The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Conference & Expo will be 45 minutes outside the nation’s capital in Baltimore, Maryland from Oct. 9 – 12, 2016.

Throughout the years, the campus sustainability movement has evolved into a powerful community working to make a lasting difference. AASHE 2015 was one of the most attended conferences seeing more than 2,300 sustainability professionals gathered to transform sustainability education.”Baltimore is the perfect place for the next AASHE conference. Attendees will discover exactly why they call Baltimore “Charm City” as it is the home to restaurants boasting local food, public transportation options and many institutions nearby that are working to advance sustainability,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “We are confident that attendees will be inspired by the sustainability initiatives within this community.”

In 2016, attendees will explore Beyond the Campus, this year’s conference theme. Higher education institutions have been modeling sustainability solutions on their campuses for many years. With a theme of Beyond the Campus, AASHE 2016 focuses on a crucial next step: the dissemination and implementation of these solutions in surrounding communities and the world. Meeting the sustainability challenge requires collaboration across sectors and with stakeholders outside of academia.

Attendees can expect more than 400 sessions, thought provoking keynotes, an expo with more than 90 exhibitors and networking events to help make connections with like-minded professionals.

About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.