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The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Conferences in 2018
2018-04-22 to 2018-12-07
Jordan, India, Spain, Brazil, Washington, USA

The Ecosystem Services Partnership will organize several conferences in 2018 focusing on the use of the ecosystem services concept in science, policy and practice to find ‘nature based solutions’ for conservation and sustainable development issues in the MENA-region (Jordan, 22-26 April), Asia (India 9-13 October), Europe (Spain, 14-19 Oct), Latin America (Brazil, 22-25 October) and N. America, together with ACES (in Washington, USA, 3-7 December).

For more information, please visit:

https://www.es-partnership.org/esp-conferences/esp-regional-conferences/external link

Law and Sustainability in Global Value Chains: Due Diligence and Contracts in Focus
2018-04-25 to 2018-04-26
Aarhus, Denmark
Today, production takes place in globally fragmented chains and networks of suppliers and corporate groups. In theory, global value chains should allow value and risk to be equally distributed across the points of production. However, in practice gains are not shared but instead amassed by centralized corporate entities. Those entities are often far removed from where production physically takes place and therefore far removed from the negative impacts of the production processes on people and planet. Those risks are borne by jurisdictions, such as developing countries, which may be less well-equipped to mitigate or remedy compounded and multiple social and environmental problems.
Law plays a central role both in enabling these modes of production and in providing solutions to the problem. On the one hand, the dominant conceptualizations of corporate purpose, contract, and tort allow the complexity of global production organized via contractual relationships to remain largely unseen to law. On the other hand, the contradiction between extensive control over some aspects of value chains and utter lack of liability for other value chain related aspects has led to a budding law of value chain liability. Recent regulatory approaches ranging from hard to soft law attempt to deal with the ills of global production by focusing specifically on global value chains.
All this provides context for a critically important analysis to find out how we can achieve global sustainability, contributing to securing a sound social foundation for people everywhere now and in the future while staying within planetary boundaries.
For further information, please visit

http://www.smart.uio.no/events/events/20182504-law-and-sustainability-in-global-value-ch.htmlexternal link

SPACE International Conference 2018 on Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Urban Design
2018-04-28 to 2018-04-30
London, UK
SPACE International Conference 2018 on Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Urban Design will be held in London between 28th and 30th April 2018. We hope that the conference will be an ideal platform to discuss the recent advances and research results in the fields of Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Urban Design and all related areas such as engineering, education, interior architecture, social sciences etc. SPACE Studies of Planning and Architecture invites researchers, policymakers and social partners to share knowledge from their fields of expertise.

https://www.spacestudies.co.uk/space-int-conf-2018-sustainable-architecture-planning-and-urban-design/external link

20th annual Nanotech 2018 Conference & Expo (NANOTECH 2018)
2018-05-13 to 2018-05-16
Anaheim Convention Center, California, USA

Meet Us at The 20th annual Nanotech 2018 Conference & Expo (NANOTECH 2018) (Booth # 319), Anaheim, CA, USA, 13–16 May 2018

We will be attending The 20th annual Nanotech 2018 Conference & Expo (NANOTECH 2018), co-located with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference, Defense TechConnect Summit and Spring SBIR/STTR Conference. The event will attract more than 350 featured exhibitors and an expected crowd of more than 4000 attendees, including business executives, venture capitalists, politicians, s cientists and researchers from over 70 countries. Nanotech contains 38 symposiums and brings together specialists from a wide range of scientific fields, technology and business.

Representatives of the following open access journals will attend:

Sensors
Materials
Nanomaterials
Journal of Functional Biomaterials
Journal of Imaging
Sustainability
Fluids
Photonics
Electronics
Catalysts
Applied Sciences
Inventions
Diagnostics
Cancers
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications
Designs
Pharmaceuticals
C
Inorganics
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Machines
Pharmaceutics
Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing
Actuators
Robotics
Energies
Biosensors
Chemosensors
Membranes
Coatings
Micromachines

