Infuence 2019

We are delighted to announce that “Influence!” - the conference delivered by EAUC (The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education) is taking place at The University of Manchester on the 19th-20th of June 2019.  

Amidst growing environmental, economic and socio-political challenges every opportunity to influence decision making is critical and every interaction has the potential to change hearts, minds and, most importantly, institutional policy.

A wide range of attendees will gather at ‘Influence’ from sustainability estates professionals to academics and students all of whom have an important role to play in impacting and creating sustainable campuses, curriculum, and leadership.  

By increasing the power of our personal and professional influence, this conference will empower us all to persuade, lead, motivate and inspire those around us.

Headlining the agenda, we have a number of inspiring sessions. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will join a panel of experts to discuss the ambitious carbon reduction targets for Manchester.

Dr Alison Green, National Director (UK) Scientists Warning and, Maeve Cohen, Director of Rethinking Economics will focus on the future of Institutions in challenging conventions.  In the light of the current environmental concerns voiced by young people, students and academics and support staff, these sessions will deliver thought provoking talks around the conference theme ‘Influence!’

We will also welcome Kevin Anderson, the Professor of Energy and Climate Change, Universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and Manchester (UK).

We are glad to announce that Phil McNaull, Strategic Finance Consultant will be speaking during the conference. He is the Chair of British Universities Finance Directors Group.

Dave Gorman, Director for Social Responsibility and Sustainability University of Edinburgh will also be speaking during the conference.

Alongside the plenary speakers we will also be providing opportunities for delegates to attend breakout sessions which will be themed around specific focus streams. Some key sessions include a session focus on from the University of St. Andrews on District heating, to find out how your institutions district heat network functions is working for you. Hear about the latest research from Nottingham Trent University on recycling behaviour, while the Campus Cycling Office from the University of Strathclyde will be discussing their travel initiatives.


The conference, which is supported by headline sponsor Carbon Credentials, provides opportunities for all attendees to network during the Exhibition. There is a varied social programme and refreshment breaks will give you the opportunity to walk around the exhibition hall.  The conference dinner provides another opportunity to meet new people.

We are working with the catering team at University of Manchester to achieve the Gold Food for Life Catering Accreditation. The full conference will be held at the same venue from the pre-event to the conference dinner, creating great networking opportunities. opportunity to network throughout the conference.

Who Should Attend?

We encourage delegates from all areas of campus life to join the conference and to learn about interesting and innovative approaches to sustainability. There will be a number of sessions based on estates and operations during the conference, so this is a great chance to learn more about sustainability.

Attend either of the conference days and you’ll have the opportunity to access all of the workshops and sessions running that day. Or  Delegates can get best value by booking both days and the gala dinner as the planned programme will be varied across both days ranging from disruptive influence to influencing leadership.

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Sponsorship and Exhibition Packages

Exhibiting at, or sponsoring the conference will showcase your product and/or service to a niche audience, representing both the higher and further education sector, with more than 370 attendees. We welcome exhibitors to attend all aspects of the conference from the workshops to the conference dinner. Sponsors and exhibitors will also gain the opportunity to represent their product and/or service to key thinkers, policyholders and decision makers over the two-day conference. To see who has already booked their place at the conference visit the following website -

We have limited packages still available including:

  • Sponsorship - make a statement and stand out from the crowd by obtaining maximum exposure with a sponsorship package,
  • Exhibition - be an exhibitor in our lively exhibition hall. We sold out of exhibition space early last year, so hurry!
  • Bespoke – we can offer a special package tailor-made for you.

To discuss packages and for details on how to register please visit contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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