The 2018 Call for Proposals for Speaking is expected to be announced in November 2017.
We will be 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 from 2017 for more information. Revised criteria will be posted in November once the call for proposals is released.
Our session topic areas include:
- Climate Action
- Food Systems
- Green Building New Construction and Renovations
- Green Building Operations and Maintenance
- Institutionalizing Sustainability
- Local (Santa Barbara County Best Practices)
- Procurement and Business Services
- Social Equity
- Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Water and Landscape
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. The call for posters will also be announced in November.
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. The call for student presentations will also be announced in November.