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We’re excited to announce that Contest founder Anna Lappé is delivering a keynote at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference & Expo in Portland, OR on October 26 – 29. Themed Innovation for Sustainable Economies & Communities, the Conference will also feature a keynote from Greenpeace USA Executive Director and “Story of Stuff” creator Annie Leonard. With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America. In one of the most innovative sustainable cities in North America, attendees from around the world will come together at AASHE 2014 to network and share new innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability on their campus and surrounding communities.

Check out the full schedule for the Conference & Expo

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Student Summit

The energy of AASHE Student Summits is infectious and a highlight of the conferences. These summits bring together hundreds of students from around the world to share ideas, ask questions, challenge each other and be inspired by sustainability champions like co-founder Bill McKibben (2011 Student Summit keynote speaker), Solar Mosaic founder Billy Parish (2012 Student Summit keynote speaker) and Fight for Light co-founder Markese Bryant (2013 Student Summit keynote speaker), and this year Contest founder Anna Lappé will be delivering a keynote during the Student Summit.

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Photo: Raj Patel with students at AASHE 2013

These summits are a must for:

  • students just learning about sustainability issues
  • seasoned sustainability student leaders
  • professional development
  • gaining the skills and knowledge to lead the sustainability transformation


Student Summit lineup: Sunday, October 26, 2014

7:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Welcome & Opening Keynote with Andy Keller
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Morning Workshops
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Afternoon Workshops
3:30 PM 4:45 PM Closing Keynote with Anna Lappé

* All Student Summit attendees are encouraged to attend the Opening Keynote and Exhibit Hall Reception on Sunday evening.

Please visit this page to view the student summit sessions.