2019 Summer Member Meeting

Each year, the NCSE Summer Member Meeting brings together academic leaders from NCSE’s four- and two-year Member Institutions to discuss shared challenges and form collaborative, strategic, and responsive solutions. Attendees will hear from leaders, work on NCSE projects, connect on shared concerns, and network informally and through designed programs. The 2019 Summer Member Meeting will be hosted at the University of Arkansas.  


The Summer Member Meeting will take place in Vol Walker Hall on the University of Arkansas campus. For additional details, please refer to the email sent to all attendees "Final Reminders for the NCSE 2019 Summer Member Meeting."


Member Meeting Agenda Overview

The agenda is designed to engage attendees through open dialogue, small group work, and hands-on experiences.

View the full meeting agenda.

Monday, June 24
2:00-5:00 p.m. - Opening and Sessions
5:00-8:00 p.m. - Happy Hour and Dinner

Tuesday, June 25
8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. - Sessions and Networking
6:00-7:30 p.m. - Dinner and Optional Field Trip

Wednesday, June 26 
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Sessions and Networking
11:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Optional Tour to Crystal Bridges Museum (Additional fee applies. Event end time is flexible.)


Registration Information

Registration is now closed. Please call or email Kate Ceste if you plan to attend (kceste@ncseglobal.org, 202-596-3427).

The Summer Member Meeting is a member benefit. Each NCSE Member Institution receives two complimentary registrations to the meeting. Additional registrations are $95. To register, you must include your institution's member code. These codes were sent to your institution's representative(s). If you do not have the code necessary to register, please contact NCSE Membership at membership@ncseglobal.org.


Attendee Information

Information on how to network with other attendees, modify or cancel your registration, or print an invoice can be found on this page with information just for registered attendees


Housing and Travel 

NCSE has organized two housing options for attendees; The Chancellor Hotel and the dorm rooms the University of Arkansas. Find out more about each housing option and how to get to the University of Arkansas.


Crystal Bridges Museum Optional Tour

Wednesday, June 26, 11:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (see note below regarding end time)
The Crystal Bridges Museum, nestled in an 120-acre Ozark woods, is a stunning piece of architecture containing a world-class collection of American art. NCSE Summer Member Meeting attendees may opt-in to a visit of this museum which includes access to the current exhibit, Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment, which illuminates the connection between art and nature. Attendees will start their visit with lunch on their own at the museum restaurant. After lunch, attendees will hear from Dr. Carl A. Smith, CMLI Int. ASLA, Associate Professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Following the formal presentation, attendees can explore the museum and the grounds at their own leisure. 
The University of Arkansas will provide transportation to and from the museum. Transportation will leave campus at 11:45 a.m. and will leave the museum at 4:00 p.m. Participants needing to return to the airport earlier may take an Uber or taxi directly from the museum on their own accord.
Tickets for this optional tour are $16 and include admission to the museum and transportation to and from the University of Arkansas Campus. Lunch is not provided by NCSE. Tickets may be purchased through registration. To modify your registration current registration, visit the registration portal and click “Modify.”


About the University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas LogoFounded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is the flagship of the University of Arkansas System. The 27,000 students attending the University represent all 50 states and more than 120 countries. The University of Arkansas is one of the nation’s top public research universities and classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having "the highest possible level of research," placing the University of Arkansas among the top three percent of colleges and universities nationwide. The U of A has 10 colleges and schools offering more than 210 academic programs including interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs for sustainability and the environment. These include the doctoral program in Environmental Dynamics, the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and the undergraduate Minor in Sustainability. Taken together, these programs attend to the land-grant mission by preparing students with hard and soft skills to meet the broad challenges of today and to foster a resilient and sustainable future.