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Workshop Schedule

National & International Partnerships in Sustainability Workshop Agenda

Day Time Event Location
Thurs., Nov. 3 3-5 p.m.

Dealing with a Changing World

The UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative is hosting its annual speaker series as a pre-workshop opportunity. This year's speakers are Michael Green, Executive Director of the Climate Action Business Association and Spencer Glendon, PhD, Senior Vice-President, Partner and Director of Global Macro-analysis at Wellington Management Company, LLP. Speakers will discuss the implications of climate change on the business sector.

Cumnock Hall Auditorium
Thurs., Nov. 3 5-7 p.m.

Networking Reception

Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres available

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
Thurs., Nov. 3 6-6:30 p.m. Welcome and Agenda Overview UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
Day Time Event Location
Fri., Nov. 4 8 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
Coffee and light refreshments available
University Crossing, Moloney Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Fri., Nov. 4 8:30 - 9 a.m. Welcome and Agenda Overview University Crossing, Moloney Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Fri., Nov. 4 9 - 11 a.m. Project Development Break-Out Sessions
Potential topics include:
- Integrating Sustainability in the Curriculum and Across Disciplines
- Public-Private Partnerships: Collaborative Research and Development
- Engaging the University Community in Sustainability Initiatives
- Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality
- Business and Town-Gown Relationships: Addressing Sustainability Issues as a Community
- Sharing the Journey: Sustainability through Community Engagement and Storytelling
University Crossing, Moloney Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Fri., Nov. 4 11 - 11:30 a.m. Exploration of Funding Opportunities
Innovative funding opportunities from within the United States and abroad will be discussed.
University Crossing, Moloney Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Fri., Nov. 4 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p..m. Lunch University Crossing, Moloney Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Fri., Nov. 4 12:30 - 1 p.m. Open Networking University Crossing, Moloney Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Fri., Nov. 4 1 – 3:30 p.m. Action Planning Break-Out Sessions
Groups will form around the discussion topics. Each group will appoint a rapporteur and develop potential ideas, proposals, and collaborations for after the workshop.
University Crossing, Moloney Ballroom, 2nd Floorv
Fri., Nov. 4 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Plenary
Rapporteurs will outline the group discussions and ideas. Time will be allotted for additional group discussion.
University Crossing, Moloney Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Fri., Nov. 4 6 - 7 p.m. Post-Workshop and Pre-Game Reception
Hosted in the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres available
UMass Lowell Tsongas Center (Reception in the East Club Room)
Fri., Nov. 4 7:15 - 9 p.m. UMass Lowell NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Game
UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. University of Vermont Catamounts at the Tsongas Center
UMass Lowell Tsongas Center (Reception in the East Club Room)