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The Student Summit is a platform for student sustainability leaders to network with hundreds of other like-minded students from around the globe. Attendees will learn about career pathways in sustainability and strategies to make change on their campuses and in their communities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with professional organizations and activist networks that can amplify their efforts and provide ongoing support. Students do not want to miss this student-focused, all day event. Participation in this event is included with full conference registration for students, only.

At the Student Summit, you will be able to:

  • participate in innovative workshops with organizations working across the world to advance sustainability
  • share ideas and strategize with peers
  • get ideas for your campus from successful student initiatives worldwide
  • be inspired by speakers who champion sustainability efforts on your campus and beyond

I find the energy of the Student Summit very positive and inspiring. I love hearing how fellow students are dealing with challenges and successes at their university. – Kyia Hill, Weber State University


Varshini Prakash, Student Summit Keynote Speaker


Varshini Prakash Student Summit SpeakerVarshini Prakash, executive director and co-founder of Sunrise Movement, will be the Student Summit keynote speaker. As an undergrad at the University of Massachusetts, Prakash took on the fossil fuel industry by pushing her university to stop investing in coal, oil, and gas. She led the campaign to victory after a 2-week long escalation involving thousands of students, alumni, and faculty. Last fall she helped lead a mass demonstration for the Green New Deal that went viral. Varshini’s work has been featured in The New York Times, the New Yorker, TeenVogue, BBC, The Washington Post and more.


Student Summit Schedule

Student Summit Opening with Varshini Prakash 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Workshops 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Case Study Presentations 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m.
Workshops 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Case Study Presentations 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Workshops 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student Summit Partners

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