What is the future of truth? We will explore the futures of truth through a series of performances, conversations and beautiful lies. Join artists, engineers, designers, futurists, scientists, humanists and makers in a festival of cognitive dissonance that explores our own complex entanglements with truth, reason, and meaning.
Featured speakers from the Global Institute of Sustainability include:
Sander van der Leeuw: Dean, School of Sustainability and UN Champion of the Earth
Dan Sarewitz: Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes
Ann Kinzig: Chief Research Strategist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Professor, School of Life Sciences
Julie Anand: Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Professor, School of Art
Brad Allenby: Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Director, Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
See a schedule here. Co-sponsored by the School of Sustainability.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Saturday, March 2, 2013
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
The Arizona SciTech Festival showcases Arizona as a national leader in science, technology, and innovation. Spearheaded by the Arizona Technology Council Foundation in partnership with Arizona State University and the Arizona Science Center, the festival is a grassroots collaboration of over 200 organizations in industry, academia, arts, and community geared to excite and inform Arizonans ages three to 103 about how science, technology, and innovation will drive our state for the next 100 years.
What is a science festival anyway?
Science festivals are public celebrations that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and math-related activities that include creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, and concerts in a variety of locations.
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Saturday, February 9 - Sunday, March 17, 2013
Renewable Energy projects are being implemented across the state, but many communities
lack the capacity or “know-how” to initiate projects that would benefit them. The
Arizona Renewable Energy Conference provides an opportunity for all communities to
learn how to take the first steps to initiating renewable energy and energy saving programs
for themselves and their citizens.
Sessions at this conference are targeted to getting decision-makers the information they need to move forward with programs that are available for cities, towns, and counties all across Arizona.
Speakers will talk about programs available through utilities, the State of Arizona, and federal sources. Keynote speaker, Leisa Brug from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy, ASU's Sustainable Cities Network, and other partners will provide updates and additional information on the Arizona Rooftop Challenge.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(breakfast and lunch provided)
Library and College Building
7401 E. Civic Circle
Prescott Valley, AZ
Cost: $10 per person
Designed to provide grounds managers with the hard-to-find opportunity to gain knowledge, ask questions, and network with their peers, this interactive program will feature education seminars on must-know topics as well as behind-the-scenes tours of area grounds management programs.
The focus of this event will be sustainability, water conservation, and water quality, and will a feature presentation on Climate Change and Outdoor Water Use by ASU research professional Ray Quay.
Signatories to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) have made a public commitment to the bold and ambitious goal of climate neutrality. Schools face many challenges as they work to develop and implement their Climate Action Plans, and one of the key goals of the ACUPCC initiative is to develop a learning community that fosters collaboration and the sharing of best practices so that all institutions can move toward achieving climate neutrality as quickly as possible.
This symposium is a working session to foster dialogue and collaboration among ACUPCC signatories who are facing similar challenges and opportunities within the Southwest region. Sessions will be tailored to allow participants to engage in conversations on barriers to the implementation of their Climate Action Plans and brainstorm solutions and creative approaches for overcoming those barriers.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Old Main Carson Ballroom
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus
The 2012 International Conference on Sustainability Science is the third meeting of its kind, and will be held at Arizona State University. ICSS 2012 will depart from the traditional conference model to employ an innovative case study approach. In-depth engagement with three case studies will provide a framework in which to examine state-of-the-art sustainability science practice. Participation in this conference is by invitation only.
February 20-23, 2012
Location: Old Main
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus
Changing Environments, Shaping Lives
The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion will host the 2012 Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference, "Changing Environments, Shaping Lives." The conference will highlight and examine the scientific evidence on the importance of food sustainability and the impact of built environments on physical activity and food choices. Confirmed speakers include:
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion faculty and topics that they will present at the conference include:
Friday, February 17, 2012
Registration at 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, Ventana Room, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus
Saturday, Arizona Room, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus
The Arizona SciTech festival showcases Arizona as a national leader in science, technology, and innovation through a series of hands-on activities and workshops, conversations and debates, exhibitions, concerts, guided walks, and tours taking place during the month of February 2012. Spearheaded by the Arizona Technology Council Foundation in partnership with Arizona State University and the Arizona Science Center, the Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass roots collaboration of over 200 organizations in industry, academia, arts, community and K-12, geared to excite and inform Arizonans age three to 103 how science, technology and innovation will drive our state for next 100 years.
Thanks for your interest, this workshop is full.
