 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 27 • 11:50 am - 1:20 pm, Room 200 AB
Ticket required. Additional tickets may be purchased for $50. 

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

Introductions will be made by the following local dignitaries: 

Konrad H. Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation
​Mr. Sioui is responsible for the internal management of his community and for the participation in meetings with municipal, provincial, federal and other First Nations governments.

Suzanne Verreault, Québec City Councilor and Member of the Executive Committee and President of the Planning and Conservation Commission
As a member of the executive committee, Ms. Verrault is responsible for environment, sustainable development and waste management, as well as setting up the Center of Expertise for Sustainable Development. She is president of the Planning and Conservation Commission.

Sylvain Gaudreault is currently a Member of Parliament for Jonquière at the Québec National Assembly, spokesman for the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, in the fields of Energy and Health, as well as Vice-President of the Committee on Public Administration.

Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec
Duclos was elected as the Member of Parliament for Québec on October 19, 2015. He was then appointed Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on November 4, 2015. He is the Minister in charge of issues related to child care, homelessness and housing.

Scholarship Raffle Drawing
Drawn at the Honors & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 27

Help support the future of environmental scientists by purchasing tickets for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 USD, 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