Conferences and Symposia

Every year, the Center for Environmental Studies hosts and co-sponsors a range of conferences and symposia at Rice and in the region. Focused on building and maintaining networks of scholars, students, community groups, and artists, these events help us to exchange research, ideas, and work together on building connection across distance and disciplines. See below for our upcoming and previous gatherings.

Spring 2023 Conference

Spring 2023

Our second Gulf Coast brought together nearly 50 scholars and community partners from Houston, New Orleans, Galveston, Corpus Christi, and College Station. Panels explored architectural futures, environmental pasts, eco-pedagogy for graduate students, arts engagement, and a workshop at the Alief Art House demonstrated how the City of Houston is partnering with local arts groups to advance environmental awareness.

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Fall 2022 Conference

Fall 2022

Our first Gulf Coast Connections saw over 50 scholars and community members gather from Houston and New Orleans. Converstaions on eco-pedagogy for undergraduates, arts engagement and arts education, architectural solutions to flooding, food justice, and community engagement helped bring together academics and community leaders for robust conversations about a range of environmental thought and efforts happening in the Gulf Coast today.

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