If you will also attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 319). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit:

https://www.techconnectworld.com/Nanotech2018/external link

ASSET 2018
2018-05-28 to 2018-05-31
Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity will bring together food-security experts from all over the world, spanning academia, industry, agriculture, NGOs and regulators. Over the course of four days, they will grapple with the dilemma of how to feed a growing global population with integrity - amid issues such as pollution, climate change, Brexit, food fraud and food terrorism. Its Chairperson, Queen’s University Belfast Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Elliott, conducted the UK Government’s inquiry into the horsemeat scandal of 2013 and is determined this will be no ordinary university conference but a high-level, international Summit, focused on delivering a White Paper of policy recommendations. Keynote speakers already signed up include professionals from PepsiCo, WHO, FAO, WWF, the European Commission and US Homeland Security. Countries represented include Denmark, USA, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Belgium, Singapore and The Netherlands.

http://www.asset2018.eu/external link

24th Symposium on Chemistry and Science Education
2018-06-01 to 2018-06-03
University of Bremen, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Leobener Str. NW2, 28359 Bremen, Germany

Topic: Building Bridges across Disciplines for Transformative Education and a Sustainable Future

The 24th Symposium on Chemistry and Science Education, taking place at the University of Bremen in June 2018, continues a long tradition of symposia stretching back to 1981. The symposia has previously, in 2014, focused on the question of how science education research can help to improve chemistry and science teaching and learning, and also what objectives need to be set. In recent years, debate on the sustainable development of our future added another dimension towards this discussion and, therefore, we meet again to exchange state of the art knowledge and experience. For further information, please visit http://www.chemiedidaktik.uni‐bremen.de/symp2018/index.html (The program will be published on the web by late February 2018)

http://www.chemiedidaktik.uni‐bremen.de/symp2018/index.htmlexternal link

Rail Infrastructure Systems Engineering Network
2018-06-05 to 2018-06-06
Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

Social and economic growth, security and sustainability in Europe are at risk of being compromised due to aging and failing railway infrastructure systems. This partly reflects a recognised skill shortage in railway infrastructure engineering. This project, RISEN, aims to enhance knowledge creation and transfer using both international and intersectoral secondment mechanisms among European Advanced Rail Research Universities/SMEs and Non-EU, world-class rail universities including the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Southwest Jiaotong University (China) and University of Wollongong (Australia). This project adds research skill mobility and innovation dimension to existing bilateral collaborations between universities through research exchange, joint research supervision, summer courses, international training and workshops, and joint development of innovative inventions. It spans over 4 years from April 2016 to March 2020.

From 4 to 6 June 2018, BRNO University of Technology in Czech Republic will proudly host the third RISEN ECR Training Workshop to provide training in public speaking and engagement, research commercialisation skills, intellectual properties. The theme of this year ECR Workshop is ‘Entrepreneurships’. It will be followed by Research Conference i-RISE 2018. The extended abstract of each presentation will be required early for index in Sustainability, Open Access Journal by MDPI.

http://www.risen2rail.eu/external link

International Conference on Renewable Recovery and Sustainable Development (RenewableConfo-2018)
2018-06-07 to 2018-06-08
Park Royal Hotel, Singapore
International Conference on Renewable Recovery and Sustainable Development (RenewableConfo-2108) will be held at Singapore, Park Royal Hotel on June 07-08, 2018. This Conference covers issues related to Renewable energy recovery methodologies and focuses on sustainable development practical implications. Conference theme "Finding ways to recover renewable resources and technology transmission towards Sustainable Development". For further information, please visit

https://renewableconference.com/index.phpexternal link

The 24th International Sustainable Development Research Society Annual Conference
2018-06-13 to 2018-06-15
Messina, Italy
The ISDRS 2018 Conference will be held at Messina, Italy on 13-15 June 2018. It aims to have a positive impact on the search for sustainable solutions. For further information, please visit

http://www.isdrsconference.org/page/54/home/external link

ICA-Edu Colloquium 2018 Progarmme
2018-06-21 to 2018-06-22
Europe, Leuven, Belgium

“Let the entrepreneurial genie out of the bottle!
how will we stimulate the nascent entrepreneurial skills of our students?”

