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Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

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

Conference Participation Fees Payment Instructions
Terms of Sale Event Brite Registration Link
Parking Lodging, Dining, Travel
Accessibility Information Getting to Chico
Check-in Reminders
Meet the Team Keynote Events
Conference Speakers Special Features
Become a Volunteer Return to Conference Index


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Attendees Speakers Moderators Volunteers


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

Participants are invited to join us for a free continental breakfast both days so 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!

Fees indicated below will include participation in all regular conference sessions, tours and workshops except where indicated on the schedule. Participants are encouraged to pre-register on line to avoid delays at the conference registration desk upon check-in. On site registration will be available from 8:00-2:00 daily.

Registration fees exclude the cost of lunch. Final details on lunch is still being determined and will be posted to this website as soon as they become available.

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 15-16, 2018 - FREE admission to all regular conference sessions at the Bell Memorial Union, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, films, and tours.

Faculty/Staff and General Audiences:

  • $35.00 Thursday, March 15th - continental breakfast, access to all regular sessions, keynote and featured speaker presentations, films, and tours.
  • $35.00 Friday, March 16th - continental breakfast, access to all regular sessions, keynote and featured speaker presentations, films, and tours.
  • $50.00 Two-Day Pass, Thursday AND Friday, March 15-16, 2018 - continental breakfast, access to all regular sessions, keynote and featured speaker presentations, films, and tours for BOTH Days!

Must be a confirmed conference speaker or moderator, limit two speakers per panel. Pre-registration required by March 1, 2018 to validate status.
Non-registered speakers will not be admitted to conference.

  • Thursday and Friday, March 15-16, 2018 ONLY - FREE
    for all concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, films and tours (2 per panel maximum).

Conference Moderator Volunteer Option:
Non-CSU, Chico students can volunteer as a conference moderator, or other event volunteer! If you are interested, you will be provided in exchange with attendance to the conference for free (see below). Email Michal Hanson at 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 15th or 16th only. Limited opportunities are available so contact Michal Hanson ASAP

Visit our volunteer page to see all of the conference volunteer opportunities available.

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 15 and 16 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. BMU Main Lobby

Payment Instructions

On site-registrants may pay with cash, check or credit card (except American Express).

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 through Event Brite can be requested directly through your registration account directly with Event Brite.

Cancellations requested that have not been processed through Event Brite must be submitted in writing and received by us before March 1, 2018. 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 March 1, 2018, 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:

General Parking Information
Campus Parking Map
Passport Parking App

Hourly/Daily Parking

Parking is available on the CSUC campus. Permits are required and can be purchased from various locations on campus: Normal Ave. Parking Lot, Parking Structure, Stadium Parking Lot.

Hourly/Daily Rates : The cost is $1 per hour from 1-4 hours or $5 for all-day parking. With the purchase of an hourly/daily permit, parking is available on campus in any stall designated 'G' (general parking).

Conference registration and all of the conference events occur in the Bell Memorial Union at the corner of West 2nd Street and Hazel. Guest parking tickets may be purchased using Visa and MasterCard only at permit dispensers or through the Passport Parking App.

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.

Off-Campus Parking

The City of Chico offers multiple parking locations throughout downtown.



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.

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

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!!