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Past Conferences

NAEM conferences showcase the work of corporate EHS and sustainability leaders and keep our members at the forefront of the profession. See below for past agendas and speaker lineups.

Past Conference Presentations: Presentations from our past conferences are available in our Conference Library. You must have attended the conference or be an NAEM member to download the presentation. Please email programs@naem.org for help downloading a presentation.

  • OPEX21 | EHS Operational Excellence Conference

    Virtual Event, Join From Anywhere!

    From managing return to work to virtual auditing, NAEM's EHS Operational Excellence Conference is full of conversations about business critical challenges and solutions. The virtual format offers you the flexibility to tune in live or watch any missed sessions on-demand, when it's convenient for you!

  • 2020 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    Virtual Event, Join From Anywhere!

    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.

  • 2020 Sustainability Impact Conference

    Virtual Event, Join From Anywhere!

    This conference uniquely offers tools for business leaders who have the responsibility for overseeing and executing their organization’s sustainability strategies. Learn the most impactful practices from sustainability leaders who have successfully gotten buy-in from senior leaders, engaged internal stakeholders, and overcome key management challenges. Plus, you'll gain an understanding of the critical issues that external stakeholders are focused on as they influence corporate sustainability priorities and best practices.

  • 2020 EHS Operational Excellence Conference

    Virtual Event

    Learn how to sustain EHS during times of business interruption. There has never been a more important time to connect with other EHS&S professionals and hear from industry leaders how they are sustaining operational excellence during COVID-19. Attend NAEM’s one-day virtual conference for strategies on how to meet management objectives and reduce risk during a time of crisis.

  • 2020 Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Explore over 30 EHS and sustainability software systems and see the latest EHS&S technology and innovations. This year will focus on how artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, wearables and other cutting-edge technologies are being integrated into commercial EHS&S software systems. Plus, the program will include a special emphasis on strategies and tools used to meet sustainability goals.

  • 2019 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    Toronto, Ontario

    The Forum is the must-attend event of the year for EHS&S decision-makers. Here, you'll learn cutting-edge strategies to develop and integrate EHS&S programs at your company. Join EHS&S leaders from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you’ve learned.

  • 2019 Impact Conference - Sustainability Management

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Unlike sustainability conferences that feature glossy branding stories, NAEM’s Impact conference provides two days of keynotes, panels and breakouts filled with internal corporate leaders who are getting sustainability done.

  • 2019 Women's Leadership Roundtable

    Savannah, Georgia

    NAEM's Women's Leadership Roundtable is the only conference that helps women working in corporate EHS&S become better business leaders, excellent communicators and strong influencers in order to advance their EHS&S business initiatives and reach their career goals.

  • 2019 EHS Operational Excellence Conference

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Are you looking for new ideas to ensure that your company has strong EHS management systems in place? Join NAEM at our annual showcase of the leading practices to reduce risk, embed compliance into business culture and reach new levels of EHS operational excellence.

  • 2019 Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    This conference is an excellent opportunity to benchmark with corporate leaders leveraging technology to advance EHS&S performance. Attendees get the unique opportunity to explore over 30 EHS&S software systems in the exhibit hall and discuss data management challenges with solution providers at one single conference venue.

  • 2018 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    Louisville, Kentucky

    The 2018 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum will offer five tracks, a focus on EHS&S Business Strategy, Leadership and EHS&S Tools NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. The program offerred attendees 5 tracks of breakout sessions emphasizing alignment of EHS and business strategy, leadership excellence, and tools and tactics for day-to-day EHS excellence.

  • 2018 Sustainability Management Conference

    Providence, Rhode Island

    Are you responsible for implementing sustainability efforts, or tracking and reporting their results? Is the scope of your sustainability program expanding in all directions? This conference will offer insights that will help you improve your company’s performance internally and more effectively manage your sustainability data at both ends of the supply chain.

  • 2018 EHS Compliance Management Conference

    Austin, Texas

    Are you looking for new ideas to ensure that your company has strong EHS compliance systems in place? Our annual compliance conference showcases the leading practices your peers are using to reduce risk and embed compliance into business culture. Get advice from Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator, and participate in thoughtful discussions about what you should be doing to build a strong compliance program today, for tomorrow.

  • 2018 EHS & Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    NAEM's EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference is the premier software event designed to meet the needs of corporate EHS and sustainability leaders. This conference is the best opportunity for you to meet with the leading solution providers in one place, hear from fellow users who manage these systems on a daily basis and find answers to today’s most challenging EHS&S data management issues.

