Call for Proposals Opens with Theme: Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy

January 3, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is pleased to announce that its 2019 Conference & Expo will be held October 27 – 30, 2019 in Spokane, Washington.

Expected to draw approximately 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest stage in North America to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities.

With a theme of Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy, AASHE 2019 is tackling the root cause for the continued rise in carbon emissions: our dysfunctional economic system. The conference seeks to showcase and strengthen higher education’s contributions to the movement for a sustainable economy, which we see as inclusive of the exciting work happening under a variety of other names such as the solidarity economy, wellbeing economy, circular economy, post-growth economy, regenerative economy and restorative economy.

Sustainability leaders can submit proposals to share their knowledge, achievements and ideas on sustainability in higher education. These proposals will shape the conference schedule, and provide an opportunity for presenters to share their successes and lessons learned and advance the higher education sustainability movement. Proposals will be accepted through March 8.

A New Year’s Sale is running through January 31, during which time regular full conference attendees can register for the at a discount.


About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)  AASHE empowers higher education 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.