Full-time MBA student Annie Studer is passionate about sustainability, and she set up a live-streaming event on campus for this weekend’s TEDxSaltLakeCity2.0 conference how sustainable communities behave. She wrote a bit about it:

It seemed fortuitous.

Two weeks ago, a classmate from the MBA class of 2015 walked down my street. We discussed life happenings, how demanding and rewarding the MBA program has been so far, and the upcoming TEDxSaltLakeCity2.0. On September 21, TEDxSaltLakeCity2.0 will bring together 10 local leaders—from PhDs to architects to lawyers—to discuss creating a sustainable future for Salt Lake City.

TEDxSaltLakeCity2.0 sold out of its 100 tickets within five hours, but anyone can host a live-streaming event. A random encounter with a classmate walking by my home, suggesting participating in a sustainability event—how could I not want to be involved?

After jumping on the chance to partake in something I’m passionate about—business sustainability just makes sense, financially, environmentally and socially—I began organizing a free live-streaming event hosted in the David Eccles School of Business Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building at the University of Utah. Ready support came from faculty, program directors, TEDxSaltLakeCity2.0 leaders, and fellow students. We arranged the event location, tech feeds, set-up and clean-up crews, food donations (always one of the best ways to get people involved—free food!), and a schedule for the day of event.

If you have a passion for the environment, if you are driven to succeed in business both locally and globally, now and in the future, TEDxSaltLakeCity2.0 is a discussion you should join. The event will be streaming in SFEBB Room 5180 this Saturday, Sept. 21. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the event streams from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Doors are open all day, so you can stop in for an hour or for the day. Refreshments and pizza provided, and parking is free on campus on the weekend.

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