Starting Date: 09-27-2006
Starting Time: 12:00pm
Ending Date: 09-30-2006
The University Of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
800-551-9029Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) announces its 2006 National Annual Conference: “Envisioning Sustainability: A new generation of thinking for the next generation of living.” Hosted by The University of Iowa ESW Collegiate Chapter, this year’s event expects over 500 students, academics, and professionals from around the country. The event will be held September 27-30 in Iowa City, Iowa.
Brendan Owens, Director of LEED Design and Construction from the US Green Building Council, will be opening the conference with his plenary session on the green design movement in the US. As a capstone to the conference, keynote speaker Lester Brown, founder and director of the Earth Policy Institute, described as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by the Washington Post, will engage conference participants in building the roadmap towards a sustainable global eco-economy.
As a special treat for conference goers, the African Children’s Choir will raise their voices in joy and celebration of hope for the future. Each child has lost one or both parents to poverty or AIDS, yet they maintain a vision of a better tomorrow in each performance where they both entertain and educate audiences around the world.
Daily themes are Developed World, Developing World, and Global Collaboration and Action. Session tracks are Business Solutions for a Sustainable World, Critical Issues in International Development, Technology Benefiting Humanity, Education & Curriculum Change, Outreach & Practical Action, and Living and Working Sustainably.
Early registration at discounted rates closes August 1st for professionals and September 1st for students. ESW is a national organization that mobilizes engineering students and professionals to volunteer for sustainable development projects around the country and the world. For more information visit www.esustainableworld.org.
Geographical Scope: International