The professional society for life cycle assessment

Conference Venue

This year conference will be held at the Loews Portofino Bay in Orlando, Florida. Attendees have been given a group discount hotel rate of $160.00 plus taxes for single/double rooms (Select 'Partner/Group Rates' as 'Group' and enter the code GMT9B2). For information on transportation from the airport click here

Please direct questions and comments to:

Register for LCA XIII

You can register after creating an IERE account at: http:/

Then go to our web store:

Login at the web store first - the login credentials at the store are the same as those for your IERE account.
Then navigate to LCA XIII registration.

The Registration Price Includes:

Breakfast, Lunch and an Evening Reception on Tuesday as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Please note if you have only registered for a Day then only meals for that day are provided. 

Attendees are responsible for their own accommodation and travel. We have reduced rates at the conference venue, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. For more information please click here


Registration Fee

Member $ 1175
Non - Member $ 1200
Student/NGO $ 650
1 - Day $ 650

Exhibit space is available for advertising/promoting your organization - it includes one meeting registration.

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Evening Events

Tuesday October 1 

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception 

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel 


Wednesday October 2

5:00 pm Dinner

Kennedy Space Museum (Buses depart Loews Hotel at 5:00 pm)

Please note you must register and pay for this event on the webstore. (Space is limited).



Proceedings with papers from some of the presentations

List of Abstracts

List of Sessions


LCA XIII will take place in Orlando, Florida this year.

Dates: September 30th - October 3rd 2013

Educational Classes to take place on September 30th with the conference program beginning on October 1st

The theme for this year's conference is "Fulfilling LCA's Promise"

Conference Information and Important Dates

Special Session Descriptions Due May 10 <--passed

Abstracts Due May 17  <-- passed, see below

Special Sessions Notification May 31

Abstract Acceptance Notification June 14 

Conditionally accepted abstracts - revised abstracts due July 2

Draft presentations due 20 August

Papers Due August 23 

Call for Abstracts and Special Sessions


The date for abstract submission has passed - if you have not been invited to submit an abstract, contact before submitting a new abstract

You can submit abstracts from your home page in the IERE account system:

If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one first.

How to prepare your abstract

How to develop the perfect LCA Conference Special Session

Instructions for preparing papers for the proceedings - papers for the proceedings are optional (selected or not selected when the abstract is submitted) and are due 23 August - note that the paper maximum length is10 pages.

How to deliver the perfect conference presentation

Student Poster Flyer - please post for your students!

Poster Instructions (non-student poster submissions)

Student poster contest instructions

Note: There is no special action to be taken to be considered in the student poster contest. All students who give a poster presentation are automatically included.


Sign up for the ACLCA Announcements mail list to keep informed about the conference.


Click here to register. 

ACLCA is pleased to offer our student volunteer program for this year's LCA XIII Conference. Eligible students will be able to apply to volunteer during the conference and at conference events in exchange for free entry into the LCA XIII Conference. Prerequisites:

  • You must be currently enrolled as a student (be at least a part time student). 
  • You must submit a letter of recommendation from one of your professors. (Electronic copy okay, must include contact details of professor).
  • You must be available for an in person pre conference meeting and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm (EST). 
  • You must be available to volunteer during the conference and conference events.  For an example of last year's volunteer schedule click here

We will open the applications on Monday June 3 at 10:00 am (PST). Applications will be evaluated in the order they are received and positions given accordingly.  A waiting list will be created and should any more spaces become available will be allocated from this list. 

The Application Form will be available here from 10:00 am (PST) on June 3, so check back then.

Conference Sponsors