This one-day conference encourages dialogue between the Humanities and fields including ecology, agriculture, sociology, and marketing, as well as local and state communities outside academia. Our theme is â€œimagined futuresâ€� in the Anthropocene, the concept of a new geologic age created by human activity. This concept gives the Humanities and Sciences opportunities to investigate our history and common future.
The conference will take place on the Utah State campus as part of USUâ€™s Earth Day celebration. Presentations will include keynote talks by Ute and Shoshone elders Forrest Cuch and Darren Parry, and panels on topics ranging from literature and art as tools for tracking ecological change to the farms of the future, with additional presentations on Cache Valleyâ€™s growth. The conference is free and open to the public.