Scotland Conference 2019 – The Elephants in the Room

EAUC-Scotland Conference 2019 will meet to discuss the challenges the climate emergency and sustainability pose for universities

Themed the Elephants in the Room, this topic builds on our last conference where we set visions and actions for the decade ahead. Now it is time to actively address some of the trickiest challenges we are facing as a sector so we can make proper progress towards achieving those visions.

This conference will consider the purpose of universities and colleges during a climate emergency and in the pursuit of a more sustainable world. We will also take a close look at some of the Elephants in the Room, with sessions currently being considered including setting meaningful carbon reduction targets, addressing academic travel, getting a handle on procurement emissions, making plastic-free pledges, carbon offsetting and supporting those with climate anxiety.

The conference will be tackling some of the thorniest issues facing our sector and feature a range of workshop sessions, plenaries and panel discussions, so there is a wide range of topics and sessions to choose from.

This page will be updated regularly as the programme and speakers are confirmed, but Early Bird tickets are now available through the booking page.  Tweet us if you are coming using the #EAUCS2019 hashtag!

The Green Gown Awards will be taking place the same evening at Glasgow Science Centre, and we would be delighted if you were able to join us for the evening too! More information on the Green Gown Awards is available here. Green Gown Award Ceremony attendees from the rest of the UK are able to join the Scotland Conference for the afternoon session if you can’t make the full day – book a half-day place through the Green Gown Awards booking page.

Please contact scotland@eauc.org.uk with any questions, or if you have any problems booking your place.