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Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference
March 2, 2020 - March 4, 2020
The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is an opportunity for collective direction and solidarity in higher education for our region. As political, social and environmental issues become more complex, WOHESC convenes and empowers stakeholders who are driving leadership and generating solutions for a more sustainable, just and equitable future. Our aim is to both enliven the role of higher education in the future of Washington and Oregon and the role students play in a future world.
Conference Theme: Root Causes and Positive Actions
WOHESC 2020 will continue to work to advance equity, diversity and inclusion through conference thematic elements, speakers and attendees. We aim to examine systemic change and operating principles through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion to generate dialogue and guide and inspire action. This year, we focus on root causes to sustainability challenges and positive actions to address them. Speakers should be prepared to share how their work intersects with diversity, equity and inclusion. If a panel or presentation does not directly address DEI concerns, panelists should be prepared to be active learners and pose to the audience questions about how they can better integrate DEI concerns in their work. Audience members should expect and press conversations around DEI.