October 6-9, Nashville, TN

Student Summit

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The 2013 AASHE Student Summit will occur on Sunday, October 6. The youthful energy of AASHE Student Summits is infectious and a highlight of our conferences. These summits bring together hundreds of students from around the world to share ideas, ask questions, challenge each other and be inspired by sustainability champions like 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben (2011 Student Summit keynote speaker) and Solar Mosaic founder Billy Parish (2012 Student Summit keynote speaker). These summits are a must for:

  • students just learning about sustainability issues
  • seasoned sustainability student leaders
  • professional development
  • gaining the skills and knowledge to lead the sustainability transformation

At the AASHE 2013 Student Summit, you will be able to:

  • participate in innovative workshops with organizations working across the world to advance sustainability
  • share ideas and strategize with peers
  • get ideas for your campus from successful student initiatives worldwide
  • be inspired by keynote speakers who are champions in their sustainability fields
  • connect with exhibitors to learn about the newest sustainable products and resources for your campus
  • experience Music City, USA!

2013 Student Summit Schedule

7:00-8:30 a.m. • Registration and packet pickup opens
8:30-9:00 a.m. • Opening welcome
9:00-11:00 a.m. • Workshops (led by partner organizations)

Workshop Room
How to Build a Career Saving the Planet? Just Ask 201A
Story of Self: Defining your story to connect to the sustainability movement and advance your career 201B
Getting Involved on Your College Campus: The Power of Students and Sustainability Tools. 202A
Building a Student-Led Climate Campaign: Tackling Challenges and Leveraging Opportunities at Minority-Serving Institutions 202B
Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Growing Student-led Movement for Climate Justice 202C (1 hr)
Growing the Sustainability Movement On Campus: How To Build Effective Student Groups and Learn Key Leadership Skills That Will Be Useful During and After College 202C (1 hr)

11:15-12:15 p.m. • Keynote Speaker Markese W. Bryant
12:15-1:15 p.m. • Lunch and networking
1:30-3:30 p.m. • Workshops (led by partner organizations)

Workshop Room
Building Diverse Stakeholders - Multi-Stakeholder Approach 201A
Hands on sustainability: Leveraging Green Revolving Funds to ignite collaboration 201B
All projects are personal: making change by building relationships 202A
Getting Real Food On Campus: An overview of the corporate food service industry and what students can do to change it 202B (1 hr)
Winning real change through goal-setting and strategy 202B (1 hr)
Turning Your Passion Into a Paycheck 202C (1 hr)
Regional Cultures and Campus Sustainability: The Quebec Case 202C (1 hr)

3:45-4:15 p.m. • Closing ceremony

-Break-

5:00-6:30 p.m. • Main conference welcome and Keynote
6:30-8:00 p.m. • Expo Hall opens

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AASHE 2012 Student Summit Coverage:

Students Find their Purpose with Billy Parish