Young Professionals

Develop your knowledge and your career at ACE 2020 with many technical and social activities targeted for young professionals in the environmental industry! 

ACE 2020 Young Professional Events

Join us for #YPWednesday at ACE 2020 and get involved in all of these events.

Young Professionals’ Breakfast Club 
Wednesday, July 1 •  8:00 am - 9:00 am

Dear A&WMA Professionals, we hope you accept the fact that we want to sacrifice a whole Wednesday at ACE doing all of the things YPs do best. And you're crazy if you think we aren’t going to kick it off with our annual professional networking breakfast telling you, our new mentors, all about who we think we are. You see us as you want to see young professionals - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But at our breakfast, what you will find out is that each one of us is an academic...and a consultant...and a industry...and a scientist...Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours, The YP Breakfast Club. *Queue “Don’t You Forget About Me”* 
Speed Networking
Wednesday, July 1 •  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.
Young Professional/Student Networking Reception 
Wednesday, July 1 •  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barbarossa Lounge (Bubble Room), 714 Montgomery Street
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. 

YP/Introductory Technical Sessions
Become familiar with current environmental technology and find out how the different disciplines are connected. 
  • How Does It Work? — Climate Risk and Adaptation 
  • How Does It Work? — Industries and Technology 
  • How Does It Work? — The Grass, the Grain and the Grape 
  • How Does It Work? — Organics and Waste Management