Join us for this second annual event, Symposium 2019, presented by the Institute for Human and Planetary Health at Doane University.

Join Us
Day 1

Join us for this second annual event, Symposium 2019, presented by the Institute for Human and Planetary Health at Doane University.

Day 2

register to attend the optional but ever so popular workshops, including a Community Resilience Workshop and an Earthen Building.

The full list of speakers, sessions and workshops will be announced soon.

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keynote
Dr. Joshua Farley

Dr. Joshua Farley, Professor, Community Development and Applied Economics at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont will be speaking on the topic of Alternative Economic Systems.

Opening Speaker: Amanda McKinney, MD, Executive Director of the Institute for Human and Planetary Health will open the symposium, remarking on how to find leverage for change in our most important systems in order to make them more sustainable and more resilient.

You are invited to submit a session or keynote presentation proposal for Symposium 2019 taking place Friday, September 13, 2019.

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You are invited to submit a session or keynote presentation proposal for Symposium 2019 taking place Friday, September 13, 2019.

submit talk!

Keynotes and sessions will take place on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Workshops will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019

Topics of interest include:
  • Sustainable agri-food systems: Developing food systems focused on the production of mostly plant foods, grown in a way that is regenerative for soil and water and with a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Water: Research and policy that protects and improves our sources of freshwater.
  • Resilience: Creating less energy intensive and more locally self-reliant communities. Education on how communities can prepare for climate change-related impacts.
  • Energy: Transitioning to sources of renewable energy and how we can use less overall.
  • Economics: Alternative economic systems such as the sharing and circular economies.

primary goal
raise awareness

The primary goal for the symposium is to raise awareness about the serious threats that face humanity in the face of climate change and economic inequality and ways to build resilience around them. The symposium will seek participation from Nebraska and surrounding states including faculty from colleges and universities interested in the symposium subject matter; undergraduate students; individuals and leaders from organizations and communities related to food, energy, economic and water resilience.

Attendance is anticipated to reach 150 to 200 guests. The symposium will include opportunities for students to attend complimentary so they can present research and project-based work, receive extra credit, and participate in the Saturday workshops.

schedule

Look forward to two days of excellent content, including a day of presentations and a day of workshops at Symposium 2019: “Finding Leverage for Systems Change in Food, Water, Energy and Economics”

Friday, September 13, 2019

  • 8:15 am - 9:00 pm - Registration
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Sessions
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Student Research Presentation
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Closing Keynote Presentation
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm - IHPH Fundraiser Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm - American Young Concert in Cassel Outdoor Amphitheater

Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Workshops

workshops

Following Day 1 of the Symposium, join us on Day 2 by registering for one of the three IHPH hosted workshops including:

Local Food and Agricultural Security

Learn from experts in food security and agriculture about how communities can be more self-reliant around the production of food.

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Show me the money

Discover what funding opportunities are available for individual entrepreneurs and communities for housing, infrastructure, and more.

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Rural and Community Health

Learn about resources available to promote health for both individuals and communities.

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The three Community Resilience Workshops will run in the morning from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, then repeat in the afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Lunch will be included in the price of the workshop.

workshop
Earthen
building

Join us for an informative workshop and some fun in the mud! Together we will be building a woodfired oven to add to the Human and Planetary Health Society students’ “Doane Sustainable Lifestyles Project”. The design will be a hybrid, mixing masonry (brick oven) with earth (cob oven). After the workshop you will leave empowered with the knowledge and confidence to build your own wood fired oven from Tallgrass Vernacular's very own Jim Schalles.

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location
Direction to the symposium

Symposium 2019 will take place in Heckman Auditorium at Doane
University, Crete, Nebraska.

Doane University
1014 Boswell Ave
Crete, NE 68333