Wednesday, August 21 @ 9:30-11 a.m.

ES1. Student Research Presentation Session

The invited Student Scholarship finalists will present their research, with time for Q&A, and will be moderated by Scott Anderson, Haley & Aldrich, GEC Scholarship Committee Chair. Each Finalist will also present their research throughout the conference near the main stage in the Exhibit Hall and be available for your rapid-fire questions as you give your assessment and cast your vote for winners.

Student Scholarship Finalists:


ES2. Rural Development Workshop

Connecting local, rural communities with solutions-based activities to delve into their aspirations.

ES3. GAEP’s Speed Networking Event

The Georgia Association of Environmental Professionals (GAEP)’s Speed Networking event connects you with environmental professionals across Georgia. Score valuable insights, explore job opportunities, and build your network – all in a fun, fast-paced format!

ES4. GEC Studios presents Commissioner Tim Echols

Throughout the full Conference this year, our good friend, Commissioner Tim Echols, will be in our GEC Broadcast Studio recording episodes for his podcast and radio show, Energy Matters. To be on his show, send him an email at or drop by the booth. To hear a show, go to wherever you get your podcast, and search for Energy Matters with Commissioner Echols!