Every June, thousands of Association members and other professionals from around the globe gather for the largest environmental management meeting held in North America: the Association's Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Attendees exchange technical and managerial information, enhance professional knowledge and skills and conduct the Association's business. They hear and present papers, meet in committees with colleagues and, perhaps most importantly, interact informally with peers. This personal involvement fosters an exchange of ideas that advances the art and science of air pollution control, waste management and environmental management.
About 150 technical sessions are held during the Annual Conference & Exhibition. Original technical presentations are offered on the following topics:
The 3-day exhibition is internationally recognized as the most comprehensive event of its kind held annually in North America. Thousands of attendees examine the products and services of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of instrumentation, pollution control equipment, and consulting and waste management services.
More than 80 committees and panels meet during the week to conduct Association business, discuss the state-of-the art in specific areas of environmental expertise, and plan future meetings, publications, education courses, and technical sessions. Committee meetings are open to all members of the Association. Members can influence the scope and direction of the Association's programs by participating in these meetings.
Other facets of the Annual Conference & Exhibition are:
The Association offers many opportunities to participate in helping to exchange information, but none is so basic as the chance to organize a session for an Annual Conference & Exhibition. Arranging a session enables you to influence the direction and scope of Association activities and programs.
If you want to arrange a session for the Annual Conference & Exhibition, the best way is to become involved with the Technical Coordinating Committee covering your topic of interest. Another way to become involved is to call the Annual Conference Technical Program Chair or Vice Chair and volunteer.
Typically, more than 750 presentations about air, waste and environmental management issues are delivered at the Annual Conferences. All papers are reviewed and selected by the Annual Conference Technical Program Committee and Technical Council members.
Annual Conference papers come to the Committee in two ways:
Delivering and publishing a paper at the Annual Conference & Exhibition is a valued privilege for most environmental professionals. Since the papers are reviewed and carefully selected, they contribute to the significant literature in the field. As a result, the author receives peer recognition, enhancing his or her professional reputation.
To propose and place a paper, follow these six easy steps: