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Thanks to our generous sponsors, attendance to the UofT Sustainability Conference is subsidized!

The 2018 University of Toronto Sustainability Conference aims to explore the theme of "A Network of Sustainability". As the world's population continues to expand, sustainability is an ever growing topic of discussion in many industries. Through keynote speakers, panel discussions and hands-on workshops, the conference aims to gather minds from various sectors; government, industry, and academia alike, to discuss and showcase the connections between past, present, and future sustainability ventures. We hope to redefine sustainability by highlighting the similarities and overlaps between economic, social and environmental sustainability initiatives in corporations and organizations of every size. Our goal is to provide a collaborative think tank to University of Toronto students, professionals and the general public to discuss what sustainability is and learn how it affects our lives and livelihoods, no matter how large or small the impact. We want to encourage everyone to learn from stories of successes and hardships, and continue to expand the conversation to make a brighter, and greener future.

List of General Topics
• Sustainable Urban Development (Buildings, Green Roofs, Transportation)
Power/Energy
Environment/Agriculture
Waste Remediation/Sanitation
Social Sustainable Development
Economic Sustainability

Networking: The 2018 U of T Sustainability Conference has set aside three separate time slots throughout the conference dedicated to networking. We encourage everyone to reach out of their comfort zones and start a conversation with other guests.

Lecture Style: A 40-minute lecture-style talk on the sustainability leader’s topic of choice (related to the general topics above). The floor is opened up for a 10-minute question and answer period at the end. The style of the session will be largely controlled by the speaker.

Panels: Two sustainability leaders will give a short introduction of themselves. Then the floor is opened up for a question and answer period. The key is audience participation. A discussion will happen between the panelists and the audience members. We want to encourage an environment for an open network of communication and thought-provoking conversation.

Workshop: Samantha Villalon from Growing North will be conducting a workshop for attendees to work through a problem. This will not only encourage teamwork and networking but will also give a real-world look into how we can apply our sustainability principles in order to solve a problem.

Tradeshow: During the lunch and networking time, there will also be a tradeshow. This will include a mix of some of U of T’s most prominent sustainability-focused clubs as well as industry leaders focused on sustainable design.

Speakers
Dr. Elizabeth Edwards• Sustainable Urban Development (Buildings, Green Roofs, Transportation)
Ersoy Gulecoglu
Yu-Ling Cheng
Mel Cappe
Tim Nash
Willa Black
Justin Chin-You
Samantha Villalon
Jane Welsh
Paul Miller
Jen Aitchison
Jennifer Drake
Bernice Chan
Eric Miller

The detailed schedule of the day will be released closer to the date. For more info, visit conference.sustainable-engineers.org. Should you have any questions/concerns, please contact us at chair@sea.skule.ca


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