[SPN-Discussion] Where will you be on June 26-27?

Ira Feldman ira at greentrack.com
Tue Jun 13 12:12:49 PDT 2017

“advancing curriculum and faculty development
for sustainability in higher education”
Where will you be on
June 26-27?

See full agenda below

Register now: www.curriculumforsustainability.org <http://curriculumforsustainability.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5defa2f49cf6dbf9856fb5b31&id=e5bc2b1949&e=36cbf5b484>

Venue: Penn State Philadelphia Center
675 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The SCC Faculty Conference focuses on Pedagogy, Content & Leadership for sustainability in higher education (ESD) with a mix of panels, workshops, roundtables and facilitated dialogue and an emphasis on peer-to-peer exchange.

Draft Agenda as of June 13*
Sunday, June 25

Optional pre- conference activities

Guided tour of the Friends Center Green Building (certified platinum): http://www.friendscentercorp.org/?page_id=19 <http://www.friendscentercorp.org/?page_id=19>

Informal welcoming reception at FARMiCiA, a restaurant serving locally grown, sustainable eats straight from the farm and creative drinks at 15 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (http://farmiciarestaurant.com <http://farmiciarestaurant.com/>)

Monday, June 26

Continental breakfast


– Tom Richard, Interim Director, Penn State Sustainability Institute

Welcome to Philadelphia

– Sarah Wu, Deputy Sustainability Director, City of Philadelphia

SCC Faculty Survey Results

– Peter Soyka, Soyka & Co.

Morning concurrent workshop sessions

Session A:
“Sorting ESD Pedagogy and Content for the 100, 300 and 500 level courses

– Lacy Cagle, NWEI
– Jason Kliwinski, NJIT & Rowan
– William Hong, SUNY-New Paltz

Session B:
“Experiential, Real world and Community-based Approaches to ESD”

– Michele Halsell, Penn State
– Krista Hiser, University of Hawaii
– Shaunna Barnhart, Bucknell (invited)

Late Morning concurrent sessions

Session C:
Case studies from AASHE “Sustainability Across the Curriculum” Centers

– Julian Dautremont-Smith, AASHE
– Ashwani Vasishth, Ramapo College of New Jersey
– Lindsey Lyons, Dickinson College

Session D:
Change Management for Sustainability in Higher Education

-Becki Hack, Green Whys
-Lacy Cagle, NWEI

Lunch roundtable discussion:

“Sustainability – The View from Outside the Academy”

– Scott Nadler, Nadler Strategies and US Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD)
– Steve Levitsky, Perdue Farms
– George Wyeth, GW Law School, formerly US EPA 

Afternoon concurrent sessions

Session E:
Sustainability Core Topics
“What do we need to know about systems thinking, life cycle approaches and engaging with stakeholders?”

– Krista Hiser, University of Hawaii
– Ted Alter, Penn State
– Erik Assadourian, Worldwatch

Session F:
“The Energy Dimension of Sustainability”

– Tom Richard, Penn State
– Jeffrey Brownson, Penn State
– Ron Celantano, Celantano Energy Services

Late afternoon concurrent sessions

Session G:
“Activism in the Academy”

–Nancy Manring, Ohio University
–Peter Buckland, Penn State

Session H:
Sustainability Emerging Trends: “What do we need to know about citizen science, socio-ecologic systems, climate resilience and the Circular Economy?”

– Rebecca Jordan, Rutgers
– Tom Gloria, Harvard
– Ira Feldman, greentrack

Drinks, Demos and Book signings 

— Bookseller onsite: Penn Bookstore (all publishers, including Michael E. Mann titles for Tuesday signing)
— Bill Godfrey, Environic Foundation International (EFI): “Sustainable Societies” (curriculum demo)
— Erik Assadourian, Worldwatch: State of the World (book signing)
— Peter Soyka, Soyka & Co.:  Creating a Sustainable Organization: Approaches for Enhancing Corporate Value Through Sustainability (book signing)
— Lacy Cagle, Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) publications
— Kimo Goree or Lynn Wagner, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD): Earth Negotiations Bulletin publications
— Daniel Lerch, Post Carbon Institute: PCI publications
— others TBA
Monday Evening Town Hall
This optional session will be a facilitated dialogue among attendees on the challenges of teaching sustainability in a polarized political environment.  Following invited opening remarks from Peter Buckland (Penn State) and Matt Polsky (Erasmus), a candid peer-to-peer exchange will offer perspectives, guidance and hope.
Tuesday, June 27

Continental breakfast

Welcome and recap

Keynote plus Q&A

Keynote Speaker: Michael E. Mann, Penn State

Morning Plenary 

International perspectives (live via satellite) 

— Simon Kemp, Southampton (UK)
— Liam Phelan, Newcastle (Australia)
— Hilligje van ‘t Land, International Association of Universities (IAU)

Working sessions with box lunch — split into interest groups:
“Sustainability as Community” – Michele Halsell
“Sustainability as Business” – Peter Soyka
“Sustainability as Policy” – Ira Feldman
“Sustainability as Change Management” – Becki Hack
Afternoon interactive sessions

Session G — The 2030 Agenda: SDGs/Paris/Sendai

— Ira Feldman, moderator
— Kimo Goree or Lynn Wagner, IISD
— Debbra Johnson, DAKJ, LLC

Session H — “Resilience and sustainability”

— Daniel Lerch, Post Carbon Institute
— Laird Christensen, Green Mountain College (invited)
Closing plenary — a facilitated dialogue for all attendees

— Adam Saslow, Liquid Studios
Sorting through the sustainability lexicon 
Forward-looking topics
Challenges, barriers, needs 
Conference close

Tuesday Evening: SCC Advisory Council Dinner (invitation only)

Wednesday, June 28

Optional post-conference activity

Guided tour of the “Big Green Block” in Kensington 
http://phl-water.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=2a80de84f87f49569424a0c59fcac111# <http://curriculumforsustainability.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5defa2f49cf6dbf9856fb5b31&id=94a67a4597&e=36cbf5b484>
* Agenda subject to change
Please direct all inquiries to the conference co-organizers:

Peter Buckland, Penn State <pdb118 at psu.edu <mailto:pdb118 at psu.edu>> and
Ira Feldman, SCC <ira at curriculumforsustainability.org <mailto:ira at curriculumforsustainability.org>>

Conference webpage:
http://curriculumforsustainability.org/scc-faculty-conference-2017-agenda/ <http://curriculumforsustainability.org/scc-faculty-conference-2017-agenda/>

Ira Feldman
founder & managing director
Sustainability Curriculum Consortium
ira at curriculumforsustainability.org <mailto:ira at curriculumforsustainability.org>
www.curriculumforsustainability.org <http://www.curriculumforsustainability.org/>

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