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Call for Abstracts: 2024 Innovate4Cities Conference

Join leaders from academia, government, civil society, and industry at the intersection of cities, climate science, and innovation at the 2024 Innovate4Cities Conference (I4C24), taking place online and in Montreal in September 2024. Building on the success of the previous past Innovate4Cities conferences, the 2024 edition is geared towards contributing valuable insights and best practices to shape global climate policies and advance collaborative solutions, as we navigate the climate challenges of today and tomorrow.

The 2024 Innovate4Cities Conference Organizing Team invites contributions from practitioners across the evidence-led landscape to share their latest work and knowledge in research and innovation across the full spectrum of the Global Research and Action Agenda (GRAA) and City Research and Innovation Agenda (CRIA). Using the I4C24 themes of biodiversity and resilience, digitalization, finance, and governance  as anchor points, We welcome submissions from across the globe and particularly encourage practitioners and researchers from marginalized and vulnerable communities Рas well as the Global South Рto share their knowledge. 

The conference will host plenaries, innovation showcases, and panel discussions in a largely in-person format, and is expected expect I4C24 to serve as a catalyst for continually growing dialogue and knowledge exchange between local governments and sustainability practitioners across all communities.

The deadline to submit a session abstract is 10 May.

The following Innovate4Cities 2024 Advisory Committee members are linked to Future Earth’s Urban Knowledge Action Network:
  • Cathy Oke
  • Bernhard Barth
  • Giles B. Sioen
  • Debra Roberts
  • Jorn Verbeeck
  • Xuemei Bai
  • Siir Kilkis
  • Ursula Eicker
  • Seth Schultz