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Pre-Conference Events

Pre-Conference Workshops

September 23, 2019, El Conquistador, Tucson, Arizona

Pre-Conference Workshops are 1.5 or 3 hours long.   They are scheduled starting at 9 AM and go through 5 PM.  Workshops, schedule, and registration will be posted in mid-May 2019.

Full-time students can attend any Pre-Conference workshop for 50% off the price.   Please email for the student code.

Host a Pre-Conference Workshop
Host a pre-conference workshop on Monday, September 23, 2019, the day before the start of the LCA XIX Conference. Workshops can be 1½ hours - 3 hours in length. Teachers of successful classes (i.e. more than 8 registrants) will receive complimentary entry to this year's LCA XIX conference (transportation to conference and lodging not provided).  

This is an open submission and there are no minimum requirements to apply to offer a workshop.  Applications will be judged on the basis of their relevance to current LCA topics, expected interest and quality of the workshop proposal.  All submissions will be reviewed by the LCA XIX Planning Committee. The proposals deadline and acceptance dates are as follows:

Application Deadline: April 8, 2019
Results Announced: May 12, 2019

Student Workshop – No Charge

September 23 – 10AM-1PM – El Conquistador, Tucson, Arizona

This complimentary 3-hour short course is specifically designed for undergraduates (or post-graduates new to LCA), to provide an introduction to life-cycle assessment (LCA). In this course, you will learn the basics of the LCA method and its application to real-life situations.

LCA provides a holistic quantitative technique to evaluate the environmental impacts of products, systems, and technologies. It provides a valuable tool for environmental analysis and decision making. This course will provide an introduction to LCA methods, techniques, results, and applications. On completion of this course you will have an understanding of life cycle thinking and why it is important in environmental decision making; explain the basics of the LCA method and interpret its results, and discuss the advantages and limitations of LCA in practice. The course will cover an introduction to life-cycle thinking, methods of LCA, results in interpretation, applications, and hands-on case studies.

LCACP and CLE Exam

September 23 – 1 PM- 4:30 PM – El Conquistador, Tucson, Arizona

To register for the LCACP and CLE Exam click here.    For more information on the ACLCA
Certifications click here. If you have any questions, please email