On Saturday, September 21st the Educating for a Just, Peaceful and Sustainable Future conference will be held at NYU’s Kimmel Center. The day-long event, which aims to highlight ” …the power and promise of humane education as a key to fostering a generation of solutionaries committed to environmental preservation, animal welfare and human rights,” lasts from 8:45am until 5pm and will feature keynotes from Dr. Jane Goodall, Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mahatma), and Zoe Weil, co-founder of the Institute for Humane Education. Other speakers include HEART (Human Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) director Meena Alagappan, Nancy Barr, IFAW’s (International Fund for Animal Welfare) program director, among many others. The conference schedule also includes applied humane education workshops, networking sessions and an International Day of Peace parade.
Registration is $75 ($25 for students) until August 1st, when the price jumps to $95 ($35 for students). Financial assistance is available to help offset the cost for those who need it. There’s an optional evening reception after the conference, which can be attended for an extra $30. Additionally, the reception is open to those who don’t attend the conference if you can’t commit to a full day of events but still want to meet the speakers and mingle with like-minded people.