Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment Conferences

The Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment sponsors biennial conferences focusing on various environmental topics. Experts from academia, government, industry and non-governmental environmental organizations are brought together for an in-depth, interdisciplinary evaluation of the issues. Symposia are open to all students as well as the general public.

The Elizabeth Babbott Conant Symposium was established in 2002 by a gift from Linda J. Lear '62, to provide biennial conferences through the Goodwin-Niering Center. The symposium honors the legacy of Elizabeth "Babs" Conant '51, an evolutionary zoologist, who served the College as Assistant Professor of Zoology, Dean of Sophomores, and Trustee from 1982-1992. Conant was awarded the College Medal in 1995.

Save the Date!
Feeding the Future
March 27 and 28, 2015

We're incredibly excited to announce our amazing speaker lineup* for the 2015 Elizabeth Babbott Conant Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment!

Dan Barber, co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and author of The Third Plate. 

David Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle and author of award-winning, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Danielle Nierenberg, President and co-founder of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues.
Marlene Zuk, Professor of Evolutionary Biology & Behavioral Ecology at the University of Minnesota, author of Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live
Augustine Sedgewick, Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto and author of the forthcoming, Hill’s Volcano: Coffee and the Global Ascent of American Capitalism, 1898-1948.  
Malik Yakini, founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a seven-acre farm in Detroit. 
Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek, a food technology company selected by Bill Gates as one of three companies shaping the future of food

Please check back often for additonal events details. We have surprise speakers to be announced soon, as well as add-on events that are still in the works - STAY TUNED! 

*Speakers are listed in order of when they will be presenting during the conference. 

Contact Information:
Goodwin-Niering Center

Goodwin-Niering Center
Connecticut College
Box 5293
F.W. Olin Science Center, Room 109
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT  06320

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F.W. Olin Science Center
Room 109