Connect, rejuvenate and be inspired on Friday, March 17th, with local and international leaders, industry practitioners, students, educators, policy experts, and nonprofits. Explore the movements, innovations, and technologies that are positively impacting our communities and the environment we share. Discover emerging pathways toward doing more good in the world.
Keynote, Mary Robinson
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Mary Robinson is the first woman President of Ireland, former United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, and former chair of the Council of Women World Leaders. Robinson’s keynote will be focused on climate justice. Book signing to follow Robinson’s address.
Plenary, Rob Davies
8:30 – 9:30 am
Dr. Robert Davies is a physicist and public interest communicator whose work focuses on synthesizing a broad range of sustainable systems science ― including climate, energy, food, and economics. Davies will address the opportunity for grand achievement; our window for a meaningful response, and the actual possibility to forge a genuinely sustainable world.
Sustainability Expo Hall
8:30 – 4:50 pm
Connect with the businesses, nonprofits, and startups who are offering the products, services, and solutions that can help you implement sustainability at the individual, and organizational level.
Pitch Your Sustainability Story
Media representatives from Catalyst Magazine, KRCL Radio, Salt Lake Tribune, and the Standard Examiner are here to hear your sustainability story. Come with a 3 minute pitch, (a press release if you have one), and your business card. Then tell your story to those who can help spread the word. Media representatives will follow up on those stories that piqued their interest for publication.
Round Table Discussions
11:00 am, and 1:25 pm
Engage with experts and fellow colleagues in lively participant-driven conversations that explore the topics that matter to you.
4 Session Tracks
10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:25 pm, and 4:00 pm
Learn from dozens of experts who are implementing sustainability in their businesses, communities, and institutions. Choose a single track for in depth inquiry, or sessions across the board for a smorgasbord of ideas. Tracks include:
- Communicating Sustainability
- Low Carbon Solutions
- Social Side of Sustainability
- Urban & Community Planning
Bring your business cards and your best ideas. From the Sustainability Expo Hall and round table discussions, to the networking lunch, the Summit is designed to be a time and space for you to connect with sustainability-minded professionals, businesses and up-and-coming leaders.
The Intermountain Sustainability Summit is Utah’s premiere sustainability conference. The event is an energetic gathering of over 400 participants, eager to learn, build partnerships, and increase sustainability practices across the Intermountain West and beyond.