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Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

2016 Program Coming Soon!

Empowering Tomorrow's Change Makers

Call for proposals now closed

Lane Community College is hosting the second Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference February 4th and 5th 2016. The conference will empower and inspire change making, facilitate action, and provide a venue for sharing, networking, and collaboration related to sustainability within Oregon's higher education institutions.

We invite you to propose a session or poster. Options are:

  • Posters - visual presentation of a topic allowing viewers to learn on their own while the presenter discusses particular points in one-on-one or small group conversations.
  • Panel Discussions - 60 minute sessions with two or more presenters and a moderator who facilitates a discussion between presenters and audience members after a short presentation by each panelist.
  • Workshops - 60 minute interactive sessions that include a brief presentation and time for audience members to participate in discussions and/or activities that will help them better understand the topic.
  • Case Studies - 20 minute presentations about a particular focused topic. Each selected case study will be organized with two other case studies into 60 minute blocks.
  • Networking Meetings - sessions for discussions about a particular topic. Networking meeting proposals are to include a topic, a facilitator, and an agenda.

Excluding posters, all sessions will last one hour with 15 additional minutes for audience Q&A. Students are encouraged to submit proposals.

The goals of the conference sessions are to:

  • Empower change makers
  • Facilitate action
  • Inspire innovation
  • Increase information sharing, networking, and collaboration
  • Engage a wide diversity of our campus communities

Conference sessions relating to the following themes are encouraged:

1. Social justice - understanding barriers and creating solutions
2. Economic sustainability - understanding barriers and creating solutions
3. Personal and planetary wellness

Each session should strive to be solution oriented and facilitate action.


May 29, 2015: Call for proposals is released
October 30, 2015: Deadline for submissions
November 24, 2015: Acceptance/decline notifications distributed
December 4, 2015: Presenter acceptance deadline

Please direct questions to: [email protected]

View the 2013 program.