12 March 2015

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2015

Conference Dates: September 02 - 03, 2015

Event Location:
(AIRO Group of Hotels)
114 Michalakopoulo,Athens, Greece

The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2015 Greece is jointly presented by International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada.

Important Dates:
Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation - August 10, 2015
Last date to Issue Notification of acceptance - August 15, 2015
Last date to submit final paper and authors' registration - August 20, 2015

Abstracts/Papers, acceptances issued on a rolling basis until August 15, 2015.
Please submit your Abstract/Paper early as possible

The Conference consists of four main sessions:
(1)    Sustainable Social and Human Development - SSHD
(2)     Human Rights and Good Governance - HRGG
(3)     Sustainable Development - SD
(4)     Coupled Human-Environmental Systems (Balancing Ecology & Economy)

This conference has the following objectives:
       to provide an interdisciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics;
       to foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, academics, and practitioners;
       to propose multidisciplinary strategies for economic, sociopolitical, cultural, and institutional changes;
       to allow stakeholders to share their experiences and research results about all aspects of sustainable human and social development;
       to discuss the practical challenges encountered in promoting sustainable development and the solutions adopted; and
       to find global partners for future business or research collaborations.

Paper Submission
All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and research content and relevance to the conference.  Full paper submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.  Accepted full papers will be published in the refereed OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development.

Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstract or full text paper including results, tables, figures and references.  Please send full text paper (.doc or .docx) to oida@ontariointernational.org

Conference abstracts will be published as OIDA Conference Abstracts (ISSN: 1923:6670). All accepted full papers will also be published in the OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development ISSN: 1923-6654 (print) and ISSN 1923-6662 (online).

Accepted papers will be indexed in SSRN, EBSCO and AMICUS, Library and Archives Canada’s database to ensure their permanent preservation for present and future generations.

All submitted full papers will have opportunity to be considered for publication in the OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development. The selection will be carried out during the review process as well as at the conference presentation stage.  Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication.  The final decision will be made based on peer review reports.

For more information, please contact:
Ontario International Development Agency Inc
Corporate Office, 364 Moffatt Pond Court
Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0C7,  Canada.
Tel: + 1 613 612 7615

Urban Waterways Symposium

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is pleased to announce:

Urban Waterways Symposium on
Saturday March 28, 2015 to be held at
Thurgood Marshall Academy 2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE.

The day-long conference will bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to exchange experiences and best practices focused on environmental activism and community engagement. The event will convene nonprofit and community leaders, scholars, and activists, develop national networks, and help provide solutions that will benefit residents, researchers, and decision-makers.   

Anthony Williams, former Mayor of the District of Columbia and current Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Federal City Council will deliver the keynote address. Breakout session topics include Education & Practice; Recreation & Environmentalism; Models in Grassroots Leadership; Collaboration Techniques; Waterfront Development; and Gentrification & New Urbanism.  Confirmed presenters include Dennis Chestnut, Groundworks Anacostia; Charles Pe’ape’a Makawalu Burrows, Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club & Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi, Hawaii; Irma Muñoz, Mujeres de la Tierra, Los Angles; David Karem, Waterfront Park, Louisville.

To register go to, http://urbanwaterways.eventzilla.net Use the invite code ACMUWS2015

Registration begins March 6th and is strongly suggested, as space is limited.
Collaborative convening partners for the symposium include Turkey Creek Community, Mississippi; Anacostia Watershed Society; The City Project, Los Angles California; Baltimore Parks and People; 11th Street Bridge Park Project, Washington DC; Urban Waterways Federal Partnership; and the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, the University of the District of Columbia.

This symposium is part of The Urban Waterways Project, a long-term research and educational initiative. The project is based on research on the Anacostia River and its watershed and comparatively examines how people engage with urban rivers in other communities. The Anacostia River, formerly the Eastern Branch, has long been considered one of the nation’s most troubled urban rivers. The watershed of the river covers more than 175 square miles and is one of the nation’s most densely populated.

The problems facing the Anacostia River are shared by other rivers in the industrialized world. The project explores the impact of environmental burdens and resource depletion on urban communities, as well as the interplay of environmental and social conditions. The Urban Waterways Project examines approaches and solutions on national and international levels through the study of civic oversight, community engagement, and environmental efforts. This project has been undertaken by the ACM with partners locally and nationally.

Support for the project was made possible by the Smithsonian Consortium for Understanding the American Experience.

Society for Ecological Restoration Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the Society for Ecological Restoration Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting at the Clayton Hall Conference Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware March 26 to 28th. 

This educational and dynamic conference also includes a skills-based workshop and wonderful field trips (payment separate). It is a great opportunity to mingle with leading scientists and professionals in the ecological restoration field.
§  Student scholarships and matching grants are available
§  Posters are still being accepted
§  We offer many CEUs, PDHs and PDUs as well as certificates of attendance!   
Registration Information

Thursday, March 26, 2015 (8:30 to 6:00 pm)
Skills-Based Training at Longwood Gardens: Ecological Design and Plant Material

Saturday, March 28, 2015 (9:00 – 4:00 pm transportation provided)
Three Field Trip Options:
1. Restoration of the White Clay Creek Watershed at Delaware Park
2. Restoration of Red Clay and Brandywine Creeks within Delaware’s Piedmont
3. A Day at Stroud™ Water Research Center – Tours of Three Restoration Sites and the Center 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Call for Posters:

Student Scholarships and Matching Grants:

The SER Mid-Atlantic Chapter includes Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and West Virginia.

ESA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Conference

Registration and abstract submission is open for the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ESA to be held April 17 – 19, 2015 at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

Registration deadline is March 27, 2015:  http://www.esa.org/esa/other/mid/

Abstract Submission deadline is March 6, 2015

The conference theme is “Careers in Ecology” and will feature special activities and speakers geared towards career development.  There will also be traditional oral and poster sessions, with cash and travel awards for best graduate and undergraduate presentations.

Here is a link for additional information and updates: http://www.esa.org/midatlantic2/