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What about the Preparations for the LUMES Alumni 2017 Conference?


With less than a month to go to the LUMES 2017 Alumni Conference, we ask student coordinator Amanda Elgh to tell us about the preparations for the event.

- We have almost finalised the programme, and we are beginning to get very excited, she says.

The conference is based on an inclusive approach.The programme is created by, and for, alumni and students, and is filled with activities initiated, planned and led by them. Examples of events range from climate justice, circular economy, urban development, and alternative energy futures to sessions on the position of a sustainable scientist in the job market and what it means to fail. 

- We wanted to create an event that was participatory in nature, to correspond with the ethos of what LUMES and sustainability studies are about. We see the programme as a way for the students to both showcase trends and discuss issues that matter to the area. 

Apart from an exciting programme, the conference will offer alumni an arena to interconnect with friends, teachers, and other parts of the university and the city of Lund itself as it is held at the same time as the Sustainability Week. A career fair is also organised jointly with The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE).

- We are really looking forward to seeing all of the alumni again in May! And we hope the event will be both inspiring and fun, Amanda concludes.

The conference is part of Lund University's 350-years Anniversary and of the Sustainability Week.

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