We are pleased to announce that the CA Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at the University of Gloucestershire (UoG, Cheltenham Spa, UK) from 9 – 10 January 2014.
Situated in the town centre of Cheltenham Spa, an inland spa resort of handsome Regency architecture, broad avenues and fine parks , UoG has been recognised as a UK sector leader in the area of sustainability for its pioneering and visionary approach in this area. UoG pursues sustainability as ‘core business’, across academic and corporate portfolios and ESD is an institution-wide priority, aiming to expand organisational capabilities, student learning, research, outreach and professional development. The University has a large expertise in coordinating and managing national and international academic platforms, including CA.
The CA Conference will bring together national and international stakeholders engaged in transforming higher education (HE) towards sustainability. It will count with international renowned speakers such as Mr Mahesh Pradhan (UNEP and Founder of GUPES - Global University Partnerships in Environment and Sustanability, Kenya), Prof Geoff Scott (Executive Director of Sustainability and Professor of HE at the University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Dr Lorna Down (Teacher Education expert at the University of West Indies, Jamaica). Participants will be able to choose from a variety of capacity building workshops and social learning sessions on key sustainability and ESD topics.
The Conference will be followed by an AGM open to members only. The aim of this meeting is to provide a space for members to meet, share CA developments and progress for the period 2012-13, present CA financial accounts, vote the new Presidency team for the period 2014-15 and discuss future network plans.
Further information and details on the CA Conference and AGM will be communicated in the coming months. At this stage, we welcome ideas and feedback to ensure fruitful and enriching dialogues.