EcoSummit 2012 will bring the world's most respected minds in ecological science to Columbus September 30 - October 5 to discuss restoring the planet's ecosystems. Visit the EcoSummit 2012 website for more information.
EcoSummit 2012 is a partnership between MORPC, The Ohio State University, the Ecological Society of America, the International Society of Ecology, and the Society for Ecological Restoration International.
Please see below for news and updates regarding EcoSummit 2012.
Green Events Guide
The Sustainability & Materials Management Green Events Guide was developed to assist event planners, venues, suppliers/vendors, exhibitors, and hotels in implementing sustainable practices to make events and services greener. EcoSummit partners including the Convention Center, Aramark and the Hyatt Regency Columbus are following this guide to ensure their services reflect the high caliber commitment to sustainability this conference represents.
Exciting volunteer opportunities are now available for EcoSummit 2012. Click here to view opportunities and get a behind-the-scenes look at the world's premier ecological science conference. For more information, contact Amanda McEldowney at 614-233-4112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every month, EcoSummit 2012 creates an e-newsletter to highlight the event speakers, activities and conference partners that make EcoSummit 2012 a respected, highly anticipated international meeting of the brightest minds in ecology. Below are links to current and past editions.
May 2012 Newsletter
EcoSummit 2012 Film Festival
Filmmakers worldwide are invited to submit short films on environmental themes (such as sustainability, protecting and repairing the environment, environmental awareness and so on) to the EcoSummit 2012 International Film Festival. Submissions must be received as early as May 1, 2012. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2012. All submissions must meet the format requirements below. Films shorter than three minutes and longer than eight minutes in running time may not be considered. Films may be submitted in the following divisions:
- Ohio filmmakers (amateur only)
- Ohio student
The following guidance is offered to potential entrants regarding this festival. EcoSummit is an international conference with attendees from all over the world. Many of them are not native speakers of English. Submissions are to be “language independence,” the extent to which a viewer who does not speak the language used in the film (if any) can understand and follow the film. Films may be submitted in any language, and may include subtitles.
- Language independence
Judging will be conducted by Jennifer Lange, curator of the film/video studio program at the Wexner Center for the Arts; Shelly Casto, director of education for the Wexner Center for the Arts; and Johnny DiLoretto, film critic and director of operations for the Gateway Film Center. Please refer any questions to Stacy Smith at 1-614-798-9857 or email@example.com.
EcoSummit 2012 Film Festival prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There’s no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today!