Harvey Mudd College Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions

The Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions is one of Harvey Mudd College’s staple sustainability events. Organized and hosted every two years by the Hixon Center, the conference welcomes students, faculty and staff from across the Claremont Colleges, as well as sustainability professionals and government officials from around the state of California and the country, to attend, present, and lead workshops at the conference.

2018 Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference – Register Now!

The next Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference at Harvey Mudd College will take place on Friday, October 5th, 2018. Most sessions will be held in the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching & Learning and the Platt Campus Center. Please visit the official conference website for program details, schedule, and updates about the conference.

This year’s conference will be zero waste. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Registration is now open for the conference. The conference is free to attend. Questions about the conference can be sent to hcsedconference@g.hmc.edu.

About the Conference

The first Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference was held on October 8th, 2016. The conference, held every two years, intends to raise academic and personal awareness regarding environmental sustainability issues on local, regional and global scales. More specifically, the conference is centered on design – focusing on methods and processes we apply to create sustainable solutions. We must train individuals to carry a multidisciplinary knowledge of environmental issues, and to apply a transdisciplinary approach to finding and implementing sustainable designs and solutions. This requires us to embrace the fluid, creative and sometimes nebulous processes inherent in addressing environmental problems.

In other words, how we achieve sustainable solutions is just as important as the solutions themselves.

Conference Website

To learn more about the conference, please visit the official conference website (hmc.edu/sds-2018).

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Conference Programs

2016 Conference Program Cover

2016 Conference Program

Media Content

October 2016 Conference Image Gallery