International Society for Industrial Ecology


The following is a list of Industrial Ecology related events that may be of interest to ISIE members and the Industrial Ecology Community. If you have an event that you would like added to this listing, please email the ISIE office at

Upcoming events

    • 16 May 2016
    • 18 May 2016
    • Phoenix, Arizona, US

    The International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies is a network of scientists, engineers, artists, and humanists committed to creating and sharing knowledge of sustainability. 

    Participants are invited to submit abstracts for presentations, posters, papers, panels, and workshops describing research, applications, tools, and case studies. Visit the webpage to learn more about the conference. The deadline to submit contributions has been extended to December 14, 2015.

    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 10 Jun 2016
    • Cetraro (Calabria), Italy

    Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines. 

    The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting.We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums. All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

    The aim is to have an event able to stimulate discussion on current waste management systems in both developing and developed countries, with the view to encouraging a more holistic Resource Management approach as opposed to the traditional “end-of-pipe” Waste Management model.

    Complete conference details are available on the web site: 

    Deadline has been extended to February 20, 2016

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 17 Jun 2016
    • Orono, Maine, USA

    The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative is holding its second international conference on June 15–17, 2016 at the University of Maine located in Orono, Maine, USA. The conference theme is “Transitions Beyond the Consumer Society” and the event is intended to provide opportunities to consider: 

    1. The continued development of a network for the interdisciplinary and international exchange of ideas, research, and best practices related to sustainable consumption practice and policy.

    2. The presentation of innovative research and applied projects that improve our understanding of consumerist lifestyles and/or provide original insights into processes of societal transitions in the context of ecological limits, unequal distribution, and economic globalization.

    3. The generation of collective insights into key strategies, policies, and institutions designed to foster alternative means to pursue individual and societal well-being.

    We invite diverse participation―including theoretical and applied contributions from representatives in academia, industry, government, and civil society organizations. Interdisciplinary perspectives and the work of emerging young scholars and practitioners are especially encouraged. SCORAI will present a prize for the best paper by a young scholar or practitioner. Work to be considered might address, but is not limited to, the following topics:

    Topic A: Visions of societies where the economy and culture are not principally built on mass consumption: sustainable lifestyles, steady-state economies, degrowth, systemic change, new economies (sharing, solidarity, local, grassroots), sustainable business/production, alternative financial systems, the commons, equity of wealth and income, sufficiency, sustainable cities, well-being, and post-capitalist/alternative futures.

    Topic B: Insights into the obstacles to a transition beyond consumerist societies: dominant consumer culture, laissez-faire market capitalism, institutional lock-in and path dependency, prevalent value systems, dominant power relations, peer/social pressure, materialism and focus on economic growth, income and wealth inequality, and class and gender inequalities.

    Topic C: Strategies for successful transitions: leverage points for systemic change, government policies, new business practices, partnerships, multi-stakeholder collaborations, grassroots innovations and bounded socio-technical experiments, design for sustainability/roles for designers, law as agent of change, communication and framing, teaching sustainable consumption, and methodologies for measuring progress/indicators.

    Topic D: Theories of social change: socio-technical transitions, social movement theories, theories of cultural change, social learning theories, communication (including mass and social media), scenarios, visioning, and backcasting.

    Topic E: Thematic domains of consumption: agribusiness and food, transportation, building and housing,energy transitions and climate change, leisure and vacation, and cities and urbanism.

    Topic F: Pollution of consumer products with toxic compounds (including exposure and regulation): pesticides and genetically modified crops, toxic compounds in consumer products.

    Click the following link to submit your abstract. To do so, it is first necessary to log in to the conference website. If you already have an account from a previous SCORAI event, please use your existing user name and password. If this will be your first SCORAI conference, please create a user name and password here: Login or Create Account

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    • 17 Jun 2016
    • 18 Jun 2016
    • Devens Eco Industrial Park, Devens Hilton Garden Inn

    The 13th Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium (ISRS) will be held at Devens Eco Industrial Park, Devens Hilton Garden Inn on June 17-18, 2016, just prior to the Gordon Conference in Stowe, Vermont, about a three hour drive from Devens, Massachusetts.

    Consider joining the ISRS before you attend the Gordon Conference.  A discounted room rate has been secured at the conference venue, Devens Hilton Garden Inn.

    • 06 Sep 2016
    • 09 Sep 2016
    • Berlin, Germany

    The Electronics Goes Green is the world's leading conference on electronics and the environment. The 2016 conference will take place from September 6-9, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. More information can be found on the event webpage

    Call for Contributions:

    The Electronics Goes Green offers the place to show your results and innovations to the community. 

    Important dates

    • Abstract deadline for papers and posters: February 15, 2016
    • Confirmation of accepted abstracts: April 18, 2016
    • Publication of the preliminary program: May 31, 2016
    • Deadline for submission of full papers: August 1, 2016

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