Past NEHA AECs

The NEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition is the premier environmental health conference that brings together professionals from around the globe to learn and discuss current and emerging environmental health topics and issues. Each AEC highlights how local agencies, industries, and levels of government are working to ensure the safety of the public and environment, and how they contribute to the advancement of the environmental health profession.

The AEC is made up of educational sessions spanning the field of environmental health, as well as an exhibition to view the latest products and services relevant to environmental health and numerous networking opportunities to reconnect with old friends and create new friendships. 

The first AEC was held on June 25, 1937, in Long Beach, California. Since that time, 83 AECs have been held across the U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first AEC to be canceled was the 2020 AEC to be held in New York City, New York. For 2021, NEHA has transitioned the AEC to be 100% virtual. Learn more about the NEHA 2021 AEC Three-Part Virtual Series.


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Dr. Bailus Walker, Jr. delivers the keynote address at the 1980 AEC
Dr. Bailus Walker, Jr. Delivers the Keynote Address at the 1980 AEC
Exhibitors From the 1987 AEC
Exhibitors From the 1987 AEC
The Presidents Banquet at the 1992 AEC
The Presidents Banquet at the 1992 AEC
1998 AEC Keynote Presenters, Colonels Jerry and Nancy Jaax, With NEHA President Art Bloom
1998 AEC Keynote Presenters, Colonels Jerry and Nancy Jaax, With NEHA President Art Bloom
Photos From the 2004 AEC in Alaska
Photos From the 2004 AEC in Alaska
Photos From the 2015 AEC
Photos From the 2015 AEC
Photos From the 2018 AEC
Photos From the 2018 AEC

NEHA 2019 AEC

July 9–12, 2019 | ​Nashville, Tennessee | Local Voices. Universal Language.

NEHA 2018 AEC

June 25–28, 2018 | Anaheim, California | Building Bridges, Bonds, and Benefits  

NEHA 2017 AEC

July 10–13, 2017 | Grand Rapids, Michigan | Local Solutions. National Influence.

NEHA 2016 AEC

June 13–16, 2016 | San Antonio, Texas | The State of Big Ideas

NEHA 2015 AEC

July 13–15, 2015 | Orlando, Florida | Imagine the New NEHA: Tools for Success Today and Making a Difference Tomorrow

Past NEHA AEC Locations

A full listing of past NEHA AEC locations and summaries published in the Journal of Environmental Health.