  • 2017 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 2017 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

    Chicago, Illinois
  • 2017 Women's Leadership Conference

    Portland, Oregon
  • 2017 Management Excellence Conference

    Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2017 EHS&S Software and Data Management Conference

    Houston, Texas
  • 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    Denver, Colorado
  • 2016 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

    Milwaukee, Wisonsin
  • 2016 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference

    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2016 EHS & Sustainability Software Data Management Conference

    Tampa, Florida
  • 2015 EHS Management Forum

    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2015 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2015 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference

    Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2015 Women's EHS & Sustainability Leadership Roundtable

    San Antonio, Texas
  • 2015 EHS & Sustainability Software Conference

    Tampa, Florida
  • 2014 EHS Management Forum

    Austin, Texas
  • 2014 Advancing Compliance Assurance and EHS Management Systems Conference

    Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • 2013 EHS Management Forum

    Montreal, Canada
  • 2013 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2013 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

    Arlington, Virginia
  • 2013 EHS & Sustainability Software Conference

    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2012 EHS Management Forum

    Naples, Florida

    In its 20th year, NAEM's EHS Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. Come share best practices with peers from leading-edge companies and learn actionable strategies you can use to drive change in your organization. Learn more about the 2012 EHS Management Forum.

  • 2012 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference

    Hoffman Estates, Illinois

    An effective EHS program hinges on the strength of the management system design and how well it's integrated into the business. Join us at AMCOL's Headquarters in Chicago to learn how leading companies are managing EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.

  • 2012 Environmental Women's Leadership Roundtable

    Washington, District of Columbia

    This unique event will provide strategies for advancing environmental and sustainability inititiatives, while connecting women leaders from the corporate, policy, think-tank and NGO arenas.

  • 2012 Product Stewardship Conference

    Framingham, Massachusetts

    NAEM's Product Stewardship conference will feature corporate EHS and sustainability managers from more than a dozen companies across industry. Meet the thought leaders who will offer their strategies and solutions to the challenges faced by all managers responsible for implementing product stewardship initiatives.

  • 2012 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

    Atlanta, Georgia

    The Corporate Sustainability Management Conference brings together EHS & sustainability managers from all industries to share case studies and best practices from the world's leading companies. Meet the thought leaders who will offer their strategies and solutions to the challenges faced by all managers responsible implementing and managing corporate sustainability programs.

  • 2011 EHS Management Forum

    Tucson, Arizona

    Now in its 19th year, the EHS Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. Come share best practices with business leaders from leading-edge companies and learn actionable skills and strategies you can use to drive change in your organization.

  • 2011 EHS Compliance Excellence & Best Practices Conference

    Richfield, Minnesota

    The EHS Compliance Excellence conference brings together EHS & sustainability managers from all industries to share case studies and best practices from the world's leading companies.

  • Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Understanding the Metrics that Matter

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Measuring Corporate Sustainability will bring together EHS/Sustainability managers, ESG research firms and members of the investor relations community to learn and dialogue about ways to improve the consistency, clarity and value of corporate sustainability efforts. With a goal to build consensus on how to define and measure corporate sustainability, this event is designed to provide all parties a better understanding of each other’s needs, priorities, and challenges.

  • 2011 EHS MIS Conference: Driving EHS and Sustainability Excellence

    San Antonio, Texas

    Much is at stake for EHS and sustainability decision makers as we are challenged to manage EHS compliance and track sustainability performance. The 2011 EHS MIS Conference is your opportunity to view the leading software systems that meet these challenges. Whether your priority is GHG management, energy efficiency or regulatory tracking - this event will help you find a solution to your data management challenges.

  • 2010 EHS Management Forum: Driving EHS and Sustainability Excellence

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    With over 500 attendees, the Forum is the perfect professional learning venue for you to benchmark your programs and exchange ideas with other EHS & Sustainability managers. The two-and-a-half-day conference program is developed by a group of leading EHS and Sustainability professionals, so the content is always timely and on-point. Offering 24 interactive sessions and four (4) keynote presentations, the Forum is packed with opportunities to learn about the latest trends and challenges facing the EHS profession! You are guaranteed to walk away with practical, actionable information!

