A sustainability learning exchange

Organized around real-world case studies, Galaxy will convene environmentally-minded people from all backgrounds. Together, we will integrate sustainability science and knowledge from different fields, make sustainability solutions and decision-making more inclusive, and connect research, teaching, and practice for visible impact in communities.

Got a case?Make it shine at Galaxy 2018!

The driving force of Galaxy is an intensive, three-day, hands-on Case Innovation Studio. Improve your existing case studies with innovative tools for learning design, media curation and production, and communicating complexity. Social events each evening will expand your networks and spark meaningful relationships.


Illuminate the Issue

Acquire powerful tools to deepen understanding, reveal nuance, illustrate relevance, and promote substantive exchange on specific issues.

Expand the Toolbox

Discover the full functionality of the open access Gala platform for collaborative learning, integrated multimedia, and outcome assessment.

Amplify the Impact

Engage with stakeholder networks, advance policy agendas, build learning communities, and communicate complex science to diverse audiences.

Film Screening

Presented in concert with Michigan Sustainability Cases, the Ann Arbor Mayor’s Green Fair and the Michigan Theater Foundation (with their festival Cinetopia), Galaxy brings you a rough cut screening of a documentary film about water issues.

The Gala Awards Ceremony & Dinner

Galaxy culminates with a complimentary dinner on the roof of the gorgeously restored art deco Rackham Auditorium. Overlooking the live music and dancing of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, we will present “best-of” awards for innovative cases currently in use on our platform.

Join us!


Curriculum modules for use across cultures, sectors, and scales to promote sustainability.

Collective recommendations for better policy and implementation.

Creative solutions that turn stakeholders into makers and collaborators.

Form a constellation that…

Integrates new knowledge from different fields for sustainability problem-solving.

Increases impact of sustainability research and teaching.

Incorporates science, community practice, and sustainability principles.

Early Bird before April 10Regular after April 10
Student Rate limited availability$400$400
Scholarships available