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.

Check out the conference registration rates, categories and deadlines.
Explore a general overview of the AASHE Conference & Expo. Full schedule details will be released later in 2018.
ASHE contracts for hotel rooms to ensure that you are provided with quality, convenient and affordable hotel accommodations.
Gain face-to-face access to approximately 2,000 campus sustainability decision-makers in one place!

What’s Happening at the AASHE Conference & Expo?

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!
Advanced Track
AASHE is pleased to offer an advanced, half-day session on Oct. 3 to explore the world of advancement and focuses on how sustainability staff can form mutually beneficial relationships with offices of advancement and alumni relations.
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.
Garrett Blad
Climate advocate, organizer and community-builder Garrett Blad, SustainUS Executive Coordinator, will bring his experience and expertise to this all-day event.
This year we will not be extending online registration deadlines, so please register early!

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