Young Professionals

Develop your knowledge and career at ACE 2023 with many technical and social activities targeted for young professionals in the environmental industry!

ACE 2022 Young Professional Events
Join us for #YPWednesday at ACE 2023 and get involved in all of these events!
Young Professionals’ Breakfast Club
Wednesday, June 7 • 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.  

Advance registration and sign-up for A&WMA Mentoring Program required (details coming soon).
Speed Networking
Wednesday, June 7 • 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.
YP/Introductory Technical Sessions
Become familiar with current environmental technology and find out how the different disciplines are connected. 
  • How Does It Work? Air Modeling
  • How Does It Work? The Rainbow of Hydrogen
  • How Does It Work? Managing Waste and Water Issues Before, During, and After a Natural Disaster
  • How Does It Work? Quantifying ESG

Young Professional/Student Networking Reception
Wednesday, June 7 • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar (Saratoga Room), 9101 International Drive
Cost: $30. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

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.
The YP Hub 
The YP Hub serves as a lounge to relax and unwind after technical sessions and learn, share, connect, and collaborate. YP Hub events include meet-and-greets with professionals, regulators, and VIPs, exhibitor demonstrations, and more.