UMACS REGIONAL CONFERENCE:  June 17-19th at Bemidji State University 

Healthy Planet = Healthy People, Campuses and Communities

Campus sustainability is more than greening operations and integrating sustainability into the curriculum.  During our 2015 UMACS conference we seek to elevate the conversation around integrating wellness and healthy lifestyles into sustainability to ensure that not only are our campuses and communities sustainable, but that the people within our institutions are also developing healthy and sustainable lifestyles.

Submitting a Proposal:

Proposals on any area of campus sustainability are welcome, but priority will be given to proposals focusing on wellness, environmental and social justice, and campus-community partnerships.

Proposals may be submitted online here:  SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE

Deadline for Submissions:  February 20, 2015

Submission Categories:  Submit a 250 word abstract that fits into one of the following categories:

  • Poster:  Showcase your sustainable campus/community initiatives.  Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and the schedule will include a specific time for poster viewing and discussion.
  • Rapid-Fire Showcase (10 minute Lightning Talk style with time for Q&A at the end):  Showcase your project or initiative in a creative way that engages the audience.  Presentations will be paired with similar topics.
  • Presentation (30 minutes):  The standard format will be a 20 presentation with 10 minutes for Q&A.  Presentations will be paired by subject area.

Questions may be directed to Erika Bailey-Johnson @

Download the UMACS 2015 RFP in PDF format


UMACS hosts and co-sponsors events that work to foster sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Conferences are designed to appeal to any and all campus constituents interested in creating a more sustainable campus: students, professors, facilities and maintenance workers, dining services staff, just to name a few.  We aim to offer workshops and presentations that provide insights and ideas for bringing sustainability to every corner of a college or university.

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