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50+ EHS Conferences to Attend in 2020

If you want to stay current in your field, one of the best things you can do is attend industry events and conferences.

We’ve compiled a list of over 50 EHS conferences to attend in 2020 no matter what your interests are. You'll find conferences on safety, compliance, environmental management, sustainability, and more — listed in chronological order to help you plan your 2020 calendar.

Don’t forget to bookmark this post! While there are 50+ confirmed events in the list, we’ll update it with additional conference details when they become available.

Scroll through the list, or use the links below to jump to a specific date:

January EHS Conferences


AGC Safety & Health Conference

Date: January 15-17, 2020

Location: Austin, TX

Website description: “AGC’s Construction Safety & Health Conference is the industry’s foremost annual conference to hone in on the most critical safety and health compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction. If your goal is protecting the safety and health of the men and women working in construction, this is the conference for you.”


February EHS Conferences


ICWMET 2020: International Conference on Waste Management and Environmental Technology

Date: February 3-4, 2020

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website description: “ICWMET 2020: 14. International Conference on Waste Management and Environmental Technology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Waste Management and Environmental Technology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Waste Management and Environmental Technology.”


GreenBiz 20

Date: February 4-6, 2020

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Website description: “The sustainability profession is evolving, with new concerns and concepts emerging faster than ever. Join the powerful GreenBiz 20 community — more than 1,500 sustainability leaders from business, government, academia and NGOs — to explore the latest sustainable business trends and form valuable connections.”


SafetyFOCUS 2020

Date: February 13-20, 2020

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Website description: “Formerly known as Seminarfest, SafetyFOCUS 2020 is a weeklong immersion in safety education where industry leaders provide in-depth coverage of concepts you need to keep workers safe on the job.”


United Scientific Group 4th International Conference on Fossil & Renewable Energy

Date: February 17-19, 2020

Location: Houston, TX

Website description: “F&R Energy-2020 hosts important gathering and foster connections that will spur the innovations in Energy fields. F&R Energy-2020 formerly titled as Gas, Oil & Petroleum Engineering (GOPE) and now reinstated with a new dialogue on Energy Ideas. It is a forum where business and academia intersect to spark development and showcase latest technological developments in Global Energy Issues.”


Utah Safety Conference & Expo

Date: February 19-20, 2020

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Website description: Not available


2020 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo

Date: February 24-26, 2020

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Website description: More that 70+ educational sessions, 100+ exhibitors and sponsors, and much more.


North Dakota Safety Council’s 47th Annual Safety & Health Conference

Date: February 24-27, 2020

Location: Bismarck, ND

Website description: “The NDSC’s conference is North Dakota’s premier event for safety professionals in search of the latest training, technology, and equipment. Attendees travel from 13 states to take advantage of our diverse lineup of breakout sessions and first-class keynotes. At the 2020 show, we anticipate almost 1,000 attendees from more than 330 different companies, in addition to 300 exhibitors representing 140+ vendor companies.”


AWWA/WEF The Utility Management Conference

Date: February 25-28, 2020

Location: Anaheim, CA

Website description: “Over the past three decades, members of AWWA and WEF have established The Utility Management Conference™ as one of the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conferences available. Join AWWA & WEF in Anaheim to hear the latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, case studies and research in all aspects of utility management.”


March EHS Conferences


NAEM 2020 Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase

Date: March 4-5, 2020

Location: New Orleans, LA

Website description: “NAEM's annual Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase offers you deep-dive training sessions, keynotes that expand your view of what's possible, and numerous opportunities for connecting one-on-one that can help you achieve your technology and software goals. Whether you are shopping for new environmental, health, safety or sustainability management (EHS&S) software, implementing a just-purchased system, trying to get the most of your current system(s), or wanting to stay on the cutting edge of how to use technology to drive innovation in your EHS&S department, NAEM's Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase has something for you.” Note: Perillon will be attending.)


WM2020: Reducing Long-Term Environmental Liability Through Efficient, Effective Clean-Up

Date: March 8-12, 2020

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Website description: “The annual Waste Management (WM) Conference, presented by WM Symposia (WMS), attracts thousands of registrants from around the world and is widely regarded as the premier international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics. If you are an influencer in the industry, then WM Symposia is where you need to be.”


Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2020

Date: March 11-13, 2020

Location: Columbus, OH

Website description: “The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, now in its 90th year, is the second-largest occupational safety, health, and workers’ compensation event in the U.S. Last year’s event attracted more than 8,000 attendees from Ohio businesses and government, and more than 300 exhibitors. For three days, OSC 2020 provides world-class workplace safety and health education, in-depth workshops, live demonstrations and much more. The Expo Marketplace, with more than 300 exhibitors on hand, will be abuzz with energy throughout the event.”


EthicalCorp 8th Responsible Business Summit

Date: March 16-18, 2020

Location: New York, NY

Website description: “At The Responsible Business Summit New York 2020 we will convene 750+ CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, ESG investors and leading NGOs from across the globe to share their latest strategies, and more importantly, tangible insights into how they are helping deliver the required transformation of business. How they’re delivering a sustainable economy. This is the only forum bringing together senior brand leaders in an intimate setting for two days of honest, frank and open discussion on how to deliver the required change.”


SMOHIT Safety Champions Conference

Date: March 22-24, 2020

Location: San Antonio, TX

Website description: Not available.


35th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management

Date: March 22-25, 2020

Location: Annapolis, MD

Website description: “Participants are expected from over 40 countries. Researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders and others with expertise in solid waste are invited to submit papers for oral presentation or poster session at the Conference.”


Ceres 2020

Date: March 23-26, 2020

Location: New York, NY

Website description: “Ceres 2020 in New York will mobilize the world's most influential capital market leaders to accelerate and scale up solutions to the most pressing global sustainability challenges. These leading executives will map out next steps for increased investor and corporate action on sustainability across diverse sectors of the economy. The Investor Summit on Climate Risk and the Ceres Conference will converge for the first time to offer integrated programming at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City from March 23 to March 26.”


29th Annual Sustainability & EHS Symposium

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Website description: “The 29th Annual Sustainability and EHS Symposium is the one conference you’ll want to attend. Attendance will give you the competitive edge in meeting today’s complex regulatory challenges and help you manage differently in the changing business world. The 2020 Symposium is loaded with cost-saving ideas, practical compliance approaches and cost-effective strategies.”


Safety in Action 2020

Date: March 25-27, 2020

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Website description: “At its core, Safety in Action is a community of people building the world's safest companies. For over 30 years DEKRA's safety conference has provided a forum for supervisors, managers, and leadership from all over the world and across industries to openly network with peers, learn best practices and cutting-edge solutions. The agenda includes workshops and sessions across a range of safety-related topics with an emphasis on practical application, employee engagement, and continuous improvement.”


AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference

Date: March 29-April 1, 2020

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Website description: “The 2020 Sustainable Water Management Conference will bring together water sector organizations and professionals to discuss all aspects of resilient and efficient water management. Attendees will gain insights into best practices for managing water resources, source water protection, sustainable utility planning, analyzing the costs and benefits of water conservation, and exploring alternative water sources including stormwater and reuse.”


April EHS Conferences


BLR Safety Summit

Date: April 6-8, 2020

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Website description: “Safety Summit heads to the Hoosier State in 2020, with a BRAND NEW multi-track program for an all-bases covered learning experience. From compliance to culture, the nation’s leading expert will present the latest tactics for driving measurable improvements in your safety program.”


49th Annual New Hampshire Safety & Health Conference

Date: April 7-8, 2020

Location: Nashua, NH

Website description: ”In its 49th year, the New Hampshire Safety & Health Conference features motivating keynote speakers, 20 different breakout sessions on timely safety topics, a large exhibitor hall with the latest in safety products and services, unlimited networking opportunities, and Continuing Education Credits!”


90th Annual Michigan Safety Conference

Date: April 7-8, 2020

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Website description: ”The Michigan Safety Conference is a two-day world class health and safety training event, held every Spring. Training is targeted at workplace health and safety issues. All businesses in Michigan are encouraged to send their employees responsible for health, safety and risk management operations.”


EUEC 2020: 23rd Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference

Date: April 20-21, 2020

Location: San Diego, CA

Website description: “EUEC is the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind. EUEC facilitates information exchange and fosters cooperation between industry, government, and regulatory stake-holders for the protection of our environment and energy security.”


2020 Wisconsin Safety Council Annual Conference

Date: April 20-22, 2020

Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI

Website description: “The 2020 Wisconsin Safety Council Annual Conference will take place Monday – Wednesday, April 20-22, 2020. Monday will consist of day-long Professional Development Courses. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21-22, will be broken into approximately 56+ technical sessions. Our conference consistently draws over 1,500 professionals, 200+ exhibitors and 500+ vendor reps.”


