The Fifth Annual Sustainability Education Symposium

Symposium Theme: Energizing Our Ecosystems

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Craig Chalquist

Location: Crossroads Center, Prescott College Campus

When: May 16th - 18th, 2013

Featuring: Presentations, Panels, Music, and More

Special Musical Guests: Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin

With internationally-known keynote speakers and renowned sustainability experts, each May the Prescott College Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education hosts a symposium centered on the theme of sustainability and its connection with education throughout our society. Prescott College is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Sustainability Education Symposium to be held May 16-18, 2013 at the College’s Prescott, Arizona campus. This year the Master of Arts students and faculty will also be present, with the inclusion of master’s thesis presentations on a variety of topics.

This year’s symposium features Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin, two singers, speakers, composers, and brothers from Ireland with a rich musical tradition. Owen and Moley have performed internationally with their mother, the singer and theologian Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain. They will bring a mix of music from traditional Irish and sacred songs to ultra-modern original pop songs. Their goal is to write songs that lift the human heart to generosity and gratitude, while also being ‘groovy.’ The brothers have performed with Russell Crowe, The Chieftains, Bobby McFerrin, and renowned poet David Whyte. They are currently working on their 3rd album of sacred a capella songs from many traditions.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Craig Chalquist, department chair of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a former core faculty member in the Department of Consciousness & Transformative Studies at John F. Kennedy University. He is an academic adviser and adjunct faculty at Antioch University, Prescott College, and Pacifica Graduate Institute and the online General Psychology instructor for College of the Siskiyous. Dr. Chalquist has worked as a family therapist, conflict resolution facilitator, lecturer, and group facilitator. He earned his PhD at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he studied depth psychology with an ecological approach. While working as a therapist he spent six years providing group counseling for men and women referred for mandatory therapy. In October of 2010 he launched a one-year Certificate in Ecotherapy at JFK University, and designed the curriculum for a Certificate in Ecotherapy and Sustainable Culture for The Graduate Institute in Connecticut.

About the Symposium

The Prescott College Symposium on Sustainability Education is an annual conference bringing community members, experts, and students of sustainability education together to learn about the latest work in this new field and to connect and celebrate our emerging scholars. Each Spring, the Prescott College Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education hosts a symposium centered around the theme of sustainability and its connection with education throughout our society.  Over the course of the two-day symposium, participants learn from an array of internationally-known keynote speakers and other renowned sustainability and education experts in a variety of modes: panel discussions, workshops, formal presentations, and via informal networking opportunities.

The Prescott College Limited-Residency Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education’s mission is to create an informed, involved citizenry with the social and scientific literacy, commitment, and creative problem-solving skills to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions toward a sustainable society. Achieving sustainability in all dimensions of human existence depends on adopting an educational paradigm that manifests and supports change toward a sustainable, secure society. The Limited-Residency Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education strives to contribute to synergistic learning and change in consciousness, education, culture – and, ultimately, society.