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Register Online January 1 - February 28, 2014

Onsite registration is available however some events may already be full.

This Way to Sustainability Conference IX - March 6-8, 2014

sustainability@csuchico.eduSince June 2006

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

 

Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

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

Conference participants may register
online January 1 - February 28, 2014

Conference Participation Fees Payment Instructions
Terms of Sale Parking
Ridesharing Lodging, Dining, Travel
Accessibility Information Reminders
Check-in Return to Conference Index
THURSDAY SCHEDULE FRIDAY SCHEDULE
SATURDAY SCHEDULE KEYNOTES & FEATURES
Awards Return to Conference Index

 

Check-in for the conference starts at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium Lobby.

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

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

  • Thursday & Friday, March 6-7, 2014 - FREE admission to all regular conference sessions at the Bell Memorial Union, keynote presentations, and featured speaker presentations.
  • $12.00 Friday, March 7th - local & organic lunch buffet in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium during the Keynote Presentation by Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food & Agriculture.
  • $12.00 Saturday, March 8th MORNING (7:30 am - 12:00 NOON) - full local & organic breakfast at the University Farm, workshops, and tours until noon.
  • $10.00 Saturday, March 8th AFTERNOON (12:00 NOON - 3:00 pm) -

    Local Brown Bag Lunch, Vineyard & Ranch Tour
    Head just down the road to enjoy lunch and a tour at Bertagna Orchards and Son Kissed Vineyards. Lunch catered by Roots Catering (in the farm pavilion if raining)

Faculty/Staff and General Audiences:

  • $25.00 Thursday, March 6th - continental breakfast, access to all regular sessions, keynote and featured speaker presentations, films, and tours.
  • $25.00 Friday, March 7th - continental breakfast, access to all regular sessions, keynote and featured speaker presentations, films, and tours.
  • $12.00 Friday, March 7th - local & organic lunch buffet in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium during the Keynote Presentation by Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • $12.00 Saturday, March 8th MORNING (7:30 am - 12:00 NOON) - full local & organic breakfast at the University Farm, workshops, and tours until noon
  • $10.00 Saturday, March 8th AFTERNOON (12:00 NOON - 3:00 pm) -
    Local Brown Bag Lunch, Vineyard & Ranch Tour
    Head just down the road to enjoy lunch and a tour at Bertagna Orchards and Son Kissed Vineyards. Lunch catered by Roots Catering (in the farm pavilion if raining, wine tasting not included in lunch price)

Speakers:
Must be a confirmed conference speaker. Pre-registration required by February 28, 2014 to validate status.

    • Thursday and Friday, March 6-7, 2014 ONLY - FREE
      for all regular sessions, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, tours, and private conference reception
      (does NOT include organic lunch Friday, March 7th or any events on Saturday, March 8th)
    • $12.00 Friday, March 7th - local & organic lunch buffet in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium during the Keynote Presentation by Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food & Agriculture
    • $12.00 Saturday, March 8th MORNING (7:30 am - 12:00 NOON) - full local & organic breakfast at the University Farm, workshops, and tours until noon
    • $10.00 Saturday, March 8th AFTERNOON (12:00 NOON - 3:00 pm) Local Brown Bag Lunch, Vineyard & Ranch Tour
      Head just down the road to enjoy lunch and a tour at Bertagna Orchards and Son Kissed Vineyards. Lunch catered by Roots Catering (in the farm pavilion if raining, wine tasting not included in lunch price)

Conference Moderator Volunteer Option:
Volunteer as a conference moderator and you could attend for free. Email twts@csuchico.edu 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 6th or 7th only. Does not include local & organic lunch or any conference events Saturday, March 8th. Limited opportunities are available so contact us ASAP at twts@csuchico.edu.

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.

Check-in:

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 6th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 7th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 8th at the University Farm from 7:00-9:00 a.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, 2014. 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, 2014, 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 for $3.00 per day using discount code 306. 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!

http://zimride.csuchico.edu/events/csuchicosustainability

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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 http://rce.csuchico.edu/accommodations/

Oxford logoAs one of our conference sponsors Oxford Suites Chico Is offering special discounted rates during the conference:
$90 Studio King Suite 
$100 Studio Double Queen Suite

This rate includes a full hot breakfast buffet and evening reception with drinks and appetizers.  There is also wi-fi, a fitness center and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Chico Airport and Chico State if scheduled in advance.
Call 530-899-9090 and mention you are attending the  "This Way to Sustainability Conference"  to get the special rate, or click on the link below to book online: http://www.oxfordsuiteschico.com/ep-this-way-to-sustainability-conference-1389908155.php

For additional 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 www.csuchico.edu/arc/

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!!

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