This Year’s Conference

The future we design hinges on the decisions we make today. This year’s conference will be centered around sustainability. The conference will bring together speakers from around the country to discuss what it means to design a truly sustainable future. PAC will help delegates explore how sustainability extends beyond an individual’s decision to reduce, reuse and recycle; viewing sustainability as a comprehensive frame of mind to employ as we define, design, and evolve our future. Cities are an integral aspect of modern sustainability, for the vast majority of the world’s population lives in these urban or suburban areas. PAC 2018, …

Join us April 5th – 7th for Principia’s 69th Public Affairs Conference focusing on sustainability.

What is PAC?

As the longest running student-led conference in the nation, Principia College’s Public Affairs Conference (PAC) has a proud history of bringing remarkable speakers to campus to engage with conference delegates. Each year, the PAC Executive Board selects a pertinent topic around which to center the conference. Board members then work collaboratively to book speakers and design an engaging delegate experience which offers ted-style talks, workshops, catered meals, networking opportunities, and more. Previous speakers at PAC include Vincent Stanley (Director, Patagonia Philosophy at Patagonia) and Shiza Shahid (founding CEO, the Malala Fund). Previous speakers at Principia include President Barack Obama, Prime …


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