If you're interested in soil biodiversity, educational technology, the relationship between justice and sustainability, or just about anything else related to life on Earth and humans' interactions with it, take a look at #ESA2013 - the Ecological Society of America annual meeting
to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center Aug. 4-9.
The annual event will bring some 3,000 scientists, policy makers and others to the Twin Cities around the theme "Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future." Institute on the Environment director Jon Foley
will give the open plenary address for the event, "Can Ecology Give Us a Strategic Plan for Managing Planet Earth?", Sunday at 5 p.m. In advance of Foley's talk, ESA will present its Regional Policy Award to Ellen Anderson, senior advisor to the governor on energy & environment,
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.