(EAGAN, MN—March 5, 2013) Argosy University, Twin Cities graduate business degree programs are organizing the organization’s fourth annual sustainability conference titled, “Six Impossible Things” on Friday, March 8, 2013. The event takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Eagan Community Center and is presented by Argosy University, Twin Cities, in partnership with the Twin Cities Business Peer Network.
The conference will serve as a forum for an open and dynamic dialogue between participants from business, academia, government, and nonprofit organizations. The list of invited presenters includes representatives of organizations such as Zurich North America Commercial, the National Weather Service, Minnesota Public Radio, Environment Minnesota, Civil Society, Wenck Associates, Inc., The IMAGE Project, Smude Sunflower Oil, and Hope for the Child, Inc. Networking and informal discussions with experts and peers are encouraged during the program.
The first session is about extreme weather and its impact on Minnesota’seconomy. Meteorologist Craig Edwards from MPR will talk about extreme weather in the state. Cal Beyer from insurance giant Zurich North American Commercial, will talk about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on his firm. The second session covers innovating for sustainability in a resource scarce environment, including ways to change thinking and behavior around the topic of sustainability. Deb Pangerl will talk about creating a self-sustaining and sustainable school in Tanzania for Maasai girls and women. The third session is about people who, through their actions, have inspired others. Among them is Linda Miller, who founded Civil Society. Minnesota has the 4th highest number of trafficked people in the country, behind California, New York and Texas. Minnesota is being used as a transit spot for underage trafficking, because of the sex industry demand created by the oil boom in North Dakota.
The conference fee is $25, or $35 with a lunch order. For more information regarding this event and to register, please visit the conference website at: http://sustainabilityinbusiness2013.eventbrite.com/
The Eagan Community Center is located at 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN.
The Argosy University, Twin Cities campus is located at 1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN.
About Argosy University
Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers graduate degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution offers undergraduate degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals. Degree levels and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.