South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota will be hosting this conference from May 12-14, 2011. According to the conference website “the three intertwined themes of the conference—study abroad, service-learning, and sustainability—are a unique way of thinking about the inter-relationships between learning abroad, personal action, and the state of the planet. Keynote speakers for the conference are:
Daniel Greenberg, the founder and director of Living Routes, a 3rd-party non-profit educational provider that partners with the University of Massachusetts to offer study abroad programs based in ‘ecovillages’.
Ed Wells, Chair/Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Lucia Legan, a native of Australia, is co-founder of both Ecocentro IPEC and the Mollison School for Sustainable Studies in Pirenópolis, Brazil, where she remains as Executive Director.
André Jaeger Soares, a native of Brazil, is cofounder of Ecocentro IPEC, trilingual teacher, natural builder and permaculture designer.
You can access the conference website and schedule here.
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