Expected to draw approximately 2,000 participants, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) annual conference is the largest stage in North America to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities. We invite you to join us and share your knowledge, achievements and ideas.

The AASHE Conference is unique in its scope and scale, and the broad range of sessions ensures that all students, faculty, administrators, and industry professionals that attend will have the opportunity to learn something new and make valuable networking connections. – April Nicklaus, Rutgers University

We stand at a key moment in history. As sustainability challenges intensify and the window for action grows smaller every day, the need for leadership by higher education is greater than ever. With a theme of “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge,” the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo will examine the critical role of higher education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by the world’s governments in September 2015, the 17 SDGs establish ambitious global targets to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

Explore a general overview of the AASHE Conference & Expo. Full schedule details will be released later in 2018.
Check out the conference registration rates, categories and deadlines.
Gain face-to-face access to approximately 2,000 campus sustainability decision-makers in one place!

What’s Happening at the AASHE Conference & Expo?

The 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo mobile app is now available for download. Use this app to navigate the convention center, create a personalized schedule and more.
Thank you to our scholarship sponsors Tork, an Essity Brand, and Doubletree Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel we were able to provide 15 scholarships to the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo!
Film Festival
We are proud to introduce the AASHE 2018 Film Festival. Films will highlight the wide range of approaches AASHE members are taking to advance sustainability in their communities.
Keynote Head Shots
Dr. Akpezi Ogbuigwe, the former Head of Environmental Education and Training at the United Nations Environment Programme, opens and Dr. Paul Shrivastava, the Chief Sustainability Officer and Professor at Penn State University closes this year's conference.
AASHE Sustainability Awards
Meet the 2018 AASHE Sustainability Award winners who were selected from more than 300 submissions.
Rheaply Announcement
Rheaply, the Circular Design Sponsor, is looking for attendees to participate in a 60-minute forum for higher education professionals to showcase how they use circular practices in their research.

Thank You to Our Sponsors