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Oct 2017
Oct 2017


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 900 East Market Street San Antonio , Texas 78205
Tel: (210) 207-8500
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AASHE 2017 Conference & Expo - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education






Event Overview:

AASHE is pleased to announce our tenth annual conference, taking place October 15–18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees who will share their experiences, knowledge, passion and commitment to advancing campus sustainability. AASHE offers an exciting and unique opportunity for your business to reach out to higher education decision makers and demonstrate to colleges and universities how your products or services can lead the way to a sustainable future.

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit at AASHE?

Gain face-to-face access to more than 2,300 campus sustainability decision-makers in one place! The AASHE Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of campus change-agents leading the global sustainability movement. Take advantage of the many exhibit and sponsorship opportunities available to maximize your exposure at this unique event.

Attend sessions and learn about the latest developments in higher education sustainability. Contribute opportunities and solutions from your business.

We encourage exhibitors and sponsors to make submissions to the Call for Proposals to present at the conference. Please contact your campus partners and submit joint proposals that highlight higher education solutions.

The exhibit hall is the place to build business relationships with new and existing customers. Besides ample networking time throughout the program, AASHE holds coffee breaks, breakfasts, lunches and an Opening Networking Reception in the expo hall to maximize the opportunity to directly connect with attendees.

About AASHE:

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a membership association of colleges & universities, businesses and nonprofits that are leading the sustainability transformation.


Oct 15   
Attendee Registration 7:30 a.m. -  6:30 p.m.
Student Summit 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. 
Pre-Conference Workshops 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony with Keynote   4:45 p.m. -  6:00 p.m. 
Expo Hall Grand Opening & Welcome Reception 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.
Oct 16   
Attendee Registration 7:30 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.
Session A 8:30 a.m. -  9:00 a.m.
Session B 9:15 a.m. -  10:15 a.m. 
AASHE Expo 10:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Session C 10:45 a.m. -  11:15 a.m.
Session D 11:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.
Lunch n' Learn with Exhibitors (lunch served from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.) 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Poster Session in Expo Hall 3:00 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Networking Meetings 4:45 p.m. -  5:45 p.m. 
Evening Events & Tours 6:30 p.m. -  10:00 p.m.
Special Movie Screening 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Oct 17   
Attendee Registration 7:30 a.m. -  3:30 p.m.
Session E 8:30 a.m. -  9:00 a.m.
Session F 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
AASHE Expo 10:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.
Lunch n' Learn with Exhibitors 12:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.
Networking Meetings 12:45 p.m. -  1:45 p.m
Session G 2:00 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.
Session H 2:45 p.m. -  3:45 p.m.
Closing Ceremony & Keynote  4:00 p.m. -  5:15 p.m.


Oct 18   
Attendee Registration 7:00 a.m. -  9:00 a.m.
Post-Conference Workshops & Tours 8:30 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

Keynote Speakers

Katharine Hayhoe

Climate Scientist

Katharine Hayhoe, this year's opening keynote speaker, is an accomplished atmospheric scientist with over 120 peer-reviewed publications focusing on what climate change means for people and the environment. A professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, she has been widely recognized for her work in communicating about climate.

Katherine has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People and the Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers, as well as one of POLITICO’s 50 thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics. Katharine has also received the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award, the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, and the Sierra Club’s Distinguished Service award. She currently serves as lead author for the upcoming Fourth National Climate Assessment and produces her new PBS Digital Studios short series, Global Weirding: Climate, Politics and Religion.

Heather Hackman

Heather Hackman is the founder of Hackman Consulting Group. She regularly consults on issues of deep diversity, equity and social justice with an emphasis on racism and whiteness; gender oppression; heterosexism and homophobia; classism; and climate justice. She has published and taught on topics such as social justice education theory and practice; heterosexism and homophobia in the US; sexism and gender liberation; and whiteness and climate change. Dr. Hackman is currently working on a book examining embodied racial justice and has published on the connections between racial issues and climate change.

Prior to consulting, Dr. Hackman was an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education at St. Cloud State University. She has served on the boards of the National Association for Multicultural Education and is currently an Advisory Board member for the White Privilege Conference. She received her doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2000.

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