International Sustainability Conference 2012 (ISC 2012)
Venue: Basel University
|Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2012||End Date/Time: Aug 31, 2012|
|Registration Date: Aug 29, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Feb 25, 2012|
In view of such developments, sciences in the field of sustainability are expected â€“ in addition to the traditional scientific tasks of understanding and explaining the situation in question â€“ to contribute analytically to the process of moving societies towards sustainable development, i.e. to produce knowledge for action.
Following the outstanding success of the preceding International Sustainability Conferences (ISC 2005 & 2008) in Basel, the organisers â€“ the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and the University of Basel â€“ are planning another conference. The theme of this 3rd International Sustainability Conference is "Strategies for Sustainability: Institutional and Organisational Challenges". From a socio-economic perspective, we take institutional and organisational progress towards integrating sustainability to be one of the major tasks involved in the anticipated societal transformation toward sustainability.
The ISC 2012 provides a platform for social scientists and economists working with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches in the field of sustainable development. The conference is committed to promoting dialogue, especially between economists and other social scientists. Moreover, the conference aims to act as a meeting point for committed individuals from the political, corporate and academic worlds as well as for representatives from civil society.
We are therefore delighted to invite you to attend the ISC 2012 in Basel. We look forward not only to offering researchers a forum for paper presentations, exchange and critical discussion of new knowledge stemming from socio-economically and politically oriented research, but also to providing a space in which practitioners can share their experiences and views in working towards sustainable development.