Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Conference Agenda

Climate Change and Human Health:
21st Century Challenges

March 15-16, 2018

hosted by IES and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

2018 Conference Agenda:
Thursday, March 15, 2018

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Conference Check-In
Location: Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Rooms 123/124

All AJCU Events are open only to participants from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and Jesuit Affiliates who have paid and registered for the AJCU/Jesuit Affiliates conference package.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. AJCU/Jesuit Affiliates Business Lunch
Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Rooms 123/124

1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. AJCU/Jesuit Affiliates Sessions
Location: Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Rooms 123/124

5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Student Sustainability Summit (Students only)
Location: Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Rooms 123/124

5:30 p.m.- 6:45 p.m. Keynote Reception (Invite only)
Location: Palm Court, Mundelein Center

7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Gina McCarthy 
Mundelein Auditorium, 1st floor Mundelein Center

  • Prior to the Keynote Address we are pleased to present an original music and dance performance by the Loyola Chamber Choir and the Loyola Dance Theatre: The Spirit of Justice. 

    The Chamber Choir, under the direction of Kirsten Hedegaard, and Loyola Dance Theatre, under the direction of Sandra Kaufmann, will present two stirring works on the subject of spirit and justice. The first piece, Shehia rak poignantly expresses Native American struggles through text, music and a dance choreographed by Loyola alumna, Phoebe Coakley. The second piece, Turn the World Around, originally written by Harry Belefonte, celebrates a world where the spirit of man turns towards justice and care for the earth.

    Shehia rak: Choreographer, Phoebe Coakley; Turn the World Around-Choreographer, Sandra Kaufmann

2018 Conference Agenda:
Friday, March 16, 2018

9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Plenary Panel 
Location: Mundelein Auditorium

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Institute of Environmental Sustainability Self-Guided Tours (Lunch is preorder only)
Location: Institute of Environmental Sustainability 123/124

1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Panel Discussion Sessions
Location: Damen MPR North & South

Concurrent Session 1: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 
1A: We Are Still In: Why & How U.S. Leaders Remain Committed to Paris
Location: Damen MPR South

1B: Climate Change Knows No Borders: Canada's Approach
Location: Damen MPR North

Concurrent Session 2: 2:45 p.m. -4:15 p.m. 
2A: Oil, Fracking, and Man Camps: Human Health along the Pipelines
Location: Damen MPR South

2B: Climate Refugees in a Changing World 
Location: Damen MPR North

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Poster Session and Reception: Sustainability in Research, Teaching, and Advocacy.
Location: Mundelein Auditorium

  • Faculty, staff, and students from different disciplines and universities present posters of their research and teaching projects on environmental issues and/or solutions.
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • Tabling event for sponsors.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A 100% refund is given if your registrations is canceled by 11:59 p.m. February 14, 2018 (Central Standard Time).

A 50% refund is given if your registration is canceled between 12:00 a.m., February 15, and 11:59 p.m. February 27, 2018 (Central Standard Time).

No refunds will be given to reservations canceled after February 27, 2018.