Networking Events

Make the most of your time at ACE 2020 by taking advantage of events, networking and social opportunities to connect will colleagues and make new friends! 

Golf Outing
Monday, June 29 • 8:15 am - 5:00 pm 

Enjoy a day of pre-conference golfing at the scenic Tilden Park Golf Course in Berkeley Hills. Participants will depart the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at 8:15 am and return to the hotel at 5:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the A&WMA Scholarship Fund. 

Cost: $135/person (includes green fee, golf cart, box lunch, after golf light meal, and transportation)
Rental clubs available for $40/set (includes one sleeve of balls and subject to availability)

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting 

Tuesday, June 30 • 10:30 am

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
Tuesday, June 30 • 11:00 am - 1:00 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. Tickets may be purchased for $60.  

Keynote Speaker: Lindsay Gordon, Career Coach and Founder, A Life of Options LLC
"Career Coaching for Analytically Minded People"

Lindsay Gordon is a career coach for analytically minded people who want to stop doing what they think is "right" in their career and start doing what's right for them. She helps people get clarity about what's right for them in a job and why, gain confidence about their skills and abilities, and be able to communicate that to interviewers, managers, and colleagues.

Lindsay started her career working as a recycled water engineer in Melbourne, Australia before landing at Google doing technical support for the Google Apps team. At Google, she facilitated workshops for hundreds of Googlers on a variety of topics including career planning, work/life balance, and team dynamics. After 5 years of technical support, she transitioned into career development at Google before starting her own business.

Lindsay has given workshops for organizations including the Grace Hopper Conference and Ladies Get Paid, and she loves applying her engineering brain to helping people find careers that fit, baking complicated pastries, and barbershop singing.

Opening Reception—Welcome to San Francisco*
Tuesday, June 30 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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 cuisine. Come relax with your colleagues, mingle, and enjoy the California sunshine! 
Ticket required. Additional tickets can be purchased for $75. 

Exhibitor Reception 
Wednesday, July 1 • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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
Wednesday, July 1 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join A&WMA students and young professionals at one of the oldest buildings in San Francisco for a fun evening of networking at the Barbarossa Lounge. This popular event brings together many students, YPs, and seasoned professionals in a fun, casual environment. The lounge combines modern luxury with its historic roots as a former jailhouse, featuring popular food from the 19th century and cocktails named after famous criminals of the time. 
Cost $30 Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and Luncheon*
Thursday, July 2 • 11:50 am - 1:20 pm
Ticket required. Additional tickets may be purchased for $75. 

Join A&WMA members and conference attendees 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, July 3

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