UC Santa Barbara

July 8th – 11th, 2019


CHESC Exhibit Show

If you are representing a non-profit, school, or government agency, please contact Nicola Hesketh at for tailored opportunities. We offer significantly discounted opportunities for non-profit exhibitors.

The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) and host campus, University of California, Santa Barbara invite you to join us for our Eighteenth Annual Conference, held July 8th – July 11th, 2019.

Jointly organized by the University of California, California State Universities, California Community Colleges, and Independent/Private Colleges, the conference is expected to attract close to 1000 attendees from 80 campuses and be supported by more than 60 corporate sustainability sponsors and exhibitors.

We offer businesses a unique opportunity to:

  • increase your company’s visibility among all systems of higher education at one of the largest higher education sustainability assemblies in the world
  • highlight innovative, sustainable technologies and services
  • engage in meaningful dialogue regarding bona fide solutions being presented; and engage in building action plans with California higher educational institutions, policymakers, and sustainability businesses 

CHESC is designed to deliver effective, interactive, and informative sessions that provide clear takeaway value to our sponsors and participants. Conference stakeholders share best practices, discuss state-wide policy, and lay the groundwork for future policies and programs.

Buying Power of California Higher Education

Our annual conference brings a powerful platform for California higher education vis-a-vis sustainability. In terms of capital outlays over next few years, The California Community College (CCC) System which comprises the largest postsecondary system of education in the world (approximately 2.1 million enrolled students, 72 semi-autonomous community college districts encompassing 114 colleges, 77 approved off-campus centers, 24 separate district offices, 24,425 acres of land, 5,951 buildings, and 87 million gsf/52.3 million asf of space, has a 2018-19 five-year capital outlay plan projection. . The “2018-19 Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan” includes $21.5 billion in capital facility needs, including $9.1 billion for new construction and $12.4 billion for modernization of existing facilities. The total facilities need for the next 10 years, including the 29.9 billion unmet capital facility needs identified in the five-year plan are estimated at $42 billion.  TThe capital requirements of the University of California system for the fiscal year 2017-18 and the next five fiscal years until 2022-23 are estimated to be $27.6 billion.  The California State University system expects a $13.7 billion capital outlay for facilities over the next five years.

Grow your business with the sponsorship of the 2017 Sustainability Conference.

Eligibility and Sponsorship Policy

  • The CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference will only accept sponsorships from companies who have or could provide products or services with the potential to advance campus sustainability.
  • The CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference does not accept corporate sponsorships for certain categories of products and services, including illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, weapons, tobacco products or establishments, sexual escort services, or check cashing services.
  • The CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference does not endorse, directly or by implication, any products, services, or ideas promoted by sponsors.

Cancellation Policy

  • Before April 1, 2019, the cancellation fee will be 50% of the fee
  • Between May 1 and June 1, 2019, the cancellation fee will be 75% of the fee
  • No refund will be awarded if the request is received on or after June 1, 2019