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Sunday, June 22   UMass Campus Center 2nd Floor Concourse   12:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, June 23  UMass Campus Center 11th Floor   8:00am - 11:00am



What is the Revisioning Sustainability Conference?
Revisioning Sustainability is a working-conference held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At this conference we provide an array of innovative examples and hands-on skill building within the intersection of food and sustainability. At Revisioning Sustainability, attendees will:

          ·Explore diverse models of institutional food systems sustainability work
          ·Participate in experiential learning programs
          ·Gain hands-on skill building in permaculture design and more
          ·Explore transformative strategies for implementing innovative food systems sustainability programs at your
           own institution
          ·Establish an international network of students, faculty, staff, businesses, and community members working to
           create a culture of which supports regenerative food systems


At this premiere gathering of food sustainability and permaculture professionals, we bring together campus and community leaders from permaculture initiatives, programs such as the Real Food Challenge, sustainable procurement professionals, progressive administrators, and student advocates from campuses nationwide in order to collectively develop new ideas, strengthen existing networks, and gain tools that will aide in the cultivation of a truly regenerative world.

When and where?
The conference will be held June 22 – 25, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

who should register?
The RSC conference is designed for students, academic staff and faculty, foodservice staff and administrators, and businesses.

why attend?
Meet phenomenal people and reimagine your potential as a change-maker at your campus, institution, community, or in your own home! Be inspired by new ways of thinking about the role of food in our efforts to regenerate the world around us. Leave with new ideas, tools, and strategies for re-envisioning our food systems as a means for regeneration.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about campus permaculture initiatives, waste recovery and composting systems, food justice, the Real Food Challenge, how to build a garden, marketing strategies, how to create successful action plans, and much more. Revisioning Sustainability will explore the most innovative work being done on campuses in relation to food systems today, using these as inspiration and replicable models to take home to your own institution.


the benefits of coming with a group
We recommend having three or more individuals from the same institution attend this working-conference for multiple reasons. We've found that working in groups increases a project or program's success rate compared to a single person working on it alone. The cost per individual is also reduced by registering as a group.  

conference fees
Registration by May 16th
    Student Early Registration - $275
    Student Early Group Registration - $225 each (group of 3 or more, each individual must register separately)       
    Professional Early Registration - $385
    Professional Early Group Registration - $335 each (group of 3 or more, each individual must register separately)


Registration after May 16th
    Student Standard Registration - $325
    Student Standard Group Registration - $275 each (group of 3 or more, each individual must register separately)       
    Professional Registration - $475
    Group Registration - $425 each (group of 3 or more, each individual must register separately)

Group Rate
To qualify for the group rate 3 or more individuals must register from the same university/organization/business (groups can be mixed, with students and staff as part of the same group). The first three registrations must all be received on the same day and each individual must register separately.   

be sure to register by June 6th to avoid an additional $40 late registration fee   

on-campus lodging
Hotel UMass
Rooms have been set aside for conference attendees at Hotel UMass, conveniently located right in the Campus Center, at a discounted rate of $130 per room, per night plus applicable taxes and fees. In order to receive this special conference rate please reserve your room by May 23rd and reference group code RS14C. You may reserve your hotel room online (click here) or by calling 877-822-2110.

Rooms in the North Apartments

An individual bedroom in an air-conditioned apartment is available at a rate of $51 per room, per night. A typical North Apartment is comprised of four single bedrooms with a shared kitchen/living room and two shared bathrooms. Each individual bedroom is lockable and includes a twin bed, dresser, desk and chair. Each resident will also be provided with a linen pack, which contains two sheets, a pillow, a pillowcase and two towels. The kitchen does not have cooking utensils, dishware, or silverware, and no toiletries are provided. Guests will be housed in the apartment with other Revisioning Sustainability attendees based on age and gender unless a specific suitemate request is received.

Rooms in a Traditional Dormitory
Attendees can select to stay in a single occupancy room ($30 per person, per night) or a double occupancy room ($25 per person, per night) in a traditional dormitory hall. Each resident will have a twin bed, dresser, desk and chair in the room. Public bathrooms are centrally located on each floor and rest rooms and public areas are cleaned daily, Monday through Friday. No toiletries or linens are provided, but a linen pack consisting of two sheets, a pillow, a pillowcase and two towels can be purchased for $10. Traditional dorms are not air-conditioned. Guests who select to stay in a double occupancy room will be housed with another Revisioning Sustainability attendee unless a specific roommate request is received.

cancellation policy
Conferees canceling their registration before the close of business on June 13 will receive a full refund minus a $60 cancellation-processing fee and any administrative fees. There will be no refunds granted for cancellations received after 5:00pm EST on Friday, June 13th.

For more information about the conference contact RevisioningSustainability@umass.edu. For questions regarding registration please contact the Conference Registration office at 413-577-8102 or registration@umass.edu.