SUSTAINABILITY 2011 : IS IT WORTH IT?
March 8-9, 2011
Florida Institute of Technology’s College of Science and College of Business cordially invite you to our 2011 forum, “SUSTAINABILITY 2011 - IS IT WORTH IT?", an international, interdisciplinary sustainability conference, on Tuesday, March 8rd and Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. The forum will focus on practical solutions to emerging sustainability issues from business, science, and socio-political viewpoints. Moreover, the conference is designed to appeal to a varied audience, and will offer details on the latest academic research and perspectives for practitioners and public policy makers.
Topics at the conference on day one include - The Space Coast Economy: Major Challenges & Potential Opportunities; Clean Energy Jobs & Operational Savings Case Studies; Renewable Energy: If Not Now, When?; and Next Steps: Employing Our Unique Competitive Advantage. Day two : Sustainability in the Face of Disaster; Protecting the Commons; and Confronting Local & Global Challenges to Sustainability.
Conference presenters include faculty from Florida Institute of Technology as well as other leading academic institutions, representatives from NGO’s and research centers. Beyond its interdisciplinary format, the forum embeds an international focus with its inclusion of a transatlantic perspective, specifically with researchers from Budapest University of Technology & Economics (BME, the oldest technological university in Europe), Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, Florida Solar Energy Center, Indian Institute of Management, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Environmentally Endangered Lands Program, Wake Forest University, World Commission on Protected Areas and Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, to name a few. This is the eighth in a series of transatlantic sustainability forums hosted by BME, KIT, and Florida Tech, alternating between Europe (Budapest, Berlin) and Melbourne, Florida.
Sustainability is one of the most rapidly growing and relevant fields available to the 21st century workforce. Florida Tech is addressing these opportunities with new major and minor programs in Sustainability Stueies and it's applications. We unravel the complexity and learn real-world tools for creating a career in sustainability. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Florida Tech Sustainability
Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Michael W. Sole is the Keynote Speaker at SUSTAINABILITY 2009: The Next Horizon, an international interdisciplinary conference focusing on practical solutions to emerging sustainability issues. This forum is an outgrowth of a United States State Department partnership between Florida Institute of Technology and Budapest University of Technology & Economics originating in 2001. The conference is designed to appeal to a varied audience, offering the latest academic perspectives for practitioners and policy makers.
Scheduled over 2 days on sunny Florida's Space Coast, Sustainability 2009 covers timely topics:
► Sustainable Tourism
► Climate Change & Adaptation
► Climate Risks: Hurricanes & Lightning
► Sustainable & Resilient Communities
► Renewable Energy
► Sustainable Technologies & Innovation
Presenters include faculty from Florida Tech and other leading academic research institutions, NGO representatives, regional planners, and political leaders.
Beyond its interdisciplinary format, Sustainability 2009 embeds an international focus with its inclusion of a transatlantic perspective by researchers from the Budapest University of Technology & Economics (BME), the oldest technological university in Europe. Sustainability 2009 is the 6th in a series of conferences hosted by Florida Tech and BME, alternating venues between Budapest and Melbourne, Florida.
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