8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference

​Year 2050 is just around the corner.
From a transition perspective, three decades is not a long time. Yet the United Nations sustainable development goals are set for 2030, and the pace of climate change calls for rapid transformation of massive sociotechnical systems. The challenges are enormous. Reaching ambitious societal targets at local and global levels relies on collective action, but also on private and public agents daring to take the lead in complex open-ended processes.

The 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2017) will devote special attention to the challenges confronting those wanting to take action and do more. What understanding and conclusions can transition scholars bring to the table, and what key theories and findings are yet to be developed and discovered? 

In addition to researchers, the conference is also aimed at authorities and ministries, organisations working towards the UN's sustainability goals as well as companies that want to take the lead in sustainability transitions. Read more in an interview with the conference coordinator (in Swedish).


The IST 2017 conference program includes inspiring keynote lectures, panel debates and more than one hundred sessions of different types. The sessions are arranged in eleven different themes, which among others include Leadership and learning, Entrepreneurship, Transformation of cities, regions and industries and Politcs and policies. Read more about the different types of sessions and themes at http://ist2017.org/home/about/.

The full programme is available at the IST 2017 website.

​All information about the conference – venue, programme, registration, etc – is available at the IST 2017 website.

The conference is hosted by Chalmers and Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions (CIIST) in cooperation with Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN).
Category Conference
Location: Lindholmen Conference Centre
Starts: 18 June, 2017, 09:00
Ends: 21 June, 2017, 16:00

Published: Wed 30 Nov 2016. Modified: Wed 17 May 2017