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Annual Conference 2015

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THE sustainability event of the year for the UK tertiary education sector

We are delighted to announce that the 2015 Annual Conference will take place at the University of Leeds on 23 - 25 March 2015.

Open call for session content

We’re currently in the vital planning stages for the 19th EAUC Annual Conference and we are now putting out an open call for Conference sessions.

This year's Conference will focus on the future of sustainability in tertiary education and will encourage a holistic approach as demonstrated by our host venue the University of Leeds.

To ensure we cater fully for the ever widening interests and roles of sustainability professionals, the more specific roles (waste managers, travel managers, energy managers, academics, students etc) and those in Further Education, we're splitting the now two full-day Conference split by Stream (based on Learning in Future Environments).

In addition, each day will have a separate specialist Summit which offers focused sessions running concurrently with the main programme. Each day will have two plenaries, morning and afternoon, to bring the Conference and Summit together. Find out more about Streams and Summits

Day 1   Estates and Operations (stream)  |  Further Education Summit
Day 2   Leadership and Governance, Partnership and Engagement, Learning Teaching and Research (streams)  |  Leading Innovation Summit

We hope that this will provide more value for the more specific roles and facilitate those who can only come for one day. For those attending the whole Conference, they will receive a full spectrum of content and the ability to tailor their days based on their specific areas of interest within each stream.

Submit a proposal! 
It's now your chance to inspire others and play a real part in helping the sector advance their knowledge and skills. If your session proposal is selected by our panel, you'll receive 10% off your delegate package* plus the knowledge that you've helped others achieve excellence. Submit your proposal by 21 November.

> Download the guidance notes
> Download the session proposal form

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 eauc@assuredevents.com


* one day or standard full packages only. Not for exhibition or sponsorship packages.