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SUSTEX Sustainability Conference

  • 1.  SUSTEX Sustainability Conference

    Posted 01-24-2020 10:34

    Please consider joining us at this year's SUSTEX conference. Our theme this year is focused on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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       Summit on Sustainability

    April 15-17, 2020
    Texas A&M University - Central Texas


    This year's SUSTEX International Summit at Texas A&M University - Central Texas focuses on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and invites contributions about the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of the SDGs.

    With the rollout of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, our universities train leaders to ensure that this ambitious international agenda can be met in an efficient, profitable, and socially responsible manner. We acknowledge that all national and regional contexts differ, and therefore it is critical that we analyze real world challenges for communities, firms, schools, and governments in localizing the SDGs.

    Our conference will focus on one or more of the following general themes:

    1. Leadership for Sustainability
    2. Strategic planning and management for long term sustainable economic growth
    3. The importance of spirituality for sustainability
    4. Corporate social responsibility
    5. Responsible design and management of supply chains
    6. Construction/redesign/maintenance of resilient infrastructure and sustainable industrialization
    7. Food security and promotion of sustainable agriculture production
    8. Poverty alleviation through entrepreneurship
    9. Stakeholder partnership and collaboration and measurement to ensure localization of SDGs
    10. International management for sustainability
    11. Organizing for sustainable effectiveness
    12. Other themes you find to be relevant.

    Submissions should be scoped locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, as appropriate for your study.


    Important dates:

    • Abstract deadline: 23 February 2020
    • Acceptances will be communicated on a rolling basis by: 7 March 2020
    • Full paper deadline for inclusion in proceedings: 1 April 2020


    Summit Objectives

    The goal of the SUSTEX is to bring current and future leaders together in the private sector, government, and academia together in a personalized environment (no more than 120 attendees) to reflect and discuss the current challenges and successes in advancing sustainable business practices and education. This conference is a full two-day format with a focus on your role in the field of sustainability. After a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening, the focus for Thursday is geared more to include private sector and government solutions and approaches, scheduled with keynote speakers/panels and breakout sessions. Friday will likely focus on academic aspects of sustainability through presentations of original research, teaching cases, and discussions about how to promote sustainability in higher education. The format on Friday may include workshops, roundtables, and research presentations.

    A&M-Central Texas is proud to be a founding One Planet Business School in the One Planet Education Network (OPEN). OPEN consists of business schools committed to embedding sustainability and social responsibility into their teaching, service, and scholarship, as well as into the practices of their respective institutions.


    Summit Logistics:

    Participant registration

    Register for the 2020 SUSTEX Summit here.


    Travel Information

    The conference will be held on the A&M-Central Texas campus in mid-April which, at that time of year, should feature vistas filled with seasonal blooming Texas wildflowers.

    Campus is situated 70 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which has many nonstop flights from across North America and a selection of direct flights from Europe. Campus is located three miles from the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport that is serviced by both American and United Airlines via Dallas and Houston, respectively.



    Texas A&M Central Texas has reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott in Killeen for a preferable rate available from 14 – 18 April 2020. The deadline for booking at this special group rate is 4 April.

    Book your accommodation for the Sustex Summit at Texas A&M Central Texas


    Updates will be available online at:

    Contact information:

    Anne Sluhan, PhD
    College of Business Administration
    Department of Management and Marketing

    Jody Fry
    Regents Professor of Management & Leadership
    Program Director: MS One Planet Leadership Program
    Chair of Governing Board: One Planet Education Networks (OPEN)
    Founder: International Institute for Spiritual Leadership
    Texas A&M University - Central Texas
    1001 Leadership Way
    Killeen, TX 76549