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Past Webinars & Workshops: 

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, “Stronger in Solidarity” 
October 15-18, 2017
This year’s conference, in San Antonio TX, will focus on how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges, and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all.

99th AACC Annual Convention 
Dates to Be Announced.
The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry, and federal agencies.

WDI 2019
January 30 – February 02, 2019
WDI provides a forum to showcase the innovative work that campuses have done to close the skills gap and prepare a more educated citizenry.

Campus Sustainability Month
October 1-31, 2016
This October marks the second annual Campus Sustainability Month, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), where institutions around the world engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become leaders for sustainability.

2016 AASHE Conference & Expo, “Beyond the Campus” 
October 9-12, 2016
This year’s conference, in Baltimore MD, focuses on collaboration beyond academia in meeting sustainability challeges.  The SEED Center will be presenting at the conference – more information to follow.

Global Climate Change and Environmental Challenges: Approaches to Teaching in Community Colleges
April 21-23, 2016
This opportunity is for community college educators to consider approaches to teaching about environmental and climate change.

AACC’s 96th Annual Convention
April 9-12, 2016
The SEED Center hosts a panel discussion April 12th, “A New Day for Climate Resiliency: Environmental, Social and Economic Practices that Work.”

Living Lab Workshops

Green Buildings and the Workforce – NIBS Better Buildings Guidelines Webinar
February 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST

Achieving the Benefits of High Performance Schools: 2015 Green Schools and Community Colleges Sumit and Expo
10/29-30/2015

USGBC Webinar: What You Need to Know About LEED v4
4/28/15  1 pm ET

Ag Energy Webinar: Building Science
4/23 4:30 ET

Second Nature & SSF Webinar: Implications of the National Climate Assessment
3/14 1:15pm ET

National Community College Sustainability Webinar
: Sustainable Agriculture Programs and Veterans
3/19 1:30pm ET

EPA Webinar – The Solar Roadmap: Navigating the Evolving Solar Energy Market
3/20 1pm ET

Integrating Curriculum, Research & Operations Webinar
3/21 11am ET

AASHE Webinar: Sustainable Procurement in Higher Education
3/26 2pm ET

Ag Energy Webinar: Metabolic Engineering of Microbes for the Production of Biorenewable Fuels and Chemicals
3/28 4:30pm ET

DOE Webinar: The “Energy 101” Course Framework
4/10 2pm ET

AASHE Webinar: Making Sustainable Choices with Campus Endowments
2/26/13 2pm ET

ANSI-IREC Accreditation Informational Webinar
2/14/13 2pm ET

NACo Webinar: Sustainable Jails: Ripe Opportunities for Saving County Resources
2/14/13 2pm ET

SEED Center Cosponsored Webinar: Education and Civic Engagement for a Sustainable Future and Green Job Growth
2/19/13 1:30pm ET

Structuring Sustainability: What Would Professional Certification Look Like?
2/19/13 1:15-2:45pm ET

Ag Energy Webinar: Wind Power: An Attractive Source of Energy for Iowa and the U.S.
2/20/13 4:30pm ET

EPA Webinar – Green Revolving Funds: Recent Trends and Notes from the Field
1/17/13 1pm ET

DOE Solar Outreach – Community Choice Aggregation: A Tool for Municipalities
1/17/13 2pm ET

CleanEdge: Smart Water: Reinventing the Management and Use of H2O
1/23/13 12pm ET

National Community College Sustainability Webinar: The Future of Campus Sustainability
1/29/13 1:30pm ET

DOE Green Power Network Webinar: Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement
December 18, 2012 – 1:00pm (ET)

JCCC National Community College Sustainability Webinar: Open Forum
December 18, 2012 – 3:00pm (ET)

Wind Powering America Webinar: DOE FY2013 Stakeholder Engagement and Workforce Plans
December 19, 2012 – 3:00pm (ET)

Community College Sustainability Webinar: Creating a Sustainable Curriculum – Lessons from the North Carolina Code Green Curriculum Integration Project
September 18, 2012 3:00PM (ET)

Community College and Industry Partnerships Webinar: Part II
In the spring of 2012, the SEED Center held its most popular webinar to date: Community College and Employer Partnerships: Real Jobs in the Clean Economy. Join us for Part II of this topic, where Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Kele will go deeper into how the industry panel was formed, how smaller suppliers were identified, and how the college is engaging industry reps across the building automation sector in course delivery and internship opportunities.
September 27, 2012 3:00PM (ET)

Interested in community college virtual incubation? SEED is pleased to promote another AACC project’s set of webinars on this important topic:

September 10, 2-3 pm EST – The Virtual Incubator in a Rural Setting (S9)
Presenters: Southeast Community College, NE; White Mountains Community College, NH; Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, WI

September 17, 2-3 pm EST – Financial Models to Build and Sustain a Virtual Incubator for Your Campus (L3)

Presenters: Long Beach City College, CA; Southeast Community College, NE; White Mountains Community College, NH; Lorain County Community College, OH

September 20, 11 am – 12 pm EST – Evaluation Metrics to Track Virtual Incubator Outcomes and Maximize Investments (S11)

Presenters: Long Beach City College, CA; Burlington County College, NJ; Lorain County Community College, OH


SEET Energy Webinar Series:
The Sustainable Energy Education and Training (SEET) project will be hosting a series of free webinars for energy technology instructors, offering training on a variety of sustainable energy topics. The webinars will be held each Wednesday from 4 to 5 pm EDT between September 19 and October 17, 2012.
September 19: Roadmap to a Grid-Tied PV Array
September 26: Residential Energy Audit
October 3: Biodiesel Lab Exercise with Hydrogen Enrichment
October 10: Bringing Energy Home—Smart Renewable Choices
October 17: Alternative Energies

IREC Webinar: U.S. Solar Market Trends Report
IREC’s annual US Solar Market Trends report compiles and analyzes public data on U.S. solar installations by technology, state and market sector for 2011. Hear directly from the report’s author, Larry Sherwood.
September 5, 2012 2:00PM (ET)

