Sunday June 1, 2014

International Sustainable Campus Network 2014 Conference

Pushing boundaries for a global impact
Leveraging collective action for global impact is the theme for the International Sustainable Campus Framework (ISCN) 2014 Conference on June 1-4. In partnership with Harvard University and the Massachusetss Institute of Technology (MIT), the ISCN organizes its event in Cambridge, one of the most famous innovation hubs in the United States.

Using the expertise from Harvard University and the MIT, and their renowned faculty, academic centers and leading campus sustainability offices, the four day program offers participants chances to explore today's emerging material issues and strategies related to:

  • Innovation: Pushing boundaries to generate new ideas
  • Collaboration: Leveraging collective action
  • Scalability: Impacting globally
  • Metrics: Measuring outcomes 

The schedule for the ISCN 2014 Conference in Cambrigde, U.S. includes: 

June 1, 2014 - Pre-Conference Workshop: Before the actual Conference, MIT organizes a pre-workshop for exploring the definition and context of how a 'next generation' office of sustainability could look like. Together with sustainability practioners, the workshop will deepen out emerging material issues and will provide guidance for developing new professional skills and sharpening the existing ones. 

June 2-4, 2014 - The Main Conference: Related to the earlier mentioned topics, participants will explore these in depth, and will join Working Group sessions to discuss and develop innovative solutions for tackling the material issues.  

June 4, 2014 - The ISCN Members Only Summit: To strengthen relationships, ISCN organizes an extra program day for its members. During this event members will discuss on how the ISCN can push the global sustainable campus agenda. 

The conference will be open for members and non-members. If you are interested for signing up as a non-member, please join the registration waiting list by e-mailing to: sustainability@harvard.edu. Members are able to register online by filling in the registration form. 

About the International Sustainable Campus Network

 

The ISCN is a global forum for leading universities, colleges, and corporate campuses to exchange information, ideas, thoughts, experiences, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. The ISCN's purpose is to provide a platform where colleges and universities can focus on shaping the world of tomorrow. ISCN was founded in 2007 and held its previous conferences in Zurich, Lausanne, Shanghai, Gothenborg, Eugene and Singapore. For 2014 the event will take place in Cambridge, U.S. 

The leadership of ISCN is warranted by several parties. Its strategic development, for instance, is guided by a Steering Committee, which includes representatives from five schools: EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, and the University of Hong Kong. The network's Secretariat is responsible for managing ISCN. 

 

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