Make the most of your time at ACE2018 by taking advantage of events, networking and social opportunities. You never know what you're going to learn and who you're going to meet!  Register for events through the main conference registration system. 

Technical Tours

Doosan Fuel Cell America
Tuesday, June 26, 9:00 am - 11:30 am 

Registration and Ticket Required: $30
Tour includes transportation.

Kaman Helicopters
Wednesday, June 27, 11:30 am  - 1:30 pm 

Following a brief overview of the history of Kaman helicopters, we will embark on a tour of Kaman hangars where Kaman K-Max and SH2 Helicopters are being produced, refurbished, and tested. Kaman has been in the aerospace business in Connecticut since 1945 and continues to play a significant role as a manufacturer of military and commercial helicopters as well as various aerospace parts and components. 
Registration and Ticket Required: $30
Tour includes transportation.
Advance clearance required - May 29, 2018 Cutoff

Hartford Landfill
Thursday, June 28, 1:30 - 3:30 pm 

Join us for a fun and educational tour, guided by astute representatives from CTDEEP, MIRA, City of Hartford Public Works, and Delta-Pro, Inc.  This tour of the now-closed Hartford Landfill will be jam-packed with interesting information, excellent views, and infrastructure, including:

  • 6-acre solar array constructed atop the capped landfill in 2014, capable of generating over 1,500 MWh of electricity each year
  • Insightful perspective from CTDEEP regarding their post-closure care actions currently being performed pursuant to Public Act 13-247, Section 263
  • Expansive gas extraction and collection network providing fuel for on-site electricity generation, capable of powering up to 2,000 homes
Registration and Ticket Required: $30
Tour includes transportation.
Sturdy walking shoes are required as areas to be visited include gravel and uneven surfaces. 
Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

ISO New England Backup Control Center 
Thursday, June 28, 9:00 am to 11:30 am 

ISO New England is the independent, not-for-profit company authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to oversee the day-to-day operation of New England’s electric power generation and transmission system, administer the region’s competitive wholesale electricity markets, and manage comprehensive regional power system planning.  The tour will include an overview of ISO New England and its three critical roles, as well as an update on regional energy issues. Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the ISO’s state-of-the-art backup control center (BCC). In the unlikely event that the master control center is rendered inoperable, fully redundant systems at the BCC enable system operators to continue managing the grid reliably by monitoring, dispatching, and directing the flow of electricity.

 ISO New England is a secure facility. Attendees must provide their name, affiliation, and email address in advance. We cannot accommodate visitors who arrive unannounced. When you arrive, you will be required to provide photo identification to the Duty Officer before entering the premises. You may not enter the facility without photo identification.

Registration and Ticket Required: $30
Tour includes transportation.

Free, self-guided tour:  EPA “Village Green” Air Monitoring Bench

The “Village Green Station” is a wind- and solar-powered air monitoring bench that has been installed in the park abutting the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford.  Located in the back of the Convention Center, at the mezzanine level by the coffee shop, outside the back door out of the Convention Center.  EPA's Village Green Stations are park bench structures with built-in air monitors which measure ozone and particle pollution along with weather conditions. The bench is made from recycled materials and features solar panels and a wind turbine.  Walk by any time to check out the current data about local air quality that is displayed on a sign next to the bench and reported to


Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception *
Monday, June 25 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Women’s Professional Development Workshop and Lunch
Tuesday, June 26 • 11:00 am - 1:15 pm

The Committee for the Professional Development of Women’s goal is to draw upon the unique perspectives and talents of women to further the goals of the Association and to mentor women in the profession.
Speaker and topic to be announced soon!

Everyone is encouraged to attend! Ticket required. Cost $50.00

Grand Reception*
Tuesday, June 26 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t miss one of the week’s most popular events. Join us at the Grand Reception on Tuesday evening and enjoy seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and having some classic Hartford cuisine, catered with the best hometown cooking. Come relax with your colleagues, mingle, and enjoy some hometown hospitality! Ticket required. Additional tickets can be purchased for $50. 

Exhibitor Happy Hour*
Wednesday, June 27 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Young Professional/Student Networking Reception
Wednesday, June 7 • 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
City Steam Brewery, 942 Main Street, Hartford

Join A&WMA Students and Young Professionals for a fun evening out and experience one of Hartford's best breweries. With its upscale casual menu, award winning brewery and historic setting in our 1870’s H.H. Richardson brownstone, City Steam has something for everyone. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Cost $30 Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and Luncheon*
Thursday, June 28 • 11:50 am - 1:20 pm
Ticket required. Additional tickets may be purchased for $50. 
* Events included with full conference registration