  • 2010 Corporate GHG Strategies Conference: Measure, Manage, Reduce

    Chicago, Illinois

    Join leading corporate practitioners, the EPA, the World Resources Institute and the Carbon Disclosure Project for an in-depth conference that will give you everything you need to improve your company’s GHG management program.

  • 2010 Managing Global EHS Programs: Discussion Roundtable

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Join us as we continue this peer-led open format in 2010 with a focus on Global EHS Management Best Practices! Gain strategies and techniques from leading companies that have deployed mature EHS management systems to meet a complex array of global EHS challenges.

  • 2010 Managing Global EHS Programs: Discussion Roundtable

    Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

    Join us as we continue this peer-led open format in 2010 with a focus on Global EHS Management Best Practices! Gain strategies and techniques from leading companies that have deployed mature EHS management systems to meet a complex array of global EHS challenges.

  • 2010 Essential Steps for Building a Best in Class Corporate Sustainability Program

    Palo Alto, California

    From taking the first steps to formalize your sustainability program to determining what metrics to track, and how to leverage the knowledge and input of your stakeholders, this conference has something for every EHS professional looking to launch a program or to take their program to the next level.

  • 2009 EHS Management Forum: Pathways to Profitability: EHS Efficiency, Transparency, Innovation

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    In its 17th year, the NAEM EHS Management Forum is the largest and longest running conference developed specifically for EHS and Sustainability Managers. With approximately 450-500 attendees, the Forum is the perfect professional learning venue for you to benchmark your programs and exchange ideas with other EHS & Sustainability managers.

  • 2009 EHS and Sustainability Unconference - Atlanta

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Meet with your peers on September 24th to identify and discuss your critical EHS Management issues! Share your knowledge and learn from the experiences of others as you address your pressing concerns about Sustainability Metrics, GHG Management, EHS Compliance and more!

  • 2009 EHS and Sustainability Unconference - Boston

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Meet with your peers in Boston to identify and discuss your critical EHS Management issues! Learn from the shared experiences of others as you address your concerns about Sustainability Metrics, GHG Management, EHS Compliance and more!

  • 2009 Corporate Water Management Conference: The Next Business Challenge

    Columbus, Ohio

    At this conference, you’ll learn how companies are taking strategic steps to ensure they are prepared to meet the operational challenges of a limited water supply, both here and abroad, and gain access to the leading water management tools and methodologies.

  • 2009 EHS and Sustainability Unconference - Chicago

    Chicago, Illinois

    Sustainability Metrics, GHG Management, EHS Compliance - Meet with your peers in Chicago to identify and discuss the critical EHS Management issues facing you!

  • 2009 Driving Cost Savings and Performance Improvements through EHS Management Information Systems Conference

    Tampa, Florida

    NAEM’s EHS MIS Conference is the only event where you can explore the “ins and outs” of several leading sustainability and EHS software systems in ONE venue and through in-house EHS user demonstrations!

  • 2008 EHS Management Forum: Managing the Green

    Memphis, Tennessee

    NAEM’s Forum is the perfect professional learning venue for you to benchmark your programs and exchange ideas with other EHS & Environment managers. The conference program’s 24 interactive sessions and four (4) keynotes ensure that you will bring back immediately useful and worthwhile knowledge.

  • 2008 Managing Global EHS Programs Conference

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Gain best practices and strategies from leading companies who have deployed mature EHS management systems to meet a complex array of global EHS challenges, including regulatory compliance, auditing and supply chain management

  • 2008 Corporate Climate Strategies: Implementing Best Practices in GHG Management and Energy Efficiency Conference

    Boston, Massachusetts

    If you need immediate, actionable knowledge -- NAEM's Corporate Climate Strategies workshop is the place to go beyond ideas and theory and focus on implementation.

  • 2008 EHS Stakeholders & Communications Conference

    Mobile, Alabama

    Learn successful strategies and proven insights being used by leading companies to gain strategic advantage through proactive stakeholder relations and corporate transparency.

  • 2007 EHS Management Forum: Stewardship Today for Tomorrow

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    The 2007 EHS Management Forum offers you valuable perspectives on the most effective strategies and tactics for managing your Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Management program. You’ll learn from case studies presented by your peers and from facilitated roundtable discussions by industry experts.

  • 2007 Managing EHS Business Risk Conference

    Creve Coeur, Missouri

    Come see how other companies are managing and prioritizing EHS risk from the plant floor to the enterprise level and understand how this information is being presented and used by senior management

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