Webinar Series for State Policymakers:
The SunShot Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) is presenting a series of six webinars to help state policymakers develop thriving solar markets within their jurisdictions. From assessing solar potential to growing green manufacturing jobs, these free, online meetings provide a comprehensive overview of today’s best practices.
July 18, 2012 – September 5, 2012

National Community College Sustainability Webinar: Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), who is now Executive Director of George Mason University’s Energy and Enterprise Institute and Vanessa Santos from the USGBC who will discuss how community colleges can get one free year of USGBC membership!
August 21, 2012 3:00PM (ET)

Policy for Distributed Solar 101: What Makes a Solar DG Market?
Sponsored by DOE and NREL, this webinar will provide an overview of the policies that states and localities can use to develop solar distributed generation (DG) markets. Case studies and research will illustrate the potential impact of various policies.
August 22, 2012 2:00-3:00 PM (ET) 

EPA Webcast: Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Manual
EPA is starting a new initiative to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs in State Implementation Plans. The webinar will provide an overview of the manual, tools, and technical assistance.
August 27, 2012, 1:30PM (ET)

Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace – Part 3: Integrating Ecodesign & LCA
Learn how leading educators from a range of disciplines are teaching greener product innovation.
August 28, 2012, 2:00 PM (ET)

Wind Powering America August Webinar: Renewable Electricity Futures Study
Those who were able to attend the WPA All States Summit in Atlanta were treated to the first public presentation of the landmark Renewable Electricity Futures Study. Now that the study has been formally released by NREL and the Energy Department, the entire WPA audience will be able to hear about this important study.
August 15, 2012, 3:00PM (ET)

DOE Webinar on Assessing Impacts of Bioenergy Production on Regional Water Resource Use and Availability
This webinar is intended for students and professionals in the fuel and energy sectors as well as policymakers
August 15, 2012, 3:00PM (ET)

Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills Statements – Connecting to the Curriculum
This webinar will present an overview of the process and resources associated with the development of six Career Clusters™ that are now available for use by states and local schools districts. These Knowledge and Skills statements are also useful to higher education and are applicable to all academic areas. Participants will learn the details of how the statements were developed, review the developed statements, obtain information about accessing additional resources, as well as hear about strategies for implementing the standards and utilizing the information to update curricula.
August 16, 2012, 3:00 PM (ET)

NASDCTEc Webinar on Infusing Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skill Statements: An overview of the process and resources as well as details of how the statements were developed and information about how to access additional resources.
July 17, 2012 3:00PM (ET)

The 30-Meter High-Resolution Wind Map for Small and Distributed Wind Projects – Its Value and Appropriate Use: This DOE Wind Powering America webinar will provide an introduction to the new, state-of-the-art 30-meter high-resolution wind maps that have been developed for the small and distributed wind markets.
July 18, 2012 3:00PM (ET)

Climate Change Continuing Education Symposia for Faculty: Participate in a series of free weekly webinars that will introduce you to exciting resources for teaching about climate change science and solutions that are located on the CAMEL web portal.
Date: March 20 – May 22, 2012 on Tuesdays, 3PM (ET) – Online

WPA Webainr – Success Stories: This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. Wind Powering America’s National Technical Director Ian Baring-Gould will provide an overview of recent wind energy deployment success stories. The webinar is free; no registration is required.
Date: June 20, 2012 3:00PM (ET) – Online

Whole-Building Energy Modeling: Reducing Modeling Time with the OpenStudio 0.8 User Interface and the Building Component Library: The webinar will outline recent improvements to NREL and DOE’s free open-platform energy modeling software, OpenStudio.
Date: June 28, 2012 12:00PM (ET) – Online

The Spring of Sustainability 2012: Co-produced the Shift Network and Sustainable World Coalition, this three-month series of virtual and live events will feature teleseminar presentations by 100 international “stars” of sustainability including Bill McKibben, Julia Butterfly Hill and Van Jones; live events in communities across the globe; and a multi-media sustainability certificate telecourse.
Date: March 26-June 22, 2012 – Online

Real-time Energy Monitoring on Campus with Building Dashboard Webinar: The conversation will highlight ways that campuses, companies and governments are using real-time resource monitoring to save energy in buildings, engage occupants to change behavior, and advance sustainability in their organizations.
Date: May 15, 2012 12:00PM (ET) – Online

CLEAN Interactive Webinar for Secondary Level Educators: Designed to help secondary school teachers teach about energy resources. Decisions, innovations, and efficiencies that will need to be in place in order to develop a global sustainable energy supply, which is part of Teaching Energy Awareness of the Climate Literacy Principles.
Date: May 15, 2012 7:00-9:00PM (ET) – Online

JCCC Sustainability Webinar: This month’s webinar will be an open forum with a brief presentation from Michael Rea (JCCC) discussing how he obtained student employees, and what they do on a daily basis.
Date: May 16, 2012 1:00PM (ET) – Onilne

WPA Webinar – Careers in Wind Energy: This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. It will provide an overview of the wind energy careers from an industry perspective. The webinar is free; no registration is required.
Date: May 16, 2012, 3:00 PM (ET) – Online

Teaching Climate Complexity: This online workshop is designed to help faculty expand their knowledge of the climate system and gain pedagogic strategies for effective teaching of complex topics.
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2012
Date: May 7-16, 2012 – Online

Increasing Collaboration to Build a Sustainable Future Increasing Collaboration to Build a Sustainable Future Webinar: Neil Hawkins, Dow’s VP of Sustainability and EPA’s Alan Hecht, co-authors of the EPA’s ‘Green Book’ have joined the panel of higher education (HE) and industry leaders at SSF’s next free webinar on collaborating to build a sustainable future. This session is co-produced by AASHE. 
Date: May 10, 2012, 1:15-2:45 (ET) – Online

Next Clean Energy Policy Call: We will have a robust conversation about ways to create exponential growth of green jobs and specific practical possibilities. We will also be joined by Ashok Gupta, national clean energy and green policy expert and a wonderful speaker on the high impact opportunities in this arena.
Date: May 9, 2012, 1:00PM (ET) – Phone Call