Living in the desert has always been a challenge for organisms, including people. There is too little water and, in most cases, too much heat. As Phoenix has grown, the natural environment has been transformed from native desert vegetation into structures built by people, from buildings, to parking lots, to roadways.
How has this impacted our urban temperatures, and urban biodiversity? How has this impacted the people living here? How can we mitigate these effects through engineering and become a more sustainable city?
Explore these questions in a multidisciplinary workshop hosted by ASUâ€™s Global Institute of Sustainability, the School of Evolution and Social Change, and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
July 6-8, 2011 8:30-4:30
September 24, 2011 8:30-4:30
July: ASU, Wrigley Hall
The American Society for Environmental History's next annual conference will take place in Phoenix, Arizona. Hosted by Arizona State University, one of the country's outstanding innovators in sustainability studies, the conference will include an opening presentation by ASU president Michael Crow, a plenary talk by William Cronon, and a sustainability workshop co-sponsored by ASU's School of Sustainability and the Decision Center for a Desert City. Additional events will include a plenary discussion on immigration, borderlands, and social justice, as well as panels, film screenings, and exhibits examining the border fence's impact on people and ecological communities. At the height of springtime, we will offer an outstanding set of field trips, including a pre-conference birding trip to the Pinal Mountains, a post-conference overnight trip to Grand Canyon National Park, and half-day site visits on Friday afternoon to explore water development, urban planning, local archaeological projects, and other topics. The conference will include ten sessions of concurrent panels for scholars to present their research. For more information: http://www.aseh.net/conferences/aseh-s-phoenix-conference-2011/conf-phoenix-program For more information, contact: Richard Tucker, program committee chair, firstname.lastname@example.org; Paul Hirt, local arrangements committee chair, email@example.com; Lisa Mighetto, executive director, firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 1-3, approximately forty researchers from around the world and the country will gather at Arizona State University to discuss global monitoring and modeling of urban growth patterns in two parallel workshops along with local stakeholders. The first workshop will address the drivers and consequences of global urbanization using emerging remote sensing technologies. The second workshop will focus on forecasting urban land use change and Earth system responses. Both workshops will examine different disciplinary perspectives (e.g., geography, urban planning, remote sensing, economics, conservation, and landscape ecology) and methodological approaches (e.g., remote sensing, statistical and econometric modeling, system dynamics modeling, agent-based models). Workshop participants will include urban growth modelers, urban planners, users of urban growth models, and other stakeholders. This initiative originates from workshop funding provided by NASA and NSF as well as coordination by the UGEC International Project Office at the Global Institute of Sustainability.
Contacts: Michail Fragkias: Michail.Fragkias@asu.edu / Corrie.Griffith@asu.edu
April 1-3, 2011
Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center
7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
The aim of Resilience 2011 is to advance understanding of the relationships among resilience, vulnerability, innovation, and sustainability. It will do so by bringing together scientists to share their work on the dynamics of interconnected social-ecological systems. Conference attendees will include people from the government, business, NGOs and academic sectors concerned with resource governance, and economic and social development.
The Regional Tree & Shade Summit will bring together municipal and private sector professionals for a one-day meeting to address the growing importance of regional tree and shade plans and green infrastructure to the long-term sustainability and success of our communities. Please join us!
March 9, 2011
8:30am - 5:00pm
AE England Building
424 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
If you have any questions, please contact Anne Reichman at email@example.com or call 480-965-2168.
The Sustainable Phosphorus (P) Summit is the fourth annual Frontiers in Life Sciences (FiLS) conference, a graduate student-led meeting supported in part by Arizona State Universityâ€™s School of Life Sciences and the Sustainable P Initiative (SPI). This will be an international, transdisciplinary conference aimed at sharing knowledge on the complex dynamics of phosphorus, as well as creating a stage for solution-driven discourse on P sustainability between academics, policy makers, and industry representatives. A juried exhibition and art competition will be held at the Desert Botanical Garden in collaboration with this conference. Deadline for artist submissions is January 1, 2011.
Air quality, climate change, and sustainability present major challenges to the future of Arizona. This conference will feature leading experts proposing practical solutions to the evolving legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of these environmental problems.
January 13 - 14, 2011
Armstrong Hall Room 105, College of Law, ASU Tempe Campus
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ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services, brings together government, non-governmental organization, academic, tribal, and private sector leaders to advance the use of ecosystem services and related science in conservation, restoration, resource management, and development decisions. The primary objective of ACES is to provide an open forum to discuss the latest and most innovative methods, tools, and processes for assessing ecosystem services while facilitating their effective use in planning and decision-making.