March 20, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (US Central)

Renee Bouldin ( )
1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA


Letter from the SNEC President:

It is with great displeasure that due to the travel restrictions placed on Massachusetts and Connecticut state employees, as well as a general concern for public health, the Board of Directors of the SWCS SNEC has decided to postpone our 2020 Winter Conference Lights Up: Sustainable Solar in New England. We had an excellent response in terms of registrations, and were excited about the prospects of meeting you to explore the fantastic field that interfaces energy and conservation. However, we are aware that folks are concerned about the health implications of traveling and large public meetings. In order to provide the best conference experience for our attendees we’ve decided it’s necessary to postpone the event from March 20, 2020 to a time when the threat from coronavirus (COVID-19) is diminished. 

We intend to reschedule this conference as soon as the COVID-19 advisory is lifted for the region. We are hoping that threat will subside by May or June and will keep you informed with updates and how these would impact the conference date moving forward.

We’re sorry that this postponement has been so quick. We’re doing our best to make sure that when this event does take place, we’re offering the full benefits of attendance - including exhibits and networking opportunities. Please understand that these are very special circumstances.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The objective of the Chapter is to promote, educate and advance all phases of the science of conservation of soil, water, and all related resources, as well as to provide a medium of exchange of facts, experience, and thoughts; and to represent, advance and promote the standards of the science of soil and water conservation. With these objectives in mind, we host an educational annual winter conference. We are planning another exciting day of networking and knowledge exchange this year!

The 2020 conference will center around the role of renewable energy in New England. We will be exploring topics such as:

  • sustainable solar production (including dual-use)
  • regulatory concerns of solar and wind technologies
  • carbon neutrality as a consideration for energy production
  • environmental impacts of renewable energy production
  • resilience to climate change

Our previous conferences have attracted a wide range of participants, including those in the private and public sectors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please refer to this list of benefits – updated for 2020. Please contact Renee Bouldin at with any questions!

Registration is online only! Sorry, no refunds are offered.

Friday March 20th, 2020 – University of Massachusetts Amherst
1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003

A light breakfast & lunch are included!

$100 – General Admission (Non-members)
$75 – SWCS Members
$40 – Students*

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