The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is accepting submissions of abstracts for AASHE 2010: Campus Initiatives to Catalyze a Just and Sustainable World, which will be held in Denver, CO.
Call for Presentations: Sustainability Virtual Summits on Information and Communications Technology Issues
Proposals are invited for virtual presentations at the Sustainability Virtual Summits scheduled for March, September and November of 2010. The three summits will focus on sustainability issues pertaining to the Information and Communications Technology, Smart Business Operations and Smart Infrastructure sectors respectively. Presentation proposals may include new ideas, technologies, strategies, practical outcomes, research and case studies in line with conference themes. All three events are global in scope and participation as an attendee is free of charge. They will feature virtual exhibitions, conferences and keynote speeches in order to save travel time and eliminate associated greenhouse gas emissions.
West Coast Green is accepting applications for speakers of their 2010 conference. They have 150 faculty positions available. Most of the 2010 speakers will be of either a “master speaker” level or play a facilitator role. Facilitators design, develop and host intimate roundtable discussions amongst industry thought leaders and infuse their knowledge and skill in this process.
Culture and Local Governance / Culture et Gouvernance Locale is now accepting manuscript submissions for its ‘Culture and Sustainable Communities’ special issue to be published in September 2010. Papers are invited across a broad range of theory and practice of cultural sustainability planning within the municipal context. Potential themes include, but are not limited to, case studies of municipalities that incorporate culture within sustainability planning, new strategic approaches and frameworks of incorporating culture within sustainability initiatives, theoretical examinations and adaptation of cultural considerations within the sustainability paradigm, and the interplay between diversity and sustainability in municipal cultural plans. Culture and Local Governance is a peer-reviewed open access online journal publishing original work, both theoretical and empirical, on the relation between culture and local governance. This special issue takes as a foundational understanding that culture is by nature diverse and evolving, and intercultural realities and relationships must be incorporated as integral to any understanding of culture and sustainability in contemporary cities and communities. These varied, distributed efforts reflect a quickly emerging field of inquiry and practice, which this special issue hopes to reflect.
The Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) is a fellowship who cares deeply about ethical issues facing higher education and the wider society. The annual SVHE meeting, with a theme of Making Choices: Sustainability in a World of Conflicting Values, will be held at Portland State University from July 21-25, 2010. Scientists, scholars and educators are invited to present papers that address sustainability from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Proposals are due by April 1, 2010.
Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 2010 Lean and Green Summit that will be held July 12 – 13, 2010 in Savannah, GA. Proposals are invited in the areas of Governance and Management, Operations and Facilities, Design and Process Innovation, Human Resources and Corporate Culture, Marketing and Communications, and Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement. The Summit aims to bring together the passions and knowledge of advocates of operational excellence who see the implications lean principles have in sustainability, as well as environmental advocates who wish to move industry toward sustainability and want to learn how lean operations can contribute to that goal. Senior level executives in diverse industries who have first-hand experience with instituting lean and green processes should consider presenting at this Summit. They will make 30 minute presentations about real life case studies of implementing lean and green principles in one of the six areas listed above. Each presentation will be followed by interactive discussion and Q&A session in order to expand the information flow and idea generation in the group.
The 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, which will be held from May 4-6, 2010, at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., is a conference that focuses on the implementation of the green economy and building a revitalized, green economy that creates good jobs, reduces global warming and preserves America’s economic and environmental security. To develop the program for the 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, they are calling for proposals for workshops and panels.
This conference will investigate the history of urban futures across many time periods in several Metropolitan areas and countries. The Program Committee is seeking submissions for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on all aspects on urban, suburban, and metropolitan history. The Committee is requesting sessions on the host city, Las Vegas, focusing on its history of rapid, expansive growth.
The Milgard School of Business Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility is now accepting research papers for the July 15 – 16, 2010 Academic Conference on Social Responsibility. The conference will allow scholars from multiple disciplines focusing on different aspects of social responsibility to showcase the most current research within the disciplines and allow participants to identify points of intersection across disciplines.