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, Booth #315  
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, B2B Zone 

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, B2B Zone 

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, Room 203

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.

Panelists include:
• William Korbatly, Founder, Mediator, and Arbitrator, Korbatly & Associates Law
• Selina Lee-Anderson, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
• Vicki Bowman, Environmental Team Lead, Parkland Refining (B.C) Ltd. 

Young Professional/Student Networking Reception 
Sponsored by: 

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Bistro L'Atelier624 Grande Allée Est

Cost $30 in advance.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, no sales at the door.  Pre-registration required.

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. 

YP/Introductory Technical Sessions
Become familiar with current environmental technology and find out how the different disciplines are connected. 

How Does it Work? Control Devices
Tues, June 25, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Room 301B

How Does it Work? Environmental Regulations in the United States and Canada
Weds, June 25, 10:10 am - 11:50 am, Room 204B 

How Does it Work?  Case Studies in Air Dispersion Modeling for Young Professionals
Weds, June 25, 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm, Room 204B 

How Does it Work? Industries
Wednesday, June 25, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Room 204B  

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. Award will be announced at the Honors & Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Thursday.