This is a developing schedule and is subject to change.

  • Day One, Sun. Oct. 27

    Time Agenda
    9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Experiential Learning Opportunities ($) (Offsite)
    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Opening Program & Keynote
    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Expo Hall Opening & Reception
    Networking Lunch – “Topical Tables” or Focus Areas

  • Day Two, Mon. Oct. 28

    Time Agenda
    7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
    9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Networking Meetings
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Expo Hall
    12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Exhibitors
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keynote
    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Meetings
    6:00 p.m. Sponsored Receptions (Offsite)

  • Day Three, Tues. Oct. 29

    Time Agenda
    7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration Open
    8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. AASHE Members Meeting
    9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Learning Labs
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Expo Hall
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Exhibitors
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Keynote
    Networking Lunch – “Topical Tables” or Focus Areas

  • Session Types
    Educational content at the conference will be organized into the following session types:

    Field Reports (45 minutes)Field reports provide a great way to spotlight innovative and high-impact approaches for advancing sustainability based on the real-world experiences of higher education sustainability leaders.

    Learning Labs (2 hours)Learning labs provide in-depth learning experiences focused on advancing sustainability-related competencies or skills. They allow deeper dives into specific topics than provided in a field report and should include significant opportunities for audience interaction.

    Networking Meetings (45 minutes)Networking meetings allow regional networks and other affinity groups (e.g., zero waste managers or community college representatives) to convene, network, and discuss issues relevant to the group. They are interactive and, besides a brief introduction to start the conversation, should not include a formal presentation.

  • Topic Areas
    Topic areas describe the focus of your proposal and help participants find programs that are relevant to their interests. They generally align with the subcategories of the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) version 3.0. You will be required to select one primary topic area that best characterizes the focus of your proposal.

    • Curriculum (e.g., academic programs in sustainability; sustainability across the curriculum efforts; sustainability literacy assessment; pedagogy for sustainability; and teaching/assessing sustainability competencies)
    • Research (e.g., sustainability research institutes; incentives for sustainability research; research partnerships; and responsible research and innovation)
    • Campus Engagement (e.g., communications and social media; co-curricular programs; student organizations; staff engagement and training; and sustainability culture assessment)
    • Public Engagement (e.g., civic engagement and community service; advocacy; community partnerships; and inter-campus collaboration)
    • Buildings & Grounds (e.g., building design and construction; building operations and maintenance; water use; ecologically managed grounds; and campus biodiversity) 
    • Energy & Climate (e.g., campus decarbonization; renewable energy; energy efficiency; greenhouse gas emissions inventories; and carbon offsets)
    • Food & Dining (e.g., plant-based dining; sustainable food; and food recovery)
    • Procurement & Waste (e.g., supply chain sustainability; zero waste programs; reuse; ecolabels; and recycling)
    • Transportation (e.g., electric vehicles; air travel; commuting; bike programs; alternative fuels; and fleet management)
    • Coordination & Planning (e.g., change leadership; sustainability plans; sustainability staff and offices; and assessment and reporting)
    • Investment (e.g., investor engagement; divestment; and sustainability funds)
    • Social Equity (e.g., racial equity and social justice; diversity and inclusion; and affordability)
    • Wellbeing & Work (e.g., employee compensation; worker safety; mental health; avoiding burnout; eco-anxiety; and wellness programs)

At AASHE, our commitment to delivering a cohesive and enriching conference experience is paramount. In alignment with this objective, we do not endorse or accommodate external programs that compete with our official conference schedule. This approach ensures that attendees can fully engage with our curated sessions and activities, fostering a unified and comprehensive learning environment. We appreciate your understanding and support as we prioritize the integrity and value of the conference for all participants.