Helping the international community 

adopt and maintain environmentally sound & sustainable practices

Questions? Please contact Conference Coordinator:

Brenna Lockwood, AEHS Foundation




Brenna Lockwood, AEHS Foundation, 413-549-5170


Advance and on-site registration includes admission to all platform sessions, poster sessions, socials, the exhibit area, and coffee breaks. Workshops and lunches are NOT included in the registration fee, but may be purchased separately during registration. The conference registration form is included in the program and is also available on our website, along with online registration. Registrations received after October 2, 2020 will be charged a $75.00 late fee. Full payment, including those pre-registrations secured by purchase order must be remitted on or before the first day of the conference. Non-compliance will result in a $25.00 processing fee for any resulting billings. Phone-in registrations will not be accepted.

PURCHASE ORDERS will be accepted from institutions and agencies during pre-registration only. Late registration (after October 2nd) and on-site registration requires full payment at the time of registration.

CANCELLATIONS on or before October 2, 2020, may receive a refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after October 2nd; however, you may substitute a conferee rather than cancel the registration entirely.

GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL Employees of any State, County, Regional, Municipal, or Federal agency qualify for reduced registration rates (see registration form). Pre-registration is required. In addition, all workshops are FREE to government personnel. Please be sure to sign up to reserve your space in the workshop. Enter REG-MSF in the "discount code" field at checkout to zero out the workshop fee (after clicking "register now").

WORKSHOPS are not included in the conference registration fee and must be purchased separately during registration. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited and materials must be prepared in advance. Please check the workshop schedule carefully when selecting workshops - same day workshops may run simultaneously. Workshops are free to government personnel (enter discount code REG-MSF in the "discount code" field at checkout).


Posters may be viewed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Authors will be available at their posters for individual discussion from 3:00pm - 6:00pm on their assigned day (either Tuesday, October 20th or Wednesday, October 21st). See program for poster presentation schedule.


An exhibition of relevant technologies and services will be featured Tuesday, October 20th, from 9:00am - 7:00pm, Wednesday, October 21st, from 9:00am - 7:00pm, and Thursday, October 22nd, from 9:00am - 12:00pm. A limited number of booths are available. See exhibitor information for details or contact Brenna Lockwood at 413-549-5170 or

LOCATION AND TRAVEL INFORMATION The conference will take place in the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley.

Address of Conference Site:

Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center

University of Massachusetts Amherst

One Campus Center Way

Amherst, MA 01003

Amherst is served by major airlines through Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (about 1 hour by car) and Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts (about 2 hours by car). Rental car, train, and bus service are available from both airports.

There are two companies that provide shuttle service to/from the airports, Amtrak, and bus stations to the University of Massachusetts:

Seemo Shuttle Service

(800) 908-2829 or (413) 586-1120

The Valley Transporter


call (800) 872-8752 or (413) 253-1350

Looking for things to do in the area?


From the North

Route 91 south to exit 25 – At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection – turn right onto routes 5 & 10 South – go 1 mile, then left onto Route 116 South, then 8 miles to UMass exit – Left at the end to the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue.

From the South

Route 91 North to exit 19 (Northampton / Amherst) – Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at the lights) – 1 mile to UMass exit – Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue.

From the East

Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to exit 19 (Northampton / Amherst) – Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at the lights) – 1 mile to UMass exit – Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue.

From the West

Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to exit 19 (Northampton / Amherst) – Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (turn left at the lights) – 1 mile to UMass exit – Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue.

Getting to the Campus Center Parking Garage…

From Massachusetts Avenue (after exiting from Route 116)

At the second set of lights turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue - Boyden Gymnasium is on the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts Avenues - At the next set of lights turn right onto Campus Center Way and proceed up Campus Center Way - The entrance to the Campus Center Parking garage is at the top of the hill on the right.

Getting to the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center…

From the Parking Garage - As you enter the garage proceed down the ramp and park on level 2. An enclosed entrance way leads directly from level 2 of the garage into level 2 of the Campus Center. As you enter the Campus Center you will see informational signs directing you to the Conference Registration. If you are a hotel guest and are looking for the Campus Center Hotel, proceed to the left, and walk past the University Store; the elevators are on the right. The Hotel Lobby is located on the third floor of the Campus Center.


Parking is available in the Campus Center Parking Garage (1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA). Attendees are responsible for paying their own parking. A reduced daily rate of $6.50 is available - see registration desk for a parking voucher to obtain the discount. Access to the Campus Center is on Level 2 of the parking garage. Follow signs to the Campus Center.


Registrants are responsible for their own hotel arrangements. We recommend making reservations early. Area hotel information is provided below.


A room block has been secured at Hotel UMass at the Campus Center. The rate is $169.00 per night. For those attendees wishing to stay at Hotel UMass, where the conference will be held, call the hotel directly at 877-822-2110 or 413-549-6000 and mention group code SOI20C. Or make your reservation online ( using group code SOI20C (enter in PROMO field). The cut-off date for Hotel UMass is September 18, 2020. Rates and reservations are not guaranteed after this date.

Other local hotels:

Courtyard Marriott 

Econo Lodge  

Hampton Inn           

Holiday Inn Express  

Howard Johnson 

Lord Jeffery Inn

Comfort Inn  

Knights Inn Hadley 

(413) 256-5454

(413) 582-7077

(413) 586-4851

(413) 582-0002

(413) 586-0114

(413) 256-8200

(413) 584-9816

(413) 585-1552