With hundreds of educational sessions to choose from, presented in many different formats, each attendee can easily create a personalized schedule. Browse our sessions types below to learn more about the ones that appeal most to you.
Submitted and selected by your peers, these 30-minute presentations offer presenters and participants an innovative look at best practices and experiences in higher education sustainability.
Designed to to be interactive conversations between presenters and participants, these 60-minute panel discussions typically include panelists from multiple institutions and incorporate a variety of perspectives on a project, topic or initiative.
Networking meetings provide an opportunity for regional networks and other affinity groups (e.g., engineers or community college representatives) to convene, network and discuss relevant issues. These 60-minute interactive sessions include semi-unstructured discussions and activities and take place on Monday and Tuesday during the lunch period.
A one-hour and fifteen minute poster session will be held on Monday afternoon in the Expo Hall. Poster presentations provide a unique opportunity for one-on-one networking, communication and engagement.
Pre- and post conference workshops are extended learning sessions which take place on Sunday before the conference and Wednesday after the conference. These sessions are either full-day workshops (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or half-day workshops (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.). These workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
Tours take place on Sunday before the conference and Wednesday after the conference. They give participants the opportunity to see sustainability projects on local campuses, visit sustainability-related attractions in the community and learn more about the city with other conference attendees. These tours are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee. All tours will begin and end at the convention center and all participants must travel with the group.
Evening events give attendees an opportunity to relax, network with fellow attendees, continue conversations outside of the conference center, and see a bit of the local area! These events take place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening after the conference programming has ended. They are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee. All evening events will begin at the Convention Center and all participants must travel with the group.
These 75-minute sessions are offered on Sunday before the conference as part of the Student Summit. They focus on skill-building and are intended to empower students to be more effective advocates for sustainability on their campuses and in their communities. These workshops should be interactive and designed specifically for students. Priority will be given to workshops that connect students to a network or organization that will be able to continue to support them after the conference.
These 30-minute sessions provide students an opportunity to share their projects and initiatives with other students as part of the Student Summit held on Sunday before the conference. Only current students or recent graduates may submit this presentation type. The suggested format is 15 to 20 minutes of presentation followed by 10 to 15 minutes of discussion and/or Q&A but we welcome alternative presentation styles.
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