2022 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition

Attend the Hybrid 2022 AEC & Exhibition

June 28–July 1, 2022

Spokane, Washington (Spokane Convention Center) and Virtually 


The NEHA AEC is so much more than a conference. It is the nexus for environmental health training, education, networking, and advancement. NEHA’s AEC is the most comprehensive training and education investment your organization can make to achieve immediate and long-term benefits. 

  • Acquire practical and real-world information and expertise from like minded professionals that share your passion for environmental health.
  • Leave trained, motivated, inspired, and empowered to further advance your organization and yourself.
  • Gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to help solve your organization's daily and strategic challenges and improve your bottom-line results.
  • Earn continuing education (CE) credit to maintain your professional credential(s).

Employer Justification Letter

Need help convincing your employer of the value in attending the AEC? Use the justification letter template below!


Continuing Education Credits

Earn CE contact hours, potentially enough to meet your full 2-year NEHA professional credential requirement, by attending and participating in the NEHA AEC. CEs can be fulfilled by attending:

  • Training and educational sessions
  • Keynote Address
  • Educational sessions via the recorded sessions on-demand after the AEC is over

See the Continuing Education page for information on credits for other organizations and for the California REHS program.













For more information about the AEC, email aec@neha.org.

Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

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Maximize Your Impact by Promoting Your Brand Worldwide for Less!

Exhibiting at the 2022 AEC will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Interact live with your target market
  • Invest in your growth and future 
  • Easily maximize your ROI and generate quality leads
  • Showcase your products and services to a worldwide audience

Booth Includes

  • 10’ x 10’ space with back drape and side drape, a 2’ x 6’ covered and skirted display table, two chairs, and wastebasket
  • Two full conference registrations that include access to ~200 educational sessions, the Exhibition Grand Opening & Party, and social events
  • Inclusion as an exhibitor on the conference app with links to your website
  • Preconference attendee mailing list
  • Carpeted ballroom exhibit hall with security

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We will follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines set by CDC.

COVID-19 Guidance

We want you to know that we have your health in mind. The following protocols will be in place for your safety and comfort:

  • Conference staff (NEHA staff, security staff, food and beverage staff, janitorial staff, venue management staff, etc.) will be masked while working with you or around you.
  • The Spokane Public Facilities District venues have achieved GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation and the Spokane Convention Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the industry gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, the Spokane Convention Center has implemented the stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in its facilities.
  • At registration, we will provide colored stickers that can be added to your badge to indicate your comfort level.
    • Red = No contact
    • Yellow = Elbows Only
    • Green = Handshakes and Hugs

Face Mask

On April 19, 2022, the CDC lifted the order requiring masks on public transportation and at transportation hubs. However, masks remain an important tool for reducing the transmission of COVID-19, especially with the emergence of more contagious variants.

The Washington Department of Health recommends people aged five years and older wear face masks in crowded indoor settings and confined spaces. Please bring your own mask. We will have disposable masks available for you at the information booth, upon request.

Even though masks are no longer required in many places, individuals may want to continue to wear a mask for added protection against COVID-19, including those who are immunocompromised, those living with someone who is immunocompromised, or simply those who may just feel safer wearing a mask. Every individual should assess their own personal risk when making this decision.

Additionally, every person should continue to use COVID-19 prevention measures such as staying up to date on vaccination, handwashing, testing, and staying home when you’re sick.


Per CDC recommendation, full vaccination is strongly encouraged for all individuals attending inperson, as well as booster doses for those who are eligible. Full vaccination is defined as:

  • 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or
  • 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson product (or a comparably approved vaccine if you are an international attendee).

We welcome virtual attendance for those who are unable to be fully vaccinated. Those traveling from outside the United States should check for any travel restrictions on your country of origin to ensure quarantine is not required.

Pre-conference COVID-19 Exposure

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have any symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, or other communicable illnesses, please refrain from traveling and participating in the AEC. In-person registration can be changed to virtual registration at any time, for any reason.

Review CDC’s full quarantine and isolation guidelines for detailed information.

COVID-19 Exposure at the AEC

If you become ill or believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 while on site at the AEC, please contact the in-person registration desk or email registration@neha.org and we will provide you with a COVID-19 rapid test kit.

If you test positive for COVID-19 during or after the AEC, please email us at registration@neha.org so that we can notify attendees of their possible exposure. Those who test positive while at the conference should follow CDC instructions for isolation.

Visit the Spokane Regional Health District website for additional details and testing site locations.

  *COVID-19 Precautions and Requirements are subject to change. Check back here for the latest guidance.


View the tentative schedule of events. 

Featured Speakers

View information on featured speakers at the AEC.


Get all your questions answered about the new Hybrid Format. 

Preconference Offerings

Enhance your AEC experience with a preconference offering!

In-Person Attendee Guide

View details about attending the AEC in-person.

Hotel and Travel

Plan your trip to Spokane, Washington.