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The University of Oregon is hosting the International Sustainable Campus Network’s 6th annual conference in Eugene June 19-21.  They come together annually to build relationships, develop strategies, and share stories.   This year’s theme is “Power of Partnerships.”  Speakers include:

Dr. David Orr – Leader of Oberlin project, author of numerous influential books and articles
Dr. David Korten – author of “Agenda for a New Economy”
Dr. Eric Siegel – An expert in Predictive Analytics – who will help us understand how to identify potential champions on our campuses
Dr. Mark Alfano – A philosopher re-thinking our root motivations to be and do good
Dale Mikkelsen – Director of UniverCity – an internationally recognized model sustainable community built by Simon Frasier University in Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Kai Liu – An architect and expert on Chinese sustainable campus development from Huazhong Univ. of Technology –  currently a visiting fellow at M.I.T.
Dr. G. Poyyamoli – An expert on Indian sustainable campus development from Pondicherry University
Dr. Eugenio Morello – An expert in Urban Design, leading an initiative to transform a Milan campus neighborhood
Dr. Riri Fitri Sari – Director, University of Indonesia’s GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities
Mark Orlowski – Founder and Director of Sustainable Endowments Institute and Billion Dollar Green Challenge
Leith Sharp – Founder of Harvard’s Green Campus program

This is the first time ISCN’s conference will be in the States.  It’s a nice opportunity to meet international colleagues, explore new partnerships, and learn from others.    I hope you’ll strongly consider attending.  You can learn more about the conference and click to the registration page by going to  http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org/conferences/2012-iscn-symposium.html

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