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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel and Lodging Information
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.
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
Cabs, Uber, hotel shuttles, rental cars
Ground Shuttle (from IAH and Houston Hobby)
Charter buses also come from all locations listed to Bryan, Texas.
Conference Carpooling discussion board- you can communicate with other participants to coordinate sharing rides or rental cars from your airport to College Station.
Walk (We have arranged most events within walking distance)
Cabs, Uber, Lift
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.