The Global Goals for Sustainable Development
& Our Regional Business Community: Opportunities and Best Practices Conference
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hosted at The Ware Center & ZOOM Platform
A one day conference featuring a morning keynote speaker, various panel presentations and business showcase. The event will include a mix of face-to-face and virtual speakers with the ability to bring in a live and virtual audience.
In-Person - $45
Virtual - $25
In-Person (Student) - $20
Virtual (Student) - Free
Background on the topic:
In 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 193 world leaders committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are a series of ambitious objectives and targets to address poverty and hunger, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change, by 2030.
A few years into the aggressive agenda, there is evidence of progress across the private and nonprofit sectors, and within federal, state and local governments. Civil society is translating this shared vision into plans and strategies. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Millersville University’s Link to UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Millersville University has adopted the UN SDGs as an action item in our 2025 Strategic Plan – “Tradition and Transformation.” By 2025, we seek to expand curricular and co-curricular experiences that support the Sustainable Development Goals. We also recognize our public mission to enhance the economic and social well-being of our region by advancing knowledge transfer and best practices. Hosting a conference of policy- and thought-leaders to support a shared understanding of the SDGs and accelerate the adoption of best practices aligns with our public mission and our strategic goals.
Learn more about the conference by contacting the Office of Community Engagement, Governmental and Economic Development at 717-871-5742 or Madelyn.Matias@millersville.edu