The 5th bi-annual conference of the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) will be held in Washington DC from May 31st to June 3rd 2009. The conference theme is “Science and Policy for a Sustainable Future”. This theme intends to move the debate from scientific discoveries and insights to practical solutions and viable policies. Conference participants will come from academia, the non-profit sector and the public sector with the goal of advancing collaborations between the private, public and non-profit sector to advance sustainability.
Some featured keynote speakers include Herman Daly is an American ecological economist and professor at the School of Public Policy of University of Maryland, College Park. Herman Daly has been named Adbuster Magazine’s Person of the Year. View his featured article, “Big Idea: Steady State Economy” on the Adbusters website. Dayna Baumeister is Co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, a world leading innovation company which draws on deep knowledge of biological adaptations to help designers, engineers, architects, and business leaders solve design and engineering challenges sustainably. Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of 2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against global warming in American history. McKibben is active in the Methodist Church, and his writing sometimes has a spiritual bent.
To register for the 2009 Conference or to learn more visit our website at http://www.ussee.org/conference09/.