The professional society for life cycle assessment

LCA XIV October 6-8 2014

Important Dates:

LCA XIV: October 6 - 8 

LCA Foods 2014: October 8 - 10

Educational Classes: October 8 (Afternoon) / LCACP October 5

Welcome Reception: October 6 (Hotel Nikko) - Included with registration

Networking Casino Dinner Cruise: October 7 - Register for our Casino night bay cruise, where guests will be able to see some of the landmarks of San Francisco whilst enjoying networking with colleagues in the industry. Registration limited. 

Educational Classes

Educational classes will take place on Wednesday, October 8 2014, the final day of the LCA XIV and the first day of the LCA of Foods 2014 Conferences in San Francisco, CA. The classes will be from 1 1/2 hours - 3 hours in length. For a brochure of classes please click here. To register for the educational classes please go to our webstore.


The LCACP Exam will be given on Sunday, October 5th at the Hotel Nikko at 1:00 pm. If you would like to take this exam please make sure you meet the requirements. Information on these requirements can be found on our website

Student Poster Contest

Student Poster Contest Flyer

Deadline March 24 to submit abstracts for the student poster contest! 

Conference Information

LCA XIV Program
Proceedings with full papers for some of the presentations

LCA XIV will take place at the Hotel Nikko. We have a block booking at this hotel from October 5 - October 11. Hotel Nikko is conveniently located in Union Square, offering attendees the opportunity to be in the center of San Francisco, within walking distance of shopping, the BART, the Trolley etc... To ensure you receive our block booking discounted rate, please click here to book to your hotel room.


You can register at our new web shop:

Not an
  ACLCA member  
  ACLCA member  

Advanced Rate
(ends April 1)
 $ 1100  $ 1075  $ 750

Early Registration
(ends August 1)
 $ 1250  $ 1225  $ 850


 $ 1500  $ 1475  $ 950
Single day
 $ 650  $ 650  $ 650


 Registration does not include accommodation.

Call for Abstracts

Submitting an Abstract or Paper

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 8 August - note that the paper maximum length is 10 pages.

How to deliver the perfect conference presentation


Poster Instructions (Students and non students)

Submission Dates

Special Session Descriptions Due March 14

Abstracts Due March 21

Special Sessions Notification April 

Abstract Acceptance Notification May 2 

Conditionally accepted abstracts - revised abstracts due May 23

Papers due August 8

Draft presentations due 20 August

Sponsorship / Exhibit

To view a list of sponsorship opportunities for LCA XIV please click here

To exhibit please fill out the exhibitor registration form and submit payment via our webstore. Early bird registration for exhibitor ends on August 1, 2014.

Student Volunteer Program

ACLCA is pleased to offer our student volunteer program for this year's LCA XIV 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 XIV 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 at the Hotel Nikko on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm (PST). 
  • 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 Tuesday May 20 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 turned on from 10:00 am (PST) on May 20, so check back then.