Event calendar


December 2018


Hybrid Talks XXXIII "Sound"
> 13 December 2018, Hybrid Lab, TU Berlin, Germany

Seldom do we experience complete silence. We are constantly surrounded by sounds, even if we aren’t always conscious of them. When do we directly perceive sounds and how can we influence our perception? In the 33rd Hybrid Talks, these questions will be explored through several short presentations. Immersive, vertical, generative and algorithmic compositions, the sound of concert halls, the human voice or the use of industrial noise – diverse facets of this subject will be illuminated. A truly sonorous evening in perspective.

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January 2019


Reallabore, Citizen Science, Service Learning & Co. – Transformative Bildung für eine Nachhaltige Entwicklung
> 22. Januar 2019, Tagungswerk Berlin, Deutschland

Bildung wird für das Erreichen der UN-Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) eine zentrale Rolle zukommen. Zusammen mit dem Aufruf Transforming our World, der von den SDGs ausgeht, ist das ein Anlass, über die transformative Wirkung verschiedener Formate der Nachhaltigkeitsbildung gemeinsam zu diskutieren.

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February 2019


Leverage Points 2019. International conference on sustainability research and transformation
> 6-8 February 2019, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

Inspired by the work of Donella Meadows’ "Leverage Points: Places to intervene in a system", this conference will explore the deep leverage points that can lead to sustainability transformations, asking: how do we transform ourselves, our science, our institutions, our interventions and our societies for a better future? The conference is premised on three principles: 1) The importance of searching for places where interventions can lead to transformative change; 2) Open inquiry, exchange and co-learning across multiple theoretical, methodological and empirical research approaches; and 3) The need for reflection on modes of research and processes in sustainability research.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 June 2018

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International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks
> 18-22 February 2019, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The Forum is endorsed by EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists) as one of its seminars, by IFAMA (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association) and other scientific associations. Its objective is to provide an interdisciplinary and creative discussion environment that generates new ideas for innovative and multidisciplinary research dealing with management, market, consumer, policy, organization, engineering, and related domains. Participation is limited to allow for a fruitful discussion environment.

Deadline for abstract submission: 12 October 2018

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March 2019


AR+ Transformations Gathering (on Women's Day)
> 7-10 March 2019, Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden

The gathering convenes a new global community to enable creative interaction around the questions of how to do science/learning with stakeholders. If you’re engaged in creating transformative knowledge, emphasizing participation, (self-) inquiry, action and deeper values orientation, then you belong! The transdisciplinary work is not only seen as an alternative, but also as a complement, to conventional ways of doing “objective” science. The new community wants the research to be more useful in the crises of sustainability.

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Sustainable University Day 2019
> 29 March 2019, ZHAW, Wädenswil, Switzerland

The Sustainable University Day is the annual meeting of the funding program U Change, which supports student projects and student project incubators for sustainable development. Every year, the Conference brings together students, university leaders, policy makers, non-profit actors and other higher education representatives to discuss how universities are responding to the challenges posed by sustainable development and which concrete measures should be taken. The Sustainable University Day 2019 will be organised on 29 March in Wädenswil in collaboration with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Save the date!

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May 2019


Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2019 Conference
> 20-23 May 2019, Lansing, Michigan, USA

The Science of Team Science (SciTS) field is building the evidence base for how to conduct, manage, and support effective and efficient team-based research and ultimately enhance the science it produces. The SciTS conference is the annual international forum dedicated to SciTS, bringing together thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines and fields, including: communications, management, social and behavioral sciences, information technology, systems science, and translational research. It provides investigators, academic administrators, and funders with state-of-the-art knowledge, strategies, and connections. SciTS scholars, scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policymakers, and federal agency representatives will be in attendance.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2019

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June 2019


4th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4)
> 26-28 June 2019, University of Concordia, Montreal, Canada

Call for papers open until 30 January 2019

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InSITE 2019: Informing Science + IT Education
> 30 June - 5 July 2019, Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel

Topic: From Diversity Toward Unity

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October 2019


Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference 2019
> 24-26 October 2019, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The annual AIS conference will be hosted for the first time in Europe, by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. The theme of the conference will be ‘Interdisciplinarity in Global Contexts’. Since a defining feature of interdisciplinarity is not to abstract or isolate problems but rather to approach them in their real-world contexts, this conference theme asks participants to consider the global and local contexts of interdisciplinary education and research.

Deadline for proposals: 1 April 2019
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