2021 AEP Conference

2021 AEP Conference
August 15-18, 2021

Diving Into An Ocean Of Knowledge - The Westin Long Beach - Long Beach, CA

Per the recommendation for the Los Angeles Department of Health, there is a reinstated mask mandate in effect starting July 17, 2021.

"Los Angeles County requires masks to be worn by all persons, regardless of vaccination status, while in all indoor public settings or businesses. This does not apply to outdoor settings or while eating or drinking in restaurant or other venue."

On Tuesday, June 15th California will fully reopen its economy. Here's what California can expect according to guidance released by the CA Department of Public Health:

Restaurants, bars, retail stores, theaters, amusement parks, places of worship, hotels & entertainments centers may return to usual operations. This means there will be no restrictions on capacity limitations and social distancing will no longer be required for attendees, customers & guests.

Fully vaccinated individuals will not need to wear face coverings in most indoor and outdoor settings. However, they will still be required to wear a mask on all planes, trains, airports and buses. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals will be required to wear facial coverings outside of their home. Private business as well as local and county governments can drive how they implement mask guidance.

The Westin Long Beach will have signage in the hotel regarding mask guidance per the City of Long Beach which suggests that masks be worn by unvaccinated guests only.

Negative tests or proof of vaccination card will only be for large groups over 5,000 people.

The California Association of Environmental Professionals is looking forward to hosting another successful conference at The Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, CA! The 2021 AEP Conference: Diving into an Ocean of Knowledge will provide attendees with informative, engaging sessions, a sponsor and exhibitor showcase, and multiple networking opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from over 40 different sessions under 5 different session tracks, featuring relevant topics ranging from water conservation to evolving CEQA and NEPA regulations. AICP and MCLE credits will be offered for nearly every session. Whether you’re looking to enhance your career and further your knowledge as an environmental professional or just starting out in the environmental field, this is a conference you won’t want to miss!

Conference Registration

Hotel Reservations - The Westin Long Beach

Westin Commitment to Clean


Westin Green Initiatives


California Department of Public Health Guidelines for Safe Meetings


Conference At A Glance


Mobile Workshops

MW#1: Historic Walking Tour
$20 - Sun 8/15 - 1:30-4:30pm

Explore the diversity of Downtown Long Beach and surrounding environs, where old and new development come together to create a vibrant urban neighborhood. Learn about the growth of one of California’s largest cities and discover buildings from every decade of the 20th-century that contribute to its unique character.

MW#2: Long Beach Bike Tour
$30 - Mon 8/16 - 9am-12pm

From stormwater treatment to sea level rise, the City of Long Beach is proud to take you on a bike tour of the downtown and coastal areas of Long Beach to discuss topics relevant to both coastal and non-coastal cities. Topics of conversation include climate adaptation plans, mobility efforts, and the role of interdepartmental coordination.

MW#3: Oil Islands Boat Tour
$40 - Tues 8/17 - 8:30am-12pm

In 1965, the THUMS man-made oil islands were built in the San Pedro Bay off the coast of Long Beach. Explore these off-shore oil islands via a boat tour featuring views and the history of coastal Long Beach.

Sponsorship Info


Ad Specifications


Call for Student Research Posters


Exhibitor FloorMap


Conference Abstracts


Conference Biographies

TBA: Conference Biographies

Call for Nominations


Save the Date


Call for Presentations