Institute for Sustainable Development

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March 26, 2015

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Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico

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

Conference participants may register
on line January 1 - March 11, 2016

Online registration is now closed. You may still register on site the day of the conference in the Bell Memorial Union Main Lobby.

Conference Participation Fees Payment Instructions
Terms of Sale Parking
Ridesharing Lodging, Dining, Travel
Accessibility Information Getting to Chico
Check-in Reminders
Keynote Presentations Become an Exhibitor
Become a Volunteer Return to Conference Index
Conference Awards OUR SPONSORS

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 the schedule. Participants are encouraged to pre-register on line to avoid delays at conference registration desk upon check-in. On site registration will be available from 8:00-2:00 daily.
Some details are subject to change as planning progresses.

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 24-25, 2016 - FREE admission to all regular conference sessions at the Bell Memorial Union, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, films, and tours..
  • $13.00 Thursday or Friday, March 24th or 25th - local & organic lunch buffet in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium during the Keynote Presentation

Faculty/Staff and General Audiences:

  • $35.00 Thursday, March 24th - continental breakfast, access to all regular sessions, keynote and featured speaker presentations, films, and tours.
  • $35.00 Friday, March 25th - continental breakfast, access to all regular sessions, keynote and featured speaker presentations, films, and tours.
  • $50.00 Two-Day Pass, Thursday AND Friday, March 24-25, 2016 - continental breakfast, access to all regular sessions, keynote and featured speaker presentations, films, and tours for BOTH Days!
  • $13.00 Local Lunch, Thursday or Friday, March 24-25th - local & organic lunch buffet in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium during the Keynote Presentation

Must be a confirmed conference speaker, limit two speakers per panel. Pre-registration required by February 29, 2016 to validate status.

    • Thursday and Friday, March 24-25, 2016 ONLY - FREE
      for all regular sessions, keynote presentations, featured speaker presentations, films and tours.
    • $13.00 Local Lunch, Thursday or Friday, March 24-25th - local & organic lunch buffet in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium during the Keynote Presentation

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 24th or 25th only. Does not include local & organic lunch or any additional conference events Saturday, March 28th. Limited opportunities are available so contact us ASAP at

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 24th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 25th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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 must be submitted in writing and received by us before February 29, 2016. 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 29, 2016, 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
Sustainable Transportation
Campus Parking Map
Permit Dispenser Info

Conference registration and most 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 in each lot (click on link above for specific dispenser locations within each lot).

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.

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!!