Annual Conference 2015 | The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

SML-EAUC-Conf2015The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) will host its 19th annual conference at the University of Leeds on 24 and 25 March 2015. An optional pre-conference workshop on Effective Facilitation Skills will take place on 23 March.

Under the theme ‘Challenging Connections’, this whole-sector international event will bring together students, academics, leaders and sustainability professionals with a view of inspiring and challenging tertiary education to look again at its connections and partnerships.


The main Conference Programme is split into streams based on the four Priority Areas of the Learning in Future Environments (LIFE) Index:
• Estates and Operations
• Leadership and Governance
• Learning, Teaching and Research
• Partnership and Engagement.

In addition to the conventional workshop sessions, the event will feature ‘exchange sessions’, which are mini conference sessions taking place within the Exhibition Hall during refreshment and lunch breaks as well as the EAUC Annual General Meeting.

The Conference will also offer three separate Summits:
• Student Sustainability Summit
• Further Education Sustainability Summit
• Transformational Leadership Summit

Day one will come to an end with a gala dinner.


Among the keynotes and other speeches are the following:
Next generation sustainability at The University of British Columbia: beyond harm reduction | Professor John Robinson (Associate Provost, Sustainability, The University of British Columbia)
• EAUC Keynote Panel Session: How do we make the future of the sustainable city? Leeds: A dialogue | Chair: Professor Gary Dymski (University of Leeds) | Speakers: Tom Riordan (CEO Leeds City Council) and Chris Brown (Director of Sustainable Business ASDA)
Radical Sustainability – Going Beyond Sustainability 2.0 | Giles Hutchins (author of The Illusion of Separation)
Pre-Dinner speaker | Dr Nicola Millard (Head of Customer Insight & Futures – BT Technology, Service & Operations Global Innovation Team)

Partners and contributors

The EAUC will deliver this innovative multi-agency Conference in partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS), People & Planet, the Association of Colleges (AoC) and the Core Business Integration of Sustainability (CBIS) Executive Programme developed at Harvard University.

Among the other contributors to this conference are the University of British Columbia, Unilever, BT, Rolls-Royce, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Universities Partnership for Environmental Sustainability (GUPES).

Graphic from the conference website


EAUC Annual Conference 2015 website

EAUC Annual Conference 2015 on the EAUC website

The conference programme

University of Leeds | Sustainability

Learning in Future Environments (LIFE) Index website

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