Events and Workshops

Student Sponsorship: If you are a student interested in attending a Partner event or an SLS event that involves a registration cost, SLS has some limited funds to support student attendance.  Please get in touch by emailing us with your funding request.  Please note that SLS has a MANDATORY requirement that sponsored students write a blog post about their experience for our website.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events


Tuesday, February 25th, 5pm - 7pm (Kendeda Building Auditorium)

Join the Global Change Program for a screening of the documentary, Chasing Traces from the Past, in which researchers from the University of Zaragoza make a journey through isolated lakes, ancient forests, remote glaciers, deep caves and archives of rare and historical manuscripts, chasing those evidences that allow us to infer past climate conditions beyond instrumental data from the last 100 years.  After the film, producer Ernesto Tejedor will be available for a Q&A session, moderated by Georgia Tech climate scientist Dr. Kim Cobb. This event is co-sponsored by Atlanta Global Studies Centre (AGSC).

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: Building the Regenerative Economy in the Southeast Region

Friday, March 6th, 7:30am - 9:00am (241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Friday, March 6th, Time TBD (Out of Hand Theater, Ponce City Market)

Join Science ATL for this signature event as part of the month-long Atlanta Science Festival.  

Monday, March 9th, 6:30pm (DM Smith, Room 102)

The Global Media Festival invites you to attend thie Japanese documentary screening and conversation with director Kazuhiro Soda.  The film will have English subtitles and the discussion will be in English.  This event is sponsored by Dr. Amanda Weiss in the Georgia Tech Japanses department.  Reception and refreshments to follow.

Trail Maintenance Day with Benton McKay Trail Association

Saturday, March 14th, 9am - 2pm (Benton McKay Trail - Section 3)

Trail Maintenance Day with the BMTA – Join the Benton MacKaye Trail Association ( on Saturday March 14 th, 2020. We will be working on Section 3 of the BMT. This section begins on GA Hwy 60 and traverses 6.3 miles to Skeenah Gap. This scenic but remote section of the trail needs help.  We will remove fallen trees, install water bars, maintain the footpath and rehab campsites. Crewmembers carpool and meet at the trailhead by 9am.  Work is complete by 2pm. For more information contact Bob Cowdrick or 404-431-5353.  

Monday, March 16th (Kennesaw State University)

Established in March 2017 as a platform to advocate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the annual EQUINOX* Week and Symposium are dedicated to socio-economic-ecological impacts of sustainability. The initiative advances a diverse set of interdisciplinary programs -- catalyzing local and global collaboration among institutions of higher education, professionals, policy makers, stakeholders, community members, and advocates.​

Thursday, March 19th - Friday, March 20th (Georgia State University Student Center)

Join Southface for their annual Greenprints Conference, billed as the Southeast's most respected and thought-provoking forum on sustainability.  More information coming soon!

Tuesday, March 24th, 4:00pm (Kendeda Building Auditorium)

The Global Media Festival invites you to a screening and discussion of Mehmet Buyukataly's "Oray." This event is hosted by Dr. Sandra McGury in the Georgia Tech German department.  Reception and refreshments to follow.

Friday, April 3rd, 7:30am - 9:00am (241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Thursday, April 23rd - Saturday, April 25th (Georgia State University)


Friday, May 1st, 7:30am - 9:00am (241 Pine Street, NE, Atlanta, 30308)

Past Conferences, Workshops, and Events






INSS 2017 Smart, Connected Cities

Environmental Justice Series 2016-17