As many as 600 environmental professionals attend from all over Virginia and every sector of the environmental industry.  Past attendees and newcomers alike enjoy mutual exchange of ideas, best practices, and strategies.


The conference will include about fifty sessions with topics ranging from environmentally sustainable building standards to training the next generation of environmental leaders. There will also be notable speakers, workshops, events, and networking opportunities.


The Environment Virginia Symposium gathers environmental professionals throughout the Commonwealth. Their joint efforts create better results for our environment for our state and region.


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“The symposium had a holistic approach about the environment by embracing issues related to policies, regulations, current and projected environmental issues, research and statistical work, strategies and solutions.”

2016 Attendee



Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality protects and enhances Virginia’s environment, and promotes the health and well being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Virginia Environmental Endowment

Virginia Environmental Endowment

The mission of the Virginia Environmental Endowment is to improve the quality of the environment by using its capital, expertise, and resources to encourage all sectors to work together to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, and promote environmental literacy.

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Department of Conservation and Recreation

As the state’s lead conservation agency, DCR protects what Virginians care about – open space, clean water, natural habitats, safe infrastructure and access to the outdoors.

Virginia Department of Forestry

Department of Forestry

The Virginia Department of Forestry carries out forestry activities on state-owned lands, manages State Forests, enforces forestry laws, protects forests from fire and forest pests, performs statewide forest resource planning and forestry outreach education in forest stewardship, urban and community forestry and forest industry economic development, and is responsible for state land acquisition.