Don't miss out ~ This Way to Sustainability Conference IX - now scheduled for
March 6-8, 2014
Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico
This Way to Sustainability Conference IX
Growing Toward a Sustainable Future
March 6-8, 2014
Conference Logistics Team:
The Institute for Sustainable Development, CSU, Chico:
Dr. James Pushnik, Director
Teri Randolph, Lead Conference Coordinator
Sheridan Ex, Student Lead Coordinator
Avalon Brown, Student Lead Coordinator
Jordyn Ellorin, Student Lead Coordinator
This student-run conference hosts over 100 speakers and 1,400 participants at our CSU, Chico campus. This is an enormous educational opportunity for our students, and yours!
Click here to learn how to participate as a volunteer
Conference Registration is required for all conference events, presentations, keynote presentations, workshops, and receptions. Registration for this conference will open online January 1, 2014.
Purpose: Explore approaches that will make a difference for a sustainable future. Our annual conference provides a forum to discuss current issues that are relevant to us all. We seek to develop common ground to help build a sustainable society; one that balances economic needs, social needs and environmental realities. We will address solutions for the global problems we are all now facing. The conference will include workshops, seminars, posters, and facilitated discussions.
Audience: Our audience is broad but aimed at the growing number of faculty, staff, students, administrators, public officials and citizens who embrace the concept of sustainable development, who wish to work together to build sustainable communities, who believe that we can learn from one another, and who realize there are many voices and perspectives that must be heard. Sessions are designed for beginners, as well as those with advanced knowledge. So that everyone has a chance to participate we've kept our registration fees to a minimum.
You can take a look at our past years' conferences by visiting our archives. See conference programs, event info, photo galleries, and more.
Without support from our conference sponsors we would not be able to host this important conference each year. Sponsorships help us to bring to Chico the well-known speakers we have hosted during the past eight years (see our archives).
Sponsorships allow us to keep registration pricing at a minimum so that everyone wanting to attend this conference has the opportunity to do so. There are several levels of sponsorship available and we hope you will plan to be included in this year's conference. To become a sponsor complete our sponsorship form. Sponsors of this prestigious, national event receive recognition on our website, in printed conference materials, at special events during the conference, and in our promotions and outreach leading up to the conference.
Become a Conference Volunteer and you could participate for free! To find out more please contact our conference staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following volunteer positions are available:
- Session Moderators
- Registration Coordinators
- Special Events Coordinators
- Building & Facilities Coordinators
- Housing Coordinators
- Marketing Coordinators
- Technical Support Coordinators
- Community Center Coordinators
- Volunteers during the event
Planning team members are needed to start now. We hope to see you in March 2014!