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PERC Sponsored Event: 2023 MACCA Conference

  • 17 Apr 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • George Mason University, Mason Square (Arlington Campus) Van Metre Hall, Multipurpose Rooms 125-126, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

The First Annual MUNICIPAL-ACADEMIA COOPERATION FOR CLIMATE ACTION (MACCA) Conference, and Fifth Annual Mason Energy Forum!

The first annual Municipal-Academia Cooperation for Climate Action (MACCA) and the fifth annual Mason Energy Forum (MEF) seeks to empower ideas that advance local climate innovations and collaboration through a learning community of engaged municipalities, universities, and partners. This free conference brings together academics, industry professionals, and local leaders to develop effective pathways for collaboration on energy and climate action. Whether through engaging panel discussions, multiple networking sessions, or conversations with students about their research posters, the 2023 MACCA-MEF Conference is a place to connect and empower ideas for the future.

Conference Agenda Summary

  • All Day – Energy-Sector Employer Job Fair
  • 9:00 AM – Welcome Address
  • 9:15 AM – Panel 1 | State/Federal Agencies working with Universities to Engage with Local Communities for Successful Climate Action Planning
  • 10:45 AM – Panel 2 | Developing the Right Toolbox for University-Community Engagement
  • Noon – Networking and lunch break
  • 1:00 PM – Panel 3 | Engaging Communities for Climate Resilience
  • 2:30 PM – Panel 4 | Building Institutional Capacity: Educating Students to work in the Municipal Climate and Energy Space
  • 4:00 PM – Reception and Student Poster Awards

Head over to the conference website for more information.

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