Newcomers‘ session

Organized by the Network for early career researchers in sustainability transitions (NEST)

Hosts:
Verena Hermelingemeier – TransZent, Wuppertal University
Adriaan van der Loos – Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University

The Newcomers’ session is organized every year at the International Sustainability Transitions conference (IST) as a platform to welcome, connect, network and engage with newcomers to the field of sustainability transitions. The Network for early career researchers in sustainability transitions (NEST) organizes the event, but it is by no means restricted to early career researchers; rather, it is open to everyone who is curious to learn more about the world of sustainability transitions, including senior researchers from other fields of study. 

We have invited a number of experts from the field to join us and you will have the chance to meet them in a personal and low barrier setting. Similar to the previous Newcomers’ sessions, we will first have two short ‘input’ talks by senior researchers. After, we will have a “library session”, in which you have the chance to meet the experts (“books”) of your choosing in two rounds of breakout sessions. We hope to see you all there!

When: Tuesday 18th August 17:30 – 19:30

Program

  • 17:30 – 17:40: Welcome by the Network of early Career Researchers (NEST – Verena Hermelingmeier & Adriaan van der Loos)
  • 17:45 – 17:55: Intro to sustainability transitions (1) by Dr. Paula Kivimaa (SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex)
  • 17:55 – 18:05: Intro to sustainability transitions (2) by Dr. Florian Kern (Institute for Ecological Economy Research)
  • 18:05 – 18:55: Library Session – Consult our senior „books“ in sustainability transitions in two rounds of breakout sessions
    • 18:10 – 18:30: Book session 1: Participants choose which library breakout session to join
    • 18:30 – 18:55: Book session 2: Participants choose which library breakout session to join
  • 18:55 – 19:00: Recap and close

Confirmed senior books

  • Dr. Simona Negro – Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Truffer – EAWAG, Switzerland
  • Dr. Florian Kern – Institute for Ecological Economy Research, Germany
  • Dr. Anna Wieczorek – Technology, Innovation, Society, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Paula Kivimaa – Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE
  • Dr. Lea Fuenfschilling – CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden
  • Dr. Nuno Bento – Dinâmia’Cet_Iscte, Portugal
  • Dr. Jochen Markard – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Karoline Augenstein (Wuppertal University, Germany)
  • Dr. Katharina Hölscher (DRIFT, The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Ellen Moors (Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)