North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), 16th Research Symposium and 48th Annual Conference October 15-19, Lexington, Kentucky

  • 15 October 2019 To 19 October 2019
  • Event Location : Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
NAAEE 16th Research Synopsis and 48th Annual Conference
Event Description

NAAEE’s 16th Research Symposium and 48th Annual Conference will convene over 1,000 formal and nonformal environmental education professionals under the theme of “Educating for a Just and Sustainable Future.” Keynotes, concurrent sessions, special events, and more highlight proven practices, push the leading edge of the profession, and advance equity and inclusion in the field. Topics include educating about sustainable communities, connecting with nature, conservation, and green schools. There are also networking and skill-building opportunities targeted for nonprofit organizations, authors, higher education faculty, and young professionals. The Research Symposium brings together established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners to discuss in-progress research, focusing on the processes and impacts of EE research, and to develop and expand their research skills.

Keynote speakers include John Flicker, president of Prescott College and former president of the National Audubon Society, and Mona Chalabi, an incisive data journalist for The Guardian. Friday Flash Talks feature sustainability thought leaders at the helm of both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The conference closes with an inspiring panel selected from NAAEE’s 30 Under 30 awardees from around the world.

  • Agenda
    • Monday, October 14
      Research Symposium Field Session*
      Research Networking Dinner*

      Tuesday, October 15
      Research Symposium*

      Wednesday, October 16
      Research Symposium continues
      Conference workshops* (full day and half day)
      Conference field trips*
      Opening reception, including Share Fair, Authors' Corner, and Exhibit Fair (starts at 5:00 PM)
      Conference opening
      Keynote speaker: John Flicker

      Thursday, October 17
      Concurrent and plenary sessions
      Young Professionals Clinic
      Evaluation Clinic
      Keynote speaker: Mona Chalabi
      Exhibit Fair
      Exhibit Fair luncheon, including Affiliates Welcome, Silent Auction
      Poster Session (during luncheon)
      HHMI Movie Night: Our Gorongosa
      Bourbon & Brew*
      Free night: Enjoy Lexington!

      Friday, October 18
      Concurrent and plenary sessions
      Exhibit Fair
      EE Flash Talks moderated by Anupama Joshi
      eePRO Groups Brown Bag Lunch
      Kentucky Bourbon & Blues: Annual Celebration and Live Auction

      Saturday, October 19
      Concurrent sessions
      Awards luncheon
      Closing Panel: 30 Under 30 Youth Panel
      The conference ends at 2:30 PM on Saturday.
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Keynotes:
      Synopsis . . .
      Oren Pizmony-Levy, Associate Professor in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University
      Nicole Ardoin, PhD, inaugural Emmett Family Faculty Scholar in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences and the Sykes Family Director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
      Carolyn Finney, PhD, is a storyteller, author and a cultural geographer

      John Flicker, the President of Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona
      Mona Chalabi, journalist, Data Editor of The Guardian
  • Sponsors
    • California Water Service, Columbia, Gray Family Foundation, US Environmental Protection Agency, MEET Puerto Rico, hhmi BioInteractive, National Environmental Education Foundation, National Park Foundation, Pisces Foundation, Prescott College, US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, UL
  • Cost
    • Synopsis:

      Early Bird Rate (by August 23)
      Member: $260
      Nonmember: $310
      Student/Retired: 30% discount*
      Advanced Rate (by September 30)
      Member: $285
      Nonmember: $335
      Student/Retired: 30% discount*
      Late Rate (after September 30)
      Member: $310
      Nonmember: $360
      Student/Retired: 30% discount*

      Optional Additions:

      Research Workshop (Monday, October 14, 2:00 PM–5:00 PM): $35
      Research Networking Dinner (Monday, October 4, 7:00–9:30 PM): $32

      Annual Conference (1–3 days)
      Wednesday 5:00 PM, October 16–Saturday 2:30 PM, October 19, 2019
      Early Bird Rate (by August 23)

      Member: $450
      Nonmember: $585
      Student/Retired: 30% discount*
      Advanced Rate (by September 30)

      Member: $500
      Nonmember: $650
      Student/Retired: 30% discount*
      Late Rate (after September 30)

      Member: $525
      Nonmember: $675
      Student/Retired: 30% discount*

      Conference: Thursday (single day), October 17, 2019
      Member: $200 / $225 (by Sept. 30)
      Nonmember: $240 / $265 (by Sept. 30)
      Student/Retired: 30% discount*
  • Event type
    • Conference

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