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24th Annual Meeting

May 29-31, 2024
Blacksburg, Virginia

Hosted by Virginia Tech Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Ecological Engineering & Design: Launching a New Era 

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Virginia Tech and the spectacular Appalachian Mountains for the 2024 American Ecological Engineering Society Annual Meeting! This ancient landscape is the perfect location to launch the next era of ecological engineering and design. In addition to learning about the latest research and practice of ecological engineering, there will be opportunities to:

  • Become a Certified Ecological Designer (CED);

  • Earn Professional Development Hours

  • Celebrate the first year of publishing by the society's open-access Journal of Ecological Engineering Design (JEED);

  • Learn about the ongoing ABET accreditation process;

  • Learn how academic institutions across the country are bringing ecological engineering to their campuses; and

  • Experience local ecosystems and ecosystem restoration activities through tours and site visits.

Southwest Virginia is a hotspot for aquatic biodiversity and outdoor recreation. Attendees are encouraged to bring hiking boots, hip waders, and mountain bikes!

The American Ecological Engineering Society's mission is to promote the development of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both by fostering education and outreach, extending professional development and associations, raising public awareness, and encouraging original research.

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Abstract submissions are closed! See the conference topics and read about the guidelines for presentations, as well as information on how to apply for student travel grants. 

Abstract Submission and Travel Grants

View the full agenda, including descriptions of technical sessions for the 2024 Annual Meeting!



Online registration is open! If you haven't renewed your membership, do so now to take advantage of special prices for AEES members and students!

Sponsoring the 24th AEES Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to promote your organization and give back to the future of Ecological Engineering! See who is sponsoring this year.

Sponsors & Partners

Several exciting educational field tours will be offered as well as entertaining social opportunities at this year's Annual Meeting. 

Field Tours
& Socials

Learn more about the meeting venue, surrounding lodging opportunities, travel to and around Blacksburg

Venue, Parking, & Accommodations

We have invited several outstanding speakers to present as our Keynote and invited session speakers! 

Keynote & Other Invited Speakers

CED Workshop will be offered, as well as opportunities to earn PDHs and CEUs for professional engineers, landscape architects, contractors and certified ecological restoration practitioners. 

Certified Ecological Designer Workshop and Continuing Education credits

Click below to learn more about the beautiful Blacksburg, a thriving city nestled in the ancient landscape of the Appalachian Mountains!


Read our AEES Code of Conduct for the 2024 AEES Conference.

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