UN PRME UK & Ireland Conference 2019




The 6th Annual Conference of the UK and Ireland PRME Regional Chapter will be hosted by Leeds University Business School. This year’s conference theme directly engages with PRME's vision “to realise the Sustainable Development Goals through responsible management education”, and echoes the UN Global Compact’s call for “Making Global Goals Local Business”. 

We challenge delegates to consider how we can all contribute to realising the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our education, research, campus and community activities – making global goals local.

Higher Education Institutions are uniquely placed to address the SDGs, with an opportunity not only to develop the knowledge and research necessary to tackle the problems (e.g., SDG 1: no poverty), but also to inspire and educate our students to tackle these issues in their future careers (SDG 4: quality education), and; to play an active role within our communities to reduce the environmental impact of our campuses or services (e.g., SDG 12: responsible consumption and production) and to partner with the community to work towards the goals locally (e.g., SDG 11: sustainable cities and communities).

The conference showcases teaching innovations and educational approaches used to engage students in the SDGs and to promote responsible management education more broadly. Research informs teaching, business practice and policy. We welcome submissions sharing current research and outcomes relating to SDGs.

Keynote speakers will include industry and civil society speakers, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities localising the SDGs pose. Panels and workshops will feature social enterprises, businesses and sustainability specialists.

To submit, check latest event updates and to register: www.prme2019.org.uk

8th - 10th July 2019

Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in Responsible Management Education and localising SDGs. In addition to UN PRME members, we are keen to encourage representatives of business and third sector organisations, international academics, PhD candidates, students and HEI sustainability/estates colleagues to attend. Reduced fees are available for colleagues from low and middle income countries and students/PGRs.

Benefits of Attendance
Insights from business leaders and academic speakers.
Learning about new education activities addressing responsible management or promoting SDGs.
Developing knowledge on campus or community based activities and partnerships towards SDGs. 
Insights into research relating to specific SDGs. 
Opportunity to network with others interested in sustainability and ethics

University of Leeds,

Paper Submission Details

We invite proposals for either short presentations, or interactive workshops. Priority will be given to: inter/multidisciplinary proposals; practical ideas or tools for integrating SDGs in to teaching. 

Proposals will be considered on any aspect of responsible management, sustainable development and related topics across three themes: 
Theme 1: Education activities addressing responsible management or promoting SDGs; 
Theme 2: Campus or community based activities and partnerships towards SDGs. 
Theme 3: Research relating to specific SDGs. 

Submission deadline 1st May 2019


Provider Information
University of Leeds

The UK & Ireland PRME Chapter 2019 Annual Conference is being organised by Leeds University Business School

The University of Leeds has delegate accommodation which is available to conference guests for a special B&B rate of £49 per room per night. If you book a stay at Storm Jameson Court you will also receive free use of the pool and gym facilities at The Edge, the University of Leeds’ state-of-the-art Pool, Gym & Fitness Suite.

A range of hotels are available within a 15 minutes walk of the University campus.

Travel Information
The University of Leeds campus is on the edge of Leeds city centre. Leeds is conveniently located in the middle of Great Britain with excellent road, rail and air connections.

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Event Price
The standard Conference Registration Fee is £200 per person or £100 per person for delegates of PRME UK & Ireland member institutions who have paid their 2019 membership.

A reduced Registration Fee of £75 per person is available for students (taught & PGR) or for colleagues from low and middle income countries. 

The Registration Fee includes access to all conference sessions on the 8th, 9th and 10th July, lunch and refreshments on each day, in addition to the conference dinner on Tuesday 9th July

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8th July 2019   to   10th July 2019
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