Young Professionals

Air & Waste Management Association's 117th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Emissions Reductions for Sustainable Energy Futures, June 24-27, 2024, Calgary, AB

Develop your knowledge and career at ACE 2024 with many technical and social activities targeted for young professionals in the environmental industry!

ACE 2024 Young Professional Events
Join us for #YPWednesday at ACE 2024 and get involved in all of these events!
2023 YP Mentor Breakfast
Young Professional Mentor Breakfast
Wednesday, June 26 • 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Ideation 2-3
Sponsored by: CPANS logo
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 will be emailed to registrants).
2023 Speed NetworkingSpeed Networking
Wednesday, June 26 • 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Ideation 2-3

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? New Regulations in Canada and the USA2023 Panelists
Tuesday, June 25, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Macleod E1

How Does It Work? Transition to Sustainable Energy
Wednesday, June 26, 10:10 am – 11:50 am, Macleod E1

How Does It Work? Carbon Sequestration
Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 pm – 3:10 pm, Macleod E1

How Does It Work? Hydrogen Uses and Challenges
Wednesday, June 26, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Macleod E1

CRAFTYoung Professional/Student Networking Reception
Wednesday, June 26 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
CRAFT Beer Market (Private Dining Room), 345 10 Ave SW
Cost: $30. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 
Sponsored by: AECOM logo

Join A&WMA students and young professionals for a fun evening of networking. This popular event brings together many students, YPs, and seasoned professionals in a fun, casual environment. With locally produced food and over 100 beverages on tap, CRAFT aims to connect guests to their community and culture.
2023 YP HubThe 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.