Annual Conference 2015
Architects of possibility
We are delighted to announce that the 2015 Annual Conference will take place at the University of Leeds on 23 - 25 March 2015.
Leading innovation - pioneering ideas - creating next generation sustainable solutions
With a responsibility to have a positive impact on society, a whole new level of creativity, innovation and leadership becomes possible when sustainability becomes the central consideration for your university or college.
Taking inspiration and its name from the new University of Leeds Sustainability Strategy, this innovative multi-agency Conference will help you put sustainability at the core of who you are and what you do. As Leeds says sustainability “isn’t about half-promises it’s at the core of who we are and what we do. It shapes and drives everything that happens – what we teach, what we learn, what we buy, what we use, what we share, how we travel. It’s about ambition and belief in yourself”. This means working collaboratively within the university or college, with your partners and with wider society.
In partnership with the National Union of Students, the Association of Colleges, and with contribution from Harvard University School of Public Health, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Universities Partnership for Environmental Sustainability (GUPES), the EAUC hosts a next generation sustainability Conference which breaks the boundaries, introduces new voices, unites students, academics, leaders and sustainability professionals in one powerful whole sector international event.
The EAUC Annual Conference takes place on 23-25 March with two days of engaging content based on the Conference streams plus a pre-Conference workshop. This we're splitting the days by stream (based on Learning in Future Environments) as outlined below:
• 23 March - Afternoon workshop on Effective Facilitation Skills
• 24 March - Estates and Operations
• 25 March - Leadership and Governance, Partnership and Engagement, Learning Teaching and Research
In addition to the main EAUC Annual Conference programme, we're also offering bespoke Summits in partnership with the following ground breaking organisations:
• 23 March - Student Summit - NUS and EAUC in partnership
• 24 March - Further Education Sustainability Summit - EAUC and AOC in partnership
• 25 March - Transformational Leadership Summit delivering of the Core Business Integration of Sustainability (CBIS) Executive Programme.
We'll soon be able to share more about the main programme and the Summits.
Find out more about Streams and Summitshttp://www.eauc.org.uk/stream_and_summit_definitions
About our host venue
The University of Leeds takes its responsibility for social, environmental, economic and cultural impacts very seriously. It does this by integrating sustainability in student education, research, innovation and operations.
They’ve recently launched a sustainability strategy in order to achieve these aims across the institution. The strategy focuses on four themes: 'Embedding sustainability through collaboration', 'Building knowledge and capacity', 'Being a positive partner in society' and 'Making the most of resources'. With the launch of the new strategy, they're looking to ensure that the University of Leeds has an overall positive impact on the local and global community.
"Our aim is to become a University with a reputation for outstanding performance on sustainability; a University that challenges the status quo and is renowned for its open, welcoming environment.” Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor.
The campus, located next to the city centre, is a living lab for sustainability and has features such as the Sustainable Garden where students and staff can help grow and pick produce, rainwater harvesting systems for teaching and research, wildflower meadows, beehives and more. We regularly hold monthly forums on sustainability, as well as events and lectures to engage staff and students with the agenda.
The University of Leeds is proud be hosting the 2015 EAUC Conference, and look forward to welcoming colleagues across the sector to our campus to both celebrate sustainability and to inspire collaboration.
Find out more about Leeds' new sustainability strategy and more at www.leeds.ac.uk/sustainability/
View our 2014 Annual Conference snapshot video below
If you have any questions about the 2015 Conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
* one day or standard full packages only. Not for exhibition or sponsorship packages.
|2014 EAUC Annual Conference programme (11.8Mb) #5527|
|EAUC Annual Conference 2013 carbon footprint report (541Kb) #4584|