2020 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy

January 21 – 23, 2020

Hyatt Centric French Quarter

New Orleans, LA

ACEEE's Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy (CHEE) returned to New Orleans, January 21-23, 2020. The event showcased the groundbreaking research of ACEEE’s Health and Environment program as well as the work of prominent experts and academics in this growing field. Innovative leaders from a variety of professions in the "Big Easy" explored how energy choices can affect our health and the environment. 

Attendees participated in multiple tracks, plenary panels, moderated discussions, and interactive breakout sessions. Architects (HSW LUs), and building science professionals also earned continuing education credits at this event.

All of these features, plus lunches, receptions, and fun activities made for an exciting opportunity to learn and network while enjoying the sights and sounds of the birthplace of jazz!

We had a fantastic turnout for the first CHEE conference in New Orleans. Click here to see a list of the organizations that participated in 2018.





Here’s a sneak peek at some of the sessions and speakers:

  • Collaborating for Equity: How Cross-cutting Programs Can Support Vulnerable Populations
  • Facing Climate Change and the Silver Tsunami: Strategies for Creating Healthy Homes for Aging Populations
  • Health Professionals Advocating for Energy Policy: Success Stories
  • Translating Health and Clean Energy Targets into Action: Working with States and Cities
  • Funding Programs
Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address, "Climate Change: A Public Health Approach" was presented by 
Georges C. Benjamin, MD.


Dr Benjamin is a well-known health policy leader, practitioner and administrator. He currently serves as the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of public health professionals. He is also a former secretary of Health for the state of Maryland. 

Dr. Benjamin is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a fellow emeritus of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He serves on several nonprofit boards such as Research! America, the Truth Foundation and, the Reagan-Udall Foundation. He is also a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, a council that advises the President on how best to assure the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization would like to learn more about the various sponsorship levels and the associated benefits for future CHEE events, please contact Charlie Herron or Sara Hayes.

For information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy, download our sponsorship flyer.

Contact Charlie Herron

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