UF CAIRES Inaugural Spring Conference

The University of Florida Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics, and Science, (UF CAIRES), invites you to attend its inaugural Spring conference, Social Media and Sustainability, to be held April 17-18, 2015 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. This interdisciplinary conference will create an interactive stage for experts, faculty, students, and practitioners to explore the opportunities and dangers of employing social media to further the pursuit of environmental caretaking, social justice and empowerment, and the development of sustainable businesses, technologies, and communities. The conference will kick off on a Friday night with a keynote address by Jeremy

Heimans, followed by a catered reception that will highlight poster presentations and facilitate networking. Concurrent panel session Saturday morning will be followed by a concluding keynote by Ryan Cohn. A list of tentative panel topics include: “Successful Social Media Campaigns: What Works and What Doesn’t;” “Can we really just “Click” to save the planet?” “Brand management for Non-profits and Green Business;” ” Leadership and Leaderlessness in Social Domains;” “I’ve Got a Secret: Privacy and Sharing in Social Media;” “What’s the App? Applications that Make a Difference;” “Political Economy of Trending;” “Digitizing Nature;” “Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing;” “Images that Inspire: The Collision of Creativity and Sustainability”. We invite you to submit a paper abstract, so you might be considered as a presenter on one of the conference’s panel sessions. Conference registration is free for all invited presenters. The deadline for submission of a presentation abstract (200-400 words) on one of the listed topics, or on an alternative subject relevant to the conference theme, is February 17, 2015. The list of panelists will be announced February 23rd. Please send your abstract to: melissakhill@ufl.edu

If you are presenting on research, all conference papers will be considered for

publication in an edited volume entitled “Sustainability and Social Media.”

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you in April. Sincerely, Melissa K Hill