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Inspiring Events

Imagine a concert involving 100 musicians in the middle of Tempe Town Lake with famous composer Alvin Curran.

A hot air balloon constructed from recycled shopping bags launched by Pablo Suarez, the Associate Director of the Red Cross-Red Crescent Climate Research Centre.

An acoustic ecology workshop with the American Society of Acoustic Ecology in Beaver Creek Biosphere Reserve.

This is just a small selection of the events coming to Arizona State University this month (March 27-29) for Balance-Unbalance 2015, the fifth annual international conference that looks to art as a catalyst for exploring the intersections between nature, science, technology and society.

The conference program features more than 150 papers, panels, performances, exhibitions and other activities, which will investigate sustainability and environmental issues through the arts, science, technology and local and global communities with the goal of exploring emerging intersections as a platform for developing trans-disciplinary solutions to unprecedented ecological challenges. Trans-disciplinary thought and projects will serve as tools for bringing about greater and wide-ranging ecological awareness in communities and more advanced sustainability practices through innovative art and technology. Several of the events are also open to the public.

In addition, of specific interest to you and your colleagues will be a workshop by Gary Lawrence, Senior Sustainability Officer for AECOM titled: Designing Resilient Communities: The Choice to Stay.

This 2 days workshop is a unique hands on workshop with the objective of developing a new framework for decision making that recognizes city planning is first and foremost a social and political problem – not simply a design problem. The workshop is being hosted at GIOS on March 25-26.

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Future Energy Research and Design Storm

The Future Energy Research and Design Storm is a 2-day workshop on March 25/26 in Phoenix Arizona.

What: To investigate pressing energy issues facing the Phoenix area and the US Southwest, and to use research and design thinking to generate ideas for potential sustainable solutions. This workshop is designed for interested conference participants and an interdisciplinary group of college students from ASU and the University of New Mexico.

Who: The workshop will be facilitated by Megan Halpern (ASU), Dan Collins (ASU) and Andrea Polli (The University of New Mexico) with students from ASU and The University of New Mexico

Time for action – Balance-Unbalance early-bird registration closes Friday February 20 

BunB2015 Online Registration now Open



We are excited to announce that conference registration for the Balance-Unbalance 2015 conference is now available online.

Early Bird pricing is available now

Also, please book your hotel early as there are major sporting and cultural events happening in Tempe at the same time as the conference so demand for rooms is high.



Conference Hotels available


registrationConference hotel rates
have been released on the Balance-Unbalance 2015 website.

Please note that you should book as soon as possible.  There are several large sports events happening at the same time as the conference in addition to the Tempe Arts Festival – so many hotels close to ASU are already book out.

Rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis