Sustainability Conference: Green Tours, Art Exhibit, Survey on St. Louis in 2063

| April 4, 2013

Register now for the 2nd annual Webster University Sustainability Conference, April 12-13.

Are you attending the Webster University Sustainability Conference? Have you registered yet?

The two-day event, April 12-13, offers an engaging lineup of speakers, panels and interactive tours at Webster’s home campus in Webster Groves.

In addition to academic presentations, there will be a tour of the LEED East Academic Building, a tour of the natural area/stormwater retention basin on campus, and a sustainability art exhibit and reception Friday night in the Edward Jones Commons.

Influence the Conference: Take the Survey on St. Louis in 2063

Want to influence one of the conference’s presentations? Participate in this survey on a vision for sustainable St. Louis in 2063, the results of which will be presented at the conference. (No identifying responses will be used, and results will only be presented in the aggregate. Survey takes approximately five minutes.)

Planning to Attend? Register Now

Attendance is free for Webster University students, faculty and staff ($5 for other students, $20 for general attendees), but please register online here so that conference planners know of your attendance and food and conference materials (e.g. name badges) can be planned accordingly.

Academics, Students, Community Partners, Local Sponsors

Approximately 40 presentations and panels have been accepted and are scheduled along the four conference sub-themes:

  • Water: The Ultimate Resource
  • Collaboration: University, Business & Community
  • St. Louis: Our Common Past
  • Education: Teaching for Global Sustainability

Further, the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. David W. Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and senior adviser to the president, Oberlin College.

Other featured speakers throughout the conference include:

  • Dr. Monty Hempel, director of the Center for Environmental Studies at University of Redlands and founding president of Blue Planet United
  • Kathleen Logan Smith, executive director at the Missouri Coalition for the Environment
  • Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base
  • Col. Christopher G. Hall, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District.

Visit the conference website for more on these speakers and to view the conference program and schedule of presenters.

Go here to register for the conference, which will direct you to the registration system.

The 2013 Sustainability Conference is made possible in part thanks to the support of corporate sponsors, including presenting sponsor AmerenUE, and silver sponsors AT&T, Herff Jones, Laclede Gas, Mallinckrodt, St. Louis Business Journal, Sodexo, and Waste Management.

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