EPIC-N annually holds a three-day conference and workshop each Spring for university representatives, city officials, and organizational partners who are interested in adopting, adapting, or enhancing the EPIC Framework for their home institutions and community contexts.

It is time to register for the 6th Annual EPIC-N Sustainable City year Conference at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX — March 20-22, 2017.

schedule

MARCH 19 | 6:00 pm Welcome Reception, CAVALRY COURT HOTEL

MARCH 20 | Full day sessions

MARCH 21 | Full day sessions

MARCH 22 | 8 am-12 pm, EPIC-N Leadership Workshop

schedule available

Scholarships

A select number of scholarships will be awarded for city partner representatives to attend this year's conference. Click here if you would like to apply. If you have more questions about the scholarship, please contact Jaimie Masterson at 979-458-1295 or jmasterson@arch.tamu.edu

Hotel and Lodging Information

Hotel

Click the above image to go to Cavalry Court Hotel website

Click the above image to go to Cavalry Court Hotel website

Room blocks are available with the Cavalry Court Hotel, just a short walk from campus. Cavalry Court offers complimentary shuttles anywhere in the Bryan/College Station area. 

There is a special group rate for our conference, which can be utilized by specifying you are with EPIC-N or the SCY Conference group. If booking online, follow this link and enter discount code: EPICCC. It is recommended to book your room at Cavalry Court before February 20th.

 

major airports 

  • College Station Easterwood Airport (CLL) (2 miles from campus)

  • Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston (1.5 hours away)

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) in Austin (1.75 hours away)

From the airport

Around town

  • Walk (We have arranged most events within walking distance)

  • Cabs, Uber, Lift

  • Hotel shuttle

  • Bicycles can be checked out at the hotel 

Room blocks are available with the Cavalry Court Hotel, just a short walk from campus. Cavalry Court offers complimentary shuttles anywhere in the Bryan/College Station area. It is recommended to book your room at Cavalry Court before February 20th.


More about the conference

First time attendees not only get a wealth of information and tangible guidance, they also get the benefit of mentorship and experience from the many EPIC-N programs that have similarly gone from inspired idea to program development and implementation.  The conference is action-oriented and works best when multiple university representatives attend and ideally accompanied by one or two representatives of a future community partner. The materials provided and workshop sessions are designed to help launch new partnerships on the spot. While not all new programs launch during this three-day gathering, several do and several others are significantly prepared to return back to their campuses with the knowledge of their specific next steps (in many cases, one year of follow-up technical assistance finalizes the transformation from idea to practice). 

For existing EPIC-N programs, the conference is designed to provide helpful peer-to-peer learning.  EPIC-N members are extremely committed to the transformation of higher education and the linkages the EPIC model has facilitated between university and communities. Thus, many return each year to share their own adaptations of the basic framework, share success and lessons learned, and genuinely engage to understand best practices for their own institutional and community context, and how to take those lessons and translate them to other institutions that want to implement the EPIC model.