This Way to Sustainability Conference

This Way to Sustainability Conference

March 25-26, 2021


Resilience from the Ground Up: Strengthening Diversity in Soil, Communities and Economies

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This Way To Sustainability (TWTS) Conference is a nationally recognized, student-run conference focusing on challenges, ideas, solutions and resiliency in planning our sustainable future. The conference hosts 1,400 participants each year with a variety of respected students and professionals speaking on the many aspects of sustainability. The goal of the conference is to educate students, staff, faculty, and community members; providing attendees an opportunity to network, discuss, and become more aware of pertinent environmental and social issues we all face.

The 2021 TWTS will be held entirely virtually and we look forward to connecting with colleagues and peers from across the globe.  

Meet the 2021 Keynote Speakers: 

Breakout Session Tracks

The TWTS Conference brings expertise and experience from a variety of presenter in 7 tracks: 

  1. Environment, Land Planning & Natural Systems
  2. Built Environments, Engineering & Waste Management
  3. Health, Wellness, Diet & Nutrition
  4. Sustainable Food Systems & Regenerative Agriculture
  5. Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Supply Chain Management
  6. Social Justice & Public Policy
  7. Arts, Humanities & Creative Expression

The full program with breakout session topics and speakers are currently be confirmed and will be updated as confirmations come in so make sure to check the program page(opens in new window) for updates!

"Earthrise"—Inspiration from Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman
Meet the Student Coordinators for TWTS XVI

 Sara Johnson and Cassidy GiorgiSara Johnson is the Communications & Marketing Coordinator for this years conference.  She can be reached at  Make sure to follow the conference on social media!

Cassidy Giogi is the Hospitality & Special Events Coordinator.  Cassidy will be helping our speakers with logistics, managing the conference program, and facilitating the poster symposium.  She can be reached at

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This conference would not be possible without the support of our many volunteers and our amazing sponsors.  Check out our many sponsorship opportunities (PDF) and donate now if you are able. 

Thank you!