Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium - Amherst, MA June 25-26

  • 25 June 2018 To 26 June 2018
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 06:00 AM
  • Event Host : International Living Future Institute
  • Event Location : R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA, 01002, United States
Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education
Event Description

Join the International Living Future Institute at Hampshire College for the Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium—focused on inspiring, educating, and igniting action that creates a Living Future within Higher Education Institutions.

Higher education institutions have long been centers of innovation, research, and leadership, integral in shaping our society and culture. So, what better place than college and university campuses to create the most innovative and forward-thinking communities?

Campuses in Western Massachusetts – Hampshire College, Smith College, and Williams College--are on the forefront of transformation. These institutions, with others in the area, have been early adopters of the Living Building Challenge and the Living Community Challenge. The Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium will highlight these campuses and their holistic, multi-generational approach to sustainability, resiliency, health, innovation, and equity.

Attendees will explore case studies from these campuses to understand the design, development, and implementation of these living laboratories.

This symposium is for campus planners, sustainability directors, faculty, administrators, operations staff, students, and design and construction professionals.

If you are invloved in higher education in one of these industries, you should attend!

Facility Managers
Educators/Curriculum Planners
Sustainability Professionals
Campus or Urban Planners

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • International Living Future Institute
  • Agenda
    • Schedule At-a-Glance
      June 25, 2018

      3:00-5:00 PM Combined Tours: R.W. Kern Center and Hitchcock Center for the Environment tour available as a separate registration for $25 (not included in Symposium ticket)

      6:00-8:00 PM Dinner - At the Red Barn on the Hampshire College campus, featuring remarks by Jonathan Lash. Tickets available for $55 as a separate registration (not included in Symposium ticket) Click this link to see dinner menu

      June 26, 2018

      7:30-8:15 AM Continental Breakfast in the R.W. Kern Center
      8:15-9:00 AM Opening Remarks and Keynote: Amanda Sturgeon + Bill Kern
      9:00-9:15 AM Transition Time
      9:15-10:30 AM Break Out Sessions #1 – Three Tracks
      10:30-10:45 AM Transition Time
      10:45-12:00 PM Breakout Sessions #2 – Three Tracks
      12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
      1:00-2:30 PM Break Out Sessions #3 – Three Tracks
      2:30-2:45 PM Transition Time
      2:45-4:45 PM Creating Action Plans – Small Group Working Session
      4:45-6:00 PM Making Commitments + Defining Next Steps with cocktails and hors d’ouerves in the R.W. Kern Center.
  • Cost
    • $25 - $150
  • Event type
    • Conference

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