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

    • 07 Sep 2015
    • 09 Sep 2015
    • Antwerp, Belgium 


    ISWA YPG 2015 Congress Session Flyer.pdf

    Being a member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Young Professionals Group (YPG), my colleagues and I are organizing a special session on entrepreneurship in waste management at this year’s ISWA Congress in Antwerp (September 7 – 9, 2015) (see flyer attached and Students under 24 who would like to learn more about the ISWA Young Professionals Group are offered FREE entrance to the ISWA Congress 2015 in Antwerp. From what I saw at the ISIE conference in Surrey this year, I think there is a considerable number of people interested in sustainable waste and resource management within ISIE. We are still quite a "young" group (founded in 2013), but maybe there are opportunities for future cooperation. We have a monthly newsletter as well, where we could potentially announce your events. If you are interested and/or have some further ideas, just let me know.

    Andrea Winterstetter, MSc

    • 29 Sep 2015
    • 30 Sep 2015
    • Bangkok, Thailand

    For over 100 years the UIA has been working to promote and facilitate the work of international associations. We look forward to welcoming you at our Round Table this year.


    on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 September

    in Bangkok at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld.


    We’ll discuss:

    - the pioneering role of international associations

    - creating a good structure and governance for associations

    - encouraging corporate activism for an inclusive society

    - establishing a consistent visual identity for associations

    - engaging, educating, and motivating volunteer workers in a competitve world

    - communicating clearly and effectively


    with input from

    - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

    - Associations Forum

    - Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS)

    - Singapore Business Federation

    - Union of International Associations (UIA)

    - and all the participating associations


    The registration fee for association representatives is 2,500 THB. Thanks to the support of our partners at Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, we are able to offer a high-level educational programme for a low fee. All other elements of the programme are complimentary. Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses. (Thai Airways is offering special fares.)


    To register for the Round Table, please go to and log in: 

    your username is D3878 and your password is OKPLVCFT.


    Two delegates can register with this username and password. If you would like to send more delegates, please contact us.


    Looking forward to meeting you there,



    Nancy Carfrae

    Coordinator, UIA Associations Round Table

    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 02 Oct 2015
    • Vienna, Austria

    Leading experts from more than 10 countries will present and discuss their latest research in an informal setting. Invited speakers are, for instance, Stefanie Hellweg (ETH Zürich), Thomas Astrup (Danish Technical University), Daniel Müller (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Thomas E. Graedel (Yale University), to name only a few. The workshop is open to all participants, who register before August 31, 2015. Master and PhD students are invited to present their own research during the workshop within a poster session.

    • 21 Oct 2015
    • 23 Oct 2015
    • Barcelona, Spain

    Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy_Call for Abstracts deadline extended.pdf

    Innovative Methods and Solutions for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors

    Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site in Barcelona, Spain

    21-23 October, 2015


    The sessions in the Science Day  (21 October) are:

    1.       Transition towards bioeconomy: changing production systems and consumption patterns

    2.       Innovative climate change mitigation strategies for the forest-based sector

    3.       Assessing sustainability in forestry, agriculture and related bioenergy systems

    4.       Optimal forest operations for a sustainable biomass supply

    5.       Environmental challenges for the bioeconomy

    6.       Economic and social challenges for the bioeconomy


    The Sciency-Policy-Practice interaction day (22 October) will focus on Cascade use of biomass. Is cascading use of biomass a superior concept in the context of a sustainable bioeconomy? Can we prove it is beneficial for land managers, industry and society? Are there winners and losers? These are some of the questions to be discussed in a series of interactive sessions – see more details in the day’s programme.

    • 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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