Helping the international community 

adopt and maintain environmentally sound and sustainable practices

Questions? Please contact the Conference Coordinator:

Brenna Lockwood, AEHS Foundation




Brenna Lockwood, AEHS Foundation, 413-549-5170


Laura O'Malley, 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 they may be purchased separately during registration. Registrations received after September 26, 2022 will be charged a $50.00 late fee. Full payment, including those pre-registrations secured by purchase order, must be remitted on or before the first day of the conference.

PURCHASE ORDERS will be accepted from institutions and agencies during pre-registration only. Late registration (after September 26th) and on-site registration requires full payment at the time of registration.

CANCELLATIONS on or before September 26, 2022, may receive a refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after September 26th; 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 18th, or Wednesday, October 19th). See program for poster presentation schedule.


An exhibition of relevant technologies and services will be featured Tuesday, October 18th, from 9:00am - 7:00pm, Wednesday, October 19th, from 9:00am - 7:00pm, and Thursday, October 20th, from 9:00am - 12:00pm. A limited number of booths are available.

See exhibitor information for complete 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?


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.

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 if possible.

An enclosed walkway leads directly from level 2 of the garage into level 2 of the Campus Center.

As you enter the Campus Center you will see signs directing you to Conference Registration (at the base of the escalators on the lower level of the campus center).

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.

Please note: parking is no longer included in the room rate at Hotel UMass but is available at the reduced rate of $6.50/day and may be purchased at check in.


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 $179.00 per night. For those attendees wishing to stay at Hotel UMass, where the conference will be held, you may call the hotel directly at 877-822-2110 or 413-549-6000 and mention group code SOI22C. Or make your reservation online ( using group code SOI22C (enter in PROMO field). The cut-off date for Hotel UMass is September 16, 2022. We recommend making your reservation early. Rooms may sell out prior to this date. Rates and reservations are not guaranteed after this date.

Other local hotels:

Courtyard Marriott 

Econo Lodge  

Hampton Inn           

Holiday Inn Express  

Howard Johnson 

Inn on Boltwood

Comfort Inn  

Knights Inn Hadley 

(413) 256-5454

(413) 582-7077

(413) 586-4851

(413) 582-0002

(413) 586-0114

(413) 256-8200

(413) 341-1556

(413) 585-1552