2020 EHS Congress

Date: April 21-22, 2020

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website description: 300 delegates, 40 speakers, 10 hours of networking, 20 exhibitors. (Note: Perillon and Lisam will be attending.)


Iowa-Illinois Safety Council 67th Annual Professional Development Conference & Expo

Date: April 22-24, 2020

Location: Dubuque, IA

Website description: Iowa-Illinois Safety Council's Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo (PDC) brings together Safety, Health, and Environmental professionals from Illinois, Iowa, and even nationwide! IISC's PDC is unique to Illinois and Iowa and continues to meet the needs of SHE professionals.


Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference

Date: April 30-May 1, 2020

Location: Kansas City, MO

Website description: “This event takes a fresh, regional approach to the increasingly difficult task of environmental compliance, permitting, enforcement, and other critical environmental issues that impact Midwest facilities and institutions. MECC is hosted by state business and manufacturing associations and supported by US EPA and state Agencies.”


May EHS Conferences


NAEM EHS Operational Excellence Conference

Date: May 5-7, 2020

Location: Columbus, OH

Website description: “Strengthen your EHS management systems, reduce risk, and quantify and communicate the business value of EHS programs. Attendees will come away with strategies and tactics to drive continuous improvement at their own organizations in all core areas of EHS management.”


2020 NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo

Date: May 6-8, 2020

Location: New Orleans, LA

Website description: “At the 2020 NSC Southern Conference & Expo you'll learn skills to enrich your profession and keep up-to-date on the latest information and trends to save lives and prevent injuries. Choose from more than 25 Technical Sessions, Learning Lab Sessions or for more in-depth education and the opportunity to earn CEU's attend a Professional Development Seminar.”


Minnesota Safety & Health Conference

Date: May 12-13, 2020

Location: Prior Lake, MN

Website description: Not available.


World Environmental & Water Resources Congress

Date: May 17-21, 2020

Location: Henderson, NV

Website description: “The 20th World Environmental & Water Resources Congress will feature 13 concurrent technical tracks over four full days of programming. Approximately 1,200 leading engineers and scientists from around the world attend the EWRI Congress each year to discuss the latest research, case studies, and evolving “best practices” in water resources and the environment.”


Circularity 20

Date: May 18-20, 2020

Location: Atlanta, GA

Website description: “Circularity 20 is the largest circular economy conference in the United States. Building on the success of a sold-out launch event, Circularity 20 will bring together more than 1,000 thought leaders and practitioners across industries and functions to accelerate the circular economy.”


NECA Safety Professionals Conference

Date: May 18-20, 2020

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Website description: “NSPC 2020 is the 10th anniversary of this event and will offer new presentations based on current trends along with important regulatory and code updates. As always, this event is a great time to network with other safety professionals in the electrical industry.”


June EHS Conferences


AIHceEXP 2020

Date: June 1-3, 2020

Location: Atlanta, GA

Website description: “The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce EXP) is the premier destination for IH/OH professionals to share new ideas and learn the strategies they need to protect worker health. Join thousands of your colleagues for world-class education and networking opportunities, taking place June 1-3, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. ​Access the latest trends and research impacting worker health at AIHce EXP 2020, happening June 1-3 in Atlanta, GA.”


28th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution 2020

Date: June 8-10, 2020

Location: Seville, Spain

Website description: “Air Pollution 2020 is the 28th annual meeting in the successful series of international conferences organised by the Wessex Institute dealing with Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution.”


5th International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impact on Sustainable Development 2020

Date: June 10-12, 2020

Location: Seville, Spain

Website description: “The meeting will provide an international forum to discuss the most serious problems affecting sustainable development. The Conference will consider the impact of economic constraints on the environment, taking into account the social aspects as well as the over-use of natural resources.”


ASSP Safety 2020

Date: June 23-25, 2020

Location: Orlando, FL

Website description: “For more than 50 years, the ASSP’s Professional Development Conference has been and will continue to be the direct reflection of what is taking place in the occupational, safety and health industry.”


