2012 Sustainability Conference: Call for Proposals

| December 23, 2011
Webster University Sustainability Conference 2012

A forum for transdisciplinary discussion of innovative practices, scholarly work, and inspired ideas in sustainability

The Webster University Sustainability Coalition is proud to announce the first annual sustainability conference, scheduled for April 16 on Webster University’s home campus in Webster Groves, Mo.

The theme for the conference is the state of sustainability in higher education and our role in society as we strive towards global citizenship as an institution and as individuals.

The mission of Webster University commits our students to global citizenship and individual excellence. These are linked to responsible stewardship of the environment, encouraging creativity and scholarship and strengthening our communities.

The Webster University Sustainability Conference aims to create a forum for transdisciplinary discussion and a place for publication of innovative practices, scholarly work, and ideas for sustainability research, practice, curriculum and opportunities for growth on campus and with the community.

The three overarching dimensions of sustainability at Webster University comprise:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Social sustainability
  • Economic sustainability

We invite you to submit an abstract for review to present at the conference. We encourage students, faculty, staff, and administrators to participate in this exciting conference.

Abstract Review Criteria

All abstracts submitted will be evaluated by a committee using the following criteria:

  • Level of interest to attendees at the conference
  • Significance of the topic to sustainability
  • Quality and substance of the abstract
  • Experimental approach and design
  • Practical application of topic
  • Originality and/or innovation of the topic
  • Literature citations
  • Clarity of presentation and relevance
  • Significance of the topic to Webster University‚Äôs mission, values and strategic plan


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