8th Annual Kent State Environmental Science & Design Research Symposium

Together, the two institutes proudly present the Spring 2023 symposium.

Details will be forthcoming and we hope you will join us.
Kent State icon saying "hate has no home here"

 

This year's theme:
Environmental Justice, Ecology, and Race

Thursday-Friday, April 13-14, 2023
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center | Kent, OH.
 

Tentative symposium schedule

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time Event Description
6 - 7 PM Plenary With keynote speaker
7 - 8 PM Reception Following plenary, please join us for refreshments, introductions, and conversation

 

Friday, April 14, 2023
Time Event Description
08:30 - 09 AM Welcome Opening remarks and introduction
09 - 11:30 AM Session #1:
Recentering Conservation
We will explore Indigenous, traditional, and community-led approaches to sustaining natural environments that are conflict-sensitive. This session will include talks by invited speakers, a moderated panel discussion, and break out discussion(s) with moderators
11:30 AM - 1 PM Lunch Provided by the institute for all registered and invited guests
1 - 3:30 PM Session #2:
Restorative Visitions
Focusing on inequities of the built environment, this session will include talks by invited speakers, a moderated panel discussion, and break out discussion(s) with moderators
3:30 - 4 PM Break Join us for coffee and light refreshments
4 - 5 PM Session #3:
Workshops
Choose from one of two concurrent workshops to attend.
5:30 - 7 PM Student poster session Come explore the research of Kent State University students