In addition to our standard topical tracks, AASHE is piloting a new approach to program design called curated tracks for AASHE 2019. In this model, groups with expertise in a particular subject work with AASHE to select relevant sessions and design a cohesive program focused on that subject. We hope this alternative approach to program design will foster programmatic innovation and generate the kind of focused and higher-level content that attendees are seeking.
This year, we will be featuring two curated tracks, as described below. We aren’t able to accept additional curated tracks for AASHE 2019, but we are hoping to feature more in subsequent years. Please contact email@example.com if you are potentially interested in curating a track.
Campus as Living Lab Track
The networking and educational sessions provided through the Campus as a Living Lab (CAL) Track will help participants to learn more about how to support applied learning and research opportunities that improve sustainability outcomes for campus and/or the community. All sessions in this track will take place in 401A.
Organizing Team: Caroline Savage (Princeton University), Rachelle Haddock (University of Calgary), Elke Schreiner (California State University), Emily Quinton (Portland State University) and Meghan Hoskins (Pennsylvania State University).
Communications play an increasingly important role in advancing higher education sustainability. Yet many sustainability professionals must balance other responsibilities alongside communications tasks, leaving them little time to develop coherent strategies, pursue creative projects, or dive into analytics. Meanwhile, dedicated communications staff have much to offer each other in terms of comparing best practices and sharing insight into specialized topics. The Communications Track will cover a range of subjects designed to serve both new and experienced sustainability communicators. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and refine their own communications strategies as well as build their professional networks. All sessions in this track will take place in 401B and 401C.
Organizing Team: Lisa Nicolaison (Princeton University), Nathan Jandl (University of Wisconsin–Madison) and Pamela Gramlich (Colgate University)