Institute for Sustainable Development

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All events will be held in the Bell Memorial Union on the CSU, Chico campus.


Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

This Way to Sustainability Conference VIII Registration Fees and Terms of Sale

Conference participants may register online January 1 - March 1, 2013.

Conference Participation Fees Payment Instructions
Terms of Sale Parking
Ridesharing Lodging, Dining, Travel
Accessibility Information Reminders
Check-in Return to Conference Index

Fees indicated below will include participation in all regular conference sessions, tours and workshops except where indicated on schedule.

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you missed early registration you may still attend and register at the event starting at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium Lobby.


  • FREE admission to all regular conference sessions, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, and tours (except where indicated on schedule)

    Includes all University, Community College, and K-12 students with a valid student ID card, or with a registered faculty member.

Faculty/Staff and General Audiences:

  • Full 2-Day conference package $35.00 includes:
    • 2-day conference access March 7-8, 2013 at CSU, Chico for all regular sessions, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, films, and tours (except where indicated on schedule)
  • 1-Day package $20.00 includes:
    • Conference attendance for one day only, March 7 or 8, 2013 at CSU, Chico for all regular sessions, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, and tours (except where indicated on schedule)


    • FREE for all regular sessions, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, tours, and welcome reception.
      Pre-registration required by January 31st to validate status.

Conference Moderator Volunteer Option:
Volunteer as a conference moderator and you could attend for free. Email to sign up as a Moderator Volunteer. Moderators are responsible for:

    • Speaker coordination before conference
    • Introduction of speakers before presentations, escorting, and on-site media needs
    • Room control during presentations to comply with Fire Marshal and Conference rules and regulations
    • Session check-in and statistics
  • 4 moderator volunteer hours = 1 full day conference access
  • 8 moderator volunteer hours = 2 full days conference access

NOTE: volunteer access days are full days only, no split access days, March 7th or 8th. Limited opportunities available so contact us ASAP at

Friday Local Lunch requires separate meal ticket purchase at the BMU Marketplace on Friday, March 8th, $7.50 per person.
(Access to the movie is included in the cost of registration.)

Note: All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration does not guarantee you a seat in all sessions so you are encouraged to arrive early as space in some sessions may be limited.


Please make sure you check in at the registration tables at the 2nd Street entrance of the Bell Memorial Union upon arrival to pick up your conference materials.
Registration tables will be open:
Thursday, March 7th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Payment Instructions

If paying registration fees by check please do the following:

Payable to: CSU, Chico - Research Foundation #83888
Mail to:
The Institute for Sustainable Development
CSU, Chico
400 West 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929-0633
Attn: Registration
On-site registration will be available with cash, check or credit card.

Terms of Sale

Cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by us before February 15, 2013. Registrants will be refunded in full, less a $5 administrative fee. Mail refund requests to:

The Institute for Sustainable Development
California State University, Chico
400 West 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929-0633

If your cancellation notice is received after February 15, 2013, you will be refunded your registration fee, less a $10 administrative fee. No substitutions will be allowed. No shows forfeit all registration fees.

Parking Information:

Special rate conference parking is available at the University Parking Structure located at 2nd and Cherry Streets, 3rd floor and "G" spaces only. Purchase a ticket at ONLY the 3rd floor dispenser using code 0307 Thursday and Friday for a special conference rate of $3.00 per day. Cash or coin payments must be exact. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Please DO NOT park in any stall posted Reserved. Parking lots are enforced from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Permits must be clearly displayed on the dash of your vehicle.

Additional parking is available in City of Chico lots adjacent to the University at the corner of 2nd & Salem Streets, and in the City of Chico Parking Structure at the corner of 4th & Broadway Streets.

Ridesharing to the conference with Zimride!

We don't want anyone to miss out on the conference fun, so save some money and the environment by using Zimride to carpool to "This way to Sustainability".

Whether you want to be a driver or a passenger, Zimride is a fun way to meet other conference attendees and save money. Similar to Facebook, Zimriders can view profiles displaying favorite in-car music and radio stations before deciding to share a ride. It's quick and easy to sign up!


Lodging at the Conference:


There are many hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts in Chico, and many within walking distance of the conference. If you are planning to stay over night we encourage you to make reservations early. See a list of lodging and accommodation options at

Oxford SuitesAs one of our conference sponsors Oxford Suites Chico Is offering special discounted rates during the conference:
$84 for a King Suite 
$94 for a Two Queen Suite
This rate includes a full hot breakfast buffet and evening reception with drinks and appetizers.  They are 100% wireless, have a business center, fitness center and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Chico Airport.
Call (530) 899-9090 and mention you are attending the  "This Way to Sustainability Conference"  to get the special rate.

For a dditional information please select a link below:

Accessibility Information

California State University, Chico has adopted a policy of nondiscrimination and encourages all people to participate in our programs and activities. At University sponsored events, CSU, Chico will provide reasonable accommodations to members of the general public with disabilities unless doing so would create an undue hardship as described by law or cause a fundamental alteration of the program, activity, or service. Please contact 530-898-3333 with accommodation concerns in advance, or visit the registration table for further assistance. For more information please visit our Accessibility Resource Center web site at

Reminders for Registered Participants:

In support of our Zero Waste efforts we are not providing or purchasing new name badges, sleeves or lanyards.  If you prefer to use a name badge please bring an old one with you to practice reuse!

To help us accomplish our ZERO WASTE GOAL for this event please be conscious about your waste when considering what to bring to and purchase during the conference. Trash cans will be removed from the conference session rooms, and we hope that you can help us divert waste from the landfill by recycling and composting everything possible in the various spaces designated and provided for you at the conference.

Recording devices are prohibited at all sessions, workshops, tours, and keynote presentations during the full 3 days of this conference unless specific approval is granted in writing, in advance, by the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development.

Remember to bring your reusables: water container, cloth napkins, tote bags, etc. We offer free filtered water in our recently remodeled drinking fountains, complete with bottling-filling spigots!

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!!