The professional society for life cycle assessment

Conference Information

September 27 - 29 2016 | Francis Marion Hotel| Charleston, SC
LCA XVI is the key conference in North America for LCA knowledge sharing and networking. With practical learning and insights from over 60 speakers, attendees from across industry, academia, government and NGO’s, and the very best in networking.  

Register for LCA XVI

Registration for LCA XVI is now open. To register click here

Note: You will need to create an account before you will be able to register or submit an abstract.


Book Your Stay

Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

To make reservations online, please click hereYou may also call the Francis Marion Hotel directly to make your room reservations, by calling 1-843-722-0600 and referencing the room block "LCA XVI Conference." The meeting code is LIFE CYCLE. For those staying outside the Pre-Conference and/or LCAXVI dates, please call the Francis Marion Hotel directly.  Be sure to mention LCA XVI (LIFE CYCLE) to receive conference discount rates. 


Student and Pre-Conference Workshops

Educational courses and Student Workshop will take place September 26, 2016 at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC.

Pre-Conference Workshops - Register Today!

Student Workshop


LCACP and CLE Exam 

LCACP and CLE will take place September 26, 2016 at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC. Register for the LCACP and CLE Exam, September 26, 2016  - Please click here

For more information on the ACLCA Certifications click here

Any questions on the LCACP or CLE?  Contact

Call For Abstracts

The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) is accepting submissions for special sessions, oral and poster abstracts to be presented at LCA XVI at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC September 27 – 29, 2016.


Oral and Poster Abstract Guidelines

Special Session Guidelines


Past Abstracts from Past Conferences

To View Abstracts & Posters from LCA XV click here




Student Opportunities

Student Workshop

September 26, 2016 - This day-long workshop aims to enrich students’ understanding of the fundamental principles of environmental LCA. This student-focused workshop will provide an introduction to LCA methods and applications.  Attendees will take away an understanding of why using LCA is important as well as the basic skills for sound application of using LCA and interpreting its results.  

Register today!


Student Poster Contest - CLOSED

Students are offered the opportunity to participate in our annual Student Poster Contest. This contest is offered only to currently enrolled students. Any student may enter by submitting an abstract through our submission process. Please check the box for the student poster contest. 

Student Volunteers - CLOSED

ACLCA is pleased to offer our student volunteer program for this year's LCA XVI 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 XVI 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 accepted, must include contact details of professor).
  • You must be available for an in person pre conference meeting at the Francis Marion Hotel on Monday, September 26th 2016 at 3:00 pm. 
  • You must be available to volunteer during the conference and conference events.