Side Events

Come early or stay late to attend one of the side events taking place alongside the National Conference and Global Forum.

 

Monday, January 22

 

CEDD Winter Meeting (NCSE member only event)

9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Cost: Free to members

The Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) is a group of institutional representatives who come together to improve the quality, stature, and effectiveness of academic environmental programs at U.S. universities and colleges. Launched in 2001, CEDD has emerged as a respected voice in environmental higher education. Government agencies, national and international organizations, and business groups seek out CEDD as a gateway to working with the academic environmental community. CEDD currently includes more than 125 members representing academic environmental programs of all sizes and types.

CEDD meets twice a year for the member-exclusive Winter and Summer Meetings to share knowledge and best practices and set priorities for their ongoing work. Representatives from NCSE’s member school are invited to participate in the 2018 CEDD Winter Meeting with colleagues from across the country, to discuss issues affecting your campus and environmental and sustainability programs.

Interested in learning more or joining CEDD? Please contact Flannery Wickham.

 

CCASE Winter Meeting (NCSE member only event)

9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Cost: Free to members

The Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education (CCASE) is a network of community college leaders from across the country representing CCASE Affiliate schools dedicated to the growth and ongoing improvement of environmental education, stewardship, and workforce development. 

CCASE meets twice a year for the member-exclusive Winter and Summer Meetings to share knowledge and best practices, and set priorities for their ongoing work. Representatives from NCSE’s CCASE member schools are invited to participate in the 2018 CCASE Winter Meeting with colleageus from across the country.

Interested in learning more or joining CCASE? Please contact Flannery Wickham.

 

Thursday, January 25

 

Third National Energy Education Summit: Education for Resilient Energy Systems

8:30am – 5:30pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Cost: $225 (complimentary and reduced pricing available to NCSE members)

Hundreds of new energy education courses, certificates, and degrees have been developed over the last 10 years. The Summit will engage energy educators in all sectors, including K-12, higher education and public education in sharing best practices and developing partnerships, in order to expand the impact and effectiveness of energy education. The Summit will cover what we teach in energy education, how we teach it, how we can collaborate to teach it better, and how we can overcome critical challenges.

A full agenda and additional information, including the report and presentations from the 2016 Summit, are available here.

 

Academic Federal Dialogue + NCSE Science Policy Communications Training

8:30am – 4pm

Location: New America Building, 740 15 Street NW, Washington, DC

Cost: $295 for nonmembers ($125 for members)

This day-long event will combine an exclusive opportunity for institutions of higher education to engage in small group and individual discussions with federal funders on their program priorities and funding opportunities. Program officers from agencies that fund environmental and energy research and education (NSF, DOE, NASA, NOAA, USDA, EPA, Forest Service, State Department, Federal Highway Administration, USGS) have participated in previous years.

During the day, participants will experience a Science Communication Workshop, led by NCSE and COMPASS Science Communications, offering participants an opportunity to deepen their engagement with the academic and agency leadership in attendance.

ABOUT COMPASS Science Communications: COMPASS supports a productive public discourse about people and environment by empowering scientists to engage with society. COMPASS does this through coaching scientists to be more effective communicators and connecting them to key people and conversations. COMPASS works to break down disciplinary, geographic, and institutional silos among scientists, leading to greater relevance and more coherent communication by the scientific community as a whole.