ELI Award Dinner



This year's ceremony will be on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Our honoree will be announced soon.

Since 1984, the faces and voices of ELI’s constituents have come together in a gathering of environmental professionals: the annual ELI Award Dinner. By honoring individuals and organizations for demonstrating outstanding commitment to environmental protection, ELI helps set the standards for the environmental profession. The dinner is a signal opportunity for environmental professionals to forge new bonds of cooperation, while supporting the agenda-setting research, education, and training programs of the Institute. The event now attracts attention year round, making it a unique gathering of the nation’s environmental leaders, with more than 750 professionals attending from across the country.


ELI thanks our 2023 Super Star Sponsors

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Beveridge & Diamond PC
Baker Botts LLP Crowell & Moring LLP


ELI thanks our 2023 Star Sponsors

BNSF Railway King & Spalding LLP
Constellation Energy Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Farella Braun + Martel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP
Hess Corporation Pfizer Inc.
IBM Corporation Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
K&L Gates LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities

 ELI’s Annual Award Ceremony Fundraiser remains an opportunity for environmental professionals from around the world to forge new bonds of cooperation while supporting the agenda-setting research, education, and training programs of the Institute that makes law work for people, places, and the planet. We could not accomplish our mission without the support and involvement of our outstanding sponsors. Please contact Melodie DeMulling for more details on becoming a 2023 Star Sponsor!


*ELI is asking only vaccinated people to attend the in-person reception and dinner on October 24. We also reserve the right to cancel the in-person event at any time based on CDC guidelines and DC Health guidelines and mandates. Thank you for your patience with us as we navigate the new normal for events.

Unable to participate in this year's Award Ceremony? Make a donation to support ELI's ongoing work advancing environmental progress through education, events, and research and analysis.


ELI Policy Forum

Our forum topic will be announced soon.


Missed the 2022 Award Ceremony? Don't worry! The Award Ceremony recording is here.
Read t
he Award Ceremony Program.

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