2015 Sustainability Symposium

 

Friday, September 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AVAYA Auditorium, POB 2.302

6th Annual Sustainability Symposium

The President’s Sustainability Steering Committee at The University of Texas at Austin will host a full day symposium dedicated to highlighting the scholarly and practical sustainability efforts of the university community. The symposium itself is an effort to share best practices and academic findings in hopes of discovering new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin President’s Sustainability Steering Committee will host a full day symposium dedicated to highlighting the scholarly and practical sustainability efforts of the university community. The symposium itself is an effort to share best practices and academic findings in hopes of discovering new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

Up to four presentations will be selected for each of the following themes:
  • Energy Campus in an Energy State
  • Sustainability in the Liberal Arts
  • Green Tech & App Innovations
  • UT-Austin Outside of Austin: National and International Projects
  • Best of Campus: Student Initiatives, Projects, and Research

The symposium will feature approximately 20 short presentations from students, faculty, staff and practitioners. Each presentation will be no longer than 7 minutes and will be accompanied by a PowerPoint containing no more than 20 images (no text allowed) detailing how your work (or proposals for future work) are related to concepts of sustainability. Each presenter will be required to submit a brief essay about their work, which will be made available on the university’s Sustainability Portal.  Click here to read the essays or view presentations from the 2014 symposium.

We encourage collaboration in the submission of abstracts, which will be chosen by a committee based on relevancy to the topic and the unique contribution to the issues addressed. Please send an abstract of no more than one page, indicating your thematic topic, by Friday, June 5, 2015 to sustainability@austin.utexas.edu.

 

Sustainability Symposium Agenda (TBA)

Time
(approx.)
Subject/Presentation Title Presenters Affiliation
8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Coffee (food will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis)
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
President's Sustainability Steering Committee Report Dr. Patricia Clubb Vice President, University Operations
Introduction to Presenters Jim Walker Director of Sustainability
 
9:00 a.m. Session I
   
     
     
     
     
QUESTIONS - 15 MIN
10:00 a.m. Session II
   
     
     
     
     
QUESTIONS - 15 MIN
11:00 a.m. Session III
   
     
     
     
     
QUESTIONS - 15 MIN
 
12:00 p.m. Keynote Address Dr. Gregory Fenves Provost
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session
Posters will be displayed during lunch in the POB Connector Lobby and food will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis.
     
     
     
     
 
1:15 p.m. Session IV
   
     
     
     
     
QUESTIONS - 15 MIN
2:20 p.m. Session V
   
     
     
     
     
QUESTIONS - 15 MIN
3:15 p.m. Wrap Up
3:30 p.m. Adjourn