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.

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.

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Explore a general overview of the AASHE Conference & Expo. Full schedule details will be released later in 2018.
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Gain face-to-face access to approximately 2,000 campus sustainability decision-makers in one place!
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What’s Happening at the AASHE Conference & Expo?

LIfetime Achievement Award
This award honors outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of sustainability in higher education over their lifetimes.
The 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed ``Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge.`` will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Oct. 2 - 5, 2018.
Sustainability Award Winner
The AASHE awards program has recognized more than 90 institutions and individuals. In 2017, ten winners were recognized from 230 submissions.

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