Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2014

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2014

The sharing economy: no place is this more evident than on our campuses.  Students are rethinking vehicle ownership, swapping clothes, trading books, and participating in MOOCs.  In other words, finding ways to make their limited funds go further.  Campuses must also find opportunities to conserve limited resources, make college more affordable, and make our communities more resilient to economic and environmental change.  A sharing economy is leading to more sustainable consumption, operations, services, and lifestyles in our communities and on our campuses.  Come share with us.

Smart and Sustainable 2014 (SSCC) provides the time and space for dialogue on experiences and challenges in an open and collaborative environment.  We have moved beyond show-and-tell presentations towards skill building, rich discussions and deep dives into the challenges and solutions facing our institutions.

Conference Schedule

Conference Program

Sunday, March 2nd

 10:00 am  Pre-conference Workshop: Pre-registration required
 Cultivating an Eco-mind: Tools for Campus  Transformation
Frances Moore Lappé and Aurora Winslade
 12:00 pm  Lunch
 3:00 pm  Coffee Break

Monday, March 3rd

 8:00 am  Breakfast and Registration open
 9:00 am  Welcome from the University of Maryland, Carlo Colella, Vice  President for Administration & FinanceKeynote Address: Cultivating an Eco-mindFrances Moore Lappé,  Small Planet Institute
 10:30 am  Concurrent sessions and workshops
 12:00 pm  Lunch
 1:30 pm  Afternoon Plenary: Universities as a Resource and Facilitator for  Resiliency in Socially Vulnerable CommunitiesCecilia Estolano,  Estolano LeSar Perez  Advisors
 2:50 pm  Concurrent sessions and workshops
 6:00 pm  Networking Reception and Poster Presentation

Tuesday, March 4th

 7:30 am  Breakfast and Registration open
 8:30 am  Concurrent sessions and workshops
 11:40 am  Lunch
 1:00 pm  Closing Plenary: Sustainability: An American Grand Strategy for  the 21st CenturyMark Mykleby, New  America Foundation
 2:30 pm  Concurrent sessions and workshops
 4:30 pm  Johns Hopkins University Green Lab Tour (pre-registration required)
 5:00 pm  National Aqarium Tour (pre-registration required)

Wednesday, March 5th

 10:00 am  Post-conference Workshop:  Pre-registration required
 Driving Your Social Strategy
Anthony Shop
 12:00 pm  Lunch
 3:00 pm  Coffee Break

Join us in Baltimore!

Hyatt Regency Baltimore in the Inner Harbor is our conference and lodging location for 2014.  This AAA Four Diamond hotel on Baltimore’s picturesque Inner Harbor offers a luxury gateway to “Charm City.”  With easy access to Amtrack, Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and public transportation, getting in and out is easier and more sustainable than ever.

For more information, contact:

Aynsley Toews
atoews@umd.edu

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