Heat Island Calendar
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Conferences and Events
The Heat Island Calendar is a source of upcoming conferences and meetings related to heat island cooling strategies and sustainable planning initiatives.
Please check with the organizations below for updates on their events in light of COVID-19.
- August 1–6, 2021 | Online
Annual Meeting for the Ecological Society of America
Hosted by the Ecological Society of America, this year’s Vital Connections in Ecology theme, will explore how ecologists have found novel ways to create and maintain vital human connections while continuing to make breakthroughs in understanding the importance of ecological connections.
- September 21–23, 2021 | San Diego, CA
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
This conference and expo highlights all aspects of sustainability in the built environment. It is intended for professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions that promote wellness and resiliency in urban development.
- October 23–27, 2021 | Denver, CO
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo 2021
This annual meeting and expo offers numerous opportunities for public health professionals to learn, find inspiration for their work, and network with peers. It typically features multiple sessions on health and heat events, environmental justice, and public health policies.
November 7–10, 2021 | Sacramento, CA
Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference
This conference will focus on understanding human behavior and decision-making, and using that knowledge to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. Previous agendas have included sessions on heat resilience research targeted toward disadvantaged communities.
November 8–11, 2021 | Online
Hosted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Green Infrastructure Foundation, CitiesAlive will explore green infrastructure performance, technology, and design in different climates. The conference will include technical and training sessions, continuing education, and workshops around sustainable urban design, with an emphasis on green roofs and green walls. It is intended for professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and design.
November 17–18, 2021 | Louisville, KY
Partners in Community Forestry Conference
This conference will bring together urban forestry practitioners, advocates, researchers, and government leaders. Previous agendas have included sessions on urban forest policy, community engagement, and urban forest pests.
- November 19–22, 2021 | Nashville, TN
American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and EXPO
The 2021 American Society and Landscape Architects Conference on Landscape Architecture will offer education opportunities and an expo with hundreds of new products, services, and design solutions; allowing attendees to fulfill their professional development requirements in four days. In previous years, sessions on extreme heat exposure and shading techniques have been held.
December 13–17, 2021 | New Orleans, LA
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
This event will bring together researchers, scientists, educators, students, policymakers, journalists, and communicators to better understand the planet and environment, and our role in preserving its future. Previous conferences have included sessions on heat and vulnerability, geospatial heat island mapping, changing climate, air quality, and solar physics.
January 23–27, 2022 | Houston, TX
American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
This gathering for the weather, water, and climate community will help attendees network and learn about the latest research in atmospheric sciences. This year’s Environmental Security theme will inform attendees on the connections between the scientific field and larger societal impacts, and it will demonstrate how important our contributions are to the basic security needs of the world.
May 23–25, 2022 | White Plains, NY
2022 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum
The 14th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum will explore the role that financing will play in cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs.
- August 29–September 2, 2022 | Sydney, Australia
11th International Conference on Urban Climate
The International Association for Urban Climate and the American Meteorological Society will hold this joint conference on urban climate, which will provide an international forum where world-leading experts on urban climate can discuss modern developments in research, alongside the application of climatic knowledge to design better cities. Session themes include urban climate processes, urban climate methods, and climate-conscious design and sustainable development.