Second Annual Sustainability Conference at Webster: Looking Back. – 2 years, 10 months AGO | Authored by Connie Zabarovskaya
The second annual Sustainability Conference at Webster University was a lot different from the inaugural one, however what stayed consistent is the great interest from the academic audience and the community, and an eager exchange of ideas on various aspects of Sustainability. Once again we hosted a number of brilliant presenters, among those several well-known names in the Sustainability field, who were in fact our featured speakers (Kathleen Logan Smith, Monty Hempel) and our keynote speaker – Dr. David W. Orr. We also had two military speakers, talking about Sustainability in the army and in water management – Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey and Colonel Christopher G. Hall.
Conference participants had a chance to listen to an excellent keynote address by Dr. David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Adviser to the President at Oberlin College. His speech was titled Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World. If you didn’t have a chance to attend his presentation at the conference or if you would like to see it once more, you can now enjoy it on YouTube.com or on the conference website.
Also available online, are the video of the featured presentation by Kathleen Logan Smith, Director of Environmental Policy, The Missouri Coalition for the Environment, as well as the video of the featured presentation by Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, Deputy Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Kathleen Logan Smith’s presentation was focused on St. Louis, the Common Past, as one of the conference subthemes, and more precisely on the Radioactive Waste Legacy of St. Louis. The title of the presentation by Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey was USTRANSCOM: Sustaining the Global Force.
We invite you to visit the Conference Program page for more presentations from our second annual conference, that are available in PDF format.
Stay tuned for information on the third annual Sustainability Conference at Webster University in 2014!