SEED Webinar – Green Genome Awards for Community Colleges: AACC/SEED is looking to recognize innovative colleges that have made strides and will provide five separate Green Genome awards (up to $15,000 each). Learn more about the nationally-developed Green Genome community college framework and how it can help your college institutionalize sustainability efforts, and how to apply for an award!
Date: May 1, 2012 4:00-5:00 PM (ET) – Online

Campus Conservation Nationals 2012: Celebrate the accomplishments of colleges and universities that participated in Campus Conservation Nationals 2012!
Date: April 25, 2012, 3:00 PM (ET) – Online

First Bureau of Labor Statistics Green Jobs Data Webinar: As a follow-up to the first U.S. national survey to attempt to ascertain information on green jobs, BLS staff will explain the innovative methodology they used to count green jobs, explain the findings, describe future green jobs surveys, and answer questions.
Date: April 26, 2012 2:00 PM (ET) – Online

DOE Biomass Program will host a webinar on Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy: Will feature opportunities at two Department of Energy national laboratories: National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
– For more information regarding the webinar, registration, and agenda, please contact Ashley Rose at Ashley.Rose@ee.doe.gov
Date: April 23, 2012, 3:30 PM (ET) – Online

JCCC Monthly Sustainability Webinar – Applying AASHE’s S.T.A.R.S. System to the Community College: Stephenie Presseller, Sustainability Manager, Moraine Valley Community College will share her college’s experience going through the STARS process, including some highlights and challenges. She will also give an overview of what AASHE is learning from community colleges that are participating in STARS.
Date: April 18, 2012, 1:00 PM (ET) – Online

Student Sustainability Educators – A Guide to Creating and Maintaining an EcoRep Program on Campus: Join this webinar and learn about a new guide, Student Sustainability Educators, co-published by AASHE and National Wildlife Federation.
Date: April 18, 2012, 2:00PM (ET) – Online

WPA Webinar – Technology Update: This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. It will provide information about the technology improvements that are changing the wind landscape. The webinar is free; no registration is required.
Date: April 18, 2012, 3:00 PM (ET) – Online

ICLEI Webinar – Firefighter Safety and Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: This webinar will share the results of research conducted by UL to examine the fire service concerns of photovoltaic (PV) systems and the potential impact of firefighting operations.
Date: April 17, 2012, 1:00PM (ET) – Online

Communicating Climate Science in the Classroom: This online workshop for undergraduate faculty and staff involved in sustainability education and communication will explore climate literacy case studies and discuss effective modes of communication in regards to sustainability.
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2012
Date: April 2-11, 2012 – Online

Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) Sponsored Webinar 
– Help Your Students and Their Employers Understand How to Grow Green Jobs: This webinar shares concepts, learning outcomes and learning activities you can easily incorporate in your courses to create more success for your students and for the businesses where they will work.
Date: March 22, 2012, 1:00-2:30PM (EST) – Online

Community College Sustainability Web Conference: This month’s JCCC Center for Sustainability webinar will be an open forum giving colleges a chance to share their successes as well as concerns. Results of the CCv2.0: Putting Sustainability to Work at the Community College conference will also be discussed.
Date: March 21, 2012, 1:00PM (EST) – Online

Environmental Law & Policy Center Webinar – Electric Car Trends and Policy Updates: Join the ELPC and Edmunds.com for a webinar about current trends in consumer behavior and public policy related to electric cars in the Midwest and nationally.
Date: March 5, 2012 12:00PM (EST) – Online

Free AACC SEED Webinar – Community College and Employer Partnerships: Real Jobs in the Clean Economy: Despite what some reports claim, employers across the country are seeking workers now with skill sets to master new clean technology. The key to identifying and capitalizing on these training opportunities are robust college and employer partnerships. Learn how one college has done this in the building automation and controls industry, where employers are actively engaged in program design and students are being placed in good jobs.
Presenters: Georgia Piedmont Technical College and a Regional Employer
Date: March 6, 2012, 1:00PM (EST) – Online

Campus Ecology Webinar – Green Jobs, Safe Jobs: Integrating safety components into green jobs training programs: As part of the “Greener Campus Conference Series” the National Wildlife Federation, Campus Ecology will host a webinar surrounding the topic of green jobs.
Date: February 28, 2012 2:00PM (EST) – Online

DOE Webinar – Wind Powering America Webinar: Recent Workforce Development Activities: As part of Wind Powering America’s 2012 webinar series, this free webinar will provide a review of some of the outcomes of DOE’s recent workforce development projects that focused on creating educational opportunities to prepare students across the country for jobs in the wind energy industry.
Date: February 15, 2012 3:00PM (EST)

SEED-Sponsored Webinar – Creating Successful Job Placements in Green Jobs – Key Strategies Using Policy & Civic Engagement: Join national industry and college experts as we describe curricular and campus resources available to help you successfully engage in regional energy and sustainability policy efforts.
– In partnership with Johnson County Community College – Center for Sustainability (JCCC) (KS)
Date: February 16, 2012 1:00PM (EST)

DOE Webinar – Advanced Manufacturing Partnership: This webcast will also provide information on how participating universities are developing and sharing materials on replicable best practices for industrial energy efficiency.
Date: February 14, 2012 2:00PM (EST)

Building Pedagogy Webinar – Using Real-Time Data in the Classroom: Targeted to colleges and universities, this free Lucid Design Group webinar will look at using real-time building data to turn buildings from static places into dynamic learning laboratories and inspire students to engage with math, physics and natural sciences.
DATE: January 24, 2012 12:00PM (EST) – Online

Community College Monthly Sustainability Webinar: Prepping K-12 Students for a Higher Ed. Sustainability Education
DATE: January 18, 2012 12:00PM (CST)

Academic Impressions Webinar – Developing an Effective Campus-Wide Sustainability Committee: This webinar will outline a comprehensive model for committee recruitment and management, and offer guidance on setting committee priorities. Sustainability officers, directors of sustainability initiatives, and other campus professionals charged with initiating sustainability programs at their institutions are encouraged to attend this webcast.
DATE: December 16, 2011 1:00 PM (Eastern Time) – Online
– Early Bird Pricing till December 9, 2011

Webinar Series: Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrade ProfessionalsOver the next two months, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will present a series of webinars about the Guidelines for Quality Work—Standard Work Specifications for Multifamily Homes currently under development. This effort is a component of the Home Energy Upgrade Professionals project. The webinars are intended to inform interested parties, such as the Weatherization Assistance Program and home performance industry, about the status of the project, and to encourage participation in the development and review process.


