Event calendar

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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International workshop on facilitation for transdisciplinary research
> 14 March 2019, Chalmers Conference Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

Method Seminar: A joint Mistra Urban Futures & Intrepid Cost Action initiative

Facilitation is commonly interpreted according to procedures and practical attributes that are meant to enhance the realization of desired outcomes of events, educational programs, projects or other collective activities. Although it can be helpful to learn about facilitation in different professional domains these contributions commonly address subjects and purposes that are quite different from interdisciplinary (ID) and transdisciplinary (TD) teaching, research and practice. This workshop will address this gap in order to highlight how facilitators can enable participatory action research that is also transdisciplinary.

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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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GAIA-Jahrestreffen 2019: Der gesellschaftliche Impact transformativer Forschung – Mechanismen und Wirkungsmessung
> 29.-30. März 2019, Wuppertal, Deutschland

Auf dem GAIA Jahrestreffen werden verschiedene Ansätze beleuchtet, die die gesellschaftliche Wirkung und aktuelle Entwicklungen der transformativen Forschung und ihrer Qualitätssicherung vorstellen. Dabei steht insbesondere die Frage der gesellschaftlichen Wirkungsmessung im Fokus: Mit welchen Kriterien/Ansätzen kann gemessen werden, ob transformative Forschung ihr Ziel erreicht, gesellschaftliche Veränderungsprozesse zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung zu katalysieren.


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


Transformations 2019 – Learning from transformative action and thinking
> 16-18 October 2019, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Transformations 2019 aims to provide a platform for reciprocal learning between less and more developed contexts, and between researchers and practitioners, in order to enhance both practice and theory to support transformative changes for addressing climate change and other contemporary societal and environmental challenges.

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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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AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2019)
> 28-30 October 2019, Skamania Lodge, near Portland, USA

HCOMP is the premier venue for disseminating the latest research findings on human computation and crowdsourcing. While artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) represent traditional mainstays of the conference, HCOMP believes strongly in inviting, fostering, and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research. The field is particularly unique in the diversity of disciplines it draws upon and contributes to, ranging from human-centered qualitative studies and HCI design, to computer science and artificial intelligence, to economics and the social sciences, all the way to digital humanities, policy, and ethics. We promote the exchange of advances in human computation and crowdsourcing not only among researchers, but also engineers and practitioners, to encourage dialogue across disciplines and communities of practice.

Deadline for abstract submission: 3 June 2019
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