Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system.

The aim of Transformations 2017 is to develop a better understanding of the practices that facilitate social and environmental transformations at local and at large scales in both developed and developing country contexts.

Transformations 2017 will bridge academic and practical knowledge to develop deeper insights into processes that enhance deliberate transformations. This will include gathering together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines around the world to share cutting-edge research and practices on transformations for sustainability.

Key Dates:

  • Call for abstracts: May 2016
  • Deadline for abstract submissions: 31st October 2016 – Now closed
  • Author notification: 19th December 2016
  • Online registration opens: January 2017
  • Early Bird deadline: up to and including 30th April 2017
  • Conference: 30th August – 1st September 2017


The overarching theme of this conference is ‘sustainability transformations in practice’.
Within that, there are six sub themes:

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