Something about this time of year makes it just feel right to get your school supplies in order and learn something new. As adults we know that you never stop learning new things, in fact, the need to learn accelerates.
The past several years, I have been a guest speaker at the University of Oregon Sustainable Events Workshop led by Leslie Scott, This year we are co-presenting, Community Event Design and Management: A Triple-Bottom Line Approach on October 30th in Portland, Oregon .http://sustain.uoregon.edu/workshops/course_desc.php?CourseKey=574211
I am already learning an incredible amount as I prepare for the workshop. The hot topics include new ways to measure the social equity and critical issues concerning local food and food security.
The learning will continue as I gain valuable knowledge from the students (many of whom are active in the event industry). Their work in small groups to assess and benchmark their events bringing forward ideas to further the sustainability of their events is fascinating.
I invite you to join us as we grab our books and head back to school!