Conferences and Events

Florida is home to many conferences. Here are a few that may be of interest to Specifier readers.

38th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School

July 16-19

JW Marco Marriott, Marco Island

The 38th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School will be held in Marco Island, Florida July 16th -19th, 2024. The 2024 EPSS will bring public and private professionals together for unparalleled leadership and professional development, networking, and best-in-class programming you won’t want to miss!

48th International Technical Conference on Clean Energy

When:     July 16-19, 2024

Where:    Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater

Highlights of the Clearwater Clean Energy Conference:

Topics are highly relevant and advanced;

Science and Technology driven;

Aimed at Clean Energy Supply;

Attendance can be actual or virtual;

Prime location;

Reasonably priced;

Participants are highly qualified and from many countries with 40% of the papers coming from China, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Japan, Greece, Germany, Poland, Thailand and India.

2024 ASLA Florida Annual Conference: Cultivating Connections

July 30-Aug. 1

Renaissance Orlando at Sea World, Orlando

Our 2024 Annual Conference + Expo theme for Orlando is Cultivating Connections. Tracks for the conference focus on Nurturing Cultural Landscapes, Embracing Policy Engagement, and Strengthening Climate Resilience. Sessions will explore innovative skillsets, techniques, ideas, materials, technology, approaches, and lessons learned to move landscape architects forward and create lasting connections.

3rd Annual Florida Resilience Conference featuring the 67th FSBPA Annual Meeting

Sept. 11-13

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Bonita Springs

The Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association and Resiliency Florida are hosting the 3rd Annual Florida Resilience Conference on September 11-13, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.  The purpose of the conference is to provide a professional forum for in-depth discussion on the state’s burgeoning resilience programs.  The conference program will feature concurrent sessions on:

  • Beach management
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure – gray, green, cyber, transportation
  • Smart Planning

A cross-industry approach is needed to ensure the preservation of Florida’s unique natural resources and thriving communities from the effects of rising seas, weather extremes, intensified flooding, and coastal erosion. The Florida Resilience Conference is our response to this challenge.

2024 FLERA Annual Conference

Sept. 17 (tentative Wetlands Workshop), Sept. 18-19

Pensacola Beach Hilton, Pensacola Beach

Florida Local Environmental Resource Agencies (FLERA) hosts its annual conference.

Symposium on Flooding Adaption

Oct. 28-31

Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South, Kissimmee

Across the state, inland and coastal communities both large and small are taking bold steps to prepare for a wetter future. This convening of practitioners, researchers, advocates, and community stakeholders will focus on projects in Florida that demonstrate a paradigm shift in addressing flooding impacts on community design, ecosystem restoration, housing, and infrastructural development.

The goals of the symposium are:

  • Share project findings and learn how they address flooding impacts
  • Share successful approaches and lessons learned from a community perspective
  • Promote interdisciplinary exchange of ideas

During this conference, teams representing site-specific projects from across Florida’s diverse landscape will share their work, process, experiences, and results. In addition to providing participants with opportunities to cultivate new partnerships, this exchange of knowledge will result in the publication of an edited volume of case studies spotlighting solutions to flooding in Florida. A call for presentations will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

The 29th Florida Remediation Conference

Nov. 4-6, 2024

Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando

The Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) is one of the premier soil, air and water remediation conferences in the industry. FRC attracts over 400 attendees comprised of a mix of industry representatives, developers, consultants and contractors, and over 70 exhibitors and sponsors from across the country.  It is far from just being a Florida event.


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