This event will take place on October 9-12, 2016 in Baltimore. More than 400 sessions, workshops and events to choose from. AASHE’s educational program covers the higher education sustainability community’s most relevant and timely topics – providing leadership and change agency needed to institutionalize sustainability in higher education. In each session, top thought leaders offer insights that will inspire, motivate, energize and empower campus leaders to advance sustainability in higher education and beyond. Attendees can also exhibitors with innovative products & services in support of your sustainability goals. This conference includes the sustainable Campus Competition which offers sustainability professionals at higher education institutions a chance to win $50,000.
Be inspired, motivated, energized and empowered to advance sustainability initiatives or programs
Gain lessons, ideas and tools to bring back to your institution, organization or community
Make new contacts and build lasting relationships
Avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) on this action-packed, participatory, and interactive event
Marc Edwards is the Charles Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. A renowned expert on water contamination and MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, Dr. Edwards led the research teams that uncovered severe water quality problems in Flint, Michigan and in Washington D.C. In both cases, Dr. Edwards successfully challenged government agencies who had previously dismissed the risks of contamination. His work has spurred several federal laws to protect the public from lead in water hazards and earned him the IEEE Carl Barus Award for “courageously defending the public interest at great personal risk.” A Past-President of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Science Professors, Dr. Edwards provides a powerful example of how faculty and other higher education leaders can partner with community stakeholders to advance and protect environmental quality. He will be speaking about how the incentive structures for faculty can make it difficult for scientists to engage in research for the public good.
Marcia Chatelain is a historian of African American life and culture in the 20th century. An Associate Professor at Georgetown University, Dr. Chatelain created #fergusonsyllabus in August 2014 to encourage educators to discuss the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri in the classroom. The effort catalyzed collaboration among a wide variety of educators from a range of disciplines, regions, and educational settings to produce a crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing. Dr. Chatelain is the author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015), which examined the experiences of girls and teenage women during the momentous Great Migration era in Chicago. She is an active public speaker, traveling to college campuses across the country to discuss social movements, campus climate and inclusive teaching. Her classes at Georgetown focus on the civil rights movement, food studies, and women’s activism. Learn more.