ICSD 2018

  • September 26 – 28, 2018 / Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • @ICSD_Conf #ICSD2018

Registration is currently open! Click here to register and for more information.

The call for abstracts for ICSD 2018 went live on March 1, with a submission deadline of May 1. Decision letters will be sent out June 1. Click here for full information on submitting an abstract!

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  1. Day 1

  2. Registration Opens

  3. Parallel Sessions

  4. Coffee Break

  5. Parallel Sessions

  6. Poster Session (Lunch will be Served)

  7. Parallel Sessions

  1. Day 2

  2. Registration Opens

  3. Welcome Remarks, Opening Keynotes

  4. Coffee Break

  5. City Action on the SDGs

  6. Dancing with the Future

    Are humans able to cooperate with future generations? This joint production of The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics (PED) of Harvard University explores this question at the boundaries of art and science. A stage game, designed by IIASA research scholar Piotr Magnuszewski, will invite the audience to find out whether it has the capacity to leave enough resources behind for future generations. Performers include acclaimed dancers Gloria Benedikt and Mimmo Miccolis. More information

  7. Lunch (on your own)

  8. Low-Emissions Solutions: The Future of the Energy Transition (LESC)

    The successful implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement will depend on the deployment of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDSs). This panel, part of the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC), will bring together experts to discuss a decarbonized economy and how to meet global committments to halt climate change.

  9. Technology and Innovation for the SDGs

  10. Closing Keynote

  1. Side Events

  2. Climate Justice

    details forthcoming

  3. Global Pact for the Environment

    details forthcoming

  4. Concert for a Sustainable Planet

    *separate ticket required*
    Please see the concert website for full details.

  5. Food Forum

    details forthcoming

  6. Low-Emission Solutions Conference (LESC)

    details forthcoming


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