Networking Events

Make the most of your time at ACE 2023 by taking advantage of events, networking and social opportunities to connect with colleagues and make new friends! 

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

Tuesday, June 6 • 10:30 am, Plaza International GH

Immediately following the Keynote Program at 10:30 am, join your fellow attendees and presenters for the 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, which will be open until 5:30 pm.

Women’s Professional Development Workshop and Luncheon: The Great Resignation – The Good, The Bad and The New Working Environment
Tuesday, June 6 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Barrel Spring II
Cost: $60. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Sponsored by: Lakes Software logo

The Women’s Professional Development program brings together a group of diverse women to discuss their unique perspectives and experiences in the workplace. The workshop will feature conversations about the impacts of the Great Resignation on the panelists' lives and working environment. All attendees are invited to the discussion on this timely topic!
Opening Reception — Welcome to Orlando*
Tuesday, June 6 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Plaza International D, E, F
Ticket required. Additional tickets may be purchased for $75.
Sponsored by: 3M logo

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 Florida sunshine!
Exhibitor Reception
Wednesday, June 7 • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Plaza International GH

Join us for the last hour in the Exhibit Hall to connect with exhibitors and colleagues during the Exhibitor Reception. 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, June 7 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Cost: $30. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Sponsored by: CEC logo
Join A&WMA students and young professionals for a fun evening of networking at the Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. This popular event brings together many students, YPs, and seasoned professionals in a fun, casual environment. Cuba Libre, which translates to "a free Cuba," celebrates the island's culture through its food, beverage, and entertainment.
Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and Luncheon*
Thursday, June 8 • 12:00 pm - 1:40 pm, Orlando Ballroom
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.
* Event included with full conference registration