AWMA ACE 2020 Gateway to Innovation

Date: June 29-July 2, 2020

Location: San Francisco, CA

Website description: “Technical and political challenges often require innovative solutions. California is a global leader in environmental and energy technology and policy, making San Francisco the ideal place for scientists, practitioners, and companies from around the world to share ideas and develop solutions for current and future environmental issues...It is against this backdrop of innovation that environmental initiatives take place in the Bay Area throughout major industry, the private sector, government, and world-class universities. This environmental leadership will be the foundation of ACE 2020, embracing innovation and forward-looking vision to address the challenges posed by climate change, sustainability, and mitigation of environmental impacts while accommodating growth.”


July EHS Conferences


Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) 2020

Date: July 10-15, 2020

Location: Tampa, FL

Website description: “The 2020 Annual Conference will be filled with multiple educational sessions and networking opportunities where you can advance your knowledge and understanding of those topics most pertinent to EHS in higher education.”


August EHS Conferences


Sustainability Impact Conference

Date: August 3-5, 2020

Location: Denver, Colorado

Website description: “Benchmark leading practices on how to develop and maintain a corporate sustainability program, discover strategies on how to operationalize sustainability goals, and learn best approaches to integrating sustainability programs into business strategy.”


Tennessee Safety & Health Conference

Date: August 16-19, 2020

Location: Nashville, TN

Website description: Since 1977, our conference has been a joint venture between the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), offering an agenda of knowledge and expertise that can be used for the promotion, increased awareness, and implementation of safety and health practices in the workplace.


2019 Safety+ Symposium

Date: August 25-28, 2020

Location: Orlando, FL

Website description: An integrated health and safety management symposium presented by VPPPA.


September EHS Conferences


EHS & OPEX Innovation Summit Americas 2020

Date: September 15-17, 2020

Location: Austin, TX

Website description: “The tenth Verdantix Summit convenes senior managers in EHS, operations and engineering roles from diverse industries to share insights on how to improve EHS & OPEX outcomes with innovative technologies such as software, mobile apps, drones, in-vehicle monitoring, virtual reality training, smart PPE and data analytics.”


93rd Annual Maine Safety Conference

Date: September 22-24, 2020

Location: Augusta, ME

Website description: Not available.


October EHS Conferences


ASSP 2020 Leadership Conference

Date: October 1-3, 2020

Location: Rosemont, IL

Website description: “Volunteer leaders are critical to ASSP’s success, our many member communities and the occupational safety and health (OSH) industry in general. That’s why we invest in opportunities like this conference — complete with networking, leadership training, and team-building and problem-solving sessions — to enhance your success both with ASSP and in your careers.”


2020 NSC Congress & Expo

Date: October 2-8, 2020

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Website description: “The NSC Congress & Expo is the world's largest annual "must attend" event for safety, health and environmental professionals. For more than 100 years, professionals have turned to this safety conference for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.”


Atmospheric Optics: Aerosols, Visibility, and the Radiative Balance

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Location: Bryce Canyon, UT

Website description: “This international conference will provide a technical forum on advances in the scientific understanding of the effects of aerosols on urban, regional, continental, and global-scale haze and the radiative balance. The conference will take a multipronged approach by encouraging scientific dialogue (e.g., related to measurements, modeling) as well as including presentations addressing regulatory and policy issues.“


2020 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Website description: “NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the must-attend EHS&S conference of the year, drawing 700+ EHS&S decision-makers. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you've learned.”



Date: October 27-29, 2020

Location: San Jose, CA

Website description: “The VERGE 20 conference and expo is the platform for companies, cities and communities accelerating the clean economy. Join more than 3,000 leaders — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, NGOs and startups — to explore scalable, cross-cutting solutions and to advance the most dynamic and influential markets driving a sustainable future.”


November EHS Conferences

2020 Safety Leadership Conference



ASSP Future Safety Leaders Conference

Date: November 5-6, 2020

Location: Oak Brook, IL

Website description: “This conference is an annual two-day event where practicing safety professionals educate, develop and mentor a select group of ASSP student members, helping them kickstart their careers and transition from student life to employment in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field.”


Nebraska Safety & Health Summit

Date: TBD

Location: La Vista, NE

Website description: “The National Safety Council, Nebraska Safety & Health Summit is one of the Midwest’s largest annual "must attend" events for safety, health, human resources, and environmental professionals. For 36 years, professionals have turned to this event for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities, and for products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.”


December EHS Conferences


OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference




Date: December 7-10, 2020

Location: Dallas, TX

Website description: “SWANA’s WASTECON® helps public sector solid waste directors and their management teams plan for sustainable futures for their communities.”

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