The American Association of Community College and the SEED Initiative bring you a FREE webinar – Alternative Fuel Vehicles: New Technology, Enhanced Workforce Programs
Alternative fuel vehicles is a growing segment of the green economy. As market demand evolves and technologies emerge, community colleges will be at the center as they adapt existing automotive and programs. Learn about future workforce development opportunities in this industry and from two model colleges with cutting edge hybrid vehicle training initiatives, including effective regional train-the-trainer efforts.
Speakers include: San Diego Community College Miramar, Madison Area Technical College, And more!
DATE: November 30, 2011 1:00 PM (ET) – Online

The American Association of Community College and the SEED Initiative bring you a FREE webinar – Community Colleges Leading Rural-Based Green Economy Initiatives
Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable agriculture offer real and very viable economic opportunities for rural regions. Learn how the U.S. Department of Agriculture is supporting these efforts and how community colleges are not only preparing a qualified workforce to support these sectors, but how their strategic and active regional partnerships are actually leading to the growth of jobs themselves.
DATE: December 8, 2011 2:00 PM (ET) – Online

Informational Webinar II for IREC’s New Standard for Energy-Related Certificate Programs: Part II in a series of webinars on the new IREC Standard for renewable energy and energy efficiency/weatherization certificate programs. In this webinar, you will learn more about the process for the joint accreditation program offered by IREC & ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
DATE: November 17, 2011 3:00 PM (ET) – Online

National Wildlife Federation, Greener Campus Webinar Series:
– Sustainability in the Curriculum: Successful strategies for integrating sustainability into the curriculum
DATE: November 17, 2011 2:00 PM (ET) – Online
(National Wildlife Federation & Jobs for the Future Greenforce Initiative)

Campus Sustainability Day – Campus Conversations, A Useful Education: Sustainability in Admissions, Retention, and Educational Value: This interactive webcast and live Q&A will pose the question: In a time of increasing focus on the value and use of a college education, how are sustainability and climate programs offering prospective students and their families, as well as enrolled students, the opportunity to engage in a useful, innovative, and valued educational experience?
DATE: October 26, 2011 – Online (TBA)

US-DOE – SunShot Initiative: Solar Career Map Webinar: This solar career map explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well.
– CLICK HERE for the Solar Career Pathways Project Website
DATE: October 25, 2011 2:00 PM (EDT) – Online

– Green Credentials: Examining diverse certifications and other credentials and their role in facilitating green career pathways for lower-skilled adults and others
DATE: October 20, 2011 2:00 PM (EDT) – Online

Building Quality Workforce Development Programs for Real Energy Efficiency Jobs: Hear what newly developed U.S. Department of Energy standards and guidelines for the home energy retrofit and weatherization workforce mean for your college program and learn how to take advantage of a national assessment opportunity that provides evidence to students and energy employers that the skills you are teaching are the right ones.
DATE: September 23, 2011 1:00 PM (EDT)

National Wildlife Federation, Greener Campus Webinar Series:
– Student Perspectives: Green jobs education and training and perspectives from current students and recent graduates
DATE: September 22, 2011 2:00 PM (EDT) – Online

Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar – The U.S. Billion-Ton Update: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Program invites you to attend a webinar about the 2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry, a report detailing biomass feedstock potential nationwide.
DATE: September 22, 2011 4:00 PM (EDT)

Transit Corridors for Sustainable Communities Webinar – Planning Transit to Connect the Dots: This session will begin with a discussion of the different types of transit corridors and will conclude with an overview of innovative tools being used to direct growth alongside a high capacity transit planning project.
DATE: August 23, 2011 3:30 PM (EDT) – Online

Johnson County Community College Sustainability Webinar/Call: Moraine Valley Community College (IL) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ) will share their efforts to integrate sustainability into their general education curriculum in the August installment of this webinar series. The Community College Sustainability Webinar series is hosted by Johnson County Community College (KS).
DATE: August 17, 2011 1:00 PM (EDT) – Online

Go Local Webinar – Maximizing Your Local Renewable Resources With Fuel Cells: Learn how municipalities are using digesters, solar, wind, and other local, renewable resources, in conjunction with fuel cells. Discover how to put these programs to work in your region.
DATE: August 16, 2011, 12:00 PM (EDT) – Online

Community College Sustainability Web Conference: Jim Elder from the Campaign for Environmental Literacy will discuss the current state of sustainability issues on Capitol Hill and how community colleges can help drive policy. General questions and answers will follow.
DATE: July 20, 2011 1:00 PM (EDT) – Online

Save PACE Webinar – Introducing New Bipartisan Legislation and a Renewed Call to Action: Please join PACENow for an online presentation on new bipartisan legislation recently introduced in Congress to enable municipalities to move ahead with PACE energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofit programs.
DATE: 
July 14, 2011 2:00 PM (EDT) – Online

(Webcast & Conference) Sizing the Clean Economy – A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment: This event will bring together business, economic development and political leaders to review and consider how growth of the clean economy can be encouraged at the national, state and regional level. A report and first-of-its-kind database will be released, providing new measures of the clean economy. Also featured will be an interactive web tool that will allow users to track jobs, growth, segments, and other variables nationally, by state and by region.
DATE: July 13, 2011 9:00 AM (EDT) – Online & Washington, DC

Academic Impressions Webinar – Prioritizing Sustainable Dining Investments: For institutions considering investments in the “greening” of their dining operations.
DATE: June 23, 2011 1:00 PM (EDT) – Online

AASHE Webinar – Integrating STARS into Course Curricula: An overview of the approach taken by STARS Liaisons to incorporate STARS into classes on their campuses.
DATE: June 21, 2011 2:00 PM (EDT) – Online

Security and Sustainability Forum Webinar – Adaptation in a Changing Climate Webinar: Designed to give managers and decision makers from academia, government and industry a better understanding of effective measures to adapt to the national security threats of a changing climate.
DATE: June 21, 2011 10:15 AM (EDT) – Online

