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All Our Futures 2 - Getting Real - Investing in our Future - by Design

Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth
15 September 2009 00:00 - 17 September 2009 00:00

There is a need for ‘minds capable of creating new possibilities to transform our current ways of thinking and operating’. So says Lord Stern in the foreword to HEFCE’s recent Sustainable Development Action Plan. He has in mind the changes in skills, values and knowledge that are needed in the context of climate change. This is the challenge for education world-wide at all levels. Education for sustainability is the response, where ideas, innovation and networks are brought together, both in policy-making and practice. In parallel, design for sustainability is developing the technologies needed by business to move ahead in a responsible and sustainable way in a rapidly changing and uncertain social and economic environment.

This conference aims to bring together these communities of practice, to see what learners, teachers, researchers, designers and policy-makers in business and in the public sector can learn from each other, what new interdisciplinary ideas can be generated and what synergies can be achieved.

The conference is for all those involved in education, looking for a stimulating and unusual platform and environment for the dissemination and sharing of ideas and good practice in the wider community.

Keynote Speakers

John Elkington - Founding Partner & Director, Volans
Marie Harder - Prof of Sustainable Waste Management at Brighton University
Victoria Hurth - Researcher, Lecturer, Consultant and Speaker on Sustainability
Bob Johansen - Institute for the Future
Sara Parkin - Founder Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future
Sophie Thomas - Founder, Director and Designer at Thomas Matthews
David Wheeler - Dean of Business &    Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth


The organisers encourage you to apply as soon as possible as there are limited places available.

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