Annual Symposium for Sustainability Leaders

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 This Event is now over, but save the date for the 5th annual symposium Oct. 23-24, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.  Details forthcoming.

4th ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM:  

Oct 24-45 at George Fox University

followed by the AASHE Conference Oct. 26-29 in Portland, OR.

SYMPOSIUM CO-HOST 2014: 

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This one-of-a-kind gathering brings together sustainability leaders from across the country to advance the integration of faith and sustainability within the context of Christian higher education.  The symposium aims to enhance the work of creation care leaders through professional networking, educational training, and strategic collaboration around Christian sustainability issues.

The symposium will take place October 24 – 25, 2014 just prior to the national Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference held Oct 26 – 29 in nearby Portland.  Many symposium participants attend both events.  Keeping the symposium affordable is a high priority for ACSP, and registration is FREE for current ACSP members (with annual member dues at just $50 for an individual membership).  Click here to become an ACSP Member and to become eligible for free symposium registration.

This year we have a special keynote address by three George Fox faculty members, Randy Woodley (theologian), Lisa McMinn (sociologist), and Corey Beal (philosopher), speaking on the topic Learning from the Land:  What Our Experiences With The Land Have Taught Us About Creation Care.  On Saturday morning symposium attendees will have an opportunity to make short Pecha Kucha style presentations about putting Christian sustainability into practice (Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for just 20 seconds each—thus forcing the presenter to keep it concise).  See more info below about how to submit a Petcha Kucha proposal.

DATE & TIMES: 
Oct. 24, (2-:30 PM-8:30 PM) & Oct. 25 (8:00 AM-6:00 PM), 2014

LOCATION: 

George Fox University, 414 N Meridian St, Newberg, OR 97132

ACCOMODATION:

Housing for the symposium will be at the Shiloh Inn in Newberg, located a short walk from George Fox’s campus.  The cost will be $74 a night.  To book a room using our special rate, please call 503-537-0303 and tell them you are with ACSP (Association for Christian Sustainability Professionals).  We currently have 12 rooms reserved, but must release them on September 24 to avoid being charged for unused rooms.  The symposium will take place during George Fox’s parents weekend, so all rooms will eventually be booked up.  If you plan to come, be sure to reserve your spot now!

CONTENT & SCHEDULE

Friday, October 24

2:30 p.m. – Registration

3:00 p.m. – Welcome and introductions

3:45 p.m. – Campus tour

5:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Keynote address: Learning from the Land:  What Our Experiences With The Land Have Taught Us About Creation Care by Dr. Randy Woodley, Dr. Corey Beals, and Dr. Lisa McMinn.

 Saturday, October 25

8:00 a.m. – Morning devotion

8:15 – ACSP overview

9:00 – Christian sustainability consulting

9:30 – Dialogue: Sustainability in Christian higher education

10:15 – Break

10:30 – Christian sustainability in practice (Pecha Kucha style – see below)*

11:30 – Creation Care Covenant

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:15 – Sustainability in the curriculum

2:15 – Break-out session 1: Special topics of interest, e.g., sustainable energy, food systems, research, leadership.

3:15 – Break

3:30 – Break-out session 2: Special topics of interest, e.g., sustainable energy, food systems, research, leadership.

4:30 – Reporting back to group and symposium summaries

5:00 – Business meeting

6:00 – Dinner & social time

* On Saturday morning symposium attendees will have an opportunity to make short Pecha Kucha style presentations about putting Christian sustainability into practice.  Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for just 20 seconds each—thus forcing the presenter to keep it concise.  Attendees interested in presenting should submit an email to Chris Elisara (chris@creationcsp.org) with their presentation topic and 1-2 sentences describing what they will talk about.

REGISTRATION: 

This Event is now over, but save the date for the 5th annual symposium Oct. 23-24, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.  Details forthcoming.