2019 Island Sustainability Conference
DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2019, at 5:00 pm (ChST)
You are invited to submit an abstract to present at the 10th University of Guam Regional Conference on Island Sustainability by March 1, 2019. Pre-conference events start on April 8, 2019 followed by the main conference from April 9-12, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. As we approach the tenth conference, we reflect on a decade of renewed focus brought to the ancient island value of sustainability. The 2019 theme, ‘Sustainable Then. Sustainable Again?’ recalls our past as a sustainable society and asks if and how we can be sustainable again.
Traditional island navigators teach the importance of looking back where you came from in order to sail forward to your destination. A blend of historical perspectives and modern innovations will provide conference participants with new tools and ideas to move our islands toward a sustainable future.
The 10th conference will continue to encourage action to achieve sustainability, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it is the smart thing to do. Decreasing reliance on imports, improving energy independence, and increasing food security all reduce the export of money and build a thriving local economy, more resilient to disasters and global changes.
The annual University of Guam Regional Conference on Island Sustainability is a blend of scholarship, advocacy, and action. We encourage diverse abstract submissions from academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations, teachers, students, and the general community.
REPEAT ABSTRACTS WILL NOT BE SELECTED. The Abstract Review Committee urges that proposals consist of new research or ideas that have not been presented at a previous Conference on Island Sustainability. Exceptions will be made for research projects with significant updates, which should be detailed in the submitted abstract. You are invited to select your preferred presentation type (e.g. oral presentation, workshop, poster). However, the committee will make the final determination based on the number and quality of proposals.
Sustainable Then. What sustainability lessons can we take from the history of island societies and apply them today for a sustainable future?
Sustainable Again? Can we be a sustainable society again, and if so, what innovations and strategies will help us get there?
Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 1, 2019, at 5:00 pm (ChST). Notification of selections will be made no later than March 8, 2019. If you are selected to present, handouts and PowerPoint presentations must be submitted in an electronic format no later than April 5, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Meeting Coordinator, Robbie Gerrie Bautista (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).