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Call for Proposals: SUSTEX 2019 ‘Leading the One Planet Way’


Texas A&M University-Central Texas’ Inaugural Summit on Sustainability


March 20-22, 2019 in Killeen, Texas, USA

We’re excited to be partnering with Texas A&M University-Central Texas to organise their inaugural SUSTEX Summit on 20-22 March 2019.

SUSTEX is bringing leaders from the private sector, government, and academia together in a personalized environment to reflect and discuss the present challenges and successes in advancing sustainable business practices and education.  This inaugural conference is a full two-day format with a focus on your role in the Sustainability field. After a kickoff dinner on Wednesday evening, the focus for Thursday is geared to include private sector and government solutions and approaches, scheduled with keynote speakers/panels and breakout sessions. Friday will be focused on the academic aspects of sustainability, examining both ways to better promote sustainability in higher education, as well as research presentations. The format on Friday may include workshops, research presentations and round tables. 

The inaugural theme reflects a major strategic initiative within the College of Business Administration at A&M-Central Texas, to embed sustainability into the curriculum through the newly launched M.S. in One Planet Leadership.

A&M-Central Texas is proud to be a founding One Planet Business School in the One Planet Education Network. OPEN consists of business schools committed to embedding sustainability and social responsibility into their teaching, service, and scholarship, as well as into the practices of their respective institutions.

Call for Proposals:
Given the goal of advancing the conversation on sustainability, a broad range of proposals for acceptance will be considered so as to not inhibit creativity and great ideas. Presentations may be 20, 30, or 60 minutes in length, and panels are welcomed. Proposals must be received no later than January 31st with acceptance decisions sent out no later than February 8th. Review and acceptance of exceptional proposals will also be made on a rolling basis to accommodate travel plans. Proposals may be submitted Here

The conference will be held on the new A&M-Central Texas campus, featuring unique vistas and, hopefully, beautiful wildflowers in bloom. It is situated 70 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which has many nonstop flights from across the United States and Europe. We have very little area traffic once you get north of Austin, so commute times from the airport are relatively quick! We’re also just three miles from the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport that is serviced by both American and United airlines through Dallas and Houston, respectively. Lodging will be available at the Courtyard by Marriot in Killeen for under $95/night plus tax. Click to reserve your room.

Conference registration is reasonably priced at $295 and includes:  transportation to and from events, daily refreshments, dinner on Wednesday night overlooking Lake Belton, Thursday and Friday lunches, and dinner on Thursday at a local vineyard. Click to register.

This is our first conference and improvements will be made as we go, so please bear with us. If you have any questions or run into any issues, please contact the conference chair: Lucas Loafman, Interim Dean for the College of Business Administration at or 254-519-5724.

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