International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) at UBC

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) hosts its 11th annual conference at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Over 130 guests ranging from academics, thought leaders, corporate professionals, sustainability practitioners, and students will convene from June 26-28, 2017 to discuss and spread sustainability knowledge focusing on this year’s conference theme, Climate.City.Campus.

At a global level, climate change is one of the biggest sustainability issues of our time. At a regional level, cities create huge impact – both positive and negative. At a local level, campuses also make an impact. The ISCN 2017 conference at UBC will interweave each of these elements to embody its theme, Climate.City.Campus.

Co-hosted by UBC and the City of Vancouver (CoV) and hosting registrants from 31 countries and 78 institutions, this conference will serve as a platform for exploration, discussion, learning, and networking. Adding to this diversity, ISCN 2017 at UBC also boasts registrants from a variety of roles and disciplines within the university-city-corporate landscape. This conference will also show the power of collaboration between campuses and cities. Attendees will gain insight into the UBC-CoV strategic relationship and see successful practical examples from ISCN member institutions.

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“Our annual conference is one of the cornerstone activities of the ISCN and where a cross-section of those intimately involved with campus sustainability gather to cross-pollinate ideas, learn, and further sustainability in higher education”, says This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director of the ISCN, and consultant at Sustainserv, Inc. “ISCN 2017 is set in one of the most sustainability oriented places on the world, Vancouver, British Columbia and we are thrilled to be working with conference co-hosts, University of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.” 


About the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)

The ISCN includes over 80 globally leading colleges including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, University of Oxford, ETH Zurich, the National University of Singapore, the University of Melbourne, and The University of Hong Kong. ISCN universities represent over 20 countries and work together to holistically integrate sustainability into campus operations, research and teaching. The mission of the ISCN is to provide a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

Execution of the ISCN's strategic goals is supported by the ISCN Secretariat, operated by Sustainserv, Inc., and led by the Executive Director of the ISCN. Sustainserv Managing Partner Bernd Kasemir serves as the Secretary of the ISCN Board. The Secretariat supports and manages member relations, network development and outreach, resource materials, and strategic program management activities.

For more information on the ISCN, please visit the ISCN’s website. For inquiries, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check out the ISCN on Twitter (using the hashtag, #ISCN2017 for the conference and @ISCNSecretariat Twitter handle) and visit the ISCN on Linkedin.