Young Professionals

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

YP Best Paper Award
Submit an abstract to be a presenter at ACE 2023 and be considered for the A&WMA Young Professional (YP) Best Paper Award! 

The candidate for the award must be the primary author of the paper to be presented at the A&WMA Annual Conference and Exhibition. The primary author must be 35 years of age or less on the last day of the conference (June 8, 2023) and must submit a full-length paper or extended abstract for technical review.

Submit your abstract by November 15 through the submittal site on the Author Resource CenterMake sure you check YES that you would like to be considered for the award and enter your birthdate in the checklist.

ACE 2023 Young Professional Events

Young Professionals’ Breakfast Club
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. 
Speed Networking

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 
Join A&WMA students and young professionals for a fun evening of networking in a casual environment. This popular event draws many students, YPs, and seasoned professionals looking for a little fun.
YP/Introductory Technical Sessions

Become familiar with current environmental technology and find out how the different disciplines are connected. 

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.