Save on Early-Bird Registration for Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference

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Local Solutions, the Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference set for May 19-21, is offering savings on early-bird registration before March 1. The conference is hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The conference is designed for local planners and decision makers throughout the region, from the northern Chesapeake Bay to Canada’s Eastern Maritime provinces.

Early bird registration rates are now available for the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference, hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 1 & 2 on May 19-21, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Resiliency professionals and other community decision-makers should register now in order to save 20 percent on registration, with limited early-bird pricing available until March 1.

There are more than 70 speakers and 20 sessions, as well as steering committee representatives from more than 30 national, state, and community agencies, organizations, and businesses.

See the full agenda for the conference for more information about the conference’s four tracks, including: Planning and Process, Natural Environment, Built Environment, and Community Engagement and Communication. The pragmatic, interactive programs will assist you to:

  •     Conduct vulnerability assessments;
  •     Protect natural and societal mechanisms that maintain resilience;
  •     Frame and create plans that allow a community to adapt;
  •     Build community support to implement adaptive responses;
  •     Effectively use the government in responding to climate change;
  •     Network with schools, community planners and leaders working toward solving similar problems.

Apply for a Travel Grant!
We’re partnering with several organizations to help defray your costs to attend the conference, with special grants offered for municipal teams. Stay tuned to our Travel Grants website and be sure to apply by the deadlines.

Sponsorships are Still Available
Join your peers and other climate leaders involved with this seminal Northeast event, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities, Simbex LLC, American Society of Adaptation Professionals, and Climate Solutions New England. A wide variety of opportunities for both sponsorships and exhibitor booths are available.

Call for Student Posters
The Call for Poster Presentations seeks student submissions of applied research related to topics that support any of the conference track or session themes for Days 1 and 2 (May 19 and 20), from all disciplines and methodologies. Undergraduate and graduate students from U.S. and Canadian institutions are eligible. Presentation abstracts are due on February 27. Posters will be judged, with $250 awarded to the best candidate.

For more information, contact Michael Simpson, msimpson(at)antioch(dot)edu.

About AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies
AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies (ES), one of the oldest graduate programs in environmental studies in the country, is celebrating its fortieth year. The department delivers visionary, progressive, and interdisciplinary programs that are helping students solve some of today's most complex environmental challenges. It offers a master’s of science degree in environmental studies with concentrations in conservation biology, advocacy for social justice and sustainability, environmental education, science teacher certification, sustainable development and climate change, and self-designed studies. It also offers a master’s of science degree in resource and conservation management and a PhD in environmental studies. Learn more here.

Whole Terrain, AUNE’s journal of reflective practice, which is housed in the ES Department, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year.

About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn more at:

About Antioch University
Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University, a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 institution, provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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