Conference Information & Schedule

Celebrating Success, Building Community, Taking Action:  

UMACS 5th Regional Conference 

November 7–9, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa


Schedule of Events


Thursday, November 7


4:00 – 6:30 pm ACUPCC Regional Collaborative Pre-Conference Workshop: Climate Action Planning (Open to all, with emphasis on ACUPCC implementation.  Additional fee.  Light refreshments served.  

Friday, November 8
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ACUPCC Regional Collaborative Networking Breakfast: Implementation Successes and Challenges.  Open to all, with special invitation to Implementation Liaisons. Light breakfast served.
11:00 a.m. Optional Field Trips – 2 options: ENERGY OR  LOCAL FOODS [Meet in Valders Concourse]
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. - Registration [Valders Concourse]
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. Welcome from Luther College, UMACS and Partner Organizations [Campus Recital Hall]
1:15–2:15 p.m. Plenary session, John Farrell [Campus Recital Hall]
2:15-2:30 pm  Presentation of Jim Farrell Campus Sustainability Award/Honoring Jim Farrell [Campus Recital Hall]
2:45–3:45 p.m. Concurrent session 1 [Valders Hall of Science or Olin Hall]
4:00–5:00 p.m. Concurrent session 2 [Valders Hall of Science or Olin Hall]
5:00–6:00 p.m. Poster Session [Valders Concourse]
5:45–7:00 p.m. Dinner & Speaker (included in registration) [Peace Dining]
7:30  p.m. Keynote Speaker: Chad Pregracke (open to the public) [Valders 206]
9:00 p.m. Optional Evening Events: Networking session [Oneota Marketplace]


Saturday, November 9


7:15–9:15 a.m. Coffee and Continental Breakfast – networking time and 2 or 3 interactive/discussion sessions focused on the future of UMACS [Valders Concourse]

7:45-8:45 a.m. Optional Field Trips – Energy or Local Foods Tours [Meet in Valders Concourse]

9:00–10:00 a.m. Concurrent session 3  [Valders Hall of Science]

10:00–10:30 a.m. Morning break [Valders Concourse]

10:45–11:45 a.m. Concurrent session 4  [Valders Hall of Science]

12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch (included in registration) [Peace Dining]

1:30–2:30 p.m. Plenary session, Jacqueline Johnson- Chancellor, University of Minnesota-Morris [Peace Dining]  

2:45–3:45 p.m. Concurrent session 5 [Valders Hall of Science]

4:00 p.m. Closing [Valders 206]


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