The new generation of life sciences graduates is expected to show creativity, resilience, pro-activeness and risk taking while being able to recognise opportunities: in short entrepreneurship. Whereas traditionally entrepreneurship education was the domain of business schools to stimulate new venture creation, entrepreneurship education has become more and more a university-broad approach focussing on the development of an entrepreneurial mind-set and entrepreneurial competence among staff and students: entrepreneurial development is increasingly dependent on our education. The focus of this colloquium is to share views, experiences and practices on how to stimulate nascent entrepreneurship, curricular as well as extra-curricular in the Life Sciences.

Hot Topic Session Friday 22 June at 14.00 – 15:30

Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Education: an invitation to contribute to an emerging research field

While entrepreneurship was originally primarily valued for its contribution to economic growth, its potential for the solution of societal and environmental problems is acknowledged as well. Over the last decade the notion of sustainable entrepreneurship has gained more and more momentum. Whether the outcome is an eco-innovation, sustainable start-up or project, entrepreneurial thinking and acting starts first of all with motivated individuals and their ideas. Although (higher) education is acclaimed to play an important role in laying the foundation for sustainable entrepreneurship competence, what learning factors contribute to developing such capacities is unclear. There is even less work that empirically investigates these factors, including the opportunities, challenges and dilemma's that sustainable entrepreneurship education may impose.

This session is part of a call for research papers for a special issue on Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Education for the scholarly Journal Sustainability (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability). The purpose and ambition of this session is to introduce you to the guest editors of this special issue, discuss the state of the art and to elicit emerging topics, issues and challenges that need to be addressed in future research.

More details about the Progarmme please check the link:

http://www.ica-ls.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=223&Itemid=207external link

SOItmC & DEMI of the UNINA 2018 conference with IFKAD
2018-06-26 to 2018-06-29
Naples, Italy
We are pleased to announce the SOItmC & DEMI of the UNINA 2018 conference with IFKAD to be held from 26th to 29th, June, 2018, in University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. For further information, please visit

http://openinnovation-tmc.org/external link

XXIII International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology
2018-07-07 to 2018-07-10
Lisbon, Portugal

Topic: Navigating Complexity: Human-Environmental Solutions for a Challenging Future

The 2018 Conference of the Society for Human Ecology is meant to be as broadly interdisciplinary as possible—bridging science, social science and policy perspectives—with literature, humanities and creative arts. Like previous SHE meetings, it is intended to bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners who utilize, or are interested in, interdisciplinary and ecological approaches. We look forward to a diverse and exciting program with an excellent range of speakers, symposia, round-tables and individual presentations.

For more information, please visit:

https://sheconference2018.weebly.com/external link

AOM Annual Meeting 2018
2018-08-10 to 2018-08-14
Chicago, Illinois, USA

We will be attending the AOM Annual Meeting 2018, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 10–14 August, 2018. The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. The theme of the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management is Improving Lives. Representatives of the following open access journals will attend:

Administrative Sciences
Societies
Sustainability
Social Sciences

If you are also attending this conference, please stop by our booth (Booth #208). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have concerning open access publishing and our journals. For more information, please visit

http://aom.org/external link

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018
2018-08-14 to 2018-08-15
Oxford, UK

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 is jointly presented by International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada and Institute for Sustainability Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TQ, United Kingdom.

The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018 UK consists of following themes. 1. Development, 2. Economics, 3. Environment and Natural Resources, 4. Food and Agriculture, 5. Governance, 6. Health, 7. Information and communication, 8. Science and technology, 9. Social policy. 10. Gender equality

This conference has the following objectives,
• to provide an interdisciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics;
• to foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, academics, and practitioners;
• to propose multidisciplinary strategies for economic, socio-political, cultural, and institutional changes;
• to allow stakeholders to share their experiences and research results about all aspects of sustainable human and social development;
• to discuss the practical challenges encountered in promoting sustainable development and the solutions adopted; and
• to find global partners for future business or research collaborations.
More information, please refer

http://www.ontariointernational.org/icsdconference.htmexternal link

ICCE2018
2018-08-20 to 2018-08-22
Quebec, QC, Canada

ICCE2018 is an international conference focused on clean and renewable energy. The 7th International Conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, industrialists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Clean Energy. It provides a platform for researchers and scientists to share their research work while the participants from industry can promote their products . This is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from universities and industry to interact with the their colleagues.

ICCE2018 will Include keynotes & plenary talks, invited lectures, contributed papers, poster presentations, workshops, exhibitions and tours.

http://icce2018.iaemm.com/external link

10th OTIE International Conference on Islands Tourism—2018 (ICIT)
2018-09-07 to 2018-09-08
Palermo, Italy

The 10th OTIE ICIT_2018 will promote the scientific and technical exchange between international academics and experts on insular contexts in order to address efficient strategies for insular development by promoting a wide cooperation. The conference is one of the working step of the Island Economy Working Group created in Brussels the last November, 27th. The scope of the IEWG, as well as that one of this conference is to promote the creation of an International Network of Island Contexts.

http://www.otie.org/events.htmlexternal link

The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment
2018-09-17 to 2018-09-19
Budapest, Hungary
The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment is focusing on using M&S in applications related to Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Issues. Scientists and Subject Matter Experts in these sectors are invited to present innovative papers. The application of M&S to this sector represents a major opportunity considering the nature of the complex systems related to these issues that need to be studied and analyzed

http://www.msc-les.org/conf/sesde2018/index.htmlexternal link

The 7th World Sustainability Forum
2018-09-18 to 2018-09-21
Beijing, China

Venue: University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
Organizing Institutions: China: University of International Business and Economics and Tsinghua University; Switzerland: University of Basel and MDPI

The 7th World Sustainability Forum is an international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the  University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Tsinghua University (Beijing),  University of Basel (Switzerland), MDPI AG  Basel (Switzerland), International Green Economy Association (IGEA),  and  the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).

The World Sustainability Forum (WSF) is an annual sustainability conference organized by MDPI. It is an excellent opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to engage with this topic, to expose the urgency of the issues, and to recognize individual, collective, and national opportunities associated therewith. The WSF2018 in China is also an excellent opportunity to sensitize researchers toward national and cultural differences, and how considerable progress can be made in sustainability, despite the multitude of challenges and differences around the world.

The programme of WSF2018 is very rich, including 12 topics and two awards. The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award will be conferred at the gala dinner of the conference. The World Sustainability Award comprises USD 100,000; the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award comprises USD 10,000.

Please visit the conference website for more information.

http://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-7external link

7th IBPC2018: International Building Physics Conference
2018-09-23 to 2018-09-26
Syracuse, NY, USA

The theme of IBPC2018 is “Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments”. It will provide a forum for scientific, technological and design exchanges through multiple platforms: (1) presentations of original research and development work and findings; (2) demonstrations and exhibitions of innovative green building technologies; and (3) discussions of future challenges and opportunities. It will cover a wide range of research topics cutting across multiple scales of the built environmental systems, ranging from nano-material applications, to micro-environments around occupants, to rooms and whole buildings, and to neighborhood and urban scales (http://ibpc2018.org/conference-topics/). The goal of the conference is to advance the collective understanding of the nature and behavior of the cyber–physical systems in these different scales, how they interact, and what can be done to optimize their design and operation for healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments.

For more information, please visit:

http://ibpc2018.org/external link

CitiesAlive®: Annual Green Infrastructure Conference
2018-09-24 to 2018-09-28
Brooklyn, NY, USA
CitiesAlive® is North America's leading green infrastructure conference featuring a tradeshow, expert speakers, tours and networking events. CitiesAlive 2018 will be hosted in New York City and will take place at the beautiful and conveniently located Marriott by the Brooklyn Bridge from September 24-28. CitiesAlive connects professionals working in architecture, landscape architecture, green building, urban planning, stormwater management, and government with the latest in green infrastructure design, research and policy development. For more information visit:

http://citiesalive.orgexternal link

The 7th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste
2018-10-15 to 2018-10-18
Venice, Italy

The aim of the Venice 2018 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of different substrates and biological/thermal technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The conference includes three days of scientific presentations plus one day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants, with an expected attendance of over 600 delegates from many countries worldwide.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.venicesymposium.it/external link