With hundreds of educational sessions to choose from, presented in many different formats, each attendee can easily create a personalized schedule. Browse our sessions types below to learn more about the ones that appeal most to you.
30-minute sessions typically include presenters from one or two institutions that share research findings, case studies and experiences on the proposed topic. The standard format is 15 to 20 minutes of presentation followed by 10 to 15 minutes of discussion and/or Q&A. They take place concurrently during the main conference (i.e., Monday and Tuesday).
60-minute sessions typically include presenters from multiple institutions and incorporate a variety of perspectives on a project, topic or initiative. The standard format is 30 to 40 minutes of presentation followed by 20 to 30 minutes of discussion and/or Q&A. These sessions take place concurrently during the main conference (i.e., Monday and Tuesday).
Networking meetings are an opportunity for regional networks and other affinity groups (e.g., engineers or community college representatives) to convene, network and discuss issues that are relevant to the group. They are interactive in nature and typically do not include a formal presentation. These 60-minute sessions will take place during the main conference.
Poster presentations provide a unique opportunity for one-on-one networking, communication and engagement.Two poster sessions will take place at AASHE 2019. The first will be held on Monday afternoon in the Expo Hall while the second will take place on Tuesday morning in the Expo Hall. Each poster presenter will be assigned to present during one session or the other.
Pre- or Post-Conference Professional Development Workshop
Professional development workshops are extended learning sessions which take place on Sunday before the conference and Wednesday after the conference. They are either half-day (3.5-hour) or full-day (7-hour) events. These workshops are not included in the full-conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) take place throughout the conference. They give participants the opportunity to see sustainability projects on local campuses, visit sustainability-related attractions in the community and learn more about the city with other conference attendees. These programs are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee. All ELOs will begin and end at the convention center and all participants must travel with the group.
Evening events give attendees an opportunity to relax, network with fellow attendees, continue conversations outside of the conference center and see a bit of the local area! These events take place in the evenings after regular conference programming has ended. They are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee. All evening events will begin at the Convention Center and all participants must travel with the group.
Student Summit Workshop
These 60-minute sessions focus on skill-building and empowering students to be more effective advocates for sustainability on their campuses and in their communities. They are interactive and designed specifically for students. These workshops are offered on Sunday before the conference as part of the Student Summit.
Student Summit Case Study
These 30-minute sessions provide current students or recent graduates an opportunity to share their projects and initiatives with other students as part of the Student Summit held on Sunday before the conference.