UC Santa Barbara

June 26th-29th, 2017

We are seeking speakers who have crossed silos within their institutions to create sustainable change, infused concepts of sustainability into curriculum, and/or pursued research questions related to sustainability (especially where the research has or could be applied to campus sustainability).  We are especially excited about speakers that have created a connection across academic and operational departments. Please see our proposal evaluation criteria and speaker selection criteria for more information.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out a proposal through our: Proposal Collection System.  You can also develop your application on this word document ahead of time.

Core Sessions

Our session topic areas include:

  • Climate Action
  • Curriculum
  • Energy
  • Food Systems
  • Green Building New Construction and Renovations
  • Green Building Operations and Maintenance
  • Institutionalizing Sustainability
  • Procurement and Business Services
  • Social Equity
  • Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
  • Transportation
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Water and Landscape

Poster Show

Throughout the conference, we will highlight posters that describe research, creative activities, and best practices related to sustainability. This is an opportunity for students, faculty, campus staff, and administrators to present and communicate their work from the past academic year to a diverse audience.

Student Convergence

The convergence is a post-conference, half-day workshop, on Thursday, June 29th, 2017. It will highlight new student campaigns, upcoming projects, and skill sharing workshops. Students will also have a chance to network with other student leaders from California Community Colleges, California State University, University of California, and Private campuses throughout the state collectively as well as with students from their own systems. Students can attend the convergence without attending the main conference.