Young Professionals

Develop your knowledge and your career at ACE 2019 with many technical and social activities targeted for young professionals in the environmental industry! 

The YP Hub on the Exhibit Floor 
Back by popular demand, the YP Hub can be your go-to place at ACE. Centrally-located on the exhibit floor, the YP Hub will be a place to relax and unwind after the sessions and learn, share, connect and collaborate. YP Hub events include meet-and-greets with professionals, regulators, and VIPs, exhibitor demonstrations, and more.

Join us for #YPWednesday at ACE 2019 and get involved in all of these events. 
Young Professionals’ Mentor Breakfast
Wednesday, June 26 • 8:00 am - 9:00 am 

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 26 • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 

Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your networking skills!  Young and experienced professionals and students are invited to engage in a fast paced networking exercise.  Answer questions, provide perspectives, and learn the best techniques for making connections that count.
Career Panel
Wednesday, June 26 • 10:30 am - 12:00 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 
Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Bistro L'Atelier624 Grande Allée Est

Join A&WMA students and young professionals for a fun evening of networking in a casual environment at Bistro L'Atelier.  This popular event draws many students, YPs, and seasoned professionals looking for a little fun. 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. Pre-registration required. 
YP/Introductory Technical Sessions
Become familiar with current environmental technology and find out how the different disciplines are connected. 
YP Best Paper Award
If you submitted an abstract for ACE 2019, make sure you're considered for the YP Best Paper Award by submitting a full-length paper or extended abstract for your platform or poster presentation and checking the box in the abstract management system.