Might be of interest to some of us...(I have no affiliation, but have attend in the past and enjoyed it)
Vancouver is hosting the 2019 Ecocity World Summit. Join urban sustainability thought-leaders, city building professionals, and civil society innovators from around the world in sharing insights and opportunities for re-building cities in balance with nature. The focus is on accelerating progress toward socially just and ecologically sustainable cities.
The program will be built around the International Ecocity Standards with sub-themes addressing key issues facing cities today including: climate action, circular economy, and informal solutions for sustainable development. These issues will be explored through insightful presentations, educational field trips, and collaborative idea sharing.
Theme, Vision and Goals
The Ecocity World Summit will take place from October 7-11, 2019 with the first two days dedicated to workshops, field trips and academic sessions. The following three days, which comprise the main conference program, will engage academics, practitioners, and other interested parties in the conference theme of Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities.
The main program will focus on sub-themes to bring a focus to our understanding of what it means to be both a socially just and ecologically sustainable city. These sub-themes are Climate Action, Circular Economy and Informal Solutions for Sustainable Development. These topics represent some of the most challenging and exciting issues in sustainability around the world and encourage international collaboration and solutions.
The International Ecocity Standards will provide a framework for these discussions, exploring Urban Design, Bio-Geophysical Conditions, Socio-Cultural Features and Ecological Imperatives. We are looking for topics that resonate within the themes and ideally speak to the interaction and interplay between these topics.
Upcoming Important Dates
Abstract Submission Opens
Registration & Accommodation Booking Opens
September 19, 2018
January 18, 2019
June 3, 2019