11th Annual ESTIA Conference to be Held at Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
“Building Sustainable Communities: International, National and Local Perspectives” is the theme of the 11th annual ESTIA conference to be held October 24–25 at the Wells Conference Center, University of Maine.
The goal of this year’s conference is to inform the UMaine community about international, national and local efforts in sustainability and peace by emphasizing the importance of ethics and social responsibility as foundations for community development.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, who has worked on sustainability and agriculture
Jan Wampler, an architecture professor at MIT who has focused on designing ecocities and spaces in urban environments
Bernard Amadei, founder of Engineers Without Borders and Science Envoy for the U.S. Department of State
Soren Hermansen and Malene Lunden, co-directors of the Samso Energy Academy in Denmark
Ceren Bogac, an environmental designer from Cyprus
Vasia Markides, a documentary filmmaker and Famagusta Ecocity Project founder.
Several UMaine faculty and other community members are also scheduled to speak during the conference that will be held in the Wells Conference Center from 6–9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Regular admission is $50 per person, $35 for students. Price includes both Friday and Saturday sessions plus a Friday reception and Saturday lunch. Registration is online at www.estiamaine.org
ESTIA (Ecopeace Sustainability Training and International Affiliations) is a Maine-based ecological organization that promotes and facilitates sustainability and peace through education.