SLS Affiliated Faculty: As you consider incorporating SLS events into your courses, please see our Save the Date page for a full list of all events and workshops being offered this semester.
Upcoming SLS Events
View Finalist Projects as they compete for top prizes
Aug 26 to Oct 28
Meet with an SLS Advisor
Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series: Tiffany Johnson, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech (Virtual)
BES Speaker Series: Tiffany Johnson
Sep 14 to Nov 9
Meet with an SLS Advisor
A 3-day symposium on Sustainable Food, Climate & Health, and the UN Ocean's Decade.
Upcoming Partner Events
Building While Black: a Conversation with Black-led Community Development Corporations in Atlanta
Thursday, July 29th, 11:00am - 1:00pm (Virtual)
Please join Center for Civic Innovation for a panel discussion with Black-led Community Development Corporations (CDC) on incorporating innovative real estate practices to broaden opportunities, address challenges, create strategies, and design programs to address economic inequalities within Black communities. Panelists include: Cheneé Joseph // HDDC Historic District Development Corporation; Mitch Brown // Resources for Residents and Communities; Leonard Adams // Quest Communities
Where the Money Reside? A Conversation on Relief Programs and Reparations in Atlanta
Thursday, August 5th, 11:00am - 1:00pm (Virtual)
In times of crisis, and well before it, cash payments have been discussed as a tool for creating equity and stability for families. In 2019, Atlanta joined cities across the country in exploring what a universal basic income would look like in the historic Old Fourth Ward through an Economic Security Task Force. We will learn about this program’s potential to be a model for creating direct impact in the lives of individuals, families, communities and our overall society.
Join Center for Civic Innovation as we hear from experts, residents, and leaders, who will explore the history and current programs focused on cash payments for relief and repair in Atlanta-- America’s most economically unequal city.
RCE Youth Webinar: Youth Voices on Climate Change, Action for Sustainability
Wednesday, August 11th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm (JST) (Virtual)
Organised by the Global RCE Service Centre, the RCE Youth Webinar 'Youth Voices on Climate Change, Action for Sustainability' will be held virtually (online) on 11 August, 2021 to commemorate International Youth Day 2021. The webinar will provide a platform for youth to dialogue on the actions needed to address the climate crisis and how efforts can be accelerated to address the climate emergency. RCE youth members will also share examples of actions for implementing ESD for 2030 towards achieving the SDGs. Both youth and all those interested in empowering and engaging with youth are encouraged to attend. To register, please complete the online form here.
PLEASE NOTE: This webinar time is JST, which is 13 hours AHEAD of EST
University Global Coalition 2021 Annual Gathering: Building Connection and Action for the SDGs
Monday, September 27 (7pm - 11pm EDT) and Tuesday, September 28 (9am - 1pm EDT) (Virtual)
Launched in 2019 with the purpose of encouraging collaboration and collective action in higher education to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the University Global Coalition (UGC) recognizes that the two years since its formation have seen monumental shifts. The challenges of the pandemic have shown us the interconnectivity of the SDGs while illuminating and increasing challenges in equity, justice, and accessibility both in higher education and beyond. The UGC seeks to use our 2021 Annual Gathering to empower individuals and universities to act upon the SDGs and connect to others in the field, with a focus on increasing accessibility, rebuilding a more just and equitable world, and growing future generations of leaders. Given the 2021 global milestones of COP26, the UN Food Systems Summit, and the ongoing challenges of accessibility, equity, and justice deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will use these milestones to guide this year’s program, while allowing space for a variety of SDG-related discussions.
This year’s conference is on two dates at different times to encourage participation from around the world. Each date will feature interactive opening and closing plenaries, topical and SDG-based networking sessions, and presentations in the form of panels, small workshops, or guided conversations.
The Call for Proposals is open until 6:00 p.m. EDT on 2 July 2021.
A BETTER TECH: Public Interest Technology Convention and Career Fair
October 14 - 15 (Virtual)
The 2021 NYU Public Interest Technology (PIT) Convention and Career Fair is a virtual hands-on event for professionals, researchers and students interested in creating a better world through technology. It is the first convening of its kind in the US, bringing together the country’s most talented students and leading researchers with organizations and companies that are at the forefront of creating responsible and accountable tech that serves the public interest.
Through hands-on workshops, roundtables, keynotes, fire-presentations, a hackathon, and a virtual career fair, participants will share the latest developments in the PIT field, learn about careers in public interest technology, and connect with professionals working in this area across lots of different sectors and industries.