The AASHE annual conference is one of our most powerful tools for empowering higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. With more than 2,000 participants, AASHE conferences are the largest stage in North America for higher education sustainability thought leadership. Attendees from around the world share innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability in higher education. With trailblazing keynote speakers, workshops, sustainability tours, student summits, awards and networking opportunities, AASHE conferences represent and inform the full spectrum of current sustainability challenges and best practices in higher education each year.
AASHE conferences have taken place across the nation in Los Angeles, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Denver, Colorado; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the years AASHE has brought top national and international sustainability speakers including 350.org founder and author Bill McKibben, Climate Reality Project President/CEO Maggie Fox, urban revitalization strategist and public radio host Majorta Carter, and EARTH University President Dr. Jose Zaglul.
Join us this year in Nashville, Tennessee!
Meet phenomenal people and transform your role in higher education at the largest higher education sustainability conference in North America. Be surprised and inspired by different ways of thinking. Leave with tools and strategies to move the higher education sustainability movement forward.
From the exploratory phase of sustainability to curriculum transformation, social justice, climate action and behavior change (just to name a few!), AASHE 2013: Resiliency & Adaptation will represent and inform the full spectrum of sustainability challenges and best practices in higher education today.
Along with a program chock-full of workshops, networking opportunities, dine-arounds and sustainability tours, AASHE 2013 is a great excuse to explore Nashville. Named one of the top five places to visit in 2013 by Conde Nast Traveler, Nashville is full of incredible live music, food and green ways to explore including a brand new bike share program.
Befitting of this year's conference theme, Nashville is also part of the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement, has a comprehensive strategy to ensure consistent access to an affordable, sustainable and nutritious food system, and features a new residential energy efficiency program that provides free in-home energy evaluations and other financial incentives to Nashville homeowners.
JOIN NORTH AMERICA'S LARGEST CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE!
AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is pleased to announce our 6th annual conference, taking place October 6-9, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees who will share their experiences, knowledge, passion, and commitment to promoting sustainability on campuses and within communities.
AASHE 2013 offers an exciting and unique opportunity to reach out to higher education decision-makers across North America and demonstrate to colleges and universities how your products or services can lead the way to a sustainable future.
AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the business that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives.
AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations.