Join us June 25 - June 26 at Georgia Tech for the 2013 Collegiate Sports Sustainability SummitEarly Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, May 17Registration Closes: Friday, June 7What is the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit? This Summit, now in its third year, offers attendees the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to make investments into programs and activities that are socially, economically, and environmentally responsible. We strive to create an open, equal platform for inter-departmental collaboration. Representatives from student groups and athletic, recreation, sustainability, facilities, food service, and recycling departments are welcome. History2011: The inaugural, Southeast-focused summit laid the foundation for a nation-wide discussion on collegiate athletic sustainability initiatives.2012: The 2012 Summit attracted representatives from over 20 colleges and universities. Some featured speakers from 2012 included: Fabian DeGarbo, Sustainability Director, ESPN; Jeff Steele, Associate Athletic Director, Auburn University; and, Corey Hawkey, Sustainability Coordinator, The Ohio State University.Join the 2013 Summit!"We found our attendance at the Summit to be a great help in focusing our sustainability efforts to achieve our Athletic goals and objectives. Sharing ideas with peer athletic departments and sustainability staff members has been a great help in improving our daily facility operations and game day and event preparations to reduce waste and save money." --Jeff Steele, Associate Athletic Director of Facilities & Operations, Auburn University The third annual College Sports and Sustainability Summit offers attendees the chance to develop strategies that can make athletic and sports programs socially, economically, and environmentally responsible. The 2013 Summit will highlight the experiences of schools from around the country that have lowered costs, increased fan pride and loyalty, gained recognition and attracted sponsors to their programs while improving sustainability. This year’s agenda is thoughtfully designed to bring together collegiate athletics staff, sustainability professionals, and recycling/facility managers together to identify ways to achieve common campus sustainability goals through sports and athletics, save money, foster better inter-departmental relationships, and increase recognition for your institution’s efforts. The Summit features engaging speakers with real world experience in how to achieve economic and environmental results by going green in collegiate sports. The agenda also emphasizes opportunities to share and network through roundtables and informal meetings in a relaxed setting. To ensure that you get the most out of your Summit experience, the Summit participation has been limited to 150 people. Don’t miss out on the chance to represent your school at this year’s Summit on June 25-26, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. New for 2013 is an invitation only workshop for Athletic Directors on June 24 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Please click on the Athletic Director Workshop tab above for more information on this exclusive event. Featured 2013 Invited Speakers: •Jonathan Casper, Associate Professor, PhD. Sports Marketing, North Carolina State University •Chris DeVolder, 360 Architects •Dave Newport, Director Environmental Services, University of Colorado Boulder •Brenda Staton, Coca-Cola Recycling •Bob Whitmore, Gator IMG •Joseph Abraham, Director of Sustainability, University of Arizona •Maggi Thorne, Assistant Athletic Director of Capital Planning & Construction and Sustainability Liaison, University of Nebraska•Tim Hickman, Executive Assistant Athletic Director, University of Missouri •Tony Johnson, Director of Logistics and Support Services, University of AlabamaThe Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit is supported by our generous sponsors:Networking Events Sponsors: Tuesday Lunch & Break Sponsor:Monday Break Sponsor:Wednesday Break Sponsor: College & University Recycling Coalition Track Sponsors: There are still sponsorship opportunities available for the 2013 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit. Please contact Dave Vandeventer for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-643-6030
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 8:15 AM - 2:30 PMEastern Time
Georgia Institute of TechnologyWardlaw Center177 North AvenueAtlanta, Georgia 30332USA
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