Call for Abstracts: 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference 2017 “Sustainability Transitions in Theory and Practice”

After the successful PhDs in Transitions Conference at Greenwich University in April 2016, we proudly present the follow-up meeting, the 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference 2017 titled “Sustainability Transitions: Theory and Practice“ 27-28 April, 2017 at the EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. 

The event is organized by the “PhDs in Transitions”, a network of PhDs and early career researchers (ECRs) in Sustainability Transitions, which is a complement to  the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN).

The aim of the conference is to discuss and exchange theoretical frameworks, interesting cases, developments and challenges in transition research and additionally explore how transition research can be useful for practice. The conference is designed as an interactive and small-scale event, especially serving the needs of PhDs and early career researchers.

The two-day conference will be shaped by interactive sessions on:

  • Presentations and discussion of the delegates’ work,
  • Theoretical and methodical inputs through workshops from senior scientists.
  • Workshops on the application of transition research in practice facilitated by practitioners.

Keynote speakers will be: Bernhard Truffer (Utrecht University & Eawag), Jochen Markard (ETH Zürich) and Claudia R. Binder (EPFL). Senior scientists will join the discussions on the delegates’ work and will provide theoretical, methodical and practical feedback in an open and constructive atmosphere.

If you do not want to miss out on participating in this unique, interactive and productive event, submit your 400-word extended abstract with the indication for your thematic track (see the call for abstracts attached below), and your short biography (max. 100 words) in electronic form to by Monday, 6th February 2017. We will respond to all applicants by Monday, 20th February 2017.

For the full call for abstracts please see here: call-for-abstracts-2nd-phds-in-transitions-conference

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2 thoughts on “Call for Abstracts: 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference 2017 “Sustainability Transitions in Theory and Practice”

  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if there could be a possibility of organising a couple of Skype/Video sessions as part of the next conference? Maybe for the keynotes or some other sessions – this could be for the non-European based PhDs? A thought perhaps…..

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