The Energy and Society in Transition: 2nd International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science will take place at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.
Located just 10 miles east of downtown Phoenix, Tempe is a vibrant urban oasis which exudes a distinct personality with its performance venues, sports complexes, an active downtown, Town Lake, and Arizona State University, the venue for the ERSS conference. ASU is the largest university in the United States, and a top research institution that is ranked first in the country in innovation. Several robust programs emphasize energy research and instruction within the context of social relevance. These programs are housed within the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and many others.
The energetic environment of the campus comprises broad pedestrian malls and eclectic architecture set amid subtropical landscaping. Landmarks include the iconic, century-old Palm Walk; Old Main, the oldest original campus building; Sun Devil Stadium and ASU’s other Pac-12 athletic venues; and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Gammage Auditorium. With an unrivalled commitment to sustainability, the Tempe campus is the most solar-powered of any in the United States and offers easy access to metropolitan Phoenix by public transit, including light rail.