Next October (yeah, we're early on this one) the University of Florida will host the first "Campus and Community Sustainability: Sharing Best Practices and Visions for Florida's Future" conference. "[It] will provide a venue for the exchange of best practices and visions among Florida's universities, colleges, and communities. Speakers and panel discussions will focus on fostering strong relationships between institutions and their communities and emphasize the role of higher education in creating a more sustainable future." The keynote speaker will be award-winning journalist and novelist, Carl Hiaasen. At this early stage, the organizers are still looking for abstracts from presenters, ideas for roundtable discussion or workshops; submit your ideas here. You can reserve your ticket (they have special student prices) or volunteer to help coordinate the event here.