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Registration open: Transformations 2017 conference

The organisers of “Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice” have opened registration for this international conference. The event will take place in Dundee, Scotland, from 30 August to 1 September 2017. It is the third in a series of biennial conferences focusing on transformations to sustainability and will address “contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system.”

The event is geared toward a range of researchers and practitioners working in sustainability. It will focus on six sub-themes: “conceptualising sustainability transformations,” “designing transformation and transformative forms of design,” “conditions and practices for transformation,” “research for transformation,” “creativity and innovation for enhancing thinking and practice of transformation” and “linking practice with policy.”

From the conference description:

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.

The deadline for early-bird registration is 30 April 2017. Future Earth is a partner of Transformations 2017, and the Future Earth Transformations Knowledge-Action Network will run sessions during the conference. Other partners are the University of Dundee, the James Hutton Institute and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR).

To get involved in the Transformations Knowledge-Action Network, contact Rebecca Oliver at or join the Transformations community on the Future Earth Open Network.

To learn about Transformations 2017 or to register, visit the conference website.