Februar 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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Perspektiven der Sozialen Landwirtschaft in Südtirol
> 14. Februar 2019, Freie Universität Bozen, Campus Brixen, Italien

Überlegungen zu den Potentialen einer Sozialen Innovation

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Innovationslandschaften – Impulse aus Wissenschaft und Praxis für Landschaften der Zukunft
> 14.-15. Februar 2019, Berlin, Deutschland

Die Abschlussveranstaltung der BMBF-Fördermaßnahme „Innovationsgruppen für ein Nachhaltiges Landmanagement“ stellt die Ergebnisse aus fünf Jahren Forschung zu innovativen Ansätzen nachhaltiger Landnutzung vor.

Anmeldeschluss: 1. Februar 2019
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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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Virtual workshop "Enhancing Collaboration: Fostering an Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Network Capacity"
> 26-27 February 2019, online

The workshop aims to lay the foundation for the next generation of SciTS. Of course, we will need to move thoughtfully but efficiently in exploring the problem space and generating and combining promising ideas if we are to create early-stage sketches of proposals for funded white papers, follow-up meetings, and research grants. To this end, we will use pre-workshop activities to set the stage and employ excellent facilitators and technology to maximize progress during the meeting.

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März 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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Mai 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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Juni 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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Oktober 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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