Johnson County Community College Sustainability Webinar/Call: Registration is required but you can register at time of conference. Please use call-in number rather than VOIP. (US/Canada: 1-408-600-3600)
DATE: June 15, 2011 1:00 PM (EDT) – Teleconference Only

AASHE STARS Webinar: STARS & Sustainable Investing
DATE: May 24, 2011 3:00 PM (EDT) – Online

Advancing Equity in Sustainable Community Planning and Implementation: Join the Sustainable Communities Network for a webinar moderated by Kalima Rose, Director of the PolicyLink Center for Infrastructure Equity, that will highlight the best practices for advancing equity in regional sustainable communities planning.
DATE: May 24, 2011 3:30 PM (EDT) – Online

 

Past Conferences:

Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
The American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) annual WDI conference for workforce experts to discuss current workforce training methods and applications trends across industries.
January 20-23, 2016 – New Orleans, LA

Achieving the Benefits of High-Performance Schools
2015 Green Schools and Community Colleges Sumit and Expo
October 29-30, 2015 – Pasadena, CA

2013 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference: How colleges and universities developing programs and curricula that address environmental and sustainability challenges.
April 15, 2013 – Bethesda, MD

Good Jobs Green Jobs: 2013 Conference
April 16-18, 2013 – Washington, DC

Solar 2013
April 16-20, 2013 – Baltimore, MD

SEI Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency Summit
April 17, 2013 – San Diego, CA

AACC Annual Convention
April 20-23, 2013 – San Francisco, CA

ACI Home Energy Leadership Summit
April 29-30, 2013 – Denver, CO

7th Annual ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum
May 13-15, 2013 – Chicago, IL

Climate Studies for Minority Serving Institutions Workshop: Apply for the course license and free workshop by March 15, 2013
May 19-24, 2013 – Washington, DC

Sustainable City Year Conference: For university representatives and partners who are interested in establishing an SCY program at their home institutions.
April 10-12, 2013 – Eugene, OR

2013 Implementing Behavior Change for Energy Efficiency Conference: Hosted by the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN)
April 11, 2013 – Chicago, IL

BEST Center’s Building Automation Systems & Energy Efficiency Workshop
February 21-23, 2013 – Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Contact SEED for Information

Beyond Sustainability Conference: 37th Annual Conference hosted by the Institute of Florida Studies and HCC Sustainability Council
February 28-March 1, 2013 – Tampa, FL

BuildingEnergy 2013 Conference
Hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NSEA)
March 5,2013 – Boston, MA

Climate Studies for Minority Serving Institutions Workshop
Apply for the course license and free workshop by March 15, 2013
May 19-24, 2013 – Washington, DC

BuildingEnergy 2013 Conference: Featuring a new Campus and Community track, this Northeast Sustainable Energy Association conference features accredited educational sessions in renewable energy and green building, networking and a trade show. The conference will also announce a $10,000 Zero Net Energy Building Award.
March 5-7, 2013 – Boston, MA

Energy Outlook Conference
February 5-8, 2013 – Washington, DC

Clean-Tech Investor Summit
February 6-7, 2013 – Palm Springs, CA

Solar Energy Forum
February 12, 2013 – University of New England, ME

Ninth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability: The conference will work in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability.
January 23-25, 2013 – Hiroshima, Japan

2013 Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 
January 31-February 2, 2013 – Portland, OR

2012 IREC & NYSERDA – Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference: Trends and Best Practices for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
November 13-15, 2012 – Albany, NY

USGBC’s 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
November 14-16, 2012 – San Francisco, CA

AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit – Southwest
December 5-6, 2012 – Houston, TX

RETECH 2012 – 4th Annual Renewable Energy Technology Conference & Exhibition: Conference sessions deliver educational content including business development opportunities, topical professional development, current trends, the newest technologies and important up-to-date information on the changing legislative and regulatory landscapes.
October 17-19, 2012 – Washington, DC

National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE) Annual Conference 
SEED Director, Todd Cohen, along with Patricia Graves, Delta College (MI) and Ginger Clark, Hillsborough Community College (FL), will host the session, Yes, Clean Tech Education and Training is Real, and a Boon for Some Colleges.
October 21, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA

Campus Sustainability Day 2012! Higher Education – Moving Sustainability Forward: Please plan an event, commit to a shared challenge, and help raise the bar for sustainability leadership in higher education as we take the next steps forward together.
October 24, 2012

ACUPCC Southeast Regional Symposium
November 7-8, 2012 – Decatur, Georgia

SUNY Sustainability Conference: This conference is an opportunity for all those involved in sustainability at SUNY and the associated communities to identify areas of cooperation and learn from each other’s experiences.
September 20-21, 2012 – Syracuse, NY

New England Campus Sustainability Forum: Themed “Leveraging Collective Resources for the Future,” this event is designed to build regionally-tailored skills to help campus change agents advance sustainability. The conference and sessions will follow three tracks: “Organization and Coalition Building,” “Campus as a Living Laboratory” and “Financial Strategies.”
September 21, 2012 – Boston, MA

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 5th Annual Meeting: will bring together representatives of U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, state/provincial and local governments, the wind industry, electric utilities, nonprofit organizations, academia, and other interested stakeholders to discuss and address issues regarding the sustainable development of wind energy in the bi-national Great Lakes region.
September 25-26, 2012 – Erie, Pennsylvania

TA3 Meeting Hosted by Gateway Community & Technical College: Future of Manufacturing: Implications for Education and Training.
October 1-3, 2012 – Gateway Community & Technical College, KY

Regional Summit – AACC & Aspen Institute’s Skills for America Partnership Models: The American Association of Community Colleges and Aspen Institute’s Skills for America’s Future’s summit to will highlight partnership models that have yielded significant outcomes for students, colleges, and business across a spectrum of green sectors. The highly participatory event will delve into how these collaborations work–and how they can work better. For information, email us.
October 2-3, 2012 – Gateway Technical College, Racine, WI

AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition: Brings together exhibitors and attendees from all over the world to this premiere offshore wind event.
October 9-11, 2012 – Virginia Beach, Virginia

North American Association for Environmental Education 41st Annual Conference: Great opportunity to collaborate and demonstrate best practices in environmental education. More than a thousand environmental education professionals from various sectors are expected to attend.
October 9-13, 2012 – Oakland, CA

AASHE 2012 – Investing in the Future: Campus sustainability conference
October 14-17, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA

AACC and the SEED Initiative Present – Community Colleges and Industry Partnerships: This workshop will familiarize participants with best practices, innovative partnerships and collaborative successes that are preparing community college students to build a green and sustainable economy. Participants will meet and converse with industry leaders, learn about their future plans and need for graduates who are prepared to change the way we produce, distribute and sell in a sustainable economy.
October 14, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA

Northeast Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop: This workshop has been created for those who want to learn about current market trends and supply chain opportunities in the wind energy industry.
September 4, 2012 – Portland, ME

AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit – New England: Get a comprehensive view of wind energy in the Northeast United States, and delve into the most important present and forecasted issues facing this region’s wind energy development.
September 5-6, 2012 – Portland, ME

Sustainable Agriculture Education Conference: This conference will give sustainable agriculture educators, students, and advocates a chance to share and develop innovations in sustainable agriculture education.
September 9-10, 2012 – Corvallis, OR

GovEnergy 2012 – The Gateway to Smart Energy Solutions: This annual training workshop and trade show is designed to address the challenges of federal energy management, helping to foster ideas into action.
August 19-22, 2012 – St. Louis, Missouri

Women in Green Forum: The Forum includes participation from regulatory agencies involved in developing the policies and legislation which will further the development and propagation of green technologies on our roads, in our homes and at our schools.
August 28-29, 2012 – Santa Monica, CA

A Comprehensive Approach to Alternative Transportation Programs: Learn how to create and promote an alternative transportation strategy that is right for your campus.
July 23-25, 2012 – Newport Beach, CA

Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences: Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for the Future (InTeGrate) will present a workshop hosted by Carleton College in regards to incorporating geoscience and other various perspectives into sustainability education.
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2012
July 24-26, 2012 – Northfield, MN

U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Program will host its fifth annual conference, Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy. This year’s conference will examine the dynamic playing field of bioenergy in 2012 as exciting new technologies move forward within a shifting policy and economic landscape.
July 10-12, 2012 – Washington, DC

2012 Community College Master Teaching Institute – Global Education for a Sustainable Future: Learn how to incorporate global education into your existing curricula, become familiar with international and local issues.
Applications Due: June 6, 2012
July 12-13, 2012 – Seattle, WA

Designing for Impact II – Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation: The second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions for the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).
Date: July 9. 2012 – Cuyahoga Community College, OH

Portland Community College Summer Sustainability Institute: Community college instructors in fields related to green building are invited to attend this week-long professional development opportunity at no cost. Funded by NSF’s Advanced Technological Education program, this institute offers training to help instructors revise their curriculum to integrate current sustainability concepts, theories, practices and policies to help prepare students for careers in green building design, construction and maintenance.
Apply by: June 8, 2012
Date: July 9-14, 2012 – Portland, OR

Sustainable Energy Education and Training (SEET) Technology Workshop: This professional development opportunity for community college energy technology instructors will focus on energy efficiency and sustainable energy. See if your college is a participating institution!
Date: June 10-22, 2012 – Golden, CO
– For more information on SEET and to view past and future workshops, view the homepage

Conference on Innovations in Technical Education to Advance Sustainability: Technical education practitioners and scholars convene to present cases, concepts, or ideas that advance, or have the potential to advance, sustainability.
– Abstract proposals for papers, posters, and presentations due January 15, 2012
– Conference Date: June 14-17, 2012 – Alfred State College, NY

ACPA Institute of Sustainability: The fifth annual ACPA (College Student Educators International) Institute on Sustainability will bring together students, staff and faculty from colleges and universities across the country who are committed to sustainability.
Date: June 17-19, 2012 – Boulder, CO

6th Annual International Sustainable Campus Network Conference: Themed “The Power of Partnerships,” this event will focus on the importance of expanding sustainability initiatives beyond traditional campus boundaries to incorporate local and regional efforts.
Date: June 19-21, 2012 – Eugene, OR

15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum: In cooperation with the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses and in partnership with the House Algae Energy Caucus, House Peak Oil Caucus, and House Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition.
Date: June 21, 2012 – Washington, DC

World Green Energy Symposium
Date: June 21, 2012 – Washington, DC

ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit: The theme of this year’s summit is, “Economic Renewal: jump-starting a sustainable economy through the ACUPCC”. The summit will bring together professionals from the higher education sector to discuss topics such as green career preparation and relevance, increasing opportunities through access and affordability, and the concept of campuses as a basis for innovation in the field of sustainability.
Date: June 21-22, 2012 – Washington, DC

6th Annual Biomimicry Summit: Educators who are interested in integrating biomimicry into their science, design and sustainability curriculum are invited to attend this annual summit.
Date: June 22-24, 2012 – Portland, OR

Academic Impressions – Integrated Sustainability Planning Institute: Join Academic Impressions in Atlanta for a program that will cover the basics of integrated sustainability planning. The audience for this program includes all higher education professionals charged with initiating sustainability programs on their campuses.
Date: June 25-27, 2012 – Atlanta, GA

AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop: AASHE’s Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses.
– Team and Individual application
Date: June 26-27, 2012 – San Diego, CA

Workshop for Integrating Sustainability In Education (WISE): This workshop allows academic faculty to explore how they can meaningfully integrate sustainability, which is broadly defined, into their classrooms.
– Registration Deadline May 15
Date: June 4-6, 2012 – San Diego, CA

2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: The conference will focus on the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and institutional framework for sustainable development.
Date: June 4-6, 2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Midwest Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop: Hosted by the University of Minnesota system, this workshop aims to help faculty integrate sustainability themes and ideas into new or existing courses, lectures, class exercises or other curricular components.
Date: June 7-8, 2012 – University of Minnesota

AACSB International Sustainability in Business Schools Conference: This Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) conference will explore sustainability efforts on business school campuses, and how certain businesses are working to serve local and global communities. Participants will discuss how to lead sustainability efforts at their institutions with a diverse group of experts and educators.
Date: June 11-13, 2012 – Tampa, FL

Agriculture-based Renewable Energy Professional Development Workshop: This workshop will provide 20 community college and high school agriculture and science teachers with the opportunity to learn ways to bring research on ag-based renewable energy technologies to the classroom.
– Application Deadline Extended: May 15, 2012
Date: June 11‒14, 2012 – Iowa State University, Ames, IA

World Renewable Energy Forum: This international event on renewable energy technologies will address the world’s economic, environmental and security challenges at every scale, from off-grid villages to gigawatt power plants.
Date: May 13-18, 2012 – Denver, CO

Teaching Climate Complexity Workshop: This Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network workshop is designed to help faculty expand their knowledge of the climate system and gain pedagogic strategies for effective teaching of complex topics.
– Application Deadline: March 31, 2012
Date: May 7-16, 2012 – Online

2012 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Regional Conferences: These Regional Conferences will reflect the character and uniqueness of their locations and will bring together thousands of labor, environmental, business, elected and community leaders working in their area and around the country to promote, preserve, and build coalitions that create good jobs and preserve our economic and environmental future.
DATES: May 10-11, 2012 – Detroit, MI

What Do College Senior Leaders Need to Know About Campus Greening? (AACC Convention – Preconvention Workshop F): Creating a sustainable college makes a statement to students, community, and corporate partners. This session will demonstrate how a college president can save campus resources and enhance the college’s reputation through going green. In this hands-on workshop, participants will engage in dynamic discussion on some of the most common challenges CEOs face in leading campus sustainability initiatives, from demonstrating campus ROI to transforming curricula to securing new grants and donations. The session will be taught by some of the most innovative green college presidents in the country.
Date: April 21, 2012 1:00pm-4:30pm – Orlando, FL
– Check out the Convention Homepage

9th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference: whether marketing to consumers, planning for business or building and budget for industry and institutions, sustainability is now main stream, not an option or a frill.
Date: April 19-20, 2012 – Raleigh, NC

Strengthening Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference: Targeted to college and university faculty, at any level of experience with sustainability education, this conference will offer timely updates on bioregional issues while discussing strategies for integrating sustainability content across the disciplines.
– Registration Deadline is April 11, 2012
Date: April 20, 2012 – WSU Vancouver, WA

Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference: Connects leading experts and peers from municipalities, college campuses, government, businesses and nonprofits. Everyone wanting to learn more about sustainability best practices and resources will find this conference timely, practical and valuable.
Date: April 20-21, 2012 – Boston, MA

2012 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference: This conference will look at defining, understanding and creating solutions to sustainability issues facing campuses.
– The early bird registration rate ends March 2
Date: April 16-17, 2012 – University of Maryland, College Park, MD

NABCEP Continuing Education Conference: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is hosting this conference to offer NABCEP-certified installers and technical sales professionals an opportunity to fulfill the majority of their continuing education requirements at a single event. In combination with manufacturers’ training sessions, conference registrants can attend workshops.
Date: March 30-April 1, 2012 – Malta, NY

Student Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture Conference: For current and recent higher education students dedicated to sustainable gardening and farming initiatives, this national conference aims to promote the growth of student-run sustainable agriculture projects and encourage continued involvement after college.
Registration Deadline: March 16, 2012
Date: March 31-April 1, 2012 – Appleton, WI

Sustainability Symposium 2012 – All About Energy: Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will partner with Western Illinois University and Black Hawk College to present this daylong event that will focus on the future of energy-related issues.
Date: March 23, 2012 – Davenport, IA

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development Conference: Leaders from the civil engineering and global development communities will gather to address effective water and energy management; inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities; poverty eradication; food security; and public health.
Date: March 25-26, 2012 – Arlington, VA

Greening of the Campus IX – Building Pedagogy: conference will provide a platform for people representing diverse areas in university communities to share information on sustainability issues ranging from day-to-day management of physical plants to curriculum development.
Date: March 18-21, 2012, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Climate Leadership Conference: will bring together leaders from business, government and academic institutions, and the non-profit community interested in exchanging ideas and information on how to address climate change while simultaneously running their operations more competitively and sustainably.
Date: February 29-March 1, 2012 – Fort Lauderdale, FL

President Climate Commitment’s 2012 Regional Symposium: Join Second Nature, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and 30 provosts and chief academic officers (CAOs) from around the country for a day-long workshop on the integration of sustainability into academic design and delivery. These symposiums are working sessions to foster collaboration among universities and colleges who are facing similar challenges and opportunities.
Date: March 1-2, 2012 – Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ

AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit – Midwest: Learn about important topics like local market and policy overviews with an examination of growth strategies, jobs growth and economic development opportunities.
Date: March 6-7, 2012 – Chicago, IL

Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) (ME) Clean Energy Forum – FTN 2.0 Biomass and Beyond: This forum will focus on the emerging biomass energy industry in the region and its future development. It will focus on sustainability development of local energy and how the biomass and the alternative energy industry can both support local industry growth while reducing dependence on foreign oil.
Date: March 7, 2012 – Presque Isle, ME

Conference – Putting Sustainability to Work at the Community College: Faculty, administrators, and staff from across the nation focus on what sustainability means for the 21st century community college.
Date: March 11-13, 2012 – Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

2nd Annual Green Schools National Conference: Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, is the keynote speaker for this upcoming national gathering of K-12 leaders and educators.
Date: February 27-29, 2012 – Denver, CO

Conference – Strengthening Sustainability-across-the-Curriculum on Our Campuses: co-hosted with Spokane Community College. Faculty and interested students in the greater Spokane/Coeur D’Alene, Pullman/Moscow, and Northern Rockies regions are invited to attend.
DATE: February 10, 2012 – Spokane, WA

AASHE’s Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop: For faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses.
DATE: January 10-11, 2012 – Atlanta, Georgia
Applications Due: November 11, 2011

AACC’s SEED Initiative Preconference Workshop – Building a Green Workforce: Charting a Course for Community: This workshop, at the 2012 AACC Workforce Development Institute, will highlight innovative models of successful community college green programs. Participants will receive in-depth technical assistance from college leaders on some of the most common challenges from building key industry partnerships, to aligning to national certifications, to greening existing curricula, to tying job training to overall campus sustainability initiatives.
DATE: January 25, 2012 (All Day) – Miami, Florida

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) National Policy Forum: Explore issues of national and energy security, economic development, capital raising and jobs for under and unemployed Americans.
DATE: December 6-7, 2011 – Washington, DC

2011 Acres U.S.A. Conference: Acres U.S.A. works with industry leaders and pioneers of sustainable agriculture. The annual Acres U.S.A. conference sets the standards for innovation and learning. It is where you find farmers and consultants from every side of eco-farming who come together to share their experience and expertise.
DATE: December 6-7, 2011 – Columbus, OH

2011 Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo: This professional development event will open with Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized leader in the development of education.
DATE: November 17-19, 2011 – St. Louis, MO
*AACC’s SEED initiative presented at this national conference with SEED member, St. Louis Community College.

Renewable Energy Markets Conference 2011: Co-sponsored by the Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, topics at this conference will include: Market Growth Opportunities, Green Marketing, Utilities, Policy Updates, Purchasers, Markets and Trading, and the Fundamentals of Renewable Energies.
DATE: November 15-18, 2011 – San Francisco, CA

North Carolina Greenforce Conference – Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses in North Carolina: The North Carolina Community College System is leading an unparalleled statewide effort to adapt their campuses and curricula to better prepare students to advance along green career pathways. The Conference will bring together more than 150 faculty, staff, and administrators from NC community colleges, as well as representatives of green businesses and workforce development agencies from across the state that are working to support green workforce education for the 21st century.
DATE: November 14-15, 2011 – Thomasville, NC

2011 ACUPCC Fall Regional Collaborative Symposium: Held twice a year to facilitate dialogue on specific implementation solutions for the ACUPCC among presidents and chancellors and their sustainability staffs, including sustainability coordinators, facilities directors, faculty, and others. Institutions that sign up more 2 or more participants will receive a 10% discount per ticket.
Hosted By SEED MemberBunker Hill Community College
DATE: November 3-4, 2011 – Boston, MA

National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) & National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE) Joint Conference – Growing the Workforce for a New American Economy: Networking and learning event for the continuing education professional.
DATE: October 22-25, 2011 – St. Louis, MO
*AACC’s SEED initiative will be presenting at this national conference with SEED members, Lincoln Land Community College and Santa Fe Community College.

AASHE 2011 Conference & Expo: Creating Sustainable Campuses & Communities
DATE: October 9-12, 2011 – Pittsburgh, PA
*AACC’s SEED initiative presented at this national conference.

2011 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo: Greenbuild 2011 celebrates what’s NEXT for green building.
DATE: October 4-7, 2011 – Toronto, Canada

League for Innovation STEMTech Conference: Educators, industry leaders, and others will gather to discuss increasing student access into and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and careers.
DATE: October 2-5, 2011 – Indianapolis, IN
*AACC’s SEED initiative presented at this national conference.

RETECH 2011 – Renewable Energy Technology Conference & Exhibition: RETECH’s Business Conference is well-known for delivering unparalleled educational content from more than 250 industry-leading speakers, covering all of the industry’s key technologies: wind, solar, hydro, ocean, geothermal, biomass, biofuels, waste energy and cross-cutting sections on markets, utility perspectives, industry, finance and policy.
DATE: September 20-22, 2011 – Washington, DC

ISES Solar World Congress 2011: The world’s largest scientific congress in the field of solar energy and buildings brings together the leading scientists, universities and companies from the most important solar research institutes and universities world-wide.
DATE: August 28-September 2, 2011 – Kassel, Germany

ASME 2011 Energy Sustainability Conference & Fuel Cell Conference: This conference will provide a unique opportunity for communication and collaboration between academia, industry and planners in the areas of Solar and other Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Fuel Cells and Advanced Energy Technologies. The Conference will feature a day of workshops and tutorials as well as special activities for students interested in solar and energy efficiency.
DATE: August 7-10, 2011 – Washington, DC
For those interested in developing Wind and related Renewable Energy or Sustainable Energy courses at their home institution: Attend the workshop:
On-Shore Wind Energy Curriculum & Methods for University Professors & Programs
DATE: August 7, 2011 1:00-5:00PM (EDT)

SCUP-46, Annual International Conference and Idea Marketplace: Attendees will have a chance to collaborate with hundreds of planners from all areas and expertise on and off campus about higher education issues.
DATE: July 23-27, 2011 – National Harbor, MD

2011 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference: Explore curriculum development, operational programs, as well as the concept of sustainable communities and how to enhance campus and community relationships. Discounted early bird registration is available.
DATE: July 10-14, 2011 – Long Beach, CA

5th Annual International Biomimicry Education Summit – Next Generation Education: This summit brings together educators and professionals interested in biomimicry with internationally renowned experts in the fast-developing field of biomimicry.
DATE: June 27-29, 2011 – Cleveland, OH

Energypath 2011 Conference & Expo and Pre-Conference Boot Camps: The conference is designed to bring students, educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers together to advance sustainable energy for today’s green economy. Scholarships are available for teachers, professors and students for no charge
DATE (Conference & Expo): June 29-30, 2011 – Bethlehem, PA
DATE (Pre-Conference Boot Camps): June 27-29, 2011 – Bethlehem, PA

American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Climate Leadership Summit
For college presidents, provosts & financial officers.
DATE: June 23-24, 2011 – Washington, DC

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Institute for Capacity Building National Green Learning Institute: Community college sustainability officers and staff are encouraged to register for this event.
DATE: June 16-18, 2011 – Washington, DC
– To learn about discounts for SEED members, contact Todd Cohen.

14th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum: This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
DATE: June 16, 2011 – Washington, DC

American College Personnel Association (ACPA) fourth annual College Student Educators International Institute on Sustainability
DATE: June 12-14, 2011 – Boulder, CO

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshops: AASHE’s Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses.
DATE: June 7, 2011 – San Diego, CA
(Application Process Closed)

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