Events of Interest

STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals
Date/Time: Thursday, June 14, 2018; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Barker Contracting, 2127 East Speedway Boulevard 2nd Floor, Tucson, AZ, AZ 85719
Created especially for architects and engineers, this course introduces participants on how to incorporate solar photovoltaics (PV) into designs, how to differentiate themselves in the marketplace by offering solar PV, how to speak with clients about its benefits, and where to find information on financial incentives. Register here.


Association of State Floodplain Managers Conference
Date/Time: June 17-21, 2018
Location: Phoenix Convention Center
The Association of State Floodplain Managers will convene the world’s largest and most comprehensive floodplain management conference–the 42nd annual gathering, June 17 – 21, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. You are invited to share your experiences with local, state, regional, tribal and federal officials, industry leaders, consultants and a wide variety of subject matter experts from diverse fields who will give presentations relevant to the theme, “Managing Floods Where Mountains Meet the Desert”. The conference is conducted by the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the world’s leading voice for sound floodplain management, with 17,400 practitioners, 9,500 Certified Floodplain Managers, 36 chapters, and 73 corporate and agency Partners world-wide. Find more information and register here.


Green Infrastructure Workgroup Meeting: Parks Rx
Date/Time: June 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Wrigley Hall, Room 481, Arizona State University, 800 Cady Mall Tempe AZ, 85281
Park Rx aims to improve the physical and mental health of individuals and communities. Its assists and encourages people to utilize parks, trails, and open spaces through community walking events, ranger-led programs, guided hikes, and simply getting out in nature and around trees. This program gives healthcare providers a new set of tools to inspire patients to take proactive steps to improve their health and well-being. A partnership between the BEYOND Foundation and Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, this Park Rx project kicked off in 2017 in Tucson and hopes to expand to other Arizona communities.  John Richardson, Program Manager – Urban and Community Forestry and Forest Health will present. This Workgroup meeting is open to all public, private and NGO sector participants.  Please RSVP to Anne Reichman at or 480-965-2168.


Arizona Recycling Coalition Meeting & Sun Devil Stadium Tour
Date/Time: Thursday, June 21, 2018; 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 500 E Veteran’s Way, Tempe, AZ 85287
The Arizona Recycling Coalition welcomes members to join them for a night at ASU’s football stadium to learn more about how Sun Devil Athletics is leading the way in sustainable infrastructure development. Please make sure to register online as this event is first come first serve. Food and drink will be provided.  This event is open to non-members.  Register here.


Arizona Chapter APWA Conference
Date/Time: Wednesday – Friday, August 1 – 3, 2018
Location: Hilton El Conquistador, Tucson, AZ
Join the APWA in Tucson as industry leaders come together to exchange information, network, and learn from other technical experts.  This year’s theme is “Sustaining Infrastructure in a Growing Economy”.  This conference will put you in touch with hundreds of employees, partners, leaders, and other decision makers in public works. Find more information and register here.