Since 2009, the Association has held an annual meeting. Each year a Site Selection Committee works to find a location. If you are interested in hosting an AESS conference at your institution, please review our proposal guidelines and contact hostAESS@aessonline.org.
Our annual conference brings an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues in an academic setting. We take a collegial approach where ideas are shared in small, informal sessions that are panel, paper, and presentation based and include roundtable discussions at meals. Students, professors, and government and industry professionals alike participate in lively and interactive sessions that cover topics across the conference theme. Our conference also provides the opportunity to learn about tools, resources, and the host city through exhibitions and field trips.
Images from the 2016 Conference
- The 9th Annual AESS Conference will be held June 21-24, 2017 at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The theme will be announced early fall 2016.
- 8th Annual AESS Conference
June 8-11, 2016 in Washington, DC at American University
Theme is Science, Empathy, Collaboration and Sustainability. More information can be found on the 2016 landing page.
- 7th Annual AESS Conference
June 24-27, 2015 in San Diego, CA at University of California, San Diego
Theme: Confronting Frontiers, Borders, and Boundaries
- 6th Annual AESS Conference
June 11-14, 2014 in New York, NY at Pace University
Theme: Welcome to the Anthropocene
- 5th Annual AESS Conference
June 19-22, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA at Duquesne University
Theme: Linking Rural and Urban Societies and Ecologies
- 4th Annual AESS Conference
June 21-24, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA at Santa Clara University
Theme: Preparing for our Environmental Future
- 3rd Annual AESS Conference
June 23-26, 2011 in Burlington, VT at the University of Vermont
Theme: Confronting Complexity
- 2nd Annual AESS Conference
June 17-20, 2010 in Portland, OR at Lewis and Clark University
Theme: Many Shades of Green
- 1st Annual AESS Conference
October 8-11, 2009 in Madison, WI
Theme: Environment: The Interdisciplinary Challenge
Our conferences are made possible in part by the generous support of our sponsors. To become a sponsor or exhibitor at our event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Each program has a complete listing of exhibitors and sponsors. We’d like to especially acknowledge